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2018 Mets draft profile: Andrew Mitchell

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With their fourteenth selection in the 2018 draft, the Mets selected Andrew Mitchell, a left-handed pitcher from Louisiana.

Name: Andrew Mitchell

Born: New Orleans, Louisiana

Age: 23 (10/23/94)

Height/Weight: 6’1”/200 lbs.

Position: LHP

Bats/Throws: L/L

School: Auburn

A graduate of Jesuit High School in New Orleans in 2013, where he played football in addition to baseball, Andrew Mitchell posted a 1.34 ERA as a senior, striking out 51 batters in 36.2 innings. He initially enrolled at Louisiana State University, but hurt himself and redshirted. In 2015, he transferred to Delgado Community College in New Orleans and posted a 5.13 ERA in 47.0 innings for the Dolphins, allowing 52 hits, walking 22, and striking out 56. In 2016, he transferred to Auburn, where he finished out his collegiate career. That year, as a redshirt sophomore, he posted a 5.40 ERA in 60.0 innings, allowing 70 hits, walking 31, and striking out 54. The next year, as a redshirt junior, he posted a 5.14 ERA in 35.0 innings, allowing 30 hits, walking 23, and striking out 27. This past season, as a redshirt senior, Mitchell enjoyed the most success he has had wearing a collegiate uniform, posting a 4.01 ERA in 42.2 innings, allowing 36 hits, walking 18, and striking out 55.

The 23-year-old throws from a three-quarters arm slot, dropping low when he pushes off of the mound. His fastball sits about 90 MPH, and gets plenty of glove-side life. He can spot the ball well, generating velocity with a quick, clean arm. He complements it with a 11-5 curveball that sits in the mid-70s that features plenty of drop. Mitchell has a good sense of when to change speeds, and has a high baseball IQ.