Aug 30th, 2009
Jared Mitchell Placed on 7-Day DL
Mitchell had made a fine start to his professional career with the Kannapolis Intimidators posting an .852 OPS in 34 games since signing for $1.2m. The concerns that I had with his strikeout rate in college have not subsided as Mitchell has struck out 40 times, but he has supplanted it with a very good walk rate. Power may be the last aspect of Mitchell’s game to develop, as it stands he’s more of a doubles power hitter and he is still waiting for his first professional home run.
Mitchell is eligible to return on September 4th. Kannapolis’ final regular season game is on September 7th but they are likely headed for post season play due to their fantastic second half winning percentage (.683) and 4 game lead over Lakewood in the overall SAL North standings, so there could be some incentive for Mitchell to return.