Former Pretender in the Minors!
Former Pretender - Mitch Glasser - has signed a Minor League contract with the Chicago White Sox and is set to make his professional debut in Arizona this week for the Sox's extended spring training.
- by Terje Hoaas, April 15th 2013
Mitch joined the Pretenders with his hometown buddy - Louie Mondale - in 2010 and played for both P1 and P2 during their only season in the NBL. Mitch played a key role in the legendary game 2 in the NM finals when P2 for the first and only time beat P1. Mitch pitched a complete game and could in the end celebrate the 3-2 victory.
Mitch – who has been Macalester’s second baseman ever since he moved back to the US - was drafted by his hometown team and favorite childhood team as the ninth NCAA Division III player. He was selected out of a total of just 12 in the 2012 draft and was picked in the 39th round.
A four-year standout for the Scots who has gained all-conference and all-region honors, Mitch batted .357 in his Macalester career with 95 runs driven in and 109 runs scored in 148 games. He was successful on 31-of-37 stolen base attempts and over his last two seasons struck out just four times in 246 at-bats. Mitch was a two-time Jewish Sports Review All-America selection.
Mitch’s 180 career hits are fourth on Macalester's all-time list. As a senior, he batted .325 with 10 stolen bases, and was picked to the Capital One Academic All-District team. He is believed to be the first Macalester player selected in the major league draft.
We wish Mitch Glasser the best of luck in his pursuit of becoming a major leaguer and we are proud to say that he was and still is a part of our club. Once a Pretender, always a Pretender! Now get out there and show them what you are all about Mitch! Kick some ass!