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D.J. Mitchell

RHP | MetsNYM
D.J. Mitchell
Name: William Douglas Mitchell
Born: May 13, 1987 in Winston-Salem, N.C. USA
High School: North Forsyth HS, Winston-Salem, N.C.
College: Clemson
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 160 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 10th round (320th overall) by the New York Yankees in 2008 (signed for $400,000)
Recruited as an outfielder, Mitchell didn't pitch at all his freshman year at Clemson. A career .241 hitter in college, he split time between hitting and pitching last season and found more success on the mound, tallying a 5-0, 3.27 record in 15 appearances. Following his sophomore season, he led the Cape Cod League with 58 strikeouts, including one 15-strikeout performance, and had a 1.47 ERA in eight starts. He has been Clemson's Friday night starter this spring, providing stability on a young staff. Athletic on the mound, Mitchell has long, wiry arms and legs. His fastball comes in between 89-91 mph, but with above-average movement. He creates natural sink and tail from his loose three-quarters arm slot. He complements his fastball with a sweeping slider and changeup. Mitchell is 6-feet, 170 pounds and has room to add more weight. Due to his size, durability is a question mark, but his live body and limited pitching experience intrigue scouts. He'll likely end up in the bullpen at the professional level.
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