Full name MITCHELL R. TALBOT...Mitch and wife, Julie, reside in Cedar City, Utah...Mitch is the youngest of 6 siblings...Mitch works out in the offseason with Southern Utah University's baseball team...Canyon View (Utah) High School retired Mitch's jersey No. 9 on January 11, 2007, making him the first jersey retired in the school's history...Mitch has worked with the school's baseball team over the last few off-season's, assisting the coaching staff...Mitch enjoys flying and would like to become a pilot when his playing days are done...Graduated from Canyon View High School in Utah...Was a member of the Salt Lake Tribune's All-State Second Team
his senior season...Mitch is a participant in the Indians Glove Drive efforts and the annual Shop With A Pro event with his wife, Julie.2011Split the season between Cleveland and AAA Columbus around two stints on the disabled list...Went 2-6 w/a 6.64 ERA in 12 starts (63.2IP, 90H, 47ER, 28BB, 36K) for Cleveland...Was on the DL on April 12-May 24 with right elbow soreness after making two starts to the begin the season (1.46ERA, 12.1IP, 10H, 2ER)...Won his 2nd start at Anaheim vs. the LA Angels on April 11 (8.0IP, 5H, 0R, 2BB, 4K)...Was activated on May 25 and tossed a season-low 3.0IP vs. Boston that day (3.0IP, 12H, 8R/ER)...Lost his last 5 straight decisions to end the season from June 5- September 24 going 0-5 w/a 7.78 ERA in 8 starts (41.2IP, 62H, 36ER, .360AVG)...Ejected for the 1st time in his career on June 11 in Yankee Stadium during the Indians 4-0 loss to the Yankees...Ejected in the 6th after hitting Alex Rodriguez unintentionally...Went 0-3 w/a 5.33 ERA in 5 June starts (27.0IP, 32H, 16ER)...Was placed on the 15-day DL again on July 9 w/lower back soreness and began a rehab assignment at AAA Columbus on July 19...Was activated from the DL on July 31 and designated for assignment (later outrighted off the 40-man to AAA) when the Indians acquired RHP Ubaldo Jimenez from the Colorado Rockies...Was added back onto the roster for spot start on September 24 vs. Minnesota (night game)...ND, 5.1IP, 9H, 6R/ER, 0BB, 4K...MLB batters hit .341 (44-129) with runners on base and .353 (24-68) with RISP...Lefties had a 1.030 OPS off him and hit .388 (50-129)...7SB/4CS...ERA in the 1st inning is 9.75 (12.0IP, 21H, 13ER)...At AAA he went 4-2 w/a 4.26 ERA in 13 games/7 starts (44.1IP, 54H, 21ER, 10BB, 42K, 4HR)...Recorded an ERA of 3.38 in 6 relief outings (10.2IP, 12H, 4R/ER)...Went 2-0 w/a 1.69 ERA in 2 playoff starts (16.0IP, 14H, 3R/ER) w/a complete game in game 2 of the IL finals vs. Lehigh Valley (9.0IP, 7H, 1R/ER, 0BB, 7K) on Sept 14...Over his last 5 starts including his 2 playoff starts at Columbus he went 5-0 w/a 2.06 ERA (35.0IP, 33H, 8ER)...Struck out 9 his last regular season start vs. Toledo on Sept 3 (5.0IP, 9H, 3R/ER, 1BB, 9K)...At AAA batters hit .300 (54-180, 4HR)...RHH hit .318 (34-107) with 2HR and lefties hit .274 (20-73) with 2HR...Batters hit .282 (22-78) with runners on base and .250 (13-52) with RISP...Outrighted off 40-man roster, October 18.2010Had a very solid rookie campaign, finished T2nd among AL rookie pitchers in wins (10), 3rd in starts (28), strikeouts (88) and innings pitched (159.1) and 4th in ERA (4.41)...Earned his 1st Major League victory in his 2nd start of the year
as he tossed a complete game in his start of April 16 vs. the Chicago White Sox in Progressive Field, a 6-2 Indians
win...9.0IP, 6H, 2R/1ER, 0BB, 2K, HR to Konerko...According to ELIAS it was the first time that an Indians pitcher
notched his first big-league win by going the distance since May 24, 1993, when TOM KRAMER did that against Texas...Won 3 straight starts, April 16-27, and was 3-0 w/a 0.84 ERA over those starts (21.1IP, 14H, 2ER)...Was 3-1 w/a 2.05
ERA in 4 April starts (26.1IP, 20H, 6ER) and was runner up for AL Rookie of the Month to Detroit's Austin Jackson...
