Alabama shortstop Mikey White was selected 63rd overall by the Oakland Athletics in the second round of the 2015 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

White joins a list of just 11 players in Alabama history to be selected in the first or second round of the MLB Draft. Most recently, Spencer Turnbull was taken in the second round of 2014 draft by the Detroit Tigers, also with the 63rd pick.

He started all 60 games of his junior campaign and closed out the season as the team’s overall leader in average (.339), triples (6), runs scored (48), walks (31), hit-by-pitch (13), slugging (.537) and on-base percentage (.444), and multi-hit efforts (24). In the field, White topped the squad with 177 assists from the shortstop position.

The Birmingham native started all 184 games at shortstop during his three-year career with the Tide. He finished his career at Alabama with a .308 (211-685) average, while adding 132 runs and 98 RBI. He was named a 2013 All-SEC Second Team member while also being honored as a 2013 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American.

The 2015 MLB Draft will continue tomorrow at Noon CT with rounds 3-10 and wrap up with rounds 11-40 on Wednesday at Noon CT once again. The picks can be followed live online at

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