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Second Round Rookie Pick. Dandenong Stingrays.

And we're done. Full list, no Tapscott. Shame.

White capped off a fine year in the TAC Cup, winning the club champion award.

Mitchell predominantly played as a rebound defender, culminating in a best and fairest for the Stingrays this year. Hes a long, raking left-foot kick, who has really good defensive nous, national recruiting manager Jason Taylor toldmelbournefc.com.au.

Story: White selected at No.20

Highlights: Mitchell White's highlights

Photo: http://bit.ly/1BjD1Sf

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18 year old rebounding defender from Dandenong Stingrays. 188cm, 85kg.

Won the best and fairest this year averaging 19 disposals and 5 marks per game this year and was also in their best 11 out of 16 games.

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I was worried he was the former Eagles and Cats forward/ruck.

Anyway, looks like a solid body and a left footer with some skill from half back is exactly what we need.

I wonder what his injuries were.

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Taken from bigfooty as posted by DMoore30.

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I know a small portion of the White family and Mitch played for the same junior club as I. With good knowledge I can confirm that for his size he is a competitive kid, was a big goal kicking CHF as a junior but turned to a defender when he got selected to sting rays and Vic country, he won the FDJFL (league) best and fairest in under 15's and was a multiple best and fairest winner in a side that won 3 premierships in a row in the top division. Mitch played in the same side as Jack Lonie and Rourke Fischer, a massive kick of the footy and very athletic. Mitch was also involved in a cricket squad which went to England to tour. Multi-talented and is up for the challenge, good get for the dee's, a versitile player who can play both ends.

Edit: Due to his physical strength and abilities it wouldn't surprise me if he was recruited as a big bodied midfielder. He was always an athletic foward in juniors and a versatile defender in Sting-Rays. Has the capability to become a damaging midfielder.

He had a game at Fullback for Vic Country against WA in which he gathered 20 odd disposals and was damaging, one of the best on the field.

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Highlights are up.

Wowee his kicking is seriously good! I know they are only highlights but its obvious his kicking is his main strength and also his courage.

Watching that reminded me so much of Luke Hodge.

Solid lad too.

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Matt Suckling but with a heart

Yes thats who I was having a mental blank with!

Very suckling like isn't he.

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From "The Prince" to Mitch White, I am genuinely excited by every one of our recruits.

That is a first.

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Those laser like low passes. Wow

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Positives:

- Beautiful left foot kick

- Good versatile size

- Won B+F

So I guess the negatives are probably getting his body up to scratch and athleticism, otherwise he'd have gone a lot higher!

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Malceski anyone?

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Rapt with this pick, have been craving a young rebound defender to develop behind Lamumba, and White's a pretty good one, not my first choice, but like him as a player.

Saw him play a few times this year, think he has a bit of Hibberd about him. Just a booming kick, and played well whenever I watched Dandy.

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Don't want to go the early crow, but he would be just about the best kick in the team. Beautiful kicking motion, and going by the goal he kicked, he's able to use his right foot too (quite rare for a left footer).

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Don't want to go the early crow, but he would be just about the best kick in the team. Beautiful kicking motion, and going by the goal he kicked, he's able to use his right foot too (quite rare for a left footer).

Don't want to rain on the parade but I've been told his kicking needs a lot of work, direct quote from a recruiter at another club "long kick, but not a good kick". It's a highlights package remember

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Don't want to rain on the parade but I've been told his kicking needs a lot of work, direct quote from a recruiter at another club "long kick, but not a good kick". It's a highlights package remember

Hes a rookie

Hes not meant to save the club

Hes here to add to the equation .He'll be trained and educated where he lacks.

In short he'll undergo development

Welcome Mitch caveat emptor

go you good footballer

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Hes a rookie

Hes not meant to save the club

Hes here to add to the equation .He'll be trained and educated where he lacks.

In short he'll undergo development

Welcome Mitch caveat emptor

go you good footballer

I think GTG was just easing the expectations on him from the best kick in the team call. Not suggesting he needed to save the team.

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I think GTG was just easing the expectations on him from the best kick in the team call. Not suggesting he needed to save the team.

This. Just thought I'd set the record straight from a credible source.

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Call it what you like. Hes a rookie.

The qualifications called on him were over zealous simply for the point hes a rookie.

dont run from it now ..own it.

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Call it what you like. Hes a rookie.

The qualifications called on him were over zealous simply for the point hes a rookie.

dont run from it now ..own it.

Na....he's the new Luke Hodge.

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Call it what you like. Hes a rookie.

The qualifications called on him were over zealous simply for the point hes a rookie.

dont run from it now ..own it.

What am I running from? Demon Disciple made the call that he could be the best kick in the team, that is not the case and I set the record straight
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