The Seattle Mariners selected Kentucky first baseman Evan White with the 17th-overall pick in the first round of the 2017 MLB Draft on Monday.
White was a player the Mariners had their eye on all season.
"We got a player in mind that we're hoping to get, Evan White, first baseman University of Kentucky," southeast regional scout supervisor Jesse Kapellusch said.
It's awesome to see White go to a team that really wanted him. I know Big Blue Nation will be keeping a close eye on White throughout his professional career.
"We got a player in mind that we're hopin' to get..."Go inside the Mariners Draft Room for the selection of @Ewhite_19. pic.twitter.com/JGnOerKKt1 – Mariners (@Mariners) June 16, 2017