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Dodgers add three prospects to 40-man roster

@kengurnick
November 20, 2019

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers added right-handed pitcher Mitchell White, infielder/outfielder Zach McKinstry and outfielder DJ Peters to the 40-man roster on Wednesday, protecting them from next month’s Rule 5 Draft. The Dodgers' roster is now full. The 24-year-old White, ranked No. 9 on MLB Pipeline’s Top 30 Dodgers prospects

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers added right-handed pitcher Mitchell White, infielder/outfielder Zach McKinstry and outfielder DJ Peters to the 40-man roster on Wednesday, protecting them from next month’s Rule 5 Draft. The Dodgers' roster is now full.

The 24-year-old White, ranked No. 9 on MLB Pipeline’s Top 30 Dodgers prospects list, was drafted in the second round of the 2016 MLB Draft out of Santa Clara University. Over four Minor League seasons, he has a 14-15 mark with a 3.97 ERA and 311 strikeouts against 102 walks in 294 2/3 innings. Last season, he split time between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City, going a combined 4-6 in 23 games (20 starts) with a 5.09 ERA and 105 strikeouts.

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McKinstry, 24, spent the majority of 2019 at Tulsa and was named to the Texas League Mid-Season All-Star Team. He hit .279 with 16 doubles, four triples, 12 homers and 52 RBIs in 95 games for the Drillers, and he was promoted to Triple-A on Aug. 3, where he slashed .382/.421/.753 in 26 games. In four pro seasons, he has played 153 games at second base, 102 at third base, 78 at shortstop and 16 in the outfield. The left-handed hitter was drafted in the 33rd round of the 2016 Draft out of Central Michigan University.

Peters, the Dodgers' No. 12 prospect per MLB Pipeline, spent the 2019 season between Double-A and Triple-A. In 68 games for the Drillers, he batted .241 with 10 doubles, a triple, 11 homers and 42 RBIs. After his callup to Oklahoma City, he hit .260 with 10 doubles, a triple, 12 homers and 39 RBIs in 57 games. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 2016 Draft out of Western Nevada Community College. In four seasons with the organization, he has hit a combined .269 (461-for-1714) with 92 homers and 271 RBIs.

Infielder Cristian Santana (No. 23 prospect) and pitcher Jordan Sheffield (No. 26 prospect) are the only players on MLB Pipeline’s Top 30 Dodgers prospects list that will be unprotected in the Rule 5 Draft.

Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers for MLB.com since 2001.