• Full name Brandon Carl Sproat
  • Born 09/17/2000 in Pensacola, FL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Florida
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (56th overall) by the New York Mets in 2023 (signed for $1,474,500).
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    School: Florida Source: 4YR

    Commit/Drafted: Mets ’22 (3)
    Age At Draft: 22.8
    BA Grade:50/High
    Tools:Fastball: 55. Slider: 55. Curveball: 45. Changeup: 60. Control: 45.

    Sproat was a high-profile arm dating back to his prep days, and always showed outstanding pure stuff, but struggled with consistency prior to a breakout 2022 season with Florida. He moved from the bullpen to the starting rotation, tightened his control and posted a 3.41 ERA over 89.2 innings with a 21.5% strikeout rate and 8.7% walk rate. The Mets drafted Sproat in the third round, but he was one of just three players drafted among the top 10 rounds to not sign, and went back to Florida where he posted a 4.66 ERA over 19 starts and 106.1 innings, with a 28.8% strikeout rate and 10.3% walk rate. Sproat has a solid pitcher’s frame at 6-foot-3, 215 pounds and moves well on the mound with a long arm stroke and low, three-quarter slot. He throws hard and averaged 96 mph with his fastball this spring, touching 100-101 mph at best, though the pitch has below-average life and has always played down from that velocity. His go-to secondary in 2023 was a firm, upper-80s changeup with huge arm-side fading life that looked like a plus pitch, and he’s also earned plus grades on his mid-80s slider in the past. In addition to the two-plane breaking slider, Sproat has a slower curveball that is more of a fringe-average pitch. While Sproat will turn 23 shortly after the draft, he’s had a strong year, still flashes loud stuff and should be selected in the first three rounds once again.

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  • New York Mets signed RHP Brandon Sproat.

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