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Mike Martin Jr. picks up 2021 commitment from top player in Canada

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With fall ball right around the corner, Mike Martin Jr. picks up another big verbal commitment and another projectable pitcher. So far this offseason, Jr. and new pitching coach Jim Bellanger have targeted tall, lanky pitchers with lots of room to grow. Mitch Bratt will be FSU’s 8th pitcher to commit to the ‘Noles this summer. Bratt is the 16th total commit and 1st LHP in an absolutely loaded 2021 class, which ranks 7th in the nation. The 16 total commits is 2nd in the nation behind Miami’s 17 commits. Depending on roster flexibility, I wouldn’t be surprised if the staff is finished adding to this class, but Bratt is quite the final pickup for one of the best classes in the nation.

Mitch Bratt comes from Canada, as the new staff continues to dominate the international side of college commits. With Bratt now a Seminole, FSU has the #1 2021 Canadian prospect, #2 2021 Puerto Rican prospect, and the #1 2022 PR prospect. The Ontario native is rated as the 134th overall prospect and 14th best LHP in the 2021 class by Perfect Game. The lefty stands 6’1, 190 pounds and really gets on top of the ball on the mound.

Bratt would probably qualify as a crafty lefty, just because of how well and how often he uses his curveball. Mitch uses a big, slow 12-6 breaking ball in the low-mid ’70s to keep hitters off of his mid-high 80’s fastball. The LHP has run his FB up to 90 at times and with maturation and more muscle, I’m sure he’ll be able to get up even higher and maybe even sit around the ’90s in the future. Bratt will also mix in a 76-78 MPH changeup to keep hitters guessing.

The lanky lefty is quite young for his grade, as he just turned 16 over the summer. But Bratt has already been performing out big stages, as he recently completed a trip to the U-18 baseball world cup with the Canadian national team and got the start on the bump in their first game. For the tournament, Bratt threw 8.2 innings and gave up 3 runs. Bratt also pitched against minor-league hitters in spring training for the Canadian junior national team and held his own quite well. The clip above is from an outing against Orioles’ minor league hitters.

“This campus has so much history and I can’t wait to be a part of it starting in 2021” “walking on that field the first day I knew this was home” “the winning heritage here at FSU is incredible. I can’t wait to keep this tradition alive as a Nole”

Mike Martin Jr. and his staff continue to impress recruits before they even get on the field as a staff, “Walking on that field the first day I knew this was home,” Bratt told me. Mitch is already anxious to get started as a ‘Nole, “This campus has so much history and I can’t wait to be a part of it starting in 2021. The winning heritage here at FSU is incredible. I can’t wait to keep this tradition alive as a ‘Nole.”


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