Full name is Bryan Bedford Mitchell…was committed to play baseball for the University of North Carolina, but instead signed with the Yankees. Graduated from Rockingham County High School in Reidsville, N.C. in June 2009…was on the baseball team and played right field and designated hitter in games he did not pitch…was named to the North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association All-Star team in 2009…was named the top prospect at the 2008 Atlantic Coast Top Prospect Showcase…was also honored on All-Conference and All-Area teams…as a junior in 2008, went 8-1 with a 1.67 ERA in 63.0IP (38BB, 96K)…as a senior in 2009, was 5-2 with a 0.62 ERA in 45.1IP (18BB, 87K).
Went 1-2 with a 3.24 ERA (25.0IP, 26H, 13R/9ER, 12BB, 11K, 1HR) over five starts in his lone stint with the Yankees (9/6-10/2)…held opponents to a .277 (26-for-94) BA; LH .270 (10-for-37, 0HR), RH .281 (16-for-57, 1HR)…was the only pitcher drafted by the Yankees to make a start for the club in 2016.Earned his first Major League win with 5.0 shutout innings (4H, 2BB, 2K) on 9/7 vs. Toronto…was the third Yankees pitcher since 2010 to throw at least 5.0 scoreless innings in his season debut, joining Iván Nova (6.2IP on 6/24/15 vs. Philadelphia) and Alfredo Aceves (5.1IP in relief on 5/4/14 vs. Tampa Bay)…was the first Yankee to make his season debut in September and toss at least 5.0 scoreless innings since Dave Eiland (8.1IP on 9/10/90 vs. Texas). On 9/28 vs. Boston, threw a career-high 7.0 scoreless innings while allowing just 2H (5BB, 2K)…since 1993, was only the second pitcher drafted by the Yankees to allow 2H-or-fewer in a scoreless start of at least 7.0IP for the club (also Andy Pettitte on 6/5/12 vs. Tampa Bay - 7.1IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 10K). Opponents hit .353 (18-for-51) in his first 45 pitches of starts and just .186 (8-for-43) after the first 45 pitches…finished the season with an 11.0-inning scoreless streak…was scoreless in two of his three home starts. Went 2-0 with a 0.57 ERA (15.2IP, 1ER) and 12K in six spring training games (three starts)…injured his left great toe while covering first base in a relief appearance on 3/30 at Atlanta…prior to his injury, had retired 38-of-45BF during a 12.2-inning scoreless streak (4H, 2BB, 9K) over five appearances. On 3/31, was diagnosed with Grade 3 turf toe on his left big toe and a fracture of the Sesamoid bone…underwent left foot plantar plate repair and reconstruction on 4/4…the surgery was performed by Dr. Robert Anderson at OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, N.C. Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 4/3 (retroactive to 3/31) with a left great toe tear…was transferred to the 60-day D.L. on 5/14…combined with Single-A Charleston, Single-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton to make four rehab starts from 8/8-23, going 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA (12.0IP, 14H, 11R/9ER, 3BB, 10K, 3HR)…was returned from rehab, reinstated from the 60-day D.L. and optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 8/24. Did not record a decision in two starts with Scranton/WB, posting a 1.00 ERA (9.0IP, 1ER) with 14K.
