Mitchell Austin Moreland (born September 6, 1985) is a professional baseball first baseman and right fielder who plays for the Texas Rangers. He attended Mississippi State University, and was drafted by the Rangers in the 17th round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft. He is also the third cousin of shock jock Gordon Keith. In 2005, Moreland played for a collegiate league team called the Danville Dans in Danville, Illinois. In 2007 Moreland began his professional career with the Short-Season Spokane Indians of the Northwest League. He batted .259 with 28 hits, seven doubles, one triple, two home runs and 15 RBIs. The following season, Moreland joined the Class-A Clinton LumberKings of the Midwest League and hit .324 with 37 doubles, four triples, 18 home runs, 99 RBIs and two stolen bases. He was named to the Mid-Season Midwest League All-Star Team on June 17 and the Post-Season Midwest League All-Star Team on August 26.
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