Calvin David Mitchell... Is a 2017 graduate of Rancho Bernardo High School in San Diego, CA (the same high school as former Pirates pitcher Trevor Williams)... Was a 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game first-team All-American and California All-Region first-team selection... Hit .369 with 11 home runs and 34 RBI in 34 games during his senior year at Rancho Bernardo... Was ranked by MLBPipeline as the 79th-best prospect available in the 2017 draft..Signed by Pirates scout Brian Tracy... Has several tattoos, many of which he drew and designed himself.
Began the season with Indianapolis and was the Opening Day starter in RF...Recorded at least one RBI in each of his first seven games through 4/13...Hit .371 with a 1.138 OPS and 12 RBI in his first 10 games through 4/17... Connected for two home runs and had four RBI on 5/13 vs. Columbus...Reached base safely in 16 straight games from 4/20 through 5/14...Was hitting .306 (38-for-124) at the time he was selected to the Major League roster on 5/24... Made his Major League debut as the starter in right field on 5/24 vs. Colorado and had an RBI single off Kyle Freeland in his second at-bat...Hit safely in each of his first four big league games before going 0-for-4 on 5/29...Connected off Arizona’s Zac Gallen for his first Major League home run on 6/5...Homered again in his next game on 6/7 vs. Detroit off Tarik Skubal...Was optioned back to Indianapolis on 6/27... Hit safely in 11 straight games with Indianapolis from 5/17 through 7/4, going 18-for-43 (.419) with 11 RBI and a .934 OPS...Was recalled a second time on 7/15...Hit safely in 16 of his 17 games with Indianapolis in August, going 24-for-64 (.375) with four doubles, two triples, four home runs, 14 RBI, a .438 OBP, .688 slugging percentage and 1.126 OPS...Was recalled on 9/1...Hit safely in four straight games from 9/2-7... Connected for his fifth and final home run on 9/13 in game one of a doubleheader at Cincinnati.
Entered season ranked by MLB Pipeline as the 17th-best prospect in the Pirates minor league system... Hit .279 (112-for-402) with 20 doubles, 12 home runs and 62 RBI in 115 minor league games between Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis...Ranked second among Pirates farmhands in games, third in hits and eighth in RBI...Began season with Altoona and connected for first Double-A home run in his sixth game on 5/12 at Binghamton...Recorded his first career two-homer game on 6/30 at Hartford...Batted .319 (29-for-91) with five home runs, 17 RBI and a .939 OPS in 25 games during the month of June...Matched a franchise record with a career-high five hits and five RBI in Altoona’s 16-5 win over Richmond on 8/24...Reached base safely in 18 straight games from 8/10 thru 9/1...Made 92 appearances (90 starts) in right field and five starts in left field while playing with Altoona...Was promoted to Indianapolis on 9/20 and hit safely in each of his first four games...Made all five defensive appearances in right field with Indianapolis.
Did not play a regular season game due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Entered 2019 season ranked as Pittsburgh’s eighth-best prospect according to Baseball America...Finished tied for first in the Florida State League in total bases (183), fifth in RBI, sixth in home runs and 10th in slugging while spending entire 2019 season with Single-A Bradenton...Was named to the Florida State League mid-season All-Star team in 2019; went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles while being named MVP of the All-Star Game...Led Florida State League right fielders with a .977 fielding percentage in 2019...Was named the Florida State League Player-of-the-Week for the week of 7/15-21/2019...Hit a walk-off grand slam to cap off a six-run 10th inning for Bradenton on 7/17/19 vs. Clearwater...Hit his second grand slam in four-game span on 7/21 at Tampa.