Scout’s View: Jared Mitchell

Heading into the 2012 season, Jared Mitchell, 23, had overcome a serious injury and shown a serious problem making contact. The White Sox aggressively promoted him to Double-A Birmingham anyway, and three weeks into the season, Mitchell was hitting the ball with authority. He was batting .309/.447/.515 with 16 walks and 20 strikeouts in 68 at-bats. We talked to an American League professional scout to get an opinion on why Mitchell is succeeding in Double-A after struggling in high Class A.

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