Jonathan White - Baseball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#40 Jonathan White Season 2007-08


Class Redshirt Junior
Height 6'2"
Weight 195 LBS
High School Shelbyville
Hometown Shelbyville, Tenn.

Coach Corbin Quote: We are fortunate to get Johnny back for his senior year. He is a rare case of a player who posseses legitimate speed and power. He can be a offensive threat and really help our team. His experience and attitude should be a key factor as well. He should start in left or center field. Johnny won the Omaha Challenge for the 2nd year in a row.

2008: Hit .286 with 12 RBI and 21 runs scored…Went 2-for-3 with three runs scored and a RBI in season opener against Oregon State (2/22)…Hit first home run of the season against Xavier (3/2)…Went 2-for-3 with a career-high four runs scored and a RBI against the Musketeers…Hit a pinch-hit home run against Western Carolina (3/12) for his second round-tripper of the season…Had two hits and two RBI against Lipscomb (3/19)…Was 1-for-1 as pinch-hitter against Memphis (5/6)…1-for-1 as a pinch hitter against Florida (5/15)…Went 2-for-3 and scored a run in SEC Tournament opener against Florida (5/21) … Had a hit in all three games of the NCAA tournament. Went 6-for-10 with two RBI and three runs scored. Ended the year with a 3-for-4 day against Oklahoma (6/1).

2007: Hit .289 with seven doubles, a triple and three homers with 14 RBI in 44 games, logging 22 starts … 2-for-5 in the Georgia series … Was 3-for-5 with a homer and two runs scored against Tennessee Tech (4/25). Home run cleared the scoreboard at right-center at Hawkins Field … Walked a career- high three times against Lipscomb (4/17) … Came through with game-winning RBI double in the 12th inning of win over Kentucky (4/13). Finished 1-for-1 with a RBI and two runs scored off the bench … Was 1-for-3 with a homer and two RBI against Belmont (4/11) … Went 2-for-5 with a double and RBI against South Carolina (3/31) … Was 3-for-4 in SEC opening weekend versus Ole Miss (3/16 – 3/18) with two RBI … Knocked in the game winner with a single versus Ole Miss (3/16) … Laced a double and a triple as part of a 2-for-5 day at the plate against Illinois-Chicago (3/11) with two RBI and a run scored… Was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle against Xavier (3/04) to go with two runs scored, three RBI and a stolen base … Saw action in all three games of the Houston College Classic to open the 2007 season … Scored the winning run against Arizona State (2/10) from third base as a pinch runner on a wild pitch during an intentional walk … Earned his first collegiate start in the opener versus Rice (2/09) as the DH and went 1-for-3 with a double … wrote a diary for his hometown paper, the Shelbyville Gazette … Drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 24th round in the June amateur draft … Played on the Newport Gulls of the New England Collegiate Baseball League over the summer. Batted .246 with five doubles and three triples while also converting on 10-of-12 stolen base attempts.

2006: Played in eight games, finishing with a .200 average, a homer and three RBI … Was 0-for-1 with a run scored in the second game of a doubleheader against Alabama (4/22) … Hit a pinch-hit two-run homer against the Crimson Tide in the first game of the doubleheader … Scored a run and had a RBI against Western Kentucky (4/11) … Named the top pro prospect out of the New York Collegiate League by Baseball America over the summer. Played for the Glen Falls Eagles and hit .365 with three doubles, a homer, triple, 16 RBI and 11 stolen bases in as many chances in 18 games before suffering an injury that sidelined him the rest of the summer.

2005: Redshirted … Played for Lehigh Valley of the ACBL over the summer … Scored 10 runs in 24 games … Hit .170 with a triple, homer and 13 RBI.

High School: Owned a .481 batting average with 47 hits, six home runs, 12 doubles, and six triples at Shelbyville High School for head coach Scott Hall…totaled 43 RBI, and 29 walks … Was 29-30 in stolen bases…Owned a .592 on base percentage and a .825 slugging percentage … Had a 13-game hitting streak his senior season … Earned Team MVP and Most Improved Player honors … Named to the District 8-AAA all-district and all-region team and earned MVP honors … First-team All-Mid State and All-State as a senior … Played summer baseball for the Shelbyville Post 23 American Legion team coached by Jerry Naron. Owned the highest slugging percentage (.559) and highest on base percentage (.496) as a junior. As a senior, he had the highest slugging percentage with a .713 mark.

Personal: Jonathan Lamont White … Born 6/16/86 … Son of Jeffery and Betty White … Has a sister, Makea … Majoring in psychology … Favorites include: The movie Coach Carter, the TV show Fresh Prince, Aaliyah, Alex Rodriguez, Tom Cruise and the Atlanta Braves … Craziest ambition is to become an outdoorsman … Lists Frank Robinson as the greatest baseball player of all time.