Published On: August 30th, 2022

Mitchell is the 304th former Northwoods League player to debut in MLB

Rochester, Minn. – Former Mankato MoonDog Garrett Mitchell made his Major League debut for the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday, August 27, 2022. Mitchell is the 304th former Northwoods League player to reach the Major League level.

Mitchell, who played collegiately at the University of California, Los Angeles, played for the MoonDogs in 2018. He was drafted in the 1st round, 20th overall, of the 2020 MLB Draft by the Brewers.

In 2018 with the MoonDogs, Mitchell played in 34 games and hit .309 with two home runs, three doubles and 27 runs scored. He stole five bases and drove in 20.

Mitchell began his professional career in 2021 with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers of the High-A Central League. After 29 games he was promoted to the Biloxi Shuckers of the AA South League. In 64 games between the two clubs, he hit .258 with eight home runs, six doubles and two triples. He stole 17 bases, drove in 30 and scored 49 times.

Prior to his call-up to the Brewers, Mitchell had started the 2022 season with the Brewers Rookie team in the Arizona Complex League. He then was promoted back to Biloxi for 44 games before another promotion to the Nashville Sounds of the AAA International League. For the season he was hitting .287 with five home runs, 16 doubles, 34 RBI and 17 stolen bases. In his Major League debut against the Cubs, Mitchell entered the game as a defensive replacement in the 8th inning playing centerfield. He did not have a plate appearance.


The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 29th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 300 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (NYM), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2021 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove winner and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TEX). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website at and on ESPN+. For more information, visit or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.

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