Black Bears pitcher, Mitch Bratt, selected in 5th Round of MLB Draft by Texas Rangers

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CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – Black Bears pitcher, Mitch Bratt, has been selected by the Texas Rangers in the fifth round of the 2021 MLB Draft.

The Rangers used the 134th overall pick on Bratt, a high school pitcher out of Canada.

Bratt, who is committed to pitch collegiately at Florida State, will now have to choose between pitching for the Seminoles, or accepting the fifth round selection and becoming a professional baseball player.

The Rangers selected the left hander with the second pick in the fifth round.

In seven appearances with the Black Bears, Bratt is 1-1 with a 2.57 ERA, 44 strikes and 15 walks allowed.

He’s also given up fewer hits (26) than innings pitched (28), and opposing hitters are hitting just .243 against him.

Bratt’s father recently thanked the Black Bears, on Twitter, for his son’s time with the team.

The 134th overall pick has an approximate projected value of $418.20k, according to MLB.com.

Bratt is the second player in the MLB Draft League to be selected.

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