09/21/2014 - College PREP - Detroit, MI
Mitchell has worked hard on his game. At 3B, he now presents his hands out front, allowing him to track the ball in. He still does a good job of playing from low to high and having consistent throws to 1B. By being prepared in an athletic stance, he will improve his lateral quickness. On the mound, his velocity has improved 4 mph and is now topping out at 79 mph. His smooth delivery and quickness to the plate allow him to be a threat to all hitters. Mitchell's velocity will continue to climb when he taps into his lower 1/2, driving his momentum to the mitt.
12/27/2013 - Baseball Factory Christmas Camp & Tournament at Pirate City
Mitchell is a very coachable young man who listens and works hard to be the best player he can be and continues to show as a 3B/RHP. He displays active feet and works through a low approach with clean / soft hands and displays smooth / fluid actions. Defensive grade will continue to improve as he learns to present hands more out front. Throws are accurate, flashing carry as he gets rid of the baseball quickly and throws from multiple arm slots but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he has improved his hitting grades through an balanced / open setup and a quiet approach. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed and work through a level swing path. He works to stay inside the ball utilizing all fields and shows a feel for the barrel with baseball jumping off the bat when centered. At the event, he was 3 for 8. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 73-75 mph with sinking action. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with early break. Control is well above average as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock to the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength.
09/15/2013 - College PREP - Adrian, MI
In Mitchell's latest outing with Baseball Factory, he showed some of his best numbers to date in almost every category. The junior 3B/RHP excels on the mound, throwing three pitches for strikes with his off-speed pitches being his most effective pitches with sharp action. His easy arm action, smooth tempo and effortless delivery show that there is even greater potential in his pitching future. At third, he is sure handed and an accurate thrower. At the dish, he is balanced and has a good level swing path that flashes gap pop. Mitchell is a very projectable young player that looks best as a pitcher at the next level.
06/10/2013 - College PREP - Troy, MI
Mitchell is a solid, 2-way player who plays 3B and RHP. Defensively, Mitchell has sure hands, playable footwork, and he fields out front. He squares up well, his exchange is quick, and he throws with a short arm action with consistency to his target. Quicker feet and added arm strength will improve defensive skills. On the mound, Mitchell has smooth actions, an easy arm action, and he throws strikes. More glove side lead and added arm strength can improve pitching. Offensively, Mitchell has a tall set-up, a short stride, and a middle approach. He has quiet actions, a good swing plane, and he gets his lower 1/2 through. More load and better barrel accuracy will spike hitting.