Originally Posted by russ99
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.
At what cost to the kids confidence?
The White Sox approach to how they develop high draft picks simply baffles me, and it doesn't surprise me that so many of them fail, since they set every one of them up to do just that.