Originally Posted by DirtySox
CG's assessment isn't that far off. The skills might not be "non-existent" but they certainly aren't honed very well. It's one of the many facets of his game that he needs to work on. It's been documented in many places other than this.
By comparison Johnny Damon at 20 yrs old, in his 3rd year of "professional" baseball Damon had a 0.093 SB/AB. Mitchell's .0434 in his first year of "professional" baseball.
I agree with you. But "non-existent" is an over-the-top negative assessment IMHO.