Cal Mitchell is fast now

Cal Mitchell has a saying: He is fast now.

He would like for everyone to know.

Not in a boastful way, but still confident of his abilities and a misconception.

“It was always kind of a running joke with my friends and the Pirates that I was slow,” Mitchell said. “That kind of took hold a little bit, so I wanted to remind everyone that I can run.”

However, this rumor is not just within his personal network, or even the Pirates. There was a scouting report Tweet that listed speed as his only below average tool. Baseball America listed Mitchell as its number 99 top prospect in 2018. Speed and arm were Mitchell’s only tools listed below 50.

He admitted that hearing these types of reports put a decent sized chip on his shoulder. Both of the aforementioned Tweets were retweeted.



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