Greenville Native Alex White Drafted By The Indians

UNC’s Alex White, who went to high school at D.H. Conley in Greenville, was selected with the 15th pick of the first round by the Cleveland Indians. White was the staff ace for the Heels who are getting set to play in the College World Series for the 4th straight year.

UNC’s Hot hitting Dustin Ackley was the second overall pick, taken by the Seattle Mariners. As expected San Diego State’s Steven Strasburg, a pitcher with a 103 mpg fastball was picked first by the Washington Nationals. Several analysts expect Strasburg to be in the majors this year.

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  • by Sam on Jun 11, 2009 at 09:30 AM
    As far as Alex is concerned, yes he is a traiter, but I have met the kid one time back in his days at D.H. Conley through some friends in common and he seemed to be a good acting nice kid, not typical of UNC nation, but he was so I pretty much got to wish him the best and that is only after he goes pro.
  • by Down easter Location: NC on Jun 10, 2009 at 12:48 PM
    Yes I do Chris. Our good players should stay home and play for the home team which is ECU!!
  • by Bud Location: Washington on Jun 10, 2009 at 06:32 AM
    HAHAHA his fastball gets 103 miles to the gallon! I wanna catch a ride on his pitch to work! Now that's what I call "going Green."
  • by John Location: Ayden on Jun 10, 2009 at 05:11 AM
    Congratulations, Alex! Hopefully, I'll have the chance to watch you play in Kinston sometime soon.
  • by Robert Location: Greenville on Jun 10, 2009 at 02:57 AM
    From an ECU fan way to go!! I wish him the best. We are proud!
  • by Mike Location: Iraq on Jun 10, 2009 at 01:36 AM
    RT, That is too funny. I also noticed the mpg and thought the same thing about the auto industry.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 9, 2009 at 08:44 PM
    Good job Alex! Continue to make us proud. No, I'm "not" a Carolina fan, just proud of a kid from Pitt county.
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Jun 9, 2009 at 07:09 PM
    Abandoned us???? You can actually BLAME the kid for attending a nationally ranked college and playing in the COLLEGE WORLD SERIES for 4 years in a ROW??? Who rained on your parade?
  • by Down easter Location: Greenville on Jun 9, 2009 at 06:53 PM
    Who cares? He abandoned us. Let the triangle cheer for him.
  • by RT Location: Gvegas on Jun 9, 2009 at 06:17 PM
    A 103 mpg fastball would be great for GM right now but in the majors I believe they want a 103 mph fastball.

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