Mitch Garver

Mitch Garver
Minnesota Twins – No. 23
Catcher / First baseman
Born: (1991-01-15) January 15, 1991
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 19, 2017, for the Minnesota Twins
MLB statistics
(through August 23, 2018)
Batting average .253
Home runs 7
Runs batted in 35
Teams

Mitchell Lyn Garver (born January 15, 1991) is an American professional baseball catcher for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Career

Garver attended La Cueva High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico and played college baseball at the University of New Mexico.

He was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the ninth round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft. He spent his professional season with the Elizabethton Twins where he batted .243 in 56 games. He spent 2014 with the Cedar Rapids Kernals where he posted a .245 average with 16 home runs and 79 RBI's, and 2015 with the Fort Myers Miracle where he batted .329 in 22 games.[1][2][3] After the 2015 season he played in the Arizona Fall League. Garver spent 2016 with both the Chattanooga Lookouts and the Rochester Red Wings, where he posted a combined .270 batting average with 11 home runs and 66 RBI's.[4] He played in the Arizona Fall League after the season for the second consecutive year.[5] The Twins added him to their 40-man roster after the season. [6] In 2017, Garver was promoted from AAA to the MLB to play with the Twins.

Garver debuted on August 19, 2017. He got his first major league hit the next day, and played in 23 games that year, batting .196 (9-for-46) with 3 RBI.

In 2018, Garver hit his first home run on April 5, and became the Twins’ primary catcher by May.

References

  1. Writer, Kevin Hendricks | Journal Staff. "Ex-Lobo Garver is embracing his role in Twins' system". Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  2. "Kernels catcher Garver working on his defense - The Gazette". Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  3. Writer, Kevin Hendricks | Journal Staff. "Garver is on the Twins' radar". Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  4. "Mitch Garver Stats, Highlights, Bio | MiLB.com Stats | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Milb.com. Retrieved May 31, 2017.
  5. Sports, Fox. "Minnesota Twins assign six players to Arizona Fall League". Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  6. "Ex-Lookouts On The Move As Twins Make Roster Changes". Retrieved November 19, 2016.
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