Jun 29, 2009 | Dan Thompson | 217 views
Mitch Clarke Signs Professional Contract With The Reds
Less than three weeks after the MLB draft Mitch Clarke has inked a deal with the Cincinnati Reds and will report to the Florida Gulf Coast League as soon as his US visa has been processed.
Mitch will wrap up his storied career as a Terrier this week at the Toronto Elite Tournament, no doubt adding to the legendary numbers he has compiled over the past two years.
The very likeable, often comedic lefthander is blessed with a great arm, but that alone is not the reason for the staggering success he has had. Away from the field, Mitch has worked very hard on his strength and conditioning and has become a student of the game. He is a polished big game pitcher that has carried the Terriers pitching staff for the past two seasons. Further, the tremendous support Mitch has had from his parents through his entire amateur career has been unyielding.
Everyone associated with the Terriers is very proud of Mitch and wish him the best of luck on his road to the big leagues!
More about Mitch Clarke...
• Joined the Terriers two years ago with an 82-84 mph FB. Leaves with an 88-90 mph FB.
• Won 30 games in two seasons, against just 4 losses, with a microscopic 0.67 ERA.
• Had 181 strike outs in 118 innings pitched in 2008.
• Threw a 17k no hitter vs the Ontario Blue Jays in May of 2008.
• Received Terriers Top Pitcher Award in 2008.
• Named to Pittsburgh Pirates Scout Team in 2008.
• Ranked 5th in Canada by Perfect Game Scouting.
• Lit up the radar gun at 90mph for the first time in Feb/08 at the MLB Bureau Camp.
• Acquired a scholarship to Walter State College (NJCAA D1) in Tennessee in the fall of 2007.
• 1st Team JR Intercounty Allstar.