The Seattle Mariners and first-base prospect Evan White have agreed to a six-year, $24 million contract with three membership choices, sources acquainted with the deal confirmed to ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Friday.
White, 23, spent all of final season at Double-A with the Arkansas Vacationers of the Texas League. No participant at that degree ever has obtained a long-term extension.
In 2018, the Philadelphia Phillies signed Scott Kingery, who had performed a full season on the Triple-A degree, to a six-year, $24 million deal that might max out at $42 million mixed.
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White’s cope with the Mariners can max out within the mid-$50 million vary, sources informed Passan. Barring a disastrous spring coaching, White is anticipated to be Seattle’s first baseman on Opening Day.
MLB.com was the primary to report White’s settlement with the Mariners.
A non-roster invitee to spring coaching final 12 months, White had a .293 batting common with 18 dwelling runs and 55 RBIs in 92 video games whereas being named to the Futures Recreation final season.
The Mariners’ first-round choice within the 2017 draft out of Kentucky additionally was a Double-A All-Star choice by Baseball America.
In three minor league seasons, White has a .296 batting common with 32 dwelling runs and 133 RBIs.