D.J. Mitchell

School: Clemson

Class: Junior

Height: 6′0″

Weight: 170 lbs.

Bats: Right

Throws: Right

Pos: RHP

Hometown: Rural Hall, NC

High School: North Forsyth Senior HS

Previously Drafted: None

Year   Team       IP   K/9   BB/9   K/BB   HR/9   H/9   RA                  
2007   Clemson       52.1   8.5   2.8   3.1   0.7   8.3   3.97          

Mitchell converted from outfield to the mound in the fall of 2006. The results were impressive. He throws a 88-91 mph fastball with heavy life. His slider is another plus pitch. He throws from a funky high sidearm angle. He hasn’t logged many innings on the mound, which may be beneficial because it could reduce his chance for injury.

Mitchell’s fastball velocity is only average, and because of his small build, it isn’t likely to increase. His build and his delivery projects him as a setup man, not a starting pitcher.

The Future:
He should be drafted in the first five rounds.

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