Garrett Mitchell gets first taste of pros

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For first-round Draft pick Garrett Mitchell and some other Brewers Minor Leaguers who lost their season to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s finally time to play ball.

The Brewers’ fall instructional league is underway in Phoenix with a 53-man roster. The Brewers’ squad played against the Giants on Monday in Scottsdale, Ariz., the first of 25 games against other organizations.

Teams are following many of the same health and safety protocols that guided Major League players through their shortened season. From intake testing earlier this month through the final game on Nov. 12, the program covers about six weeks, an opportunity to make up for lost time.

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Players range in age from 17 to 26. In addition to games five to six days per week, the Brewers will have work groups each day to ensure that players get individual skill work.

For at least eight players, acquired by the Brewers in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be their introduction to Milwaukee’s system. That group includes four of the Brewers’ five 2020 Draft picks — Mitchell, catcher Zavier Warren, outfielder Joey Wiemer and infielder Hayden Cantrelle — plus Evan Reifert, a right-handed pitcher who went undrafted. Also participating are all three of the young pitchers acquired by the Brewers in an Aug. 31 trade with the Phillies: right-handers Juan Geraldo, Israel Puello and Brandon Ramey.

Of the Brewers’ five 2020 Draft picks, only second-rounder Freddy Zamora, isn’t on the roster. He is recovering from right ACL surgery, but he is at the complex with the other players, participating on a limited basis.

Warren, Wiemer and Cantrelle got at-bats over the summer in independent leagues, but Mitchell, ranked by MLB Pipeline as the organization’s top prospect,


South Brunswick Board Of Education Profile: Mike Mitchell

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – South Brunswick resident Mike Mitchell has been an educator for the past 23 years. His experience has taught him to identify the educational gaps that exist in schools. Mitchell hopes to close this gap through dialogue and innovative ideas.

This election, Mitchell is running for a seat on the Board of Education. His platform is one of cooperation and communication. But most importantly, he hopes to put students first.

Read below to learn more about Mitchell and his platform for the upcoming elections in South Brunswick.

Name – Mike Mitchell

Age (as of Election Day) – 50

Position Sought – Board of Education member

Does anyone in your family work in politics or government? – No

Education – Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of South Carolina

Occupation – Paraeducator for 23 years

Previous or Current Elected or Appointed Office – No

Campaign website – https://m.facebook.com/Raja.Smitha.Mike/posts

Why are you seeking elective office?

I am seeking elective office because we need newer Board of Education members with strong educational backgrounds.

The single most pressing issue facing our community is _______, and this is what I intend to do about it.

The single most pressing issue facing our community now is the current health crisis brought on by COVID-19 earlier this year. The best thing I could do as Board member is to support our central administration as they continue to guide our district through this situation. There are really no right or wrong answers other than to be on top of what the CDC publishes daily and what comes down from the Governor’s office. Acting accordingly based on that data. Understanding district needs.

What are the critical differences between you and the other candidates seeking this post?

There are not many critical differences between me and