Mitch Graham

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Mitch Graham

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 170 lb.

Mitch Graham played one year in the minor leagues. He was on the Australian team in the 2001 World Youth Championship (.412) and 2004 World Junior Championship. The latter year, he played for the GCL Phillies and hit .283/.358/.365 as the team's main second baseman. Despite a solid season and outperforming fellow Aussie Brad Harman, it was Graham's lone year in the minors. An accident that year cut short his US career.

He was 2 for 5 for Western Australia in the 2006 Claxton Shield and 3 for 18 the next year. He hit .385/.448/.500 in the 2008 Shield and led the event with 20 hits. He saved his best for the final game, though. That contest, he hit a solo home run off of Pitcher of the Year Tim Cox for the only run in a 1-0 Western Australia win as Mark Kelly pitched a great gem. He kept it up for the 2009 Claxton Shield, batting .406/.486/.438 though not playing enough to count among the leaders. Had he qualified, he would have ranked third in average and OBP.

Graham signed with the Netherlands' Almere Magpies for 2010. He went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts on Opening Day but came up with 3 RBI against Kinheim the next day, including the walkoff single.

Sources: Old IBAF website, 2002 and 2005 Baseball Almanacs, Flintoff & Dunn Australian Baseball Almanac, Australian Baseball Federation