Went 0-2 with one save and a 6.37 ERA (29.2IP, 21ER) in 20 appearances (two starts) over four stints with the Yankees (5/16-17, 6/19-21, 6/23-7/18 and 7/30-10/4)... opponents batted .296 (37-for-125, 4HR); LH .264 (14-for-53, 2HR), RH .319 (23-for-72, 2HR)...In 18 relief appearances, went 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA (24.0IP, 16ER) and 22K...retired 14-of-18 first batters faced in relief (77.8%)...allowed 3-of-8 inherited runners to score (37.5%)...made two starts, going 0-1 with a 7.94 ERA (5.2IP, 5ER) and 7K...Made his season debut in a 6/20 win vs. Detroit, tossing the final 3.0 innings of the game to earn his first career save (4H, 1ER, 2K)...became the fourth pitcher in Yankees history (since saves became an official stat in 1969) to record a save within his first four career games, joining Tim Lollar (7/10/80 at Texas), Mike Griffin (9/30/79 vs. Toronto) and Tom Buskey (8/10/73 vs. Oakland)...Made his first start of the season on 8/1 at Chicago-AL, recording the loss after allowing 4ER in 4.0IP (7H, 1HR, 2BB, 5K)...was his second career start in the Majors (also Game 2 on 9/12/14 at Baltimore)... Tossed 3.0 scoreless innings (2H, 2BB/1IBB, 5K, 1WP) of relief in 8/11 loss at Cleveland, matching his career high in strikeouts (also 8/1/15 at Chicago-AL)...Was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list from 8/18-27...was struck in the forehead by a line drive hit by Eduardo Nunez in the second inning of his start on 8/17 vs. Minnesota (1.2IP, 4H, 1ER, 2K)...was taken to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital for a full evaluation that night, where it was determined he suffered a small nasal fracture, and was released from the hospital...threw 30 pitches in a simulated game at the Yankees' minor league complex in Tampa on 8/25...Made his first appearance following his D.L. stint in 8/28 win at Atlanta, allowing 1ER in 1.1IP (2H, 1BB)...Allowed 3ER in 0.1IP (2BB, 1K, 1HP) to record his second loss in Game 1 on 9/12 vs. Toronto...became the third Yankees pitcher in the last 25 years (since 1991) to give up at least 3R without allowing a hit (also Shawn Kelley on 5/5/14 at Los Angeles-AL - all earned; and Shane Greene on 4/24/14 at Boston - all unearned)...Was on the Yankees' AL Wild Card Game roster vs. Houston, but did not pitch...In 15 starts with Triple-A Scranton/WB, went 5-5 with a 3.12 ERA (75.0IP, 26ER, 37BB, 61K)...In three starts with the RailRiders in June, went 1-1 with a 1.59 ERA (17.0IP, 3ER)...Following the season, pitched for the Carolina Gigantes of the Puerto Rican Winter League, going 1-1 with a 4.15 ERA (21.2IP, 10ER) in five starts.
Saw his ﬁrst Major League action, going 0-1 with a 2.45 ERA (11.0IP, 3ER) in three appearances (one start) over four stints with the Yankees (4/20, 7/13, 8/8-10 and 8/15-9/28)…opponents batted .256 (10-for-39, 0HR); LH .313 (5-for-16, 0 HR), RH .217 (5-for-23, 0 HR)…retired 1-of-2 ﬁrst batters faced in relief…did not inherit a baserunner... Was signed to a Major League contract and selected to the Yankees' 25-man roster on 4/20... Made his Major League debut in 8/10 loss vs. Cleveland, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings (1BB, 2K)…made his only start for the Yankees in the second game of a doubleheader in Baltimore on 9/12, recording the loss (5.0IP, 2ER)... In nine games (eight starts) with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, went 4-2 with a 3.67 ERA (41.2IP, 17ER) and 34K... Began the season with Double-A Trenton, going 2-5 with a 4.84 ERA (61.1IP, 33ER) and 60K in 14 games (13 starts).
Combined to go 4-11 with a 4.71 ERA (145.1IP, 76ER) in 27 games (26 starts) with
Single-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton… tied for fifth among Yankees farmhands
with 120 strikeouts. Spent the majority of the season with Tampa, going 4-11 with a 5.12 ERA (126.2IP,
72ER) in 24 appearances (23 starts). Was promoted to Trenton on 8/19 and posted a 1.93 ERA (18.2IP, 4ER) in three starts without recording a decision. Attended spring training as a non-roster invitee with the Yankees, making one relief appearance and allowing 2H and 1ER in 1.0IP. Was added to the Yankees' 40-man roster on 11/20/13.
Went 9-11 with a 4.58 ERA (120.0IP, 61ER) in 27 games (26 starts) with Single-A
Charleston… led the team in wins, losses, starts, innings pitched and strikeouts
(121)… ranked third among Yankees farmhands in strikeouts. Led the South Atlantic League in walks allowed (72) and tied for fourth in starts… held opponents to a .237 (101-for-426) batting average, the fourth-lowest opp. BA among SAL starters, while his 9.05K/9.0IP ratio ranked second. His lone relief appearance came on 6/10 vs. Savannah (4.2IP, 6H, 2ER, 1BB, 5K). Following the season, was named by Baseball America as having the organization's "Best Curveball."
Started 14 games for short-season Single-A Staten Island, going 1-3 with a 4.09 ERA
(61.2IP, 28ER)… his 8.61K/9.0IP ratio was third-highest in the New York-Penn League.
Made his professional debut with the GCL Yankees and went 2-1 with a 3.67 ERA
(41.2IP, 17ER) and 36K in 10 appearances (nine starts). Was transferred to short-season Single-A Staten Island on 9/1 and made one start, allowing 3ER in 4.0IP to record the loss.