The Texas Rangers should not discuss trading Owen White
Last year at the deadline the Rangers were seriously involved in trying to acquire Luis Castillo from the Reds. If the trade had went through it is likely that Owen White would have been involved. Seattle came through at the last minute with a better offer and the Reds agreed to the trade with the Mariners instead of the Rangers. The one good thing that did is it kept White in the Rangers organization. He is a vital part of the Rangers' future plans.
He was unveiled to Rangers' fans back on June 13th in a relief outing. His future lies in the rotation and that could come as soon as 2024. He was just promoted to Triple-A Round Rock and will likely spend the rest of the season with the Express. White is a power-throwing right-handed pitcher. He has a mid 90's fastball that can play up and down in the zone. He also throws a good slider and sinker. He pitches with a competitive spirit that has earned him the nickname of "Barfight" Owen White.
White's best moment in the Rangers' organization came last September in the Double-A championship game. He had missed most of the second half with forearm fatigue. He was deemed healthy in late September and was brought on in relief of Jack Leiter in the championship game. He proceeded to strike out all six batters he faced. Frisco was able to take that momentum and come back to win the title.
White profiles as a middle of the rotation pitcher. Next season two rotation slots could possibly be opening up. Martin Perez will be a free agent and Heaney has a player option that he might not exercise. If that happens then White will be in competition with Cole Ragans, Dane Dunning, Glenn Otto, and Jack Leiter for a spot in the rotation. White is someone that the Rangers need to keep for the present and the future of this organization.