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2012 MLB Draft: Rochester's Mitch Brown Misses Out On First Round

Rochester Century High School pitcher Mitch Brown didn't get the call he was hoping for in Monday's first round of the MLB Draft.

The Star Tribune's high school baseball hub had an article documenting Brown's Monday night angst:

Three times the name "Mitch" was called, but each time it failed to produce the result Rochester was hoping for.

The first round of Major League Baseball's first-year player draft wrapped up Monday evening without Rochester Century High School pitcher Mitch Brown's name announced.

The Minnesota Baseball Gatorade Player of the Year was touted as the 44th-best prospect by Baseball America but was left out of the first 60 picks of the 2012 draft.

Like most high school pitching prospects, Brown had incredible numbers this spring. He was 7-1 with a 0.91 ERA. He has major-league velocity (95-mile-per-hour fastball) and a 6-2, 215-pound frame.

The Star Tribune article says that Brown's last start may have hurt his draft stock. With Minnesota Twins GM Terry Ryan on-hand, Brown walked four batters and hit another while giving up four earned runs.

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