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Q&A with 16th Round Pick Bryan Mitchell
Bryan Mitchell: The phone was ringing like crazy for the first 30 minutes. But I mean it was really exciting to know that I am going to have a chance at this. Once I found out it was a big relief. I am just really excited.
PinstripesPlus.com: Had you had any contact with the Yankees prior to the draft? Did you know you were a target?
Mitchell: We've talked a lot, but I'm very glad that I was chosen by them because ever since I met there area scout we just kind of clicked and it work out well. I knew that they had really liked me and wanted me to play for them..
PinstripesPlus.com: Do you have any idea what the Yankees farm system and organization looks like?
Mitchell: I went to a workout last week and I know everything they do, they do it first class. I got to put on a Yankee uniform and no mater what level, they treat everyone the same.
PinstripesPlus.com: What specific pitches do you throw?
Mitchell: This season, I threw a four and two-seam fastball, a curveball, and a changeup. My fastball this year was 92-93.
PinstripesPlus.com: Did you have a favorite team or player growing up?
Mitchell: My favorite player has always been [Albert] Pujols growing up.
PinstripesPlus.com: What's your best moment in baseball?
Mitchell: Last year, my junior season, because I threw a no-hitter last year.
PinstripesPlus.com: Are you looking to sign quickly and get your professional career started?
Mitchell: I would like to get started soon as I can, that would be great.
PinstripesPlus.com: Do you think the pressures of pitching in New York could be a problem?
Mitchell: I know it's going to be more pressure but I feel like I can handle the pressure. I just have to work to get there. I look forward to having that pressure..
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