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Old 07-07-2009, 11:23 PM
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Default Jared Mitchell will sign with the Sox tomorrow

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news...=.jsp&c_id=cws

great news for the Sox
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Old 07-07-2009, 11:39 PM
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I read in the Cubune that Mitchell hopes to be in the big leagues with the Sox very soon. I don't know if it will work out that way but I love his ambition.
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Old 07-07-2009, 11:41 PM
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I read in the Cubune that Mitchell hopes to be in the big leagues with the Sox very soon. I don't know if it will work out that way but I love his ambition.

I will predict that he will be our starting CF by June of next year.
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Old 07-07-2009, 11:53 PM
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I will predict that he will be our starting CF by June of next year.


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Old 07-08-2009, 12:26 AM
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I will predict that he will be our starting CF by June of next year.

Sorry BA fan club, but seeing how bad our guy BA has performed lately ..... Mitchell get's the call up for me tomorrow.
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Old 07-08-2009, 12:29 AM
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Nice to have potential future options...
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Old 07-08-2009, 12:58 AM
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CF no longer looks like a blackhole in this organization with Mitchell and Danks.

I'm curious to see how fast Mitchell can move through the organization. I know he played football for LSU as well, but he lead his team with 52 walks so he seems to be somewhat polished.

Hopefully Anderson can stop being miserable at the plate and create a decent stopgap while giving these guys some competition in the future.
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Old 07-08-2009, 11:03 AM
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Love the kid, but how can he project as a big-league center fielder when he couldn't even win that job on his college team?
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Old 07-08-2009, 11:25 AM
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CF no longer looks like a blackhole in this organization with Mitchell and Danks.

I'm curious to see how fast Mitchell can move through the organization. I know he played football for LSU as well, but he lead his team with 52 walks so he seems to be somewhat polished.

Hopefully Anderson can stop being miserable at the plate and create a decent stopgap while giving these guys some competition in the future.
I saw him being interviewed right after his team won the College WS. He seems like a real student of the game and gave a great, quick analysis of his approach at the plate.


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As far as not winning his the CF job on his college team, I don't think Beckham played 3b for his college team last year. Besides, learning a new position is one the things the minors are for.
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Old 07-08-2009, 12:14 PM
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He will not be up anytime soon. As has been said 1000000 times, the Sox plan to totally tear apart his swing and rebuild it using his tools in order to get him to hit with power. The guy is built like a brick mansion, but he has to learn how to use his power more often to take advantage of it. This is going to be a big project, but if it works, well worth it.
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Old 07-08-2009, 01:05 PM
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Good to get him signed soon like this. I'm still not wild about the pick, but here's hoping for a long and successful Crawford-esque career with the Sox.
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:05 PM
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I will predict that he will be our starting CF by June of next year.
The video clip did mention that his defensive skills need working on.
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:32 PM
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it's a done deal now

according to Mlb.com
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:44 PM
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Wonder if this means he'll be at the game tonight to throw out the first pitch like other previous First Round selections (I remember Lance Broadway was introduced, I think Poreda was, too).
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:47 PM
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Love the kid, but how can he project as a big-league center fielder when he couldn't even win that job on his college team?
During the CWS games on TV and during the regular season when I watched LSU on TV, Mitchell was in center. According to the stats, he was in 67 games this season, making 66 starts.

Either way, I think he's going to be someone special for the Sox. Just watching Mitchell run the bases is cool because the kid has some impressive speed.
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