Looking at the Texas Rangers Top 15 Prospect Additions
By Kenneth Nash
INF, Eli White
If Rangers fans were to recognize a name from this deal when it went down it was probably Eli White. White came to Texas via the Athletics where he was the number 17 prospect in the organization according to Prospect Watch. An infielder that can play up the middle or at third, White has worked on the ability to play multiple positions, including center field, which gives Texas some flexibility.
White had a breakout season in 2018 playing in 130 games for the A’s Double-A Midland club. For Midland, White hit an impressive .306 and racked up 30 doubles leading him to a .838 OPS on the year. White is a good contact hitter which bodes well to his versatility in the Rangers big league lineup. As a right-handed hitter, the Rangers also can hope to break up the lefty-heavy logjam they’ve created for the years to come. At 24, White isn’t far away from being ready for the big leagues and with Texas having a hole at third base, he may get the opportunity in 2019.