Southpaw Hurler Mitchell Commits To Elon


Bruce Hefflinger
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Southpaw Hurler Mitchell Commits To Elon

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Tommy Mitchell

Class of 2024 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Milton
    State: MA
  • Summer Team: NEB
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 173lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
85
Max FB
(03/13/22)
84 - 85
FB
(03/13/22)
70 - 71
CH
(03/13/22)
71 - 74
SL
(03/13/22)
Pitching
Max FB
80
FB
78 - 80
CH
68 - 69
SL
65 - 67
Trackman - Fastball
86.0
Velocity (max)
(03/13/22)
83.6 - 86.0
Velo Range
(03/13/22)
86.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/13/22)
2353
Spin Rate (max)
(03/13/22)
2288
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/13/22)
20.7
IVB (max)
(03/20/21)
15.9
IVB (avg)
(03/20/21)
-18.9
HM (max)
(03/13/22)
-17.1
HM (avg)
(03/13/22)
7.6
Extension (avg)
(03/13/22)
6.2
Release Ht (avg)
(07/07/20)
28
Spin Score (max)
(07/07/20)
55
Zone %
(03/13/22)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
86
Velo Range
83.6 - 86
Eff Velocity (avg)
86.5
Spin Rate (max)
2353
Spin Rate (avg)
2288
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
80.2
Velo Range
77.9 - 79.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
75
Spin Rate (max)
2174
Spin Rate (avg)
2110
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
73.5
Velo Range
70.3 - 73
Eff Velocity (avg)
71.4
Spin Rate (max)
2011
Spin Rate (avg)
1824
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
75.3
Velocity (max)
(03/13/22)
71.9 - 74.5
Velo Range
(03/13/22)
74.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/13/22)
1887
Spin Rate (max)
(03/20/21)
1834
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/20/21)
-3.3
IVB (max)
(03/13/22)
2.3
IVB (avg)
(03/13/22)
13.7
HM (max)
(03/20/21)
11.5
HM (avg)
(03/20/21)
7.4
Extension (avg)
(03/13/22)
5.2
Release Ht (avg)
(03/20/21)
28
Spin Score (max)
(03/20/21)
83
Zone %
(03/13/22)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
75.3
Velo Range
71.9 - 74.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
74.9
Spin Rate (max)
1836
Spin Rate (avg)
1684
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
67.7
Velo Range
65.5 - 67.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
62.6
Spin Rate (max)
1887
Spin Rate (avg)
1834
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
74.2
Velocity (max)
(03/13/22)
71.9 - 74.2
Velo Range
(03/13/22)
74.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/13/22)
1757
Spin Rate (max)
(03/13/22)
1636
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/13/22)
16.6
IVB (max)
(07/07/20)
12.0
IVB (avg)
(07/07/20)
-10.5
HM (max)
(03/13/22)
-3.2
HM (avg)
(03/13/22)
7.4
Extension (avg)
(03/13/22)
6.0
Release Ht (avg)
(07/07/20)
24
Spin Score (max)
(03/13/22)
50
Zone %
(03/13/22)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
74.2
Velo Range
71.9 - 74.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
74.8
Spin Rate (max)
1757
Spin Rate (avg)
1636
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
70.4
Velo Range
68.2 - 70
Eff Velocity (avg)
65.6
Spin Rate (max)
1463
Spin Rate (avg)
1358
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
64
Velo Range
63.3 - 63.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
63.5
Spin Rate (max)
1317
Spin Rate (avg)
1187
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Pitch_Scores

Pitch Scores - Fastball
64
Hop+
(03/20/21)
52
Rise+
(03/20/21)
86
Sink+
(03/20/21)
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Slider
53
Hammer+
(03/20/21)
81
Sweep+
(03/20/21)
Pitch Scores - Slider
Hammer+
Sweep+

Southpaw Hurler Mitchell Commits To Elon

MILTON, Ma. - The third time proved to be the charm for Tommy Mitchell and with it came a commitment to Elon.

“They saw me three times, once in Boston and twice down south, in Alabama and Georgia,” Mitchell related about the D-I university in North Carolina. “I didn’t pitch that well but they liked how I got outs and competed. After the third time I went on a visit, liked it and committed a week later.”

A college decision for Mitchell came down to Elon and Northeastern, with Virginia Tech, Boston College and Connecticut others under consideration throughout the recruiting process.

“It’s a beautiful school with great academics and great athletics,” Mitchell said of Elon. “It’s the right fit for me.”

There was more that stood out about Elon with the Milton High School junior.

“I really like the coaching staff,” Mitchell noted. “They really believe in me and I believe in them.” 

NEB coaches Scott Patterson and Mike Abraham helped connect the Colonial Athletic Association university with the second-rated 2024 left-handed pitcher in New England, who also gave credit to high school coaches Brendan Morrissey and Ryan Stoller, NEB pitching coach John DaRouin and Pinnacle strength coach Jason Aguilar with playing major roles in his development and recruitment.

“They helped make me a more competitive pitcher and a more athletic pitcher,” Mitchell said of his work with the coaches. “I’m throwing harder and executing pitches better.”

A jump in velo helped the cause for the 6-3 173-pound southpaw, who went from 72 velocity to topping at 82 in a year’s time to 88 this summer.

“I went to a PBR showcase in March and put up good numbers,” reflected Mitchell, who hit 85 at the Western New England Preseason All-State event. “Everything really started after that. Coaches came to see me in high school and then this summer I was pitching in front of them which was stressful, but a good experience.”

It was only a few years back that the 17-year-old understood his potential in the game of baseball.

“At the age of 14 I realized I had a shot,” Mitchell related. “Over the past year I realized it was a real possibility with all the work I’ve put in and the velocity jumps.”

The 15th-ranked junior in New England is confident about what he can provide the program at Elon, which hosted the CAA tournament this past season for the first time ever.

“I think I have a good chance to be a good pitcher there,” Mitchell said. “I’ll be a guy that gets outs, which is sometimes overshadowed these days. I also think I’ll be a leader on the team.”

Going to a college that is a two-hour flight from home is not a concern according to the top-rated 2024 left-handed pitcher in Massachusetts.

“It will be good to explore another part of the country,” Mitchell explained. “It will be hard being away from home but it will be good for me.”

Travel is just one area about playing at the next level that Mitchell is excited about.

“I’m looking forward to competing against the best teams in the country,” Mitchell noted. “I’m excited for the passion of the game of college baseball.”

A 3.9 student at Milton, Mitchell has plans to major in finance at Elon, a university located in north central North Carolina, just a half  hour east of Greensboro.

“It was a really exciting time for me and my family when I committed,” Mitchell said. “I owe it all to them.”

The focus now turns to continued improvement.

“I’m working on putting on weight,” Mitchell said. “It’s important to continue learning how to execute pitches better late in the count and adding velocity will also be important at that level.”



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