Strong Player Starts (and Not) From Around The League: American League West
We hit the National League West players off to hot starts this morning and discussed some that are not. We now wrap up our look around the league with the AL West…
Tyler White, 1B – Talk about a guy coming out of nowhere. The 25-year old rookie was drafted in the 33rd round of the 2013 draft, turned it on in the minors and has turned in to a starting spot, albeit possibly a placeholder before the #23rd ranked prospect in the Top 100 Prospect for 2016 list, (A.J. Reed) gets called up. Still, White is hitting .340 to start the season with 4 doubles, 5 home runs, 12 RBI, and a 1.124 OPS!!
Jose Altuve, 2B – Not shocking that Altuve makes this list with his .310 average and 18 hits, but that 5 of those 18 hits are home runs. Tack on 4 more doubles and 7 walks to get a 1.050 OPS, oh and Altuve has stolen 7 bases already