3 reasons to be excited about Texas Rangers’ rookie center fielder Eli White
Versatility is key
Eli White can do it all for the Texas Rangers
As a Clemson Tiger, Eli White was a primary shortstop.
When he was drafted, he remained at that position, but moved around the infield with the Oakland Athletics.
After his trade to the Texas Rangers, he was given an extended glove and thrown out in the outfield grass.
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From shortstop to centerfielder, Eli White’s versatility is very reminiscent of Ben Zobrist.
The Rangers over the past several years have turned their focus on developing super-utility players like White, using a plug-and-play system at times.
White’s ability to play the middle infield is an added bonus when he makes the Texas Rangers’ roster, but he made another move just a few days ago.
White traded his outfielder’s glove for a first base mitt and looked really comfortable at the position.
Assuming Eli White stays as hot as he has been, there is no doubt in my mind that we’ll see him all over the diamond in 2021.
Is he potentially the 2021 version of Danny Santana?