Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Rays 12th Round Pick - 390th Overall: Trevor Mitsui

Rays went with a college 3B then a HS 3B earlier, and now they do the same with 1B. Mitsui is from Shorewood HS, the same as supplemental pick Blake Snell.

BaseballAmerica (rated #23 in Washington)
Mitsui put up great numbers this year (.712/.845/1.635) and has bat speed, but his tools don't match the statistics. He's sometimes too passive at the plate and is limited to first base, where he's a below-average defender with a below-average arm. He will likely wind up at Washington.
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10 comments:

  1. Whether Trevor decides to sign with the Rays or attend Washington, he is a tremendous athlete who will only get better as he matures. We see a bright future for this humble, well-rounded young man. Good luck, Trevor!!

    John and Jolene Nerdahl

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  2. Underrated player, great guy

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  3. Trevor is a great hitter! Nothing passive about his approach. He just waits for a good pitch to hit.( Ted Williams) As for his arm I've seen worse in pro ball that can't hit their weight. Scouts are pretty much full of it. They miss the mark a lot. Trevor can flat out punish a pitcher that puts a pitch in the strike zone. Plus he is a great young man. Good luck Trevor .David Clerget

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  4. Trevor isn't too passive at the plate...If you mean passive by getting intentionally walked and or seeing curves in the dirt all the time. Everytime he was pitched to he took advantage of it. He is the best hitter I ave ever seen at the high school level. Good luck Trev keep working hard and prove everyone wrong!

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  5. Sir, you are a complete idiot. How can a player be too selective when he struck out twice all season? I hope you're not paid to make these ridiculous statements.

    This post sounds like: He took too many shots (and he shot 95% from the field) or he putts too hard (and hes never missed one)...you freakin' tard.

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  6. Out of curiosity, what does not make him the best high school hitter in the draft? His ridiculous amount of power to both sides of the field? His ability to hit in the clutch? The fact he had a .700+ avg? Or the fact that he had one of the greatest eyes in high school baseball and was able to take every pitcher deep into counts without striking out (which I guess you think is bad)...?

    Please let me know. Thanks.

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  7. (Just to be clear, the scouting bit is quoted from BaseballAmerica, just passing it along)

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  8. Disappointed that your organization blew it by not signing Mitsui. You guys spent 1.6 on Sale and your organization wasn't serious on a kid who has just as much power and is a better overall hitter.
    In the meantime, he will tear up the PAC 11 and hopefully some day show the Rays what could have been.

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  9. Good luck to him

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  10. This young man is the most disiplined high school hitter I have ever seen. I wish him the best of luck at UW. Come on mariner's open your eyes on this young man.

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