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2019 MLB draft: Tampa Bay Rays select RHRP Colby White with the No. 188 pick

The sixth round selection is a reliever who could move quickly.


The Tampa Bay Rays have selected college reliever RHP Colby White, from Mississippi State — a surprising pick at this stage in the draft.

Here’s the overall report from the tracker:

White has a big arm for a smaller pitcher, typically sitting in the mid-90s with the ability to ramp his fastball up to 97. He throws primarily fastballs, however, which makes him better suited for a relief role if his secondary pitches don’t develop. He notched a team-high eight saves as a sophomore at Mississippi State in 2018 and 14 of his 20 appearances were scoreless, so he’s already being groomed as a shutdown reliever.

The mantra when White took the mound was “Night night” making him possibly the Night King, I’m not sure, the show wasn’t all that clear on who he was.