Baseball postseason breakdown series: day II

NORMAN, Okla. -- Sooners Illustrated now presents the second part of the seven-day series with this year's player of the year.

Center fielder Max White

White started the year at first base but finally found a home in center where he really ran the Sooner outfield. Not just did a make a number of nifty plays with his leather, but he led the Sooners offensively in a number of categories. White finished with a team-high .337 batting average and 55 RBI on a club that really struggled offensively throughout the course of the year. He had a club-leading 17 doubles, including 85 hits overall and 116 total bases.

The 6-foot-1, 203-pounder also pounded out a pair of homers and triples, while posting a .444 slugging percentage. White was third on the team with his 39 runs scored. But aside from all this production, he also provided leadership on a team that lost 10 guys to last year's MLB Draft. Midway through the year, OU was searching for a leader and definitely found one in White.

He's a huge part of the reason why the Sooners were once again able to win 40 games, the fourth such season in a row they've accomplished that feat.

Stay tuned for tomorrow's version of the postseason breakdown series.

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