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.

Thomas Beisner

TJ is an Anchor for Spectrum News. You can catch his work on KSTV, the only nightly show in the state focusing on UK Sports. When it comes to UK Basketball, TJ covers recruiting, the NCAA tournament and everything in between. During March TJ probably sees the players more than he sees his family but he’s able to provide Spectrum News viewers the unique insight that only a lifelong fan can give. He’s also taken on several special programs including “Wildcat Forever: The John Stewart Story.” KSTV airs weeknights at 7:30 and 11pm on Spectrum News. You can also catch podcasts of the show as well as bonus podcasts, just find KSTV on Itunes. For the latest on everything going on with UK Athletics, recruiting or if you just need some hilarious parenting anecdotes follow TJ on Twitter @tjbeisner.


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