• Full name Mitchell Lynn Garver
  • Born 01/15/1991 in Albuquerque, NM
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 220 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School New Mexico
  • Debut 08/19/2017
  • Drafted in the 9th round (260th overall) by the Minnesota Twins in 2013 (signed for $40,000).
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    Garver is one of the top senior talents in the draft, and could get pushed even further up draft boards because it's a thin year for college catching. Scouts liked him behind the plate in the Cape Cod League last summer, and he has good defensive statistics this spring. He is a good athlete at 6-foot-1 and 205 pounds, runs well for a catcher and has above-average arm strength. Still, some scouts doubt his ability to catch long-term in pro ball. He'll need to do that to have value because while he's a solid hitter who drives the ball to all fields, it's to the gaps and he doesn't really profile as a corner-quality bat. Scouts also wonder how much of Garver's production is park-related. Heading in the final weekend of the season, he ranked fifth in the country with 84 hits, but he was batting .496 in the thin air in Albuquerque, and .281 on the road. After hitting 10 home runs as a junior--when he went undrafted--he had four this season. Still, as a senior at a premium position, Garver could get pushed up as high as the fifth round.

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Career Transactions

  • Texas Rangers activated C Mitch Garver from the 10-day injured list.
  • Texas Rangers sent C Mitch Garver on a rehab assignment to Round Rock Express.
  • Texas Rangers sent C Mitch Garver on a rehab assignment to Round Rock Express.
  • Texas Rangers placed C Mitch Garver on the 10-day injured list retroactive to April 9, 2023. Mild left knee sprain.

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