Cardinals Prospect #34 - Mitchell Boggs, RHP

Boggs was a starter for New Jersey after pitching primarily in relief while in college at Georgia. Player Profile

DOB: 2/15/1984

Height: 6-3

Weight: 195

Bats: R

Throws: R

School: University of Georgia

Became a Cardinal: Selected in the fifth round of the June, 2005 First-Year Player Draft. Received a $150,000 signing bonus.

2005 G W-L IP Hits BB K ERA
New Jersey (SS-A) 15 4-4 71.2 77 24 61 3.89

Staff Comments

JS (38): "Many questioned the selection of Boggs in the fifth round with the numbers he had posted at Georgia, but he performed very well for New Jersey, being used as a starter after pitching primarily in relief for the Bulldogs. Boggs will easily move up my list if he continues to perform next season."

LM (27): "It is difficult to make my case for why Boggs deserves to be #27, where I ranked him, without leaking the names of those that are ranked ahead of him that I do not think should be ahead of him.  Performance-wise, Boggs compiled a 2.10 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 3.00 K/BB and .244 BAA over his last six starts, thirty-four and one-third innings, at short-season A New Jersey.  That is a strong close.  At 21 his age is league appropriate and he was a fifth round draft pick this past June which indicates potential.  Therefore, he showed plus performance, league-appropriate age and potential.  The main drawback is that he did not get promoted this season but spent it entirely in New Jersey.  Nevertheless, it was a quality first professional year for Boggs and I put him higher than some of the players you will see later."

RM (34): "I hit the nail on the head here, Boggs finishing on the list where I ranked him.  Boggs was 4-4 with a 3.89 ERA, nothing that sticks out to you.  He did manage to be named the Cardinals Minor League Player of the Day once this past season.  His strike-out to walk ratio catches my eye, 61 Ks, to only 24 walks and he finished second on the team behind Zach Zuercher in innings pitched with 71.2 and strikeouts with 61 to Zuercher's 82 innings and 63 Ks.  Leonda Markee ranked Boggs at #27 on her ballot.  I'm thinking Boggs has the potential to be a Top 20 prospect within a couple of seasons but for now it's #34."

BW (33): "The Cards' fifth-rounder walked off the UGA campus and onto the field with New Jersey, stepping into a starting role despite having primarily been a reliever in college. In 15 NY-Penn League appearances, Boggs performed credibly, if unspectacularly, fanning 61 and walking 24 in 71-1/3 innings."

STAFF COMMENTS KEY: Staff Member (Individual Ranking); JS = Jason Scott; LM = Leonda Markee; BW = Brian Walton; RM = Ray Mileur; NR = Not Rated

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