Evan Mitchell Signs with the Reds

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Mitchell will forego his senior season with MSU to pursue a professional career.

I'm not sure how the Bench Mobb will go down in Bulldog lore, but that may be how Evan Mitchell is ultimately remembered among MSU faithful. After a college career that struggled to get off the ground, he was selected in the 13th round of the MLB Draft and will sign with the Reds to continue his baseball career among the professional ranks.

Mitchell had a ton of talent. Mid-90s fastball and a nasty curve. He just couldn't find the strikezone. In 21.2 IP this year he walked 26 batters, hit 5 and threw 4 wild pitches. His wildness was a problem in 2012 as well with 10 wild pitches, 5 HBP and 28 walks in 38.1 innings. Oddly enough, his freshman season was his best in this area as he had a 2-1 IP to walk ratio, and it showed as he was able to pitch 48 innings and into the postseason.

If Evan isn't remembered for the Bench Mobb, it will be for the game he threw against Austin Peay at the Georgia Tech Regional in 2011. He went eight scoreless innings before getting into trouble in the 9th where he was charged with three earned runs as Daryl Norris had to come in and finish the 8-3 win off. But that game advanced MSU to the Regional Final which they would ultimately win vs. GT when Nick Routt tossed a complete game.

Good luck with the Reds, Evan. East Cobb forever.

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