Scouting Notes: Mitchell Shows Power Arsenal

DUNEDIN - The Yankees' farm system is quickly becoming a system known for its depth, particularly in the pitching department. Beyond their well known arms like Manny Banuelos and Dellin Betances, there is another layer of pitching prospects that includes pitchers like right-hander Bryan Mitchell.

Bryan Mitchell, RHP

Close followers of the Yankees' system know that Mitchell is one of New York's most intriguing untapped talents. The good news is he seems to be slowly figuring out how to tap into that talent.

Mitchell sat consistently at 93-96 mph in his Thursday outing against the Jays, and was able to miss some bats on that fastball as well. Still, command continues to be a problem. The right-hander works from a high arm angle and appears to have trouble forcing the ball down in the zone. Most of his misses are up and out of the zone.

Mitchell's curveball, when he's on, is another clear plus offering in the making. Thrown at 78-82 mph, there's some variation of the speed on this pitch. He needs to get ahead in more counts to get to this pitch, but it shows very good shape and late diving action. It's a swing and miss offering when it's spotted.

Later on in the outing, Mitchell also sprinkled in some changeups at 83-85 mph. It's not a pitch he has a great feel for currently, but he sells the arm action well and gets some nice fade.

Gary Sanchez, C

You can't talk about anything going on in Yankee camp without referencing Sanchez at least once. As Sanchez continues to swing the bat well, it still is his defense that stands out. Sanchez is beginning to become a menace to base stealers, as his throws continue to be consistently on-line.

Jose Campos, RHP

Jose Campos is far more than just a live arm. He worked at 91-94 mph in his most recent start, but also showed a solid feel for his breaking ball and changeup. He produces an outstanding plane, which allows his velocity to play up another tick or two. When he's in mid-season form, this looks like a pitcher who can work consistently at 93-95 mph.

Jose Ramirez, RHP

Ramirez' outing earlier this week was quite an impressive one. While his command is still a work in progress, he showed improved command of his secondary pitches, while working at 93-95 mph, topping out at 96.

The wiry right-hander stayed on top of his breaking ball well, and for the most part stayed aggressive in the zone with his fastball. If he stays consistent with his mechanics his high quality stuff should allow him to shine.

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