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Rockabilly
07-07-2009, 11:23 PM
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090707&content_id=5745842&vkey=news_cws&fext=.jsp&c_id=cws

great news for the Sox

DrCrawdad
07-07-2009, 11:39 PM
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090707&content_id=5745842&vkey=news_cws&fext=.jsp&c_id=cws

great news for the Sox

I read in the Cubune (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/chi-08-jared-mitchell--white-sox-jul08,0,3088511.story) that Mitchell hopes to be in the big leagues with the Sox very soon. I don't know if it will work out that way but I love his ambition.

Rockabilly
07-07-2009, 11:41 PM
I read in the Cubune (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/chi-08-jared-mitchell--white-sox-jul08,0,3088511.story) that Mitchell hopes to be in the big leagues with the Sox very soon. I don't know if it will work out that way but I love his ambition.


I will predict that he will be our starting CF by June of next year.

JermaineDye05
07-07-2009, 11:53 PM
I will predict that he will be our starting CF by June of next year.

http://cdn1.sbnation.com/entry_photo_images/12118/jordan_danks_large_large.jpg

"Not if I have anything to say about that."

LoveYourSuit
07-08-2009, 12:26 AM
I will predict that he will be our starting CF by June of next year.


Sorry BA fan club, but seeing how bad our guy BA has performed lately ..... Mitchell get's the call up for me tomorrow.

jabrch
07-08-2009, 12:29 AM
Nice to have potential future options...

Konerko05
07-08-2009, 12:58 AM
CF no longer looks like a blackhole in this organization with Mitchell and Danks.

I'm curious to see how fast Mitchell can move through the organization. I know he played football for LSU as well, but he lead his team with 52 walks so he seems to be somewhat polished.

Hopefully Anderson can stop being miserable at the plate and create a decent stopgap while giving these guys some competition in the future.

KenBerryGrab
07-08-2009, 11:03 AM
Love the kid, but how can he project as a big-league center fielder when he couldn't even win that job on his college team?

asindc
07-08-2009, 11:25 AM
CF no longer looks like a blackhole in this organization with Mitchell and Danks.

I'm curious to see how fast Mitchell can move through the organization. I know he played football for LSU as well, but he lead his team with 52 walks so he seems to be somewhat polished.

Hopefully Anderson can stop being miserable at the plate and create a decent stopgap while giving these guys some competition in the future.

I saw him being interviewed right after his team won the College WS. He seems like a real student of the game and gave a great, quick analysis of his approach at the plate.


KenBerryGrab,
As far as not winning his the CF job on his college team, I don't think Beckham played 3b for his college team last year. Besides, learning a new position is one the things the minors are for.

Domeshot17
07-08-2009, 12:14 PM
He will not be up anytime soon. As has been said 1000000 times, the Sox plan to totally tear apart his swing and rebuild it using his tools in order to get him to hit with power. The guy is built like a brick mansion, but he has to learn how to use his power more often to take advantage of it. This is going to be a big project, but if it works, well worth it.

Britt Burns
07-08-2009, 01:05 PM
Good to get him signed soon like this. I'm still not wild about the pick, but here's hoping for a long and successful Crawford-esque career with the Sox.

DumpJerry
07-08-2009, 04:05 PM
I will predict that he will be our starting CF by June of next year.
The video clip did mention that his defensive skills need working on.

Rockabilly
07-08-2009, 04:32 PM
it's a done deal now

according to Mlb.com

DumpJerry
07-08-2009, 04:44 PM
Wonder if this means he'll be at the game tonight to throw out the first pitch like other previous First Round selections (I remember Lance Broadway was introduced, I think Poreda was, too).

MeteorsSox4367
07-08-2009, 04:47 PM
Love the kid, but how can he project as a big-league center fielder when he couldn't even win that job on his college team?

During the CWS games on TV and during the regular season when I watched LSU on TV, Mitchell was in center. According to the stats, he was in 67 games this season, making 66 starts.

Either way, I think he's going to be someone special for the Sox. Just watching Mitchell run the bases is cool because the kid has some impressive speed.

JB98
07-08-2009, 04:56 PM
During the CWS games on TV and during the regular season when I watched LSU on TV, Mitchell was in center. According to the stats, he was in 67 games this season, making 66 starts.

Either way, I think he's going to be someone special for the Sox. Just watching Mitchell run the bases is cool because the kid has some impressive speed.

You sure about that? I saw him playing RF.

You are correct that Mitchell's speed is impressive.

JermaineDye05
07-08-2009, 05:20 PM
Levine reporting it's for $1.2 million.

Link (http://espn.go.com/chicago/columns/blog?post=4314568&name=levine)

SoxSpeed22
07-08-2009, 05:24 PM
Sounds great. Looks like he's headed to Kanny (listed on the roster). Go get 'em Jared.

jabrch
07-08-2009, 05:56 PM
Work hard kid - see you in Arizona!

Soxfest
07-08-2009, 09:13 PM
Nice to have him in the fold!:smile:

palehozenychicty
07-08-2009, 11:48 PM
Time will tell, but if he makes the bigs and plays well, we have an All-Star.

