Mitch White hurls a gem with the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons
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10 days ago
So how about Mitch White, eh?
The 28-year-old right-handed pitcher arguably made his best start in the organization on Saturday, finishing with a line of 7 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K with the Buffalo Bisons.
As you may know, the trade to acquire White was not the Blue Jays best, to say the least. The righty has struggled immensely. With the big league team, he has a 7.11 ERA and a 4.92 FIP in 12.2 innings pitched, along with a 21.7 K% and an 11.7 BB%. This performance eventually led to him being designated for assignment, and he was thankfully unclaimed.
White’s numbers in Buffalo haven’t been much better in the grand scheme of things. He has a 6.41 ERA and a 5.84 FIP in 46.1 innings pitched, along with a 22.9 K% and an 11.4 BB%.. However, White has been better since he was demoted to Buffalo, as he has a 3.71 ERA and a 5.22 FIP in 26.2 innings pitched, with a 24.3 K% and a 9 BB%.
If you were to remove his first two games where he allowed five runs in just 2.2 innings pitched, White has been fantastic with the Bisons. Over his last five starts, White is rocking a 2.25 ERA and a 3.78 FIP, along with a 25 K% and an 8.3 BB% in 24 innings pitched.
White is not on the 40-man roster, which means that he’ll be eligible to be picked in the Rule 5 draft at the winter meetings. If he continues to pitch as well as he has since returning to Buffalo, it may force the Blue Jays organization’s hand to retain him.
Either way, this is a step in the right direction for White, who the Jays paid a premium to acquire.
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