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Evan White agrees to six-year, $24 million deal with Seattle Mariners

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Former Kentucky first baseman Evan White has made history.

Today, White agreed to a six-year, $24 million contract with the Seattle Mariners, making him the first Double-A prospect to receive a long-term extension in the history of Major League Baseball. With three club options, the deal can explode to roughly $50 million.

Jim Callis of was the first to break the news.

The Mariners selected White with the No. 17 pick of the 2017 MLB Draft, with the former Wildcat managing a .293 average, 18 home runs, and 55 RBI in 92 games at the Double-A level (Arkansas Travelers) last season. He also earned a spot in the All-Star Futures Game.

In short, not only did the Mariners agree to this deal before White took a single swing in the major league, they did it after seeing him in just four outings at the Triple-A level.

White is expected to battle with Daniel Vogelbach for the starting job at first base at the MLB level in the 2020 season.

In three years at Kentucky, White managed a .356 (.373 as a junior) average to go with 17 career home runs and 109 RBI.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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