Worked 8.0IP in his start of May 15 at Baltimore (8.0IP, 5H, 2R/ER) to notch his 5th win...Went 3-3 w/a 4.91 ERA in
6 May starts (40.1IP, 42H, 22ER).
...Beat the Sox for the 3rd time in his start of June 5 @CWS (7.0IP, 6H, 1R)...According to ELIAS Talbot is the first rookie
with three victories against the White Sox in one season since CC Sabathia went 3-0 versus Chicago in 2001, and he's
the first rookie with three wins against the White Sox through June 5 since 1928, when Jack Ogden of the St. Louis
Browns did it...Went 2-2 w/a 4.11 ERA in 5 June starts (30.2IP, 32H, 14ER).
...Left his start of July 29 vNYY in the 3rd inning of a 11-4 loss to the Yankees...2.0+IP, 1H, 1R/ER, 4BB, K...Placed on
the 15-day DL next day with a mid-back strain...Made a rehab start at Mahoning Valley on Aug 9 (3.0IP, 2H, 1R/ER)
and was activated from the disabled list on August 14...Started that night vs. Seattle as he suffered 10th loss to the
M's in Progressive Field...4.0IP, 8H, 6R/4ER.
...Lost 5 straight decisions from July 2 to August 30 as he was 0-5 w/a 6.23 ERA (43.1IP, 58H, 34R/30ER, 27BB, 30K in
9 starts...Over his last 16GS since June 10 he was 2-9 w/a 5.61 ERA (78.2IP, 96H, 49ER)...Lost 7 of 8 decisions from
July 2-Sept 23 before winning his final start of the year on Sept 29 vs. DET-G1 (7.0IP, 5H, 0R, 0BB, 5K)...Was T11th
in the AL w/8 wins thru the end of June...Struck out career-high 8 batters on July 24 vs. TB.
...From July 2nd thru the end of the season he was 2-7 w/a 5.23 ERA (61.0IP, 75H, 6ER) and went 2-2 w/a 2.89 ERA in 4
September starts (18.2IP, 17H, 6ER) in his last 4 starts of the season...Did not record an out in start vs. Minnesota on
Sept 12 and was pulled after 3 hitters with right shoulder inflammation...Made next start on Sept. 23...Batters were just
4 for 15 (27%) off him in SB attempts and his 11CS were T2nd in the AL...Was T21st in the AL with 18 GIDP's induced...
Was one of three AL rookies to throw a CG with the other being fellow teammates Josh Tomlin & Carlos Carrasco...
LHH batted .255 (74-290, 5HR) off him...Tribe Record: 13-15 (.464)...Tribe avg. RS in GS: 4.1 (115RS/28GS)...Starts
of 6.0IP or more: 14 of 26 (54%).2009u The Cedar City, Utah native was limited to 10 starts for Triple-A Durham this past season due to a right elbow sprain which sidelined him for over two months in June, July and into August...Went 4-4 with a 4.47 ERA in 10 starts for the Bulls (54.1IP, 67H, 27ER, 18BB, 40K) and ended the year healthy, making 2 starts in the
International League playoffs and went 3-0 w/a 4.37 ERA in 6 Arizona Fall League starts (22.2IP, 27H, 11ER,
u Opened season in Durham rotation before being sidelined on May 27...Was 2-1 w/a 3.38 ERA in 4 April starts
(21.1IP, 26H, 8ER, 5BB, 15K)...Made 4 rehab starts for GCL Rays in August and 1 start at Class-A Charlotte
on Sept 5 prior to the IL playoffs...He entered the 2009 season as the 16th overall prospect in the Tampa Bay
organization according to Baseball America ...His change-up was tabbed the best in the International League
and tops in the TB system after the 2008 season by BA.20082008 Spent the year with AAA Durham, where he earned Pitcher of the Year honors and posted his 2nd consecutive 13-9 season, tying the Bulls season win record...Received two call-ups, first on 7/2 with Boston in town but was optioned back the next day without pitching in a game...Was called up again on 9/13 after the Bulls
completed their postseason run...Made his major league debut 9/15 vs. BOS, tossing 3.0 innings in relief of
Scott Kazmir in the Rays 13-5 loss...Made his first major league start on 9/23 at BAL in the second game of a
doubleheader...Lasted 4.1 innings, allowing 3 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks, striking out a pair of Orioles...Over
his final 10 starts at Durham, went 6-2 with a 2.05 ERA (57-IP, 13-ER), compared to a 7-7 mark with a 4.85
