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From BR Bullpen
Mitchell John Dening
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 165-190 lb.
 Biographical Information
Mitch Dening signed with the Boston Red Sox at age 17 after being scouted by Jon Deeble. He played for Australia in the 2006 World Junior Championship. In the 2007 Claxton Shield, he hit .316/.381/.316 for the Australian Provincials in a fine debut. He then came to the US for the first time, hitting .301/.372/.375 as a OF/1B for the GCL Red Sox. He hit .379 against southpaws and .265 against right-handers.
In 2008, Dening hit .409/.458/.545 with 11 runs in 12 games in the Claxton Shield. He was 4th in average and tied for third in runs scored. In the US, he batted .321/.375/.471 for the Lowell Spinners with 7 triples in 240 AB. He hit .352 against left-handers and .308 against right-handers. Dening was 5th in the New York-Penn League in batting average. He was then on the Australia roster for the 2009 World Baseball Classic. He went 0 for 1 with a run as a backup in the Classic.