And the latest praise of these studs was awarded to the 29th-ranked prospect White by way of MLB Pipeline, in the form of Arizona Fall League Pitcher of the Week honors.
Texas Rangers’ prospect right-hander Owen White was named Arizona Fall League Pitcher of the Week
It’s a big achievement for the the 22-year-old right-hander, who was drafted in the second round in 2018 by the Texas Rangers out of high school. He didn’t pitch in 2019 because of Tommy John surgery, nor did he in 2020 due to the minor league season being cancelled. It would take until 2021 for White to see his first professional action, and he didn’t disappoint.
In just eight starts for Low-A Down East, White pitched to a 3.24 ERA and 54 K’s in 33 innings pitched, flashing the dominant stuff that made him a high pick in 2018.
And to think now, he’s dominating the Arizona Fall League en route to getting his career back on track.
White tossed five shutout innings in his AFL start, allowing just two hits and fooling most of his opponents with secondary offerings.
Best of all, the 22-year-old is highly motivated this fall:
"“It [the Arizona Fall League] is no doubt one of the bigger scale things of my career so far,” he said. “I think I needed to prove something to myself and to prove it to everyone else why [Texas] drafted me.”"
A motivated, confident kid with a wicked changeup? That sounds like a future stud to us. And MLB Pipeline agrees, pegging him as a potential No. 2 or No. 3-type starter when it’s all said and done.
The only reason White is ranked so low on the Texas Rangers’ top prospects list is a lack of professional innings to date. As he gears up for a full pro season in 2022, watch his stock rise exponentially.
Owen White is just getting started, y’all.