Elijah Thomas White (born June 26, 1994) is a Major League Baseball utility player who currently plays for the Texas Rangers (MLB). In 2020, he made his MLB debut.
White went to Piedmont, South Carolina’s Wren High School. He was picked in the 26th round of the 2013 MLB draft by the Cincinnati Reds, but he did not sign.
He played college baseball for the Tigers at Clemson University. He was picked in the 37th round of the 2015 MLB draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates, however, he did not sign and returned to Clemson.
On September 1, 2020, White made his MLB debut against the Houston Astros. Over 19 games with Texas in 2020, White hit .188 with 3 RBI.
On June 16, 2021, White hit his first and second career home runs, the first one off of Houston Astros starting pitcher Zack Greinke, and the second off of Astros starter-turn reliever Cristian Javier. He spent 20 games with the Round Rock Express of the Triple-A West in 2021, hitting .343/.450/.537/.987 with 3 home runs and 11 RBIs.
In 64 games with Texas in 2021, he hit .177/.259/.308/.567 with 6 home runs and 15 RBIs. In 2021, he had the fastest sprint speed of all major league left fielders, at 30.5 feet/second. He underwent Internal Brace surgery on his right elbow on September 8, 2021.
Eli is currently married to Molly McCoy, the couple tied the knot on 1st December 2018. Unlike Eli, Molly strives to lead a quiet life away from the limelight.