Friendly reminder, Mitch does NOT do pitching lessons. If you are seeking pitching lessons, please book with David Kroger.
First and foremost, I am the proud father of a 3-year-old boy and an 11-month-old girl. I am happily married and reside in St Cloud Mn. I am originally from Cloverdale California, which is a small town in Northern California about two hours north of San Francisco. My wife and I settled down in Minnesota after a brief stint with the Saint Paul Saints.
My passion for the game of baseball started young. I don’t remember a time in my life where I wanted to be anything other than a baseball player (including now). I believe in playing the game hard and having fun doing it.
Since my playing career is done, I feel that it is now my responsibility to pass along all the knowledge I have gathered over my career to the next generations of young dreamers.
My sophomore-senior years at Cloverdale High School, I was the starting shortstop and a starting pitcher. My senior year of high school I posted a .591 batting average with a 0.45 ERA and 101 strikeouts in 62 innings. The following fall, I attended the University of California Berkeley (Cal) to continue my education and play baseball.
During my collegiate career at Cal, 2010 – 2012, I started 147 games, had 465 at bats and was a career .310 hitter. In 2011, we were one of eight teams in the nation to make it to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. I was drafted as a Junior by the San Francisco Giants in the 20th round of the 2012 MLB draft after hitting .355 with 11 doubles, 5 home runs, and 38 RBI with 71 hits in 52 games my Junior season.
I played 5 years in the San Francisco Giants Organization from 2012 – 2016. During my time with the Giants I was a career .265 hitter with 95 doubles, 7 triples, 31 home runs, and 244 RBI. I accumulated 1,937 at bats and had 513 hits in 510 games while maintaining a .947 fielding percentage in 895 attempts. I was invited to Major League spring training with the Giants going into the 2015 season where I hit .273 through 10 games. While in camp I received extensive hitting and fielding instruction from former MLB greats, Jeff Kent and Will Clark, as well as the current Giants Major League coaching staff before returning to minor league camp. I was an every-day starting third baseman at all 6 levels of Minor League Baseball including my final year for the Triple-A Sacramento Rivercats.
The 2016-2017 season was spent in the American Association, which is an Independent Professional Baseball League otherwise known as “indy ball”. I played first for the Fargo Morehead Redhawks and then finished the season with the Saint Paul Saints.
Immediately after my playing career I joined the Acceleration team and have been training local baseball players of all ages for almost 2 years here in Minnesota.
Big League Spring Training News Article
Home run vs Josh Becket
Pro Ball Stats
Triple A Sacramento walk-off hit
Saint Paul Saints GB’s with Mitch
College Player Profile
High School Stats