09/15/2019 - National Tryout Plus - Indianapolis, IN
Mitchell is a C prospect who continues to showcase his skills on the field. Behind the plate, Mitchell shows efficient footwork and gains ground when blocking. He sits in a low stance and receives with a firm glove. He makes a quick exchange and works to keep his throws accurate to the 2B bag. Long tossing to build up his arm strength can help Mitchell improve defensively. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a square stance and takes a short stride. He takes a direct swing with decent bat speed, spaying the ball to all fields. Mitchell can improve as a hitter by working a smoother load into his swing. With four more years to develop, Mitchell has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.
12/29/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Indianapolis, IN
Mitchell lowered pop times and ran his best 60 to date during his last workout with The Factory. He was timed at 7.71 seconds in the 60. Defensively, Mitchell sits in low, he holds a low target, and shows good flexibility. He takes good angles to block, his exchange is clean, and he throws with pop times as low as 2.5 seconds to 2nd base. Offensively, Mitchell has a tall/square set-up, a good stride, and a still head. He has good balance, a direct barrel through, and he can hit to all fields. Continuing to work on the following can help skills improve.
1. Quicken feet
1. Lower body
2. Widen base
3. Barrel accuracy
07/22/2018 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 2 (Ages 12-14)
Mitchell is a strong and stocky 2023 Catching prospect that plays the game hard and made several adjustments throughout the week at Pirate City. Behind the dish, Mitchell has a balanced primary and secondary stance. He works behind the ball when receiving. He leads with his glove and sees the ball into his chest when blocking. He needs to continue to present a low target and work under the ball when receiving. He also needs to exchange the ball in front of his body and create momentum in his lower half when throwing to the bases. At the plate, Mitchell starts in a squared stance, keeps a firm front side, and stays balanced through contact. He needs to continue to attack the inside part of the ball and create back hip rotation into the ball. Mitchell will continue to improve through hard work and experience. We hope to see his progress in the future.