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Old 06-16-2009, 11:30 PM
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Default Jared Mitchell-LSU Sox draftee

had a very good day in the college WS in Omaha and on Baseball2Nite Steve Phillips and the other guy covering it with the hot babe both said that Mitchell reminds them of Carl Crawford with his speed /power combo.
Phillips said he has star potential.

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Old 06-16-2009, 11:53 PM
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I would love for this guy to refine that swing......without Greg Walker. If he does, then look out.
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:31 AM
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I would love for this guy to refine that swing......without Greg Walker. If he does, then look out.
Um Walk is our major league hitting coach. Aside from ST, he isn't going to see much at all or have much at all to do with Mitchell.

If you want to worry about a hitting coach (and I think that's insane), I'd worry about Briley in Kanny, Sasser in WS and Tomberlin in Birmingham. Those are the guys who will impact his swing - not Walker.
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Old 06-21-2009, 03:55 PM
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had a very good day in the college WS in Omaha and on Baseball2Nite Steve Phillips and the other guy covering it with the hot babe both said that Mitchell reminds them of Carl Crawford with his speed /power combo.
Phillips said he has star potential.

Nice to hear.
I watched some of the game and he reminded me more of a raw, young and unpolished Curtis Granderson.

He definitely has big time potential; hopefully our ML coaches can refine his game over the next couple of years.
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Old 06-21-2009, 05:36 PM
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Um Walk is our major league hitting coach. Aside from ST, he isn't going to see much at all or have much at all to do with Mitchell.

If you want to worry about a hitting coach (and I think that's insane), I'd worry about Briley in Kanny, Sasser in WS and Tomberlin in Birmingham. Those are the guys who will impact his swing - not Walker.

Believe what you want, but hitting coaches do have value at the major league level. Sure, the minors will give him the opportunity to train at the different levels to polish up and refine, but in order for him to maximize his major league potential, the major league hitting coach will be a factor. I doubt that Walker is capable of doing this if/when he reaches the team, thus my prior statement of not wanting him around at that point.
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:46 PM
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Kind of funny that Crawford and Granderson are mentioned in this thread. In an interview Mitchell said he thinks his game is similar to Crawford's (he wasn't saying he's at that level by any means more that's what he tries to play like) and when I saw his draft reel Granderson was the first person that came to mind for me.
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Old 06-21-2009, 10:59 PM
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Kind of funny that Crawford and Granderson are mentioned in this thread. In an interview Mitchell said he thinks his game is similar to Crawford's (he wasn't saying he's at that level by any means more that's what he tries to play like) and when I saw his draft reel Granderson was the first person that came to mind for me.

If he becomes a Granderson, then I'll take it, except I hope that he walks a little more.
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Old 06-22-2009, 01:58 PM
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Default FYI: Saw that LSU plays Texas tonite

in the College WS...good luck to Jared!
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:21 PM
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Game just started - and since the Sox don't play it would be a good time to check him out.

Was just told that Mitchell has "blinding" speed in right.
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Old 06-22-2009, 07:31 PM
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Shot one hard right back up the middle in his first AB and really laced a ball that was tracked down in deep CF his second.
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Old 06-22-2009, 07:53 PM
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2 RBI triple in his third AB.
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Old 06-22-2009, 07:53 PM
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Holy crap he's fast. I can't believe he got a triple there.
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Old 06-22-2009, 07:54 PM
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That was NICE!
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Old 06-22-2009, 07:57 PM
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He's going to look good in that Sox uni.

With some work, we might have a Carl Crawford in our hands.
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Old 06-22-2009, 07:59 PM
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He's going to look good in that Sox uni.

With some work, we might have a Carl Crawford in our hands.
Maybe we might have Hawk's version of Carlos Gomez on our hands.
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