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Eli White
Player Profile:
Eli White 1767016
Position: INF
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 190
Year: Junior
Hometown: Easley, S.C.
High School: Wren HS
Experience: 2 Letters

Career Stats

Infielder who was the starting shortstop during all of 2015 and 2016 ... had a strong arm ... a career .275 hitter with a .375 on-base percentage in 153 games (133 starts) over three seasons ... had 22 doubles, four triples, eight homers, 61 RBIs, 104 runs, 68 walks, 17 hit-by-pitches, 14 sacrifice bunts and 36 steals ... drafted three times in his career ... two-time ACC Academic Honor Roll member.

2016: Drafted in the 11th round (No. 322 overall pick) by the Oakland Athletics and signed in June ... hit .272 with 57 runs, 13 doubles, one triple, four homers, 30 RBIs, a .389 on-base percentage, 39 walks, nine hit-by-pitches and 24 steals in 64 starts at shortstop ... tied for second in the ACC in steals and tied for eighth in runs ... led the team in steals ... had 17 multiple-hit games, including a team-tying-high six games with at least three hits ... hit .318 after the seventh inning ... had a 10-game hitting streak from March to April ... went 1-for-2 with an RBI, two runs, two walks, a hit-by-pitch and team-season-high three steals against Maine on Feb. 20 ... went 2-for-4 with a double, three runs, a walk and hit-by-pitch against Maine on Feb. 21 ... went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs, two runs and a walk against James Madison on Feb. 28 ... went 2-for-4 with a homer against No. 22 Boston College on March 20 ... went 2-for-5 with an RBI, two runs, a walk and two steals at Georgia on April 5 ... went 2-for-5 with a double, RBI, walkoff run in the 10th inning and a steal against Western Carolina on April 12 ... had three runs, two walks and two steals against Georgia on April 19 ... hit a walkoff single in the 10th inning against Georgia Tech on April 22 ... went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a walk against Georgia Tech on April 24 ... went 2-for-4 with a homer, three RBIs and a steal against College of Charleston on May 11 ... went 2-for-5 with two runs and a steal at Georgia Southern on May 13 ... went 3-for-5 with a double, triple, RBI, three runs and a steal at Notre Dame on May 20 ... went 3-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI against No. 8 Virginia in the ACC Tournament on May 26 ... went 3-for-5 with two doubles, three RBIs, three runs and a hit-by-pitch against No. 11 Florida State in the ACC Tournament on May 29; was 7-for-17 (.412) with four doubles, four RBIs, three runs, two walks, a hit-by-pitch and steal in four ACC Tournament games ... went 3-for-4 with a homer, two RBIs, a team-season-high five runs and three walks against Western Carolina in the Clemson Regional on June 3; tied the school record for runs in an NCAA Tournament game ... went 3-for-5 with a homer, three runs and a walk against Western Carolina in the Clemson Regional on June 5; was 7-for-18 (.389) with two homers, three RBIs, nine runs, four walks and a .500 on-base percentage in four Clemson Regional games ... No. 72 prospect for the 2016 draft in the preseason by Baseball America ... No. 165 college prospect for the 2016 draft by D1Baseball in the preseason ... No. 20 shortstop in the nation in the preseason by D1Baseball ... No. 13 ACC prospect for the 2016 draft in the preseason by Baseball America ... No. 29 ACC prospect for the 2016 draft in the preseason by D1Baseball ... No. 1 defensive shortstop and No. 1 infield arm in the ACC in the preseason by Baseball America.

2015: Drafted in the 37th round (No. 1117 overall pick) by the Pittsburgh Pirates ... Brooks Wallace Shortstop-of-the-Year Award Watch List member ... Third-Team All-ACC selection ... All-ACC Academic selection ... ACC Academic Honor Roll member ... hit .297 with 44 runs, seven doubles, three triples, four homers, 29 RBIs, a .380 on-base percentage, 25 walks, seven hit-by-pitches and 11 steals in 61 starts at shortstop ... led the team in sacrifice bunts (8) and bunt singles (4) ... had a .966 fielding percentage in 29 ACC regular-season games ... hit .356 with runners on base and .351 with runners in scoring position ... had 20 multiple-hit games ... had a .420 on-base percentage batting in the No. 1 spot in the lineup ... hit .320 with a .424 on-base percentage in 13 games against top-25 ranked teams ... Fullerton Regional All-Tournament selection after going 4-for-9 (.444) with a double, two RBIs, a run, walk and steal in two games ... went 3-for-5 with a double, two RBIs, two runs and a steal against Maine at Augusta, Ga. on Feb. 20 ... went 3-for-6 with a run in the first game of a doubleheader against Maine at Augusta, Ga. on Feb. 21; was 7-for-14 with four RBIs in the series ... hit a double and triple in the second game of a doubleheader against Notre Dame on March 14 ... went 3-for-3 with a double, two RBIs, a run and steal at Western Carolina on March 24 ... went 2-for-4 with his first career homer, a three-run shot, and a steal against Wake Forest on March 29 ... had a single and three runs at Boston College on April 10 ... went 2-for-2 with an RBI and two walks at Boston College on April 11 ... went 3-for-4 with two homers, a triple, team-season-high 11 total bases, four RBIs, a team-tying-season-high four runs, a walk and hit-by-pitch at Georgia Tech on April 25 ... went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs against No. 3 Louisville on May 4 ... went 3-for-4 with two runs and a hit-by-pitch against No. 18 College of Charleston on May 6 ... went 2-for-3 with a homer, two RBIs, two runs and a walk against Georgia Southern on May 8 ... went 2-for-6 with an RBI, three runs and two walks at Furman on May 12 ... went 3-for-4 with an RBI, two runs and a walk at No. 8 Florida State on May 16 ... went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, a walk and steal against No. 18 Arizona State in the Fullerton Regional on May 29 ... went 2-for-5 with a double and run against Pepperdine in the Fullerton Regional on May 30 ... played for Brewster in the Cape Cod League in the summer, where he hit .250 with five runs, two doubles and eight RBIs in 16 games.

2014: ACC Academic Honor Roll member ... hit .143 with three runs, two doubles, two RBIs, a .244 on-base percentage, four walks, one hit-by-pitch and one steal in 28 games (eight starts, including four at shortstop, three at second base and one at third base) ... committed only one error in 25 chances at shortstop (.960 fielding percentage) ... went 1-for-2 with a double and run against Eastern Michigan on Feb. 16; was his first career hit ... hit a pinch-hit double and scored a run against Maine on Feb. 23 ... had two RBIs against Western Carolina on April 23 ... went 2-for-3 against High Point on May 7 ... No. 100 freshman in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game.

Before Clemson: Drafted in the 26th round (No. 795 overall pick) by the Cincinnati Reds ... No. 242 player in the nation and No. 6 player in South Carolina by Perfect Game ... No. 8 player and No. 3 shortstop in South Carolina by Diamond Prospects ... Perfect Game National Showcase participant in Minneapolis, Minn ... South Carolina Select All-Star ... all-state selection as a senior ... region player-of-the-year as a senior ... lettered four times in baseball at Wren High School, where he was coached by Randy Thompson.

Personal: Majoring in financial management ... born Elijah Thomas White on June 26, 1994 in Greenville, S.C.

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