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Cal Mitchell

#31 | RF/DH
Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates
Cal Mitchell
Name: Calvin David Mitchell
Born: Mar 8, 1999 in San Diego, CA
High School: Rancho Bernardo HS, San Diego
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 216 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 2nd round (50th overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2017 (signed for $1,357,300)
Mitchell's profile almost entirely depends on his bat. He's a below-average runner with below-average arm strength. Mitchell plays left field already, and some scouts envision a move to first base in his future. His offensive potential, however, could be enough for a team to look past his weaknesses and gamble on his bat early in the draft. Mitchell established himself as one of the best pure hitters in the nation on last summer's showcase circuit, showing the ability consistently to drive outside pitches to the opposite field with authority. When pitchers did try to challenge Mitchell inside, he showed the electric bat speed to turn on pitches. Mitchell showed improved power at the Area Code Games and Perfect Game All-American Game. He has one of the loosest, most fluid swings in the draft class and shows sound understanding of the strike zone. Mitchell got off to a slow start this spring but rebounded late in the season; through the middle of May he was hitting .360 with 11 home runs. It's unclear how his slow start will affect his ultimate draft stock, but Mitchell did plenty prior to the spring and should still be selected early in the draft. He is committed to San Diego.
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