ERA (104-IP, 56-ER) in 18 starts prior...Won 6 straight decisions from 7/11-8/14...Baseball America rated
his change-up the best in the IL...His change has been ranked No. 1 in his org. for each of the last 4 years.20072007 Spent the entire 2007 season at Triple-A Durham, compiling a 13-9 record to tie for the International League lead in wins...13 wins tied for 3rd in the organization and matched a Durham record also held by former Ray RHP Dave Eiland in 1998...Twenty-three-year-old led the IL with 29 starts and ranked 3rd with 161.0 IP,
both career highs...Led the Bulls staff in IP.2006Right-hander was acquired by the Rays along with shortstop Ben Zobrist from the Houston Astros in exchange for infielder Aubrey Huff and cash on July 12 during the All-Star Break...Opened the year with Corpus Christi of the Double-A Texas League...appeared in 18 games, making 17 starts, going 6-4 with a team-best 3.39 ERA, eighth lowest in the league...Fanned 96 batters in 90.1 innings of work, 3rd most K's in the league at the time he was
dealt...had walked only 29...Struck out a regular season career-high 12 in 7.0 IP on June 22 against Arkansas (Angels) in
an 8-2 win...set the Corpus Christi franchise record breaking the mark shared by Jason Hirsch
and Roger Clemens...He joined the AA Montgomery Biscuits after the deal...went 4-3 with a 1.90 ERA in 10 starts
allowing three runs or less in each outing...Won his Southern League debut tossing 6.0 shutout innings (5-H, 1-BB, 5-SO) vs. Carolina
(Marlins)...Threw 6.0 or more innings in 18 of his career-high 28 starts combined at both stops and
limited the opposition to 3 earned runs or less in all but 2 games...Recorded his lone career save June 11 vs. San Antonio throwing 3.0 scoreless to close out
the Hooks' 5-1 win...entered the game in relief of Clemens who was tuning up for a return to
the majors...Earned Rays Minor League Pitcher of the Month honors in August after going 2-1 with a 1.96 ERA in 6 starts and leading all of Double-A baseball with 47 strikeouts...also held opponents to a .207 batting average for the month...During Montgomery's championship run in the postseason, he tossed two complete game,
five-hit shutouts (18.0-IP, 0-ER, 2-BB, 24-SO)...Sept. 9, he was perfect through 6 innings
blanking Jacksonville (Dodgers) and striking out a team-record 14 to seal the 3-game sweep
for the Biscuits...Sept 14 he repeated the feat against Huntsville (Brewers) fanning 10 to give
Montgomery a 2-1 lead in the 5-game series...Tabbed by Baseball America as having the organization's best changeup and the 16th best
prospect in the Southern League...Listed among Sports Weekly's "Best of the Rest" of the top prospects traded by the July 31
deadline.2005Joined Salem (A) of the Carolina League in 2005...started 27 games going 8-11 with a 4.34 ERA...His 151.1 innings pitched and 100 strikeouts were both 3rd most on the club...Earned his first career shutout July 25 vs. Wilmington in a 5.0-inning, rain-shortened contest...surrendered just 2 hits with no walks and 5 strikeouts...Awarded the league's pitcher
of the week for his efforts (July 25-31)...Was rated as having the best changeup in the Astros system by Baseball America.2004Made 27 starts for Single-A Lexington in 2004, third most in the South Atlantic League...Owned a 10-10 record with a 3.83 ERA holding opponents to a .252 batting average...he led the team and ranked fifth in the SAL with 152.2 IP...Was credited with his first career complete game in the nightcap of a doubleheader at
Savannah (Expos) throwing 7.0 innings, allowing only 1 hit, 1 unearned run and striking out 7...Fanned a then career-high 10 in his final outing of the season vs. Hagerstown tossing 7.0
shutout innings.2003Began his professional career with Martinsville of the rookie-level Appalachian League in
2003...made 12 starts going 4-4 with a 2.83 ERA, 8th best in the league...struck out 46 while walking just 11.