Mitch Bratt named to team Canada for the WBC
Mitch Bratt has been named to team Canada for the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
Bratt,19, is a left-handed pitching prospect in the Texas Rangers farm system. The Rangers drafted Mitch in the 5th round of the 2021 draft. MLB.com has Bratt as the Rangers no. 17 ranked prospect.
Bratt spent the entire 2022 season with the Low-A Down East Wood Ducks where he pitched to a tune of a 5-5 win-loss record with a 2.45 earned run average across 19 games (18 starts).
He struckout 99 opposing batters across 80.2 innings. He held them to a .218 average and a .295 on-base percentage. That’s all quite impressive for a 19-year-old.
Now Bratt, born in Newmarket, Canada will get to represent his home country in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
He is the only Texas Rangers prospect that is participating in the 2023 World Baseball Classic.
*Update* March 14, 2023
Bratt started for team Canada on March 13th against a stacked United States line-up.
His line: 1/3 of an inning, 6 R, 3 H, 3 BB on 25 pitches- 9 were strikes.