White was part of a very talented North Carolina draft class coming out of high school in 2006, a class that included a pair of Tar Heel starters that he ended up replacing, Andrew Miller and Daniel Bard. Like Miller and Bard three years before, North Carolina didn't hesitate placing White into a weekend starting role, and he pitched quite well, starting 18 games and tossing nearly 100 innings with an ERA of 4.94. Since his freshman year he has enjoyed a very successful summer on the Cape and a very good sophomore year, in which he went 13-3 with a 2.83 ERA. His 13 wins were tied for tops in the nation, while he finished 10th nationally with 113 strikeouts. He's a great all-around athlete, as he could have been drafted for his bat as an infielder, and even received interest for his skills as a point guard in basketball. The Dodgers drafted him in the 14th round, but they had no chance to sign him away from UNC. With a prototypical build, and a nice and easy, athletic delivery, White is able to maintain his 91-94 mph fastball deep into games. He has improved the velocity and command on his fastball, a pitch that shows very good, natural late movement. As good as his fastball is, his slider is his best pitch, a wicked breaker that is nearly impossible for right-handed hitters to track when it's working at its best. He also throws a changeup, but hasn't need it too much up until this point in time. He does need to work on honing his control, and his stuff is so good that he often isn't able to control where it goes as well as he would like to. It is an area he has improved, while also learning how to work off of his fastball instead of pitching off of the success of his slider. White is currently ranked among the top two to four draft eligible prospects in the nation, as he and teammate Dustin Ackley will be drawing large scouting crowds on a daily basis.
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