Tyler White at third – Photo Credit to Tammy Tucker @HooksFanTammy
White has gone unnoticed by some Astros fan because he is not a top Astros prospect. White was drafted in the 33rd round of the 2013 MLB draft like Moran was. However, White rode a Double-A All-Star choice and champion of the home run derby to a Triple-A promotion. Since his promotion to Triple-A, White has not slowed down in Fresno. This was clear last night as he hit a two-run homer to break up a pitchers’ duel.
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Astros fans have clamored for him to come up and replace Chris Carter on the roster and play first base. I know what you are thinking, this is a post about the third baseman of the future, not first base. White can play first, but he has played third base in his minor league career mostly. You can find out more about White through my interview here: Keeping up with the Astros Prospects: 1B-3B Tyler White.
Last ten games:
.219/ 1 HR/ 6 RBI/ 8 BB.
2015 Season with Hooks (Double-A) and Fresno (Triple-A):
.311/ 10 HR/ 64 RBI/ 61 BB.
Some splits for White
Versus left-handers: .381
Versus right-handers: .343
Home games: .316
Away games: .380
White’s slash line is a little better than Moran’s, .311/ .429/ .468/ .897. White hits very well against both righties and lefties, doesn’t strikeout a lot, and hits for power. He has also improved his batting average after his promotion to Fresno. He might be ahead of Moran in terms of when he makes his debut that could come soon if the Astros are done with Chris Carter. Even if White plays first this year, he could still be in the third base discussion.
Now it’s your turn to have your voice heard. You have heard the argument, which one of these two do you want as your third baseman of the future?
Astros of the future.