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Mitch Garver
Mitch Garver #23

HT
6' 1"
WT
220
AGE
27
POS
C
BAT
R
THROW
R
BORN
Jan 15, 1991 
FROM
Albuquerque, NM USA 
DEBUT
Aug 19, 2017  
DRAFTED
2013 
ACTIVE
YES

Stats

AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2018 302 38 81 7 45 0 .268 .335 .414 .749
2 Seasons 348 43 90 7 48 0 .259 .329 .405 .734
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2018 .268 7 45 0 .749
2 Seasons .259 7 48 0 .734

Standard MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2017 MIN AL 23 52 46 5 9 1 3 0 3 6 15 0 0 0 .196 .288 .348 .636
2018 MIN AL 102 335 302 38 81 19 2 7 45 29 72 0 0 2 .268 .335 .414 .749
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Advanced MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGPATBLOBSACSFBABIPXBHGIDPGIDPONPP/PAK/PAHR/PABB/KISOROEWO
2017 MIN AL 52 16 28 0 0 .290 4 1 5 219 4.21 .288 .000 .400 .152 .152 0
2018 MIN AL 335 125 124 1 1 .330 28 8 44 1373 4.1 .215 .021 .403 .146 .146 1

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 45 | Power: 45 | Run: 40 | Arm: 55 | Field: 50 | Overall: 45

Back in 2013, Garver was a bat-first catcher, a senior sign out of the University of New Mexico taken in the ninth round of the Draft. He's had to prove himself at every level as a result and has done just that, evolving from a guy some felt wouldn't stay behind the plate to a solid all-around backstop who made his big league debut in 2017 and is ready for a full-time backup job.

Garver has quality at-bats wherever he goes, making consistent, hard contact and drawing walks every step of his journey. He'll show above-average power in batting practice and a good amount in games as well, with his 17 homers in 2017 good for third in the organization. He has plus makeup and a tireless work ethic, which has allowed him to become at least an average receiver and blocker with an above-average arm that has thrown out 36.9 percent of potential basestealers in his Minor League career.

Garver has played some first base and outfield, a testament to his team-first attitude, but his future is decidedly behind the plate. His callup late in 2017 should be beneficial as he serves as Jason Castro's backup. That's likely his long-term role now, though few doubt the 27-year-old could handle more responsibility should the need arise.


Statcast - Batting

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit %
2017 219 31 1 3.2 86.8 10.5 .190 .288 .277 .263 .306 45.2
2018 1373 232 13 5.6 88.8 12.5 .246 .398 .325 .311 .359 38.8
ALL 1592 263 14 5.3 88.5 12.3 .238 .384 .318 .304 .353 39.5
MLB 31255 6.1 87.3 10.9 .246 .403 .317 .314 .364 34.1

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
08/18/2017 Minnesota Twins recalled C Mitch Garver from Rochester Red Wings.
08/18/2017 Minnesota Twins activated C Mitch Garver.
03/18/2017 Minnesota Twins optioned C Mitch Garver to Rochester Red Wings.
11/18/2016 Minnesota Twins selected the contract of Mitch Garver from Rochester Red Wings.
08/09/2016 C Mitch Garver assigned to Rochester Red Wings from Chattanooga Lookouts.
05/25/2016 Chattanooga Lookouts activated C Mitch Garver from the 7-day disabled list.
05/13/2016 Chattanooga Lookouts placed C Mitch Garver on the 7-day disabled list.
04/06/2016 C Mitch Garver assigned to Chattanooga Lookouts from Fort Myers Miracle.
12/17/2015 Minnesota Twins invited non-roster C Mitch Garver to spring training.
04/07/2015 C Mitch Garver assigned to Fort Myers Miracle from Cedar Rapids Kernels.
12/19/2014 Minnesota Twins invited non-roster C Mitch Garver to spring training.
09/29/2014 Cedar Rapids Kernels activated C Mitch Garver from the 7-day disabled list.
09/06/2014 Cedar Rapids Kernels placed C Mitch Garver on the 7-day disabled list.
07/05/2014 Cedar Rapids Kernels activated C Mitch Garver from the 7-day disabled list.
06/25/2014 Cedar Rapids Kernels placed C Mitch Garver on the 7-day disabled list. Concussion symptoms.
03/29/2014 C Mitch Garver assigned to Cedar Rapids Kernels from Elizabethton Twins.
06/20/2013 C Mitch Garver assigned to Elizabethton Twins.
06/19/2013 Minnesota Twins signed C Mitch Garver.