The Oakland A's continued to build up their middle infield depth with their second pick in the 2015 MLB Draft. After selecting Florida shortstop Richie Martin with their first pick, the A's chose Alabama shortstop Mikey White with pick 63. Those two picks are the A's only selections on Day One of the draft.
White came into this season as SCOUT's 26th-ranked college draft prospect. The Crimson Tide had a disappointing season but White was one of their best players. He led the team with a .339 average, a .444 OBP and a .537 SLG. White came into the draft as SCOUT's 71st-ranked draft prospect overall. Described by SCOUT's MLB Draft Analyst Jeff Ellis as a grinder, White finished his Alabama career with a .308 average and 13 homers in 184 games. He posted career-bests in 2015 in average, on-base and slugging.
There are questions about whether White can stay at shortstop. With the A's selecting Martin first overall, White is likely to move to second base given that the two picks are likely to play at the same level throughout their development. White joins Martin, Franklin Barreto, Yairo Munoz and Chad Pinder as well-regarded middle infield prospects in the A's system.
More on this pick as the night progresses.