The Mets selected RHP Bret Mitchell in the 12th round of the 2010 draft with the 362nd overall pick.
In 2010, Bret pitched with the Kingsport Mets (Rookie) of the Appalachian League where he appeared in 8 games (all starts) with a record of 2-2 with an ERA of 5.94. In 36 1/3 innings, he allowed 39 hits, walking 13 and striking out 42 with a WHIP of 1.43.
In 2011, Bret played in 7 games for the Kingsport Mets before making one start with the Brooklyn Cyclones in August. He made 8 appearances (all starts) with a combined record of 5-1 with an ERA of 2.84, pitching 44 1/3 innings allowing 30 hits, walking 14, and striking out 40 with a WHIP of 0.99.
Bret missed the entirety of 2012 after having hip surgery before returning for a successful 2013 season that was split between the Savannah Sand Gnats (A) and the St. Lucie Mets (A+). Bret appeared entirely out of the bullpen in 2013, making 43 appearances with a record of 4-2 and an ERA of 2.05 and 10 saves. In 61 1/3 innings, Bret allowed 42 hits and walked 29 to go with 75 strikeouts with a WHIP of 1.16.
To date, Bret has appeared in 59 games (16 starts) with a combined record of 11-5 and an ERA of 3.30 and 10 saves. In 142 innings, he has allowed 111 hits with 56 walks and striking out 157 with a WHIP of 1.18.
If Bret Mitchell can stay healthy and can continue to build on his 2013 campaign – we may see him in the majors one of these days.