No. 2 prospect White (hip) out third AFL game

22-year-old first baseman slated to return Saturday for Fall Stars Game

October 31st, 2018

SEATTLE -- Evan White, the Mariners' No. 2 prospect per MLB Pipeline, sat out his third consecutive Arizona Fall League game on Wednesday to rest a sore hip, but the issue isn't believed to be serious.
Mariners director of player development Andy McKay said the talented first baseman will be back for Saturday's Fall Stars Game in Surprise, Ariz.
The 22-year-old got off to a strong start in the AFL, but went 4-for-24 with a double and two home runs over his past six games to see his average drop to .255, though he has a .321 on-base and .451 slugging percentage in 12 games with four doubles, two homers and 11 RBIs in 51 at-bats.
McKay indicated White is healthy enough to play, but will be given a break until Saturday's Fall Stars Game to rest up after his first full Minor League season and now a six-week stint in Arizona. White was Seattle's first-round Draft pick out of Kentucky in 2017 and is coming off a strong season for Class A Advanced Modesto.
Even without White, three other Mariners prospects contributed to Wednesday's 6-0 win for Peoria over Scottsdale as the Javelinas improved to 13-6.
Starting pitcher Anthony Misiewicz picked up the victory with three scoreless innings on two hits with no walks and two strikeouts, lowering his ERA to 3.65 in four starts.
Catcher Joe DeCarlo went 2-for-3 with a walk to put his AFL average at .310, while reliever David McKay closed things out with a scoreless ninth inning on two hits and a strikeout.
McKay will be joined by White and fellow Mariners prospect Wyatt Mills, another right-handed reliever, in Saturday's Fall Stars Game, which will be televised on MLB Network at 5 p.m. PT.