As the Texas Rangers continue to rebuild their team into a contender, they have many prospects waiting in the wings that will soon appear in the big leagues. With a standout performance in Arizona this fall, right-handed pitcher Owen White will be looking to make an impact soon.
Texas Rangers Prospect: Owen White
Drafted in the second round in 2018, White has slowly started to climb the prospect depth charts within the Rangers organization. He is listed as the 28th top prospect; White has four pitches he can work off: fastball, curveball, slider, and a changeup.
Having spent all of the 2019 season on the injured list recovering from Tommy John surgery, Owen was able to get back on the mound this season in Low-A with the Down East Wood Ducks. White logged 33.1 innings pitched in eight games this season, with a 3.24 ERA while averaging 14.6 strikeouts per nine innings.
This fall in Arizona, White went 5-0, with a 1.91 ERA in six games, with 29 strikeouts. With a fastball that averages between 93-96, White showed that he could work off his fastball, mixing in his curve and slider. Walks will be something that White will have to control, as he averaged 4.1 walks per nine innings this fall.
With his anticipated arrival in the big leagues in 2023, the Rangers hope that White will slot into the third or fourth spot in the rotation. It will be interesting to see how White progresses this offseason to show the front office when Spring Training comes around in 2022.
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Rangers right-hander Owen White sits atop five pitching categories in the Arizona Fall League. (Danielle Cortez)