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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's MRI revealed tendinitis in his right elbow.
The MRI also showed swelling in the flexor area of his forearm. Fortunately, Mitchell was able to avoid ligament damage. Mitchell will rest up for a few days before joining the team in Texas next week. The Padres are optimistic he'll be able to resume playing catch while in Texas. Jun 21 - 10:29 PM

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Padres placed RHP Bryan Mitchell on the 10-day disabled list with a right elbow impingement.

Mitchell holds an ugly 7.08 ERA, 2.03 WHIP, and 23/35 K/BB ratio in 48 1/3 innings (seven starts, five relief appearances) this season with the Padres. There is no timetable for his return at this moment.
Jun 20 - 12:56 PM

Bryan Mitchell pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed three runs Friday against the Cardinals in his first relief appearance of the year.

Mitchell lasted longer than that in just one of his seven starts before being shifted to the pen last weekend. Mitchell fits best in an innings-eating relief role. Still, one imagines he'll get another crack at a rotation spot eventually.
May 12 - 2:14 AM

Bryan Mitchell has been moved to the Padres' bullpen.

Mitchell lasted just 2 1/3 innings in his last start on Saturday and has posted a 6.47 ERA and hideous 16/26 K/BB ratio over 32 frames across his seven starts, so the move doesn't come as a surprise. He'll be used in long relief for now. Jordan Lyles will start Thursday against the Cardinals in Mitchell's place.
May 7 - 7:12 PM

Bryan Mitchell lasted just 2 1/3 innings Saturday, allowing three runs on five hits in a no-decision against the Dodgers.

Mitchell was fortunate to avoid his fourth loss of the year, as a quick trigger by manager Andy Green and some offensive backing let him off the hook in the Padres win. Still, it was the latest in a string of poor outings for the 27-year-old, who now owns a 6.47 ERA and 2.00 WHIP through seven starts. It's hard to imagine the team continuing to run him out there every fifth day when he's going like this.
May 5 - 11:05 PM

Bryan Mitchell allowed four runs on five hits over 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Mets on Sunday.

Mitchell wasn't even the worst -- or second-worst -- Padres pitcher in the contest, but he was bad enough to take his third loss of the year. There hasn't been much to like about Mitchell's 2018 season thus far, as he's now the owner of a 6.07 ERA and 1.89 WHIP -- due in large part to the fact he's walked 23 in 29 2/3 innings. The Padres aren't swimming in better options, but it's still worth wondering how much longer they ride with the 27-year-old when he's going like this. The Dodgers will get their shot at Mitchell when the teams meet up on Saturday.
Apr 29 - 8:10 PM

Bryan Mitchell gave up five runs in 5 1/3 innings on Monday in a no decision against the Rockies.

Mitchell's line isn't pretty, but it could have been much worse after he gave up four in the bottom the first. Still, it's another poor effort from the former Yankee, and his ERA now sits at 5.76. At some point, you have to wonder if San Diego will move the right-hander to the bullpen, but it's too soon for that to happen just yet. His next start will come Sunday against the Mets in Petco Park.
Apr 24 - 12:10 AM

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

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

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