Originally Posted by Daver
Where do you draw the line between challenging a player and just plain throwing him in over his head?
That is a fine line, and I agree that if he can't work out of this, the Sox could send him back a level to work on things for a month or two.
AA would have been throwing him in over his head. Mitchell has played 34 games at low-A so it's not unreasonable to think he could handle the added difficulty of high-A, especially if he looked good in extended spring training this year.