Monday, August 11, 2014

Player Profile: Mitchell Boggs

I have three cards of Mitchell Boggs. This one is from 2011 Topps Update.

Playing career: Mitchell Boggs came up with the Cardinals in 2008 and quickly became a key part of the team’s bullpen, pitching in three post-seasons and winning a World Series ring in 2011. In 2012 he had his best season, going 4-1 with a 2.21 ERA in 78 games. However, he imploded in 2013 after being promoted to closer, going 0-3 with an 11.05 ERA in eighteen games. He was sold to the Rockies in mid-season and spent most of the rest of the season in the minor leagues.

My memories: I remember him as one of the many bearded Cardinal relievers in the 2011 and 2012 playoffs.

Where he is now: He started the season in the White Sox organization, was released in July, and picked up by the Giants later that month. In four games at the Giants' AAA Fresno team, he has allowed two earned runs in six innings.

Google Autocomplete results: He is fourth when you type Mitchell B, between Mitchell Blutt, a physician-businessman, and Mitchell Baker, former CEO of Mozilla. There do not appear to be any other prominent Mitchell Boggses.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Tommy Boggs.

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