Now, when it comes to Mitch White, many people’s first reaction would be “do you think the Jays could really get anything for White??” After all, he has struggled immensely ever since coming over from the Los Angeles Dodgers to join the Jays last year at the trade deadline. He was used mainly as a starter last year, but to disappointing results, going 0-5 and posting a gaudy 7.74 ERA, 1.74 WHIP, giving up 37 earned runs, 16 walks and 31 strikeouts over 43 innings of work. This year, as a reliever, it hasn’t gotten much better, as he is 0-1 with a 7.11 ERA, the same 1.74 WHIP, giving up 10 earned runs, seven walks and 13 strikeouts in just 12.2 innings pitched. His constant inability to get batters out has drawn the ire of the Jays’ fanbase, as many have expressed their frustrations in the process.
As a result, it is highly likely that the next transaction the Jays execute that requires a spot to open on the 40-man roster, White will be the likely candidate to be DFA’d. Most would believe that he will probably be just let go, but after seeing how the Jays managed to somehow recoup an asset by trading the recently-DFA’d Trent Thornton, anything could be possible on the trade market. After all, White was once upon a time a highly-regarded second-round draft pick in the Dodgers organization and was ranked as high as in their top five organizational prospects back in 2018.
Nevertheless, as tough as a pill the Jays may need to swallow after losing promising prospects in Nick Frasso and Moises Brito to the Dodgers for White, it may be time to move on and to try to get anything they can out of it if possible.