Baseball players have to overcome a lot of adversity to make the big leagues, and Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Garrett Mitchell is no different.
Mitchell has type 1 diabetes, but he didn't let that stop him from pursuing his MLB dreams. He didn't give up, and he doesn't want others to give up, either.
Mitchell, 23, was a first-round draft pick by the Brewers in 2020. A little more than two years later, he's making his mark in the majors.
The rookie outfielder has hit the ground running for Milwaukee since debuting on August 27. In his first three games, he already has four RBIs, three runs scored and a pair of hits, including a home run. His strong play has given the Brewers a spark, helping them go 3-0 since he arrived.
Mitchell's fast rise through the minors and immediate success in the big leagues is a testament to confidence, hard work, and believing in yourself. He hopes his story can inspire others to achieve their goals, on the diamond and off.