Bryan Bedford Mitchell…Married, wife’s name is Kara…2009 graduate of Rockingham County High School (NC)…Committed to play baseball at the University of North Carolina…Hobbies: Golfing, watching the Tampa Bay Lightning and watching “Modern Family” and “Seinfeld.”
Was part of CWS’ player pool at their alternate training site in Charlotte before being released on 8/24.
Was limited to 13 appearances (11 starts) with Class AAA El Paso in the San Diego organization due to a pair of stints on the injured list...Began the season in the El Paso rotation before going on the injured list from 4/16-27 with right shoulder inflammation…was placed on the injured list a second time on 5/3 with a recurrence of the shoulder inflammation…made four rehab appearances with the Padres Arizona League Rookie teams before being reinstated on 7/12...Finished the season with the Chihuahuas, appearing in 10 games (eight starts).
In his first season with SD, set career highs in starts (11), wins (two), quality starts (three), SO (37) and IP (73.0)...missed 62 games on the DL due to a right elbow impingement...Began the season in the starting rotation, making seven starts from 4/2 to 5/5 and posting an 0-3 record with a 6.47 ERA (23 ER, 32.0 IP) in that time..Moved to the bullpen and made five relief appearances from 5/11 to 6/5, posting a 8.27 ERA (15 ER, 16.1 IP)...Shelved on the 10-day DL on 6/20 with a right elbow impingement...reinstated on 9/1 after making six rehab appearances (all starts) with Lake Elsinore (A) from 8/2-27, posting a combined 4.13 ERA (13 ER, 28.1 IP) and a 1-3 record with 28 SO against 12 BB...On 9/3 at ARI, earned his first win as a Padre and his first since 4/2/17 while with NYY... Tossed a career-high 8.2 shutout IP on 9/24 at SF...SD won three of his four starts after his return from the DL, in which he went 2-1 with a 2.19 ERA (6 ER, 24.2 IP)...SD won three consecutive Mitchell starts (5/5 to 9/11), marking the longest team win streak in his starts in his career...As starter, had a 4.61 ERA (29 ER, 56.2 IP), and as a reliever, posted a 8.27 ERA (15 ER, 16.1 IP)...Received three-or-more runs of support in just three of his 11 starts (4/23, 9/3 and 9/24)...in those starts, the team went 3-0 and he went 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA (6 ER, 19.0 IP)...his 28 total runs of support as a starter (runs scored while he was in the game) were the fifth-fewest among pitchers with at least 56.2 IP...At home, owned a 0-4 record and a 7.55 ERA (33 ER, 39.1 IP) with a .327 opponent clip...on the road, went 2-0 with a 2.94 ERA (11 ER, 33.2 IP) and a .250 opponent average...Relied on five pitches: four-seamer (60.1%), curve (18.1%), cutter (15.3%), changeup (6%) and sinker (0.5%).
Split the season between NYY and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)...over six stints with NYY, went 1-1 with one save and a 5.79 ERA (21 ER, 32.2 IP) in 20 games (one start)... Made his first career Opening Day roster (was on the disabled list on Opening Day in 2016)... On 4/30 vs. BAL, tossed a scoreless ninth, moved to first base in the 10th and moved back to pitcher in the 11th inning, playing a position other than pitcher for the first time in his professional career…became the first Yankees pitcher to appear at a defensive position in a game since Ron Guidry played one-third of an inning in center field in the resumption of the "Pine Tar Game" on 8/18/83 vs. KC... On 6/30 at HOU, earned a 3.0 inning save, his first save of the season and second of his career (first: 6/20/15 vs. DET)...Tossed 4.0 shutout innings in 8/8 loss at TOR…matched the longest relief outing of his career (also: 9/27/14 at BOS)... In 14 games (13 starts) with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, went 3-3 with a 3.25 ERA (23 ER, 63.2 IP) and 66 SO against 13 BB... Fanned a season-high 11 batters in 7.2 IP on 8/2 vs. Buffalo.
