Drafted out of Louisiana State University in the first round (2011) … earned a starting spot with the Tigers midway through the 2009 season and helped LSU win the College World Series championship that year … his late father, Mike Mahtook, and his uncle, Robbie Mahtook, played football at LSU … participated in the Rays Winter Development Program at Tropicana Field prior to the 2013 season…selected by the Marlins in the 39th round of the 2008 June Draft but did not sign.
On April 15, 2015, Mikie hit a two run home run for his first major league hit … just the sixth player in Rays history to homer for his first MLB hit … Enjoyed the best season of his three-year minor league career in 2014 ... was named MVP of Triple-A Durham after leading the club in avg. (.292), hits (143), triples (6), RBI (68, which led Rays farmhands) total bases (228), SLG (.458), OBP (362) and SB (18) ... Ranked 5th in the International League in hits and 4th in total bases (224) ... Started 71 games in CF, 38 in RF and 18 in LF ... Was one of only three IL players with a dozen or more steals and homers ... Had 11 straight hits (and a walk) over 3 games, April 13-15, all on the road ... Named the Rays Minor League Player of the Month for May, after batting .351 (33-for-94) with 15 2B, 2 HR, 19 RBI and 9 runs ... Named to the IL's midseason All-Star Team ... Entered 2015 ranked by Baseball America as the Rays No. 8 prospect, up from No. 25 the previous winter ... the publication also named him Best Strike-Zone Judgment in the system and the IL.
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