Tyler White is easily the foremost feel-good story of Houston Astros Spring Training. Now he's the feel-good story of the first week of baseball. Major League baseball announced that White has been named American League Player of the Week.
Houston Astros (@astros) April 11, 2016
White, 25, batted .556 (10x18) with three runs scored, three home runs, nine RBIs, .591 OBP, and a 1.758 OPS. White safely in the Astros' first five games and he has reached base in all six games. White set a team record for total hits through a player's first five games.
White currently leads the American League in hits and RBIs and tied for second in home runs.
A 33rd round pick out Western Carolina in the 2013 MLB Draft, White beat out 20-plus first round picks in that draft class to the Major Leagues. White replaced incumbent first baseman Jon Singleton, who is currently midway through a 5-year, $10 million contract.
White batted .353 (18x51) with three home runs, 12 RBIs, and a 1.031 OPS this Spring Training before continuing his hot start in the Majors.