Went 1-2 with a 3.24 ERA (25.0IP, 26H, 13R/9ER, 12BB, 11K, 1HR) over five starts in his lone stint with the Yankees (9/6-10/2)…held opponents to a .277 (26-for-94) BA; LH .270 (10-for-37, 0HR), RH .281 (16-for-57, 1HR)…was the only pitcher drafted by the Yankees to make a start for the club in 2016.Earned his first Major League win with 5.0 shutout innings (4H, 2BB, 2K) on 9/7 vs. Toronto…was the third Yankees pitcher since 2010 to throw at least 5.0 scoreless innings in his season debut, joining Iván Nova (6.2IP on 6/24/15 vs. Philadelphia) and Alfredo Aceves (5.1IP in relief on 5/4/14 vs. Tampa Bay)…was the first Yankee to make his season debut in September and toss at least 5.0 scoreless innings since Dave Eiland (8.1IP on 9/10/90 vs. Texas). On 9/28 vs. Boston, threw a career-high 7.0 scoreless innings while allowing just 2H (5BB, 2K)…since 1993, was only the second pitcher drafted by the Yankees to allow 2H-or-fewer in a scoreless start of at least 7.0IP for the club (also Andy Pettitte on 6/5/12 vs. Tampa Bay - 7.1IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 10K). Opponents hit .353 (18-for-51) in his first 45 pitches of starts and just .186 (8-for-43) after the first 45 pitches…finished the season with an 11.0-inning scoreless streak…was scoreless in two of his three home starts. Went 2-0 with a 0.57 ERA (15.2IP, 1ER) and 12K in six spring training games (three starts)…injured his left great toe while covering first base in a relief appearance on 3/30 at Atlanta…prior to his injury, had retired 38-of-45BF during a 12.2-inning scoreless streak (4H, 2BB, 9K) over five appearances. On 3/31, was diagnosed with Grade 3 turf toe on his left big toe and a fracture of the Sesamoid bone…underwent left foot plantar plate repair and reconstruction on 4/4…the surgery was performed by Dr. Robert Anderson at OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, N.C. Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 4/3 (retroactive to 3/31) with a left great toe tear…was transferred to the 60-day D.L. on 5/14…combined with Single-A Charleston, Single-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton to make four rehab starts from 8/8-23, going 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA (12.0IP, 14H, 11R/9ER, 3BB, 10K, 3HR)…was returned from rehab, reinstated from the 60-day D.L. and optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 8/24. Did not record a decision in two starts with Scranton/WB, posting a 1.00 ERA (9.0IP, 1ER) with 14K.
Went 0-2 with one save and a 6.37 ERA (29.2IP, 21ER) in 20 appearances (two starts) over four stints with the Yankees (5/16-17, 6/19-21, 6/23-7/18 and 7/30-10/4)... opponents batted .296 (37-for-125, 4HR); LH .264 (14-for-53, 2HR), RH .319 (23-for-72, 2HR)...In 18 relief appearances, went 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA (24.0IP, 16ER) and 22K...retired 14-of-18 first batters faced in relief (77.8%)...allowed 3-of-8 inherited runners to score (37.5%)...made two starts, going 0-1 with a 7.94 ERA (5.2IP, 5ER) and 7K...Made his season debut in a 6/20 win vs. Detroit, tossing the final 3.0 innings of the game to earn his first career save (4H, 1ER, 2K)...became the fourth pitcher in Yankees history (since saves became an official stat in 1969) to record a save within his first four career games, joining Tim Lollar (7/10/80 at Texas), Mike Griffin (9/30/79 vs. Toronto) and Tom Buskey (8/10/73 vs. Oakland)...Made his first start of the season on 8/1 at Chicago-AL, recording the loss after allowing 4ER in 4.0IP (7H, 1HR, 2BB, 5K)...was his second career start in the Majors (also Game 2 on 9/12/14 at Baltimore)... Tossed 3.0 scoreless innings (2H, 2BB/1IBB, 5K, 1WP) of relief in 8/11 loss at Cleveland, matching