Originally Posted by rdivaldi
Mitchell was also coming off being named the College World Series MVP and being compared to Carl Crawford. He was the wrong pick, but he was considered a first rounder by most scouts. If can't see how anyone would be "confused" by the pick.
Correct me if I am wrong but I believe that Mitchell hadn't played baseball much until his senior year of high school. He was certainly a toolsy player but was obviously very raw and would need a lot of development. Given the Sox inability to develop even relatively mature position players (though I can't remember the last time they drafted one) it would have seemed to be a poor fit. But Kenny loved drafting toolsy players who also played football.