Prep Baseball Report

Top Viewed Profiles of 2018 - No. 6 Owen White

Brandon Hall
North Carolina Director of Scouting

As we wind down another great year, we begin to take a look back at 2018.  After drilling down into our google analytics, we have compiled a list of the twenty most viewed PBR profiles in North Carolina.  Beginning on December 17th and ending on December 30th, we will dive into the profiles that garnered the most hits in 2018.

The player profiles in PBR’s vast database received well over 7.5 million hits in 2018.  Players from each region in North Carolina drove coaches, scouts, and fans to their PBR profile to learn more.  Today we take a look at No. 6 in the 2018 countdown of the most viewed profiles from North Carolina


No. 6 – Owen White

A 2nd round pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, White was considered the top arm in the state last spring.  Throughout 2018 White made news with his high ranking in NC and Overall, draft forecasts, and his overall play and consistency throughout the spring.  White was named the PBR Player of the Year for North Carolina and drafted in the 2nd round by the Texas Rangers.

Owen White

Class of 2018 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Jesse C Carson
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: South Charlotte Panthers
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


Max FB
89 - 93
76 - 79
81 - 83
78 - 79
OF Velo
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

Lanky, athletic build in the 6-foot-4, 180 pound frame.  Ultra-quick arm that works with aggression.  Simple delivery, tall at balance, direct line toward the plate, with level shoulders.  Featured two fastballs, with the 4-seam getting a majority of the work, sitting 88-91, ramping up to 92 throughout the first couple of innings.  In the 4th, began to stick a 2-seam in to RHH, ranging 86-89 with hard, boring action to the arm side, getting bad swings and takes.  Seems to work to  add and subtract on the fastball.  Command is more consistent when hand speed remains the same pitch to pitch.  The slider is the put away pitch, working with a late, hard tilt, exploding through the zone, at 76-80.  Occasionally, around the pitch, leaving it arm side, but flashed several that are wipe-out level pitches.  Fastball command worked best to halves, flashing an ability to elevate when needed.  Control over command at this time.  Slider works to the zone, not to the glove, but it is still maturing early in the year.  Change-up looks to be solid, again working in the zone, but not necessarily to the glove.  Some arm-side action to the change, ranging 73-76.  Short to the plate with runners on, fastball velocity dipped to 86-88 on the 4-seam.  Good athlete moving around the mound with athleticism.

Premier athleticism on the mound.  Strike thrower who pounds the zone with a fastball that ranges from 89-93 thrown to both sides of the plate.  Rocker step initiates a wind up that he easily repeats and explodes towards the plate.  Arm works extremely quick with short stroke giving way to a ¾ slot.  Slider is a true swing and miss pitch with late, sharp break thrown at 75-78.  Features a developing changeup (74-75) that he gets under at times causing it to fly high to his arm side.


 White is a premium arm in the 2018 class. He sat 86-88, touching 89 multiple times from a high-3/4 slot. His curveball sat at 76 with depth and late action and is thrown with the same arm speed and slot. At 6-foot-2, 165 pounds, there is plenty of room for added strength. He has some effort, but is able to repeat his delivery.



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