The fourth round selection comes with a predetermined slot value of $413,000, which is most likely enough to get Mitchell away from TCU. He is the seventh highest draft pick for TCU under head coach Jim Schlossnagle. It marks the second straight year a Horned Frog has been drafted by the White Sox (Jason Coats, 29th round,2012). The White Sox also made Lance Broadway their No. 1 overall pick in 2010.
Mitchell has had a stellar three-year career for the Horned Frogs. He has started 36 games as part of 59 career appearances and is 12-6overall with three saves. The junior owns a 3.34 ERA in 202 innings pitched to go along with 231 strikeouts.
As a freshman, Mitchell was honored as a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American. On the strength of a debut campaign that saw him go 6-1 with a 2.84 ERA in 76 innings pitched, Mitchell was selected as a member of the 2011 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team. He followed that with another solid campaign en route to first-team All-Mountain West honors as a sophomore. Used in multiple roles as a junior, Mitchell appeared in 20 games and made 10 starts. He fanned 57 batters in 49 innings pitched with a 3.34 ERA.
During his 10 seasons as TCU's head coach, Schlossnagle has seen 41 players drafted by 19 organizations. Mitchell will be the 20th total former Frog playing pro ball, playing for a record 15 different professional organizations.
Congrats to Mitchell, your power hammer will be missed.