Originally Posted by WhiteSox5187
Even before the injury I recall some scout saying that "As a baseball player he makes for a pretty good wide receiver." He had a long way to go before he was going to be a good baseball player.
Yep. Mitchell is a typical tools player. If he put it together he has all-star potential. A risky player, but one with a potential fantastic ceiling. This isn't atypical. Some of these players make it, some of them bust in A-ball because they couldn't translate tools into skills.
There was nothing wrong with the Mitchell pick at the time.