Dodgers: Constructing the Future Dodgers Rotation

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May 24, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts (L) talks with Dodgers chief executive officer Mark Walter (R) prior to their game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
May 24, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts (L) talks with Dodgers chief executive officer Mark Walter (R) prior to their game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /
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4. Mitchell White

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Mitchell White has shot up the Dodgers’ rankings over the past year and is starting to be included when talking about Los Angeles’ top pitching prospects. He was ranked 27th overall amongst the club’s prospects last season but is now ranked ninth. The Dodgers may have gotten a steal at 65th overall last season.

He had an impressive rookie debut last season, throwing 22 scoreless innings while racking up 30 strikeouts and a 0.75 WHIP. Across a total of 60.2 innings in minor league baseball, White has a 2.37 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, and 79 strikeouts. Take it from Sully Engels and his expertise on prospects, Mitchell White has a chance to be pretty good.

White has a very projectable frame at 6’4 and 207 lbs which, combined with his stuff and athleticism, gives him a solid ceiling. He has a good fastball that can sit in the mid-90’s, an excellent cutter, a solid curveball, and a developing changeup.

He isn’t going to be a frontline starter by any means, and probably has a ceiling of a middle-of-the-rotation kind of guy, but all you can ask for out of a fourth starter is innings and quality depth. Mitchell White has a chance to provide that and then some.

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