2009 College World Series Most Outstanding Player
2009 College World Series All-Tournament Team
2009 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team
2009 First-Team All-Louisiana
2008 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team
2008 Second-Team All-Louisiana
SEC Freshman of the Week (Feb. 26, 2007)
1st Round in 2009 (Chicago White Sox)
10th Round in 2006 (Minnesota)
One of the top-rated baseball prospects in the country who played three seasons as a starting outfielder for the Tigers ... a two-sport athlete as an outfielder on the LSU baseball team and a wide receiver on the Tigers football squad ... joined LSU free safety/left-handed pitcher Chad Jones as the first college athletes to win both a BCS football national title and a CWS baseball national title ... turned down a significant offer from the Minnesota Twins to attend LSU after being selected by the club in the 10th round of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft ... signed with the Chicago White Sox in July 2009 after he was selected in the first round of the ’09 MLB draft ... has outstanding speed and defensive tools ... quick bat and can drive the ball to all fields.
JUNIOR SEASON (2009)
Played in 67 games (66 starts), batting .327 (74-for-226) with 14 doubles, five triples, 11 homers, 50 RBI, 64 runs and 36 steals ... finished No. 5 in the nation with 57 walks on the year ... started 42 games in right field, 21 in left field, two in center field and one at DH ... his 36 steals marked the second-highest single-season total in LSU history, trailing only Rob Hartwig (42 SB in 1987) ... named the Most Outstanding Player of the College World Series, as he batted .348 (8-for-23) with two doubles, one triple, two homers, seven RBI and four runs ... launched a three-run homer in the first inning of Game 3 of the CWS Finals vs. Texas (June 24), giving the Tigers an early 3-0 lead en route to an 11-4 victory ... tripled and drove in two runs in Game 1 of CWS Finals vs. Texas (June 22) ... completed his career No. 2 on all-time LSU stolen bases list with 70; the LSU career record of 73 steals is held by Rob Hartwig (1986-87) ... voted to 2009 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional All-Tournament Team, batting .455 (5-for-11) with one homer, two RBI and four runs.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008)
Played in 52 games (42 starts), batting .297 (52-for-175) with 10 doubles, one triple, six homers, 29 RBI, 44 runs and 16 steals ... started 24 games in left field, 15 games in center field and three games at DH ... batted .365 (19-for-52) in SEC regular-season games with five doubles, four homers, 13 RBI, 16 runs and four steals ... 2-for-12 at the College World Series with three runs, including the game-winning run in the Tigers’ 6-5 victory over Rice (June 17 ... hit .429 (6-for-14) in Super Regional vs. UC Irvine with 1 HR, 3 RBI, 3 runs ... 4-for-14 in the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional, earning all-tournament honors as he collected one double, three RBI and three runs ... batted .336 (38-for-113) during LSU’s final 29 games with nine doubles, one triple, five homers, 22 RBI, 31 runs and 11 stolen bases ... scored from second base on a Matt Clark sacrifice fly at Auburn on May 17 ... delivered an inside-the-park home run on March 8 in the first game of a doubleheader versus Stetson -- the homer, a two-run dinger, was the first inside-the-park blast by an LSU player since Cedrick Harris hit one versus Nicholls State on March 17, 1999 in Alex Box Stadium ... 3-for-4 with a homer, three RBI and three runs versus South Carolina (April 25) ... 4-for-5 with one homer, one double, three RBI and four runs versus Mississippi State (May 9) ... 3-for-5 with three RBI and two runs versus Texas Southern in NCAA Baton Rouge Regional (May 30).
FRESHMAN SEASON (2007)
Started 55 games for LSU in center field, batting .258 (54-for-209) with eight doubles, one triple, three homers, 41 runs, 21 RBI and 18 stolen bases ... rated No. 6 in the SEC in steals ... made a spectacular game-ending catch in center field to preserve LSU's 5-3 win at Arkansas on May 6; he leaped and caught a fly ball at the top of the wall that would have tied the game in the bottom of the ninth inning ... named SEC Freshman of the Week on Feb. 26 as he hit .462 (6-for-13) in three games with one double, one homer, three RBI and four runs to lead LSU to a series victory over Central Florida . . . including the Tigers' victory over Northwestern State on Feb. 21, Mitchell batted .471 (8-for-17) in four games that week with one double, one homer, five runs and three RBI ...
A prolific outfielder and wide receiver at Westgate High School ... named the Louisiana High School Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior after batting .506 with six homers and 31 RBI ... swiped 29 bases in 30 attempts ... named the MVP of the BEST World Championships in Fort Myers, Fla. ... a first-team all-state and all-district selection sophomore through senior years ... voted a 2006 Sony Playstation All-American ... selected to the all-tournament team for the Perfect Game World Wooden Bat Championship in Marietta, Ga. ... invited to the 2005 AFLAC All-American High School Baseball Classic in Aberdeen, Md. ... a five-star athlete in football who was a dual-threat quarterback ... named the 2005 Class 5A Offensive MVP after passing for 1,720 yards and 10 touchdowns and rushing for 834 yards and 12 touchdowns ... maintained a 3.3 GPA.
Full name is Jared Christopher Mitchell ... parents are Craig and Debra Mitchell ... has one brother, Derek ... says the most famous person he has met is Atlanta Braves all-star Andruw Jones ... majoring in general studies with concentrations in business administration, communication studies and sociology ... born October 13, 1988.
Mitchell’s LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 6 three times; last vs. Texas (6/22/09)
Hits: 4 twice; last vs. Mississippi State (5/9/08)
Runs Scored: 4 vs. Mississippi State (5/9/08)
Doubles: 2 at Auburn (5/15/08); vs. Arkansas (6/15/09)
Triples: 1 seven times; last vs. Texas (6/22/09)
Home Runs: 2 vs. UCF (3/1/09)
RBI: 5 vs. UCF (3/1/09); vs. Tennessee (4/17/09)
Stolen Bases: 4 vs. Kentucky (3/15/09)