*****Bryan Mitchell(Rockingham County High School) signed with the New York Yankees for $800,000 out of high school and there is talk on the street that he may get the start, for the Southern Division, in tonight’s South Atlantic League All-Star game down in Charleston, South Carolina….Mitchell has had a solid season up until this point and we’ll see how the second goes for this young man from Reidsville and Rockingham County….*****
from Bill Ballew at the South Atlantic League baseball web site:
Major league organizations realize the player development process can be a marathon, particularly when it involves pitchers drafted out of high school. The trek offers countless hills and valleys with a few straightaways mixed in, making those who emerge from the process better prepared for the challenges that await at the game’s top level.
Bryan Mitchell has discovered these ups and downs since signing with the New York Yankees in 2009. After spending two slates in the short-season ranks, those learning curves have continued this year in the South Atlantic League. At times he has been dominant, including his five starts in May when he was 3-0 with a 1.55 ERA. Other outings have been a little more difficult, including his first two starts in June in which he went 0-2 with an 18.69 ERA.
CLICK HERE to read more on Bryan Mitchell from the South Atlantic League site….