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Scouting Yankees Prospect #21: D.J. Mitchell

Mitchell's stuff is really underrated

The Yankees drafted right-handed pitcher D.J. Mitchell in the tenth-round of the 2008 MLB Draft out of Clemson University. Underrated because he doesn't throw quite as hard as some others, he followed up his terrific debut season of 2009 with another solid campaign last year and now he's knocking on the big league door after getting to Triple-A already.

Vital Statistics: Name: D.J. Mitchell Position: Pitcher DOB: May 13, 1987 Height: 6'2" Weight: 175 Bats: Right Throws: Right He went a combined 13-4 with a 4.00 ERA between Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton last year to bring his career numbers to 25-11, 3.34 ERA. Battling mechanical issues earlier in the year, however, he walked a surprising 64 batters in a little more than 150 innings...

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