CAREER AWARDS 2013 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American 2013 Second Team All-SEC 2013 Tallahassee Regional All-Tournament Team SEC Freshman of the Week, February 18, 2013
FRESHMAN (2013) Named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America Team ... a second team All-SEC honoree ... selected to the NCAA Tallahassee Regional All-Tournament Team ... named the SEC Freshman of the Week on Feb. 18, after his first series with the Tide ... finished the year second on the team with a .287 batting average, with two home runs and 30 RBI ... led the team with a .350 average and 17 RBI in conference play, with two home runs, seven doubles and 18 runs scored ... hit .308 in the postseason, including a .313 (5-for-16) average in the SEC Tournament and a 3-for-10 in the NCAA Tallahassee Regional ... was a defensive standout throughout his freshman campaign, helping turn 55 double plays, fourth all-time in Alabama single-season history (by an individual player; the Tide had 80 total DPs) ... piled up 209 assists to fall one short of tying the school single-season record ... started at shortstop in all 63 games ... his .350 batting average against conference foes was eighth-best in the SEC, and his on-base percentage (.419) against SEC opponents placed 13th in the league ... tied for the team lead in times hit by pitch (10) ... also finished second for the season in on-base percentage (.365) ... elevated his game against conference opponents, ultimately leading the club during SEC play in average, hits (36), doubles (7), total bases (49), slugging percentage (.476), times hit by pitch (5) and on-base percentage (.419) ... finished second on the team in conference play in runs scored (18) ... had one of the Tide's two triples during postseason play while ranking second in the postseason with four runs scored, eight hits and five RBI ... registered 20 multi-hit games (trailing only Ben Moore's 23), including five three-hit games as well as a four-hit performance ... posted seven multi-RBI games (three with three-plus RBI) ... had a season-long hit streak of seven games, a season-long 14-game reaching base streak and a 15-game errorless streak ... drove in the game-winning run four times and scored the winning run six times ... finished the SEC slate hot, going 6-for-13 (.462) in the series with No. 1 Vanderbilt ... was key in knocking off the Commodores (5.17), finishing with a pair of singles, a double, two runs scored and an RBI ... recorded a multi-hit performance in each game of the Missouri series, finishing 7-for-11 (.636) ... set a season high in total bases (7) in the second game against Mizzou (5.11), clubbing his second homer, a double, and a single, for a total of three RBI plus a run scored ... stroked a couple of hits for three total bases and an RBI in the win over Mississippi Valley State (5.7) ... had a huge outing against No. 15 Mississippi State (5.5), with a 3-for-5 performance that included a three-run home run, the first of his college career ... posted a double, a run scored and an RBI groundout to help Alabama sweep Texas A&M (4.27) ... reached twice in the victory over Southern Miss (4.24), on a single and a walk ... was huge in the 16-inning game versus No. 2 LSU (4.20), stroking two doubles and a single while drawing a walk and adding three runs scored ... had a key RBI single in the Sunday win over No. 2 LSU (4.21), slugging the Tide's third run of the game to force extras ... registered a hit in each game of the Alcorn State series, including a 2-for-3 performance on 4.10 ... had a multi-hit game in the victory over No. 9 Arkansas (4.6) and added a HBP ... reached base twice in the 2-0 victory over Auburn (3.30) on a single and a hit-by-pitch ... had a hit in all three games of the Georgia series, including a pair of two-hit games en route to finishing the weekend 5-for-11 (.455) ... was 2-for-4 with three RBI in the series opener at Georgia (3.22) ... had a multi-hit game against Samford (3.19), including an RBI double ... reached base four out of five times in the finale against Tennessee (3.17) with a single, a double, a walk and a HBP, plus two runs scored and two RBI ... reached base in all three games of the series at Louisville ... reached base twice in the finale against Tulane (3.3), including a double and a bases-loaded walk ... had his second multi-hit game of the season vs. Samford (2.26), going 3-for-5 and driving in two runs ... finished his first college weekend with a .545 average (6-for-11) and a .643 on-base percentage, after series against VMI ... started off hot, going 4-for-5 with two RBI, a run scored and a stolen base with the game-winning RBI single in the seventh inning of game one of the season ... in game two, reached based four times (1-for-2 with three walks) to go with a pair of stolen bases.
Named the Birmingham News All-Metro Player of the Year in 2012 ... recognized as Mr. Baseball in the state of Alabama by the Alabama Sports Writers Association in 2012 ... named the Alabama Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year in 2012 by ESPN ... ranked No. 77 in ESPN100 high school baseball player rankings ... as a senior at Spain Park High School, batted .389 with nine home runs and 37 RBI in 2012 ... helped the Jaguars (35-17) reach the class 6A state semifinals for first time in program history ... recorded a .712 slugging percentage and .524 on-base percentage in 2012 ... also posted an 8-2 record with two saves, a 1.13 season ERA and 61 strikeouts against nine walks in 55.2 innings pitched ... named to the Louisville Slugger Preseason High School All-American first team prior to his senior season ... captured a gold medal at the Pan American Games as a member of the 2011 USA Baseball U18 National Team ... ranked as the No. 4 prospect in Alabama and No. 70 nationally by Perfect Game USA ... earned a spot on the 2011 USA U18 National Team won another gold medal, at the Junior Pan-American Championships in Cartagena, Columbia, from Nov. 17-27, 2011 ... named to the 2012 Alabama Top-100 players list ... played in the 2011 Alabama North-South All-Star game ... a class 6A first team all-state selection at shortstop by the Alabama Sports Writers Association in 2011 ... also a 2011 first team All-Hoover/South selection by the Birmingham News ... helped his team reach the state playoffs in 2010 and 2011, including an area championship in 2011 ... a two-time first team all-metro selection and a two-time all-county honoree ... was a Perfect Game USA Second Team Preseason HS Underclassmen All-American ... teammates at Spain Park with Tide classmate Colton Freeman ... his high school head coach was Will Smith.
Selected by the New York Mets in the 34th round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft ... born Michael John White on Sept. 3, 1993 in San Diego, Calif. ... son of Mike and Jana White ... has a brother Sam and two sisters, Janey and Anna Leigh ... father Mike played football for Alabama as a guard in 1983-84 ... ... major is undecided.