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Bryan Mitchell | Starting Pitcher | #50

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/19/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 16 (0) / NYY
Contract: view contract details

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Bryan Mitchell allowed three earned runs, five hits and three walks with four strikeouts over six innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Dodgers.
Mitchell tossed 51 of his 86 pitches for strikes in the quality start, his first of the season in four outings. The biggest obstacle for Mitchell has been his inability to avoid walks, as he has issued at least three in each start this season. If he can work his walk totals down, he'll be able to work deeper into games. Until that happens he is only worth using in the deepest of NL-only fantasy leagues. He isn't worth using Monday at Colorado even as he kicks off a two-start week. Apr 18 - 4:28 AM

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Bryan Mitchell walked five while surrendering three runs on four hits over three innings in Thursday's loss to the Giants.

While Mitchell was able to keep the Giants from bludgeoning him out of existence -- all three runs on his line scored in the first inning -- he was unable to provide any sort of length due to his issues finding the plate. Mitchell threw just 32 of his 61 pitches for strikes before taking his relatively early exit. His lack of control has shown itself in every one of his three starts to date, as he's now walked 14 batters in just 13 2/3 frames. He'll carry a bloated 5.27 ERA and 2.12 WHIP into a home start against these same Giants next time out as he tries desperately to get his season on track.
Apr 13 - 1:01 AM

Bryan Mitchell held the Astros scoreless over 5 2/3 innings on Saturday despite issuing six walks.

Making things even more unlikely, Mitchell also struck out just one of the 24 batters he faced. The Astros had their chances, yet they could only put together three singles against him. It’s unlikely Mitchell is going to run into this sort of good fortune again. He has one strikeout through his first two starts, which just isn’t going to get it done. He makes for a shaky fantasy option in his next start against the Giants.
Apr 7 - 11:14 PM

Bryan Mitchell struggled in his first start in a Padres uniform, giving up five runs in five innings in a loss to the Rockies on Monday.

Most concerning, Mitchell walked three in those five innings, and he wasn't able to pick up a single strikeout. A long-time favorite of the scouting community, Mitchell has not been able to put it together at the highest level. It's just one start, but these type of outings have been too common when he's been a member of the rotation. He'll get a chance to bounce back against the Astros on Saturday, but you shouldn't touch Mitchell in that contest.
Apr 3 - 1:38 AM

Bryan Mitchell was taken behind the woodshed and slammed for seven earned runs in four innings but his team still won the game against the Rangers on Friday.

He served up two bombs to first baseman Joey Gallo and another one to second baseman Rougned Odor. That makes two poor outings in a row for Mitchell, who had been locked into a rotation slot with his new team after coming over from the Yankees this winter. If he does end up in the rotation he could generate a bit of fantasy value starting half his games in pitcher-friendly Petco Park, though his career 5.86 K/9 isn't very attractive.
Mar 24 - 1:23 AM

Bryan Mitchell surrendered four earned runs over four innings Monday in a Cactus League start against the Royals.

Mitchell walked one and gave up four hits, including a solo homer to Salvador Perez in the bottom of the second inning and a three-run double to Michael Saunders in the bottom of the third. Mitchell appears locked into a rotation spot in San Diego, but he doesn't offer much in the way of fantasy upside. The 26-year-old right-hander holds a 4.94 ERA and 64/44 K/BB ratio in 98 1/3 career major league innings -- most of that as a reliever.
Mar 12 - 4:40 PM

Bryan Mitchell threw two scoreless innings in his start against the Royals on Friday.

Mitchell has four scoreless frames under his belt to begin the spring. The Padres have liked him for quite some time and were able to pick him up in the same deal with the Yankees that brought Chase Headley back to San Diego. He’s struggled to miss bats in the majors despite strong velocity, but the Padres are prepared to give him a rotation spot to begin the year.
Mar 2 - 9:15 PM

Bryan Mitchell fired two scoreless innings on Sunday against the Angels in his first start of the Cactus League season.

