Evan McKee White…resides in Peoria, AZ with his wife, Kari (married on December 14, 2019)…graduated from Gahanna (OH) High School in 2014…2014 All- Ohio Baseball Player of the Year…spent 3 seasons at the University of Kentucky (2015- 17)…in 2017 was a USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award Semifinalist…in 2016, was a member of USA Baseball’s Collegiate National Team.
Hit. 176 (32x182) with 19 runs scored, seven doubles, eight home runs, 26 RBI, one HBP, 18 walks and one stolen base in 54 games with the Mariners...Won his first Rawlings Gold Glove Award, becoming the first rookie first baseman to ever win the award since its creation in 1957, and the second Mariners rookie to ever win (Ichiro Suzuki, 2001)...also became the 11th rookie to win the award in its history...he is the second Mariners first baseman to win the award, joining John Olerud (2003, 2002 & 2000)...According to FanGraphs, led American League first basemen with 7 Defensive Runs Saved, ranking ahead of Matt Olson-OAK (5), José Abreu-CWS (5) and Carlos Santana-CLE (5)...led AL first basemen with 7 Scoops, ranking ahead of Santana (6)…led AL first basemen with 11 Out of Zone plays, ranking ahead of Olson (10) and Yuli Gurriel- HOU (10)...his 2.2 UZR was 2nd-best among AL first basemen, trailing only Olson (2.5)...Ended the season with 49 consecutive games without an error, successfully converting each of his 363 total chances (333 PO, 30 A) over that span...Among American League rookies, ranked T3rd in RBI (26), T4th in home runs (8), 5th in doubles (7), T5th in walks (18), 9th in hits (32) and T9th in runs scored (19)...On Aug. 22 vs. Texas, went 2-for-5 with 1 run scored, 1 double, 1 home run and 6 RBI… was the only rookie with a 6-RBI game this season…his six RBI equaled the Mariners rookie single-game record (also: Willie Bloomquist, 7/13/03 vs. TB)…became the 1st player in club history to record a six-RBI game within his 1st 30 career games… became the 3rd player (done 4x) in club history to record at least two extra-base hits and six RBI in his age-24 or younger season (also: Alex Rodriguez, 2x, and Jim Presley)...Ranked T2nd among rookies with 13 2-out RBI (also: Willi Castro- DET), trailing only Mauricio Dubón-SF (15)...his 13 2-out RBI were 2nd-most on the club, behind Kyle Seager (16)...With runners in scoring position, hit .310 (13x42) with 3 double, 4 home runs and 22 RBI…his .310 average with runners in scoring position led the club...Made his Major League debut in a start at first base on July 24 at Houston… recorded his first Major League hit – a single – off Enoli Paredes in the top of the 9th inning… became the 5th Mariner in club history to debut on Opening Day and record his first Major League hit, joining José Báez (4/6/77 vs. CAL), Ken Griffey Jr. (4/3/89 at OAK), Ichiro Suzuki (4/2/01 vs. OAK) and Kenji Johjima (4/3/06 vs. LAA)...Along with José Marmolejos, Anthony Misiewicz and Yohan Ramirez, made his Major League debut on Opening Day (7/24 at HOU)...four debuts marked the most on Opening Day in club history (previous: 2, 1989, Ken Griffey Jr., Omar Vizquel)... the Mariners became the first team to have four player make their Big League debut on Opening Day since the 1957 Cubs (Dick Drott, Cal Neeman, Bob Will and Casey Wise)...From Aug. 14 - Sept. 8, hit safely in 10 of 17 games, batting .296 (16x54) with 9 runs scored, 4 doubles, 4 home runs, 15 RBI, 6 walks, a .377 on-base percentage and a .593 slugging percentage (.970 OPS) over that span...Belted a pair of home runs on Aug. 17 at the Los Angeles Dodgers, becoming the first Mariners 24-year-old to record a multi-homer game since Mike Zunino (5/12/15 vs. SD).
In 92 games with Double-A Arkansas, hit .293 (107x365) with 61 runs, 13 doubles, 2 triples, 18 home runs, 55 RBI, 29 walks, 2 stolen bases, a .350 on-base percentage and a .488 slugging percentage (.838 OPS)...Among Texas League leaders, ranked T3rd in home runs, 9th in on-base percentage, 4th in slugging percentage, 6th in batting average and 4th in OPS...One of three Mariners prospects to appear in the 2019 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game…named Texas League Player of the Month for the month of June… named a Baseball America Double-A All-Star after the season...Voted as the starting first baseman for the Texas League Northern Division All-Star team...went 2-for-4 with 1 RBI in the game...Named Texas League Player of the Month for June...hit safely in 21 of 22 games, including 12 multi-hit contests during June, batting .371 (36x97) with 22 runs, 3 doubles, 2 triples, 8 home runs, 19 RBI, 1 HBP and 3 walks…in June, he led the Texas League in slugging percentage (.691), home runs (8), OPS (1.087) and runs scored (22) while also ranking among the leaders in average (3rd, .371), hits (3rd, 36), RBI (3rd, 19), extra-base hits (3rd, 13) and on-base percentage (7th, .396)...Hit safely in a season-high 23 consecutive games, May 24-June 27, batting .374 (37x99) with 25 runs scored, 2 doubles, 2 triples, 7 home runs, 18 RBI, 1 HBP and 4 walks…his 23-game streak was the longest hitting streak among Double-A players... Hit .318 (21x66) with 1 double, 1 triple, 3 home runs, 9 RBI and 3 walks vs. lefthand pitchers, compared to .288 (86x299) with 12 doubles, 1 triple, 15 home runs, 46 RBI and 26 walks vs. right-handed pitchers...Hit .321 (63x196) with 38 runs, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 13 home runs, 38 RBI and 19 walks in 48 games on the road…in 44 home games, hit .260 (44x169) with 23 runs scored, 8 doubles, 5 home runs, 17 RBI and 10 walks...Rated as the #6 Prospect in the Texas League by Baseball America.
In 120 games with High-A Modesto, hit .300 (148x494) with 72 runs, 29 doubles, 7 triples, 11 home runs, 66 RBI and 52 walks…also appeared in 4 games with Triple-A Tacoma…his 66 RBI were 4th-most among all Mariners farmhands…1 of 9 players to receive a Gold Glove presented by Rawlings and Minor League Baseball as the best first baseman in the minor leagues; posted a .996 fielding percentage in 972 total chances over 110 games at first base…named the California League's 14th-best prospect by Baseball America following the season…received the Alvin Davis "Mr. Mariner" Award for his exemplary play and leadership skills both on and off the field…among Cal League leaders, ranked 5th in batting (.303) and hits (144), 7th in on-base percentage (.375), 9th in runs (72) and OPS (.833) and T9th in walks (52)…Cal League North Division All-Star, going 2-for-4 with a home run and 3 RBI…Cal League Player of the Week, Aug. 20-26, batting .588 (10x17) with 7 extra-base hits (3 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR) and 11 RBI…Cal League Postseason All-Star as the league's top first baseman…collected 40 multi-hit games… had a season-high 13-game hitting streak, May 17-31, batting .358 (19x53)…recorded season-high 5 RBI Aug. 24 vs. San Jose…played for Peoria in the Arizona Fall League.
Began his professional career with Short-Season-A Everett…on the minor league injured list, July 15-Sept. 29, with a left quadriceps strain.