his career high in strikeouts (also 8/1/15 at Chicago-AL)...Was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list from 8/18-27...was struck in the forehead by a line drive hit by Eduardo Nunez in the second inning of his start on 8/17 vs. Minnesota (1.2IP, 4H, 1ER, 2K)...was taken to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital for a full evaluation that night, where it was determined he suffered a small nasal fracture, and was released from the hospital...threw 30 pitches in a simulated game at the Yankees' minor league complex in Tampa on 8/25...Made his first appearance following his D.L. stint in 8/28 win at Atlanta, allowing 1ER in 1.1IP (2H, 1BB)...Allowed 3ER in 0.1IP (2BB, 1K, 1HP) to record his second loss in Game 1 on 9/12 vs. Toronto...became the third Yankees pitcher in the last 25 years (since 1991) to give up at least 3R without allowing a hit (also Shawn Kelley on 5/5/14 at Los Angeles-AL - all earned; and Shane Greene on 4/24/14 at Boston - all unearned)...Was on the Yankees' AL Wild Card Game roster vs. Houston, but did not pitch...In 15 starts with Triple-A Scranton/WB, went 5-5 with a 3.12 ERA (75.0IP, 26ER, 37BB, 61K)...In three starts with the RailRiders in June, went 1-1 with a 1.59 ERA (17.0IP, 3ER)...Following the season, pitched for the Carolina Gigantes of the Puerto Rican Winter League, going 1-1 with a 4.15 ERA (21.2IP, 10ER) in five starts.
Began the season with Trenton, making 14 appearances (13 starts) before being promoted to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, where he pitched in nine games (eight starts)…Was named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week, 4/14-20, and International League Pitcher of the Week, 7/21-27...Was recalled by NYY on 8/20 and made his ML debut that night vs CLE with 2.0 scoreless IP in relief...Made his first ML start on 9/2 at BAL, allowing two runs on six hits over 5.0 IP...In 23 games (21 starts) between the Trenton and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, went 6-7 with a 4.37 ERA (50 ER, 103.0 IP).
Combined to go 4-11 with a 4.71 ERA (145.1IP, 76ER) in 27 games (26 starts) with Single-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton… tied for fifth among Yankees farmhands with 120 strikeouts. Spent the majority of the season with Tampa, going 4-11 with a 5.12 ERA (126.2IP, 72ER) in 24 appearances (23 starts). Was promoted to Trenton on 8/19 and posted a 1.93 ERA (18.2IP, 4ER) in three starts without recording a decision. Attended spring training as a non-roster invitee with the Yankees, making one relief appearance and allowing 2H and 1ER in 1.0IP. Was added to the Yankees' 40-man roster on 11/20/13.
Went 9-11 with a 4.58 ERA (120.0IP, 61ER) in 27 games (26 starts) with Single-A Charleston… led the team in wins, losses, starts, innings pitched and strikeouts (121)… ranked third among Yankees farmhands in strikeouts. Led the South Atlantic League in walks allowed (72) and tied for fourth in starts… held opponents to a .237 (101-for-426) batting average, the fourth-lowest opp. BA among SAL starters, while his 9.05K/9.0IP ratio ranked second. His lone relief appearance came on 6/10 vs. Savannah (4.2IP, 6H, 2ER, 1BB, 5K). Following the season, was named by Baseball America as having the organization's "Best Curveball."
Started 14 games for short-season Single-A Staten Island, going 1-3 with a 4.09 ERA (61.2IP, 28ER)… his 8.61K/9.0IP ratio was third-highest in the New York-Penn League.
Made his professional debut with the GCL Yankees and went 2-1 with a 3.67 ERA (41.2IP, 17ER) and 36K in 10 appearances (nine starts). Was transferred to short-season Single-A Staten Island on 9/1 and made one start, allowing 3ER in 4.0IP to record the loss.