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2012 MLB Draft: Cleveland Indians Select RHP Mitchell Brown With Pick No. 79

On the second day of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft, the Cleveland Indians selected right-handed pitcher Mitchell Brown with the No. 79 overall selection. Brown is a six-foot-two, 210 pound high-school player out of Minnesota who has been clocked at throwing as high as 93 miles per hour. In addition to his fastball, he also reportedly has a 75 MPH slurve as well as a slider and changeup.

Brown has the potential to be a starting pitcher at the next level and has pitched exceptionally well in that role for Rochester Century High School registering a 7-0 record in eight games with a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 77-11. He has allowed only 11 hits over that span and has an earned run average of 0.19 allowing only two runs (one earned) this season.

As of this time he is committed to the University of San Diego to play for the Toreros.

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