|Batting average .304|
Home runs 6
|Runs batted in 24|
Name Mitch Nilsson
Mitchell Caine Nilsson (born 24 May 1991) is an Australian professional baseball third baseman for the Brisbane Bandits of the Australian Baseball League (ABL).
Mitchell is the son of Gary Nilsson, cousin of Jay Nilsson and nephew of Bob Nilsson and former All-Star, Dave Nilsson.
He is a previous member of the MLB organization Cleveland Indians and has most recently spent time with Kotlarka Prague in the Czech Extraleague. He has played with the Australia schoolboy team, Australia AAA team, AA team twice and single A (Cal Ripken team). Nilsson made his debut for the Queensland Rams as a catcher in the 2010 Claxton Shield.
Mitchell is an originating member of the Brisbane Bandits from inaugural season of the Australian Baseball League (ABL) making his debut on 13 November 2010.
From 2010/11 - 2013/14 Nilsson struggled for playing time for the Bandits playing only 43 games over four seasons. This in part is due to a shoulder injury which set back his 2012/13 and 2013/14 season.
Mitchell is now finding success in the 2015/16 ABL season which is continuing his successful run in early 2015 for Czech Extraleague side Kotlarka Prague.
Nilsson was selected to his first ABL All Star game following a successful stint, in which at the halfway mark in the season, Nilsson is second in the league for home runs and fifth for RBI.
Mitchell spent early 2015 playing for Kotlarka Prague in Czech Extraleague which culminated with Mitchell guiding Prague to their first Czech Baseball Championship, defeating reigning champions Draci Brno.
Nilsson was the recipient of the USAsports.cz award for best foreigner in the Czech Extraleague.
Nilsson was a member of the Cleveland Indians organization from 2007 through to 2014. Nilsson spent most of the time playing in minor development leagues before an unfortunate shoulder injury ended this stint in late 2013.