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  • Profiles of the Top 22 Pitchers for the 2012 MLB Draft (Bonus) : Mitch Brown

    Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch

    With the Twins having a severe need for pitching in the organization as well as six picks among the top 100, it is certain that more than one of those picks (and probably the second overall pick) will be used to draft a pitcher. To this respect, I am presenting profiles of the top 22 pitching prospects for the 2012 MLB draft.

    I have been presenting these alphabetically, and at the end I will rank them. I will be doing about one a day and I will finish before the June 4th draft day. You can find all the profiles (in reverse alphabetical order) as they are presented here. I will start with RJ Alvarez and end with Kyle Zimmer. Each profile will contain a bit of background information and statistics, a mini scouting report and videos and photos. Because Mitch Brown is local, and the Twins have been linked with him, and there is a good possibility that they might select him in the supplementary or second round, I am presenting his profile, in addition to the other 22.

    Profile 23: Mitch Brown


    Mitchell Brown is a senior at Century High School in Rochester, MN. He committed to play for the University of San Diego. He is listed at 6'2" and 210 lbs. He was born on April 13, 1994 . He throws right-handed. Mitch is also playing the infield, but will be drafted as a pitcher. His father is a former Korean power lifter. You can find a web page with a lot of information on Mitch here. In 2012 he is 7-1 with 0.91 ERA and 103 strikeouts in 58 innings. Here is a recent 'CCO story and a video by Mark Rosen on Mitch Brown. He was recently named Minnesota Gatorade player of the year and this is a great story on him, by Tyler Mason.

    Mini Scouting Report:

    Mitch Brown throws an above average Fastball that sits in the low nineties and reportedly jumps to 95. He has excellent command and control of that pitch. He also throws a plus cut fastball in the low 90s that has good movement and deception. His breaking ball and changeup are works in progress. His delivery is nice and easy and his mechanics are good. Very coachable. Good strikeout to ball ratio at the high school level, but his breaking ball and change up need to improve to make the leap and they will improve with professional coaching.


    Due to the difficulties in embedding videos here, please go to the original post to see videos of Mitch Brown pitching

    Since this finishes the presentation of profiles of the top pitchers in the 2012 MLB Draft, here is a list of the pitchers presented with links to their profiles at Twins Daily:

    RJ Alvarez
    Mark Appel
    Jake Barrett
    Chris Beck
    Ryan Burr
    Zach Eflin
    Max Fried
    Kevin Gausman
    Lucas Giolito
    Andrew Heaney
    Brian Johnson
    Pat Light
    Lance McCullers
    Clate Schmidt
    Lucas Sims
    Matt Smoral
    Chris Stratton
    Marcus Stromen
    Hunter Virant
    Michael Wacha
    Walker Weickel
    Kyle Zimmer
    This article was originally published in blog: Profiles of the Top 22 Pitchers for the 2012 MLB Draft (Bonus) : Mitch Brown started by thrylos98
    Comments 5 Comments
    1. Jeremy Nygaard's Avatar
      Jeremy Nygaard -
      I'm convinced that if Brown is available at #32 that the Twins take him. TR is scouting him in person again today and Brown said he's always been a Twins fan.

      Though he later said he wouldn't be heart-broken if he was taken by someone else and I will be holding my breath during picks 29-31 (Rangers, Yankees, Red Sox).
    1. Thrylos's Avatar
      Thrylos -
      I think that the Twins value him more than other teams. He does not really look much more than a 3-4 round guy to me. He has a FB and a cutter, that's about it at this point. Major work in progress, who will likely end up as a reliever, unless he develops both a breaking ball and an change, thus the 3-4 round designation.
    1. clutterheart's Avatar
      clutterheart -
      I would love it if he is taken at #32.
    1. Chance's Avatar
      Chance -
      after the first and comp rounds hes still there. maybe we take him in the second?
    1. Thrylos's Avatar
      Thrylos -
      I think that he will be there tomorrow. The kid is academic and I am not sure that he will sign if they let him go past the second. But in most places (as I said before) he projects as a 3rd-4th rounder.
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