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248. Devon White
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: December 29, 1962 in Kingston, Ki Jamaica
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Bats: B
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 02, 1985
  • Final Game: October 05, 2001
  • Gold Glove - 1988
  • Gold Glove - 1989
  • Gold Glove - 1991
  • Gold Glove - 1992
  • Gold Glove - 1993
  • Gold Glove - 1994
  • Gold Glove - 1995
  • MVP - 1991
  • Rookie of the Year - 1987
 
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Born in Jamaica and raised in the United States, Devon White had a great career where the Outfielder used his speed and defensive skills to perform at a high-end level for over a decade.

White debuted for the California Angels in 1985 but broke through in 1987, where while still considered a rookie, had a career-high 24 Home Runs with 32 Stolen Bases.  White went to the All-Star Game in 1989, and while he did well in California, he joined the Toronto Blue Jays in 1991, where as their leadoff hitter, he helped the team win the World Series in both 1992 and 1993, going to the All-Star Game in the latter.  White would later win a third World Series Ring in 1997 with the Florida Marlins and was an All-Star again in 1998 in his lone year with Arizona.   

The knock against White was that his career Batting Average of .263 and On Base Percentage of .319 wasn't sparkling, but his speed, defense, and occasional power more than made up for it.

After a season with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2001, White retired with 1,934 Hits, 208 Home Runs, and 346 Stolen Bases.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Kingston, Jamaica
  • Eligible In: Monday, 01 January 2007
  • Position: Outfield
  • Played For: Arizona Diamondbacks, California Angels, Florida Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Toronto Blue Jays
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Rings (3) (Toronto Blue Jays 1992 & 1993 & Florida Marlins 1997) 
    All-Star (3) (1989, 1993 & 1998)
    Gold Glove (7) (AL) (1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 & 1995)
    Highest Defensive bWAR (1) (AL) (1992)
    Highest Stolen Base Percentage (1) (AL) (1993)
    Most Total Zone Runs (1) (AL) (1992)
    Most Outs (1) (AL) (1989)

  • Other Points of Note:

    4 Top Ten Finishes (bWAR for Position Players)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Defensive bWAR)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Slugging Percentage)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (OPS)
    1 Top Ten Finish (OPS+)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Scored)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Hits)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Total Bases)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Doubles)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Triples)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Stolen Bases)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Extra Base Hits)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Power-Speed #)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Total Zone Runs)

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    29.  Total Zone Runs: 133
    46.  Power-Speed #: 259.8
    88.  Defensive bWAR: 16.7
    100.  Stolen Base Percentage: 77.93

  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame:

    2007: 0.0%

  • Should be Inducted As A: Toronto Blue Jay

Should Devon White be in the Baseball Hall of Fame?

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