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Mitchell Dening

Mitchell Dening 17 OF

Adelaide Bite

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name:
  • Age: 29 (17 August, 1988)
  • Birthplace: Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
  • Bats/Throws: L/R Ht: 185 cm Wt: 95 kg
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Mitchell Dening Career Stats

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Mitchell Dening  17 OF

  • Full Name: Mitchell John Dening
  • Born: 17 August, 1988
  • Age: 29
  • Birthplace: Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 185 cm
  • Weight: 95 kg

A longtime ABL standout for the Sydney Blue Sox, Dening brings his talents to Adelaide in 2014/15 for his first season with the Bite. The New South Wales native began playing baseball at age six, and signed with the Boston Red Sox via international scout and Australian national team manager Jon Deeble in 2005, when Dening was 17. He debuted professionally for the GCL Red Sox in 2007, and swiftly worked his way up the organisational ladder, posting his best minor league season with Low A Lowell in 2008. Dening progressed as high as Double A before the Red Sox released him in 2012. He joined the independent Washington Wild Things of the Frontier League for the 2012 season but hit just .191 in 15 games for the Pennsylvania-based team.

Dening hit over .300 his past two seasons in Blue Sox colours, with his breakout year came in 2012/13 when he hit .347 with five home runs and 32 RBIs in 42 games for the Blue Sox. Also a longtime member of the Australian national team, Dening suited up in the green and gold against the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks last March as a part of the 2014 Opening Series Team Australia Challenge. With Dening batting leadoff, the Aussies narrowly fell to the Dodgers but stunned the international baseball community by shutting out the Diamondbacks 5-0 on the eve of MLB's Opening Day at the Sydney Cricket Ground.