MeteorsSox4367
07-09-2009, 09:19 AM
You sure about that? I saw him playing RF.

You are correct that Mitchell's speed is impressive.

JB98: My bad. One of these days I'll figure out which is center field and which is right field. :D:

I know in some games earlier this season, Mitchell was playing left.

Either way, I like the kid a lot.

SOXfnNlansing
07-09-2009, 07:00 PM
No Mitchell in the lineup tonight:scratch:

Nutriaitch
07-09-2009, 09:00 PM
Love the kid, but how can he project as a big-league center fielder when he couldn't even win that job on his college team?

J-Mitch can play all 3 OF positions.
We used him in RF, because that's where we needed him.

We had 2 other guys that could play CF, neither of whom were better than Mitchell in RF.
And our LF was actually our 2B before we shuffled the infield a bit.

The video clip did mention that his defensive skills need working on.


He will get better at this.
He still takes some bad routes to the ball, but his speed is usually enough to compensate.

Only other problem, is that he sometimes has too much confidence in his wheels. So he'll lay out with full extension after a ball that he'd be better off one hopping.
Sometimes he'll make that play, but others the ball gets past him allowing the hitter at least 1 extra base and sometimes more.

These things can and probably will be fixed.

Over By There
07-09-2009, 09:05 PM
J-Mitch can play all 3 OF positions.
We used him in RF, because that's where we needed him.

We had 2 other guys that could play CF, neither of whom were better than Mitchell in RF.
And our LF was actually our 2B before we shuffled the infield a bit.




He will get better at this.
He still takes some bad routes to the ball, but his speed is usually enough to compensate.

Only other problem, is that he sometimes has too much confidence in his wheels. So he'll lay out with full extension after a ball that he'd be better off one hopping.
Sometimes he'll make that play, but others the ball gets past him allowing the hitter at least 1 extra base and sometimes more.

These things can and probably will be fixed.

:welcome:

Good to have someone else on here from the BTR.

Rockabilly
07-11-2009, 10:24 AM
Jared is on the 7 day DL

doublem23
07-11-2009, 10:26 AM
Jared is on the 7 day DL

Well that didn't take too long... Can't find anything about it, anyone know what the deal is?

P.S., he's going to need to pick a new number eventually. :cool:

Rockabilly
07-11-2009, 11:23 AM
Well that didn't take too long... Can't find anything about it, anyone know what the deal is?

P.S., he's going to need to pick a new number eventually. :cool:

http://twitter.com/FutureSox/statuses/2576184982

JermaineDye05
07-11-2009, 01:05 PM
Maybe the Sox are doing this for now before the ASB to make room on the roster? Idk if they plan on adding guys to the Kanny roster or moving someone up to make room for Jared and are just waiting until after the ASB to make their decision.

Or he's actually hurt?

jabrch
07-11-2009, 11:17 PM
Well that didn't take too long... Can't find anything about it, anyone know what the deal is?

P.S., he's going to need to pick a new number eventually. :cool:

Ranger? Lip? Anyone?

doublem23
07-14-2009, 12:54 PM
Ranger? Lip? Anyone?

Neworleans.com says that Mitchell is not actually injured, the Sox are just giving him some time to get ready for his pro debut, which is expected to be Thursday.

http://www.neworleans.com/sports/lsu/166020-jared-mitchell-placed-on-disabled-list.html

jabrch
07-15-2009, 10:00 PM
Thanks...makes sense.

DirtySox
07-16-2009, 06:20 PM
Not in the lineup tonight. Perhaps tomorrow.

DirtySox
07-17-2009, 06:02 PM
Mitchell in CF tonight.

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2009_07_17_kanafx_crdafx_1

JermaineDye05
07-17-2009, 06:49 PM
Jared singles in his first ab, in the 3rd inning. It was also the first hit for Kannapolis.

Welcome, Jared Mitchell.

EDIT: He's also scored a run now.

DirtySox
07-17-2009, 06:56 PM
I wonder if they have altered his swing yet.

Big D
07-17-2009, 06:59 PM
Jared singles in his first ab, in the 3rd inning. It was also the first hit for Kannapolis.

Welcome, Jared Mitchell.

EDIT: He's also scored a run now.

It helps when you have Kenny Williams Jr. protecting you in the lineup.

DirtySox
07-17-2009, 08:40 PM
Mitchell now 2-4 with a double.

TheVulture
07-22-2009, 05:20 PM
Jared Mitchell after 3 games: 4 for 9, 2 2b, 2 BB, 1 OF assist. That'll work.

California Sox
07-22-2009, 10:52 PM
There's a nice article on Jared Mitchell in the Kanny paper.

http://independenttribune.net/index.php/intimidators

Seems like a nice kid. Also, he might enjoy sticking it to the Twins.

Nutriaitch
09-02-2009, 12:01 PM
any updates on how JMitch is playing?

Sockinchisox
09-02-2009, 12:03 PM
any updates on how JMitch is playing?

He's on the DL.

His stats can be found here: http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=LF&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=502200