3 reasons to be excited about Texas Rangers’ rookie center fielder Eli White

MESA, ARIZONA - MARCH 05: Eli White #80 of the Texas Rangers swings at a pitch during the spring training game against the Oakland Athletics at HoHoKam Stadium on March 05, 2019 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
MESA, ARIZONA - MARCH 05: Eli White #80 of the Texas Rangers swings at a pitch during the spring training game against the Oakland Athletics at HoHoKam Stadium on March 05, 2019 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images) /
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Final Thoughts

Eli White is making a name for himself this spring at Texas Rangers camp

Eli White’s offseason featured plenty of adjustments.

As noted by Kennedi Landry of MLB.com, he stayed home this off-season and worked with his former hitting coach Matt Morella on fine-tuning his swing.

"“I tried to put myself in a better posture to hit those pitches. I also had a relatively big leg kick and a lot of movement in my pre-swing last year, and I tried to just simplify that and just to be on time, more consistently.”"

His diligence has paid off so far and for it, he is on track to become an everyday big leaguer in his first full season at the game’s highest level.

With Opening Day just over a week away, the Texas Rangers and manager Chris Woodward will have a very difficult decision on their hands regarding the centerfield job.

Do they start Taveras and use White as a utility player? Or do they start White and find Taveras back in the minor leagues?

Next. Has Nate Lowe done enough?. dark

These questions and more will be answered soon enough, but the presence and maturation of Eli White has made them even more difficult to answer.

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