Derrick Mitchell opened some eyes at Reading last season and even more eyes this spring. Now, he's just trying to make the necessary adjustments to have success at Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
When they drafted Derrick Mitchell, the Phillies had a few question marks around him. First, would he sign or go off to play at Michigan State? Second, could he hit? He signed and last season, started to hit, so things could go well for Mitchell. The only problem now is finding a place for him to play.
January 16, 2009
Derrick Mitchell has had a tough time jumping from the high school ranks to the pros, but there is a lot of talent there and he's still very young.
February 13, 2008
For Derrick Mitchell, things can't happen fast enough. Career wise that is. The Phillies 23rd round pick out of Paw Paw High School in Michigan is ready to move along through the system, but knows that there is still a lot to learn.
August 10, 2005