Evan White selected #17 overall by the Seattle Mariners

06/12/2017 09:01 PM

Kentucky first baseman Evan White was selected in the first round of Monday’s Major League Baseball Draft, getting picked up by the Seattle Mariners with the 17th overall pick.

Of the selection, Mariners Director of Amateur Scouting Scott Hunter said, “We’re very excited to add Evan White to the organization. His addition will give us another athletic player whose character and baseball acumen will allow him to have success. He understand and values what the Seattle Mariners are all about, both on and off the field.”

White, a junior, hit .373 this season for the Cats with 24 doubles, 10 home runs and 41 RBI. He also finished with a perfect fielding percentage of 1.000.

We’ll have more on KSTV Tuesday.

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