CHICAGO -- Maryland outfielder Charles White grew up in Naperville, Ill., and on Saturday, he was drafted by his hometown team.
The Cubs selected White in the 21st round of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft.
White is a college teammate of right-hander Jake Stinnett, the Cubs' second-round pick, at Maryland, which on Saturday won its first game in the NCAA Super Regionals against Virginia. White went 3-for-5 with two runs scored, while Stinnett earned the win, allowing three runs (two earned) in six innings.
This season at Maryland, the speedy center fielder is hitting .284/.366/.396 with 24 stolen bases in 29 attempts.
White's father, Brian, played one year of rookie ball in the Cubs' organization in 1983.