After serving as both a pitcher and first baseman during his freshman campaign, worked exclusively on the mound in 2011 ... Will revert to a two-position player this spring as a pitcher and first baseman/DH ... Competed during summers of 2011 and 2012 for the Kitsap Bluejackets (Bremerton, Wash.) in the West Coast Collegiate League ... In summer 2012 he compiled a 1-4 record with a 5.30 earned run average in eight starts for the Bluejackets ... As a hitter he batted .214 with 28 at bats ... In 2011 at Kitsap he appeared in 33 games as a fielder and batted .280 with seven doubles and 11 RBI ... Made three appearances on the mound, tossing seven innings and compiling a record of 1-1 with a 5.14 earned run average ... Played summer ball for the Conejo Oaks team that captured the Pacific Coast Connie Mack League title.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2012
Made 18 appearances on the mound, all in relief ... Longest outing was 2.2 innings vs. UC Irvine on May 2 ... Recorded a season-high three strikeouts in that contest ... Was primarily a situational reliever with 13 of his appearances being one inning or less ... Over his final four appearance of the season, struck out a total of six batters in 4.2 innings ... Played in eight games in conference play (6.0 innings) and compiled a 3.00 earned run average.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2011
Split time between the mound and as a first baseman/DH in his first season at SDSU ... Appeared at first base in nine games (three starts) and served as the designated hitter on six occasions ... Recorded his first hit (a single to center field) as an Aztec in the win over CSU Northridge on March 29 ... Went 3-for-3 in a pinch hitting role ... Had an RBI single and scored twice in the win at UNLV on May 20 ... Made three starts as a pitcher with a loss (vs. BYU May 14) and two no decisions (vs. UC Riverside April 26 and at Utah May 8) ... Best start came at Riverside where he tossed seven innings allowing two runs on four hits with a pair of walks and two strikeouts, but was not involved in the decision against the Highlanders ... In the May 1 game at Western Carolina, entered the game with SDSU holding a two-run lead ... After WCU put runners on second and third with no out, he retired the next three hitters to record his first save as an Aztec...As a reliever gave up just two runs in 12 relief appearances with seven strikeouts in 9.2 innings for a 1.86 earned run average.
Was a three-year varsity letterwinner at El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills, Calif. ... Coached there by Josh Lienhard ... Was a third-team all-state and first-team all-city selection his senior season... Also named to the Daily News All-Area first-team .... Honored aa the El Camino Distinguished Athlete of the Year for 2010 ... Named the West Valley League MVP after batting .453 with five doubles, nine home runs, 20 runs scored and 40 RBI ... Compiled a .598 on-base percentage along with a .826 slugging average ... On the mound went 6-3 with a 3.88 earned run average ... Struck out 51 over 52.1 innings pitched ... Served as team captain while leading the Conquistadors to a first place finish in regional completion ... Was the MVP and winning pitcher of the City Section vs. Southern Section All-Star Game ... Named to the all-West Valley League second team as a junior and sophomore ... As a junior batted .320 with 10 doubles and four home runs ... Had a .425 on-base and .580 slugging percentage ... Named hitter of the year his sophomore season after finishing with a .402 batting average ... Member of the junior varsity squad as a freshman when he hit .415, earning first-team all-league JV honors.
Mitchell Isaac Bluman was born November 13, 1992 in Tarzana, Calif. ... Son of Greg Bluman ... Enjoys reading and working out ... Favorite athlete is Los Angeles Dodger outfielder Matt Kemp ... A public administration major at San Diego State.