Bryan Mitchell

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Bryan Mitchell
New York Yankees – No. 65
Born: (1991-04-19) April 19, 1991 (age 24)
Reidsville, North Carolina
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 10, 2014 for the New York Yankees
Career statistics
(through April 29, 2015)
Win–loss record 0–1
Earned run average 2.45
Strikeouts 7

Bryan Bedford Mitchell (born April 19, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB).


Mitchell attended Rockingham County High School in Reidsville, North Carolina. Playing for the school's baseball team, the North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association named Mitchell to their All-State team in 2009.[1] He committed to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) to play college baseball for the North Carolina Tar Heels. The Yankees selected him in the 16th round of the 2009 MLB Draft,[2] after teams passed on him due to his commitment to UNC. Mitchell chose to sign with the Yankees, rather than enroll at UNC. He received a $800,000 signing bonus.[3]

In 2012, Mitchell played for the Charleston RiverDogs of the Class A South Atlantic League, and was named an All-Star. In 2013, he pitched for the Tampa Yankees of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League and the Trenton Thunder of the Class AA Eastern League.[4]

The Yankees added Mitchell to their 40-man roster on November 20, 2013.[5] He was promoted to the major leagues for the first time on April 20, 2014,[6] however he injured his arm while warming up and was optioned back to the minors without appearing in a game. On July 13, 2014, Mitchell was called up again.[3] He again was optioned to the minors without appearing in a game. He made his MLB debut on August 10, 2014.[7] He made his first major league start on September 12.[8]


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