Mitchell was drafted 23rd overall in 2009 by the White Sox, but played most recently in the Angels organization. Mitchell moved quickly through the lower levels but has spent the last four years in triple A with 10 homeruns and 12 stolen bases in 695 plate appearances. Mitchell has the ability to play all three outfield positions but has not been consistent enough at the plate, causing him to never see major league time.
Mitchell could have some upside. He played his college ball at LSU and was voted the College World Series Most Outstanding Player in 2009. The Yankees will see if they can resurrect Mitchell’s career and if not, it provides depth in the minors.