Mitchell gave up one hit, walked one and struck out one in his two innings of work. It was recently reported that the former Yankee is "locked in" as one of the five starters, and while he hasn't pitched spectacularly in his time as a starter, there have been flashes of brilliance for the 26-year-old right-hander. There are no locks here -- other than him being given a chance to start -- but if you're looking to take a chance, there are certainly worse arms than Mitchell.
Feb 25 - 5:31 PM

Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune writes that Bryan Mitchell is "locked in" to one of the spots in the Padres' rotation.

Mitchell was always going to make the team since he's out of options, and it sounds like it will be as a member of the rotation. The former Yankee has underwhelmed to this point during his chances in the majors, but he throws hard and has pitched very well the last couple years in the minors. Mitchell might be able to churn out some deep league value as he trades in Yankee Stadium for Petco Park. Acee lists Clayton Richard as the only other starter guaranteed a rotation spot, with Dinelson Lamet and Luis Perdomo "penciled in" to two other slots. Tyson Ross, Chris Young, Matt Strahm, Robbie Erlin and Colin Rea are all likely vying for one spot.
Feb 25 - 12:52 PM

Padres acquired RHP Bryan Mitchell from the Yankees in the Chase Headley trade.

While Chase Headley is now back in San Diego, Mitchell is the focus of the deal for the club. The 26-year-old owns an underwhelming 4.94 ERA and 64/44 K/BB ratio over 98 1/3 innings in the majors, but the Padres believe in his potential. Getting out of Yankee Stadium and the AL East should help. It's believed that the Padres will give him a chance to start.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 01:35:00 PM

Bryan Mitchell, called up before the game, pitched four scoreless innings in middle relief Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

That's the good news. The bad news is that, because he threw 67 pitches, he's been rendered useless for the next two days at least. As a result, the Yankees will probably send him right back down.
Tue, Aug 8, 2017 10:16:00 PM

Yankees recalled RHP Bryan Mitchell from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Mitchell holds a 4.29 ERA over 13 appearances -- one start -- for the Bombers this season. He'll work in long relief.
Tue, Aug 8, 2017 11:23:00 AM

Yankees optioned RHP Bryan Mitchell to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Mitchell pitched well in a spot start Monday night against the Twins, allowing just two runs -- one earned -- over five innings in a no-decision. The 26-year-old right-hander should get another try soon.
Tue, Jul 18, 2017 04:29:00 PM

Bryan Mitchell allowed two runs -- one earned -- over five innings Monday in a no-decision versus the Twins.

Minnesota rallied for two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to win the game 4-2. Mitchell did his part in what was his start at the major league level this season, scattering six hits and two walks. He struck out two. If the 26-year-old right-hander gets another turn, it'll come this weekend on the road against the Mariners.
Mon, Jul 17, 2017 11:28:00 PM

Bryan Mitchell will start Monday against the Twins.

Mitchell was originally expected to start Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Red Sox, but he was eventually pushed back to Monday. This will be his first start in the majors this season. The 26-year-old has made 12 relief appearances with the Yankees this season, but has exclusively pitched as a starter in Triple-A. He can be avoided in most fantasy leagues.
Mon, Jul 17, 2017 08:32:00 AM

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1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Carlos Asuaje
SS1Freddy Galvis
2Allen Cordoba
3B1Chase Headley
2Cory Spangenberg
3Christian Villanueva
LF1Jose Pirela
2Hunter Renfroe
3Alex Dickerson
CF1Manuel Margot
2Matt Szczur
3Franchy Cordero
RF1Wil Myers
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Richard
2Tyson Ross
3Bryan Mitchell
4Joey Lucchesi
5Matt Strahm
6Colin Rea
Relief Pitcher
R1Brad Hand
2Kirby Yates
3Craig Stammen
4Kazuhisa Makita
5Jordan Lyles
6Adam Cimber
7Robbie Erlin
8Jose Torres
9Phil Maton