RICHARD MITCHELL, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: July 29, 1995
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2011, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
|Mitchell throws in the low-90s, with a curve and change. He received a reasonably large bonus, so he’s a guy the Pirates hoped would turn into a prospect. So far he’s missed very few bats.
Mitchell pitched in relief in his debut season, struggling with his control.
Mitchell stayed in the bullpen, but had even more trouble with the strike zone.
The Pirates moved Mitchell to the rotation and he made significant progress drastically improving his control. He did, however, have a near-nonexistent K rate.
Mitchell moved up to the GCL, where he pitched in relief. He got decent results with a higher but still very low K rate.
Mitchell has been progressing very slowly. He could be a candidate for Bristol in 2016.
|2016: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2012
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2019
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2016
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|2011: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.