Selected in the 22nd round (676th overall) of the June, 2006 First-Year Player Draft. Mulligan converted from catching to pitching in June, of last season.
Mulligan pitched 38 2/3 innings over 30 games primarily for the A-Advanced Palm Beach Cardinals in his first professional season on the mound. He posted a record of 2-1 with a 3.03 ERA, 44-18 K/BB ratio in 38.2 IP for Palm Beach & GCL.
This past month Mulligan posted a record of 1-0 with six saves for the Cardinals' Class-A affiliate. He appeared in 9.0 innings over nine games and allowed only one run (1.00 ERA). He walked two, fanned 17 and had just an .097 opponent's average against.
Look for an early promotion for this catcher this season as his stock as a pitching prospect begins to rise.