If you’ve been a fan of Phillies minor league teams for any length of time, you’ll remember Derrick Mitchell. (Here’s my favorite story about him)
Mitchell was drafted directly from high school and played eight years in the Phillies system before playing one year in the Braves system. Derrick was the first player Ross and I got to know, he remains a favorite and even more special, we are friends.
Mitchell was a two sport athlete in high school so when he went to college, he tried out for football and made the team! Here’s an article about him.
So tonight, I’ll be at home watching my friend on ESPN U (at 7) watching Derrick and Western Michigan take on Michigan.