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GJ Rockies' Max White overcomes adversity, homesickness in first season of pro ball

Max White started off strong at the plate for the Grand Junction Rockies, but a slump in July caused the Rockies’ second-round pick to start pressing. As his average began to fall, White started to doubt himself and press even more. After some pep talks from teammates and coaches, White began to hit the ball harder near the end of July and has kept up his hot hitting in August. The 18-year-old White also has adjusted to being away from home for the first time in his life.



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Max White started off strong at the plate for the Grand Junction Rockies, but a slump in July caused the Rockies’ second-round pick to start pressing. As his average began to fall, White started to doubt himself and press even more. After some pep talks from teammates and coaches, White began to hit the ball harder near the end of July and has kept up his hot hitting in August. The 18-year-old White also has adjusted to being away from home for the first time in his life.

You’re 18 years old and have just been drafted in the second round of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. Your childhood dream is about to come true. You fly from your home in…




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