Dodgers: Three Prospects With Something to Prove in 2019
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Mitch White was once inside the Dodgers top five prospects and rising fast but then he had an injury plagued season in 2018 and now ranks as the Dodgers’ number nine prospect according to Baseball Prospectus. In 2018, White pitched to a 4.53 ERA and he had a season of two halves. In the first half, he posted a 5.97 ERA and walked 20 batters in 31 plus innings. In the second half, he posted a 3.91 ERA and walked just 14 hitters in 73 plus innings.
With fast risers such as Tony Gonsolin, Dustin May, and Dennis Santana, Mitchell White has fallen near the bottom of the top ten prospects list for the Dodgers and that isn’t even including Caleb Ferguson who is now a reliever in the big leagues for the time being.
In 2019 it will be up to White to stay healthy and deliver a strong season to get himself back into the conversation of being called up. White turns 25 after the 2019 season so he is still young but getting up there in age for being a prospect.
The Dodgers boast a ton of minor league pitching depth and two prospects in this list, Yadier Alvarez and Mitch White are a part of that luxurious depth. Both need to deliver in 2019 along with Jeren Kendall or they will start to fall into the bust category.