Former Spain Park star Mikey White was drafted by the Oakland Athletics on Monday in the second round of the MLB Draft.
Former Spain Park star and University of Alabama shortstop Mikey White was drafted Monday night by the Oakland Athletics in Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft.
White was the 62nd pick of the draft, a second-round choice by the A's.
White, a junior, was draft eligible. Going as high as the second round, he is likely to sign with the A's. Analysts believe he may move from shortstop to third base or another position The A's drafted Florida shortstop Richie Martin in the first round with the 20th pick.
Coming out of Spain Park, White had been drafted by the New York Mets in the 34th round.
White started all 60 games of his junior season at UA and closed out the year as the team's overall leader in average (.339), triples (six), runs scored (48), walks (31), hit-by-pitch (13), slugging (.537) and on-base percentage (.444), and multi-hit games (24). In the field, White topped the squad with 177 assists from the shortstop position.
White started all 184 games at shortstop during his three-year career with the Tide. He finished his career at Alabama with a .308 (211-685) average, while adding 132 runs and 98 RBIs. He was named a 2013 All-SEC Second Team member while also being honored as a 2013 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American.
The only other Alabama-connected player drafted Monday was West Alabama's Tanner Rainey, a Louisiana native who dominated the Gulf South Conference both as a hitter and a pitcher and is projected as a closer.
Only the first two rounds and two sets of supplemental picks were held Monday. The draft continues Tuesday and Wednesday.