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Cleveland Indians Select Pitcher Alex White in First Round

Published by on June 9, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Well, the Tribe didn't get the guy I had hoped for (Drew Storen went 10th to the Nationals), but they did select one of the five pitchers written about earlier today, University of North Carolina's Alex White. The right hander was one of the top high school prospect in 2006, but elected to become a Tar Heel instead of going pro.

Originally drafted by the Dodgers in the 14th round, White has a six-pitch repertoire, headlined by a mid 90's fastball to go along with his split finger that will allow him to excel quickly. Many drafts sites had him as a possible top five pick, but teams have seemed concerned about his three-quarters delivery and that he is a Scott Boras client. He is a pretty big dude, going 6'3" 200+ pounds and looks...

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