After seeing three players selected on day one of the Major League Baseball Draft, Florida only saw one players drafted on day two. RHP Brandon Sproat was taken by the New York Mets with the 90th overall pick.
— MLB Draft (@MLBDraft) July 18, 2022
Sproat entered the season with more questions than answers as he had failed to live up to expectations. After playing with the Collegiate National Team in the summer of 2021, the fireballer entered the 2022 season with confidence. That confidence allowed the Pace, FL native to have a career year and an incredible run over the final six weeks of the season.
Over his final six starts, Sproat filled in admirably for injured ace Hunter Barco as he went 5-0 with a 1.58 ERA.
Sproat is the fourth Gators baseball player to be selected in this year’s draft joining Sterlin Thompson (31), Barco (44), and Jud Fabian (67).
The MLB Draft will conclude Tuesday with rounds 11-20 and will begin at 2:00 PM.