The Florida baseball program added to its big night as a third player was selected on the 2023 MLB Draft’s first day. RHP Brandon Sproat was drafted No. 56 overall by the New York Mets Sunday night.
The Mets have long had an eye on the hard-throwing pitcher as they selected Sproat in 2022 (No. 90 overall). He was also selected No. 205 overall by Texas in . Sproat bet on himself and it, obviously, paid off.
In 2023, Sproat finished 8-3 with a 4.66 ERA in 19 starts. In 106.1 innings of work, he struck out 134 batters. He also threw two complete games, one of which was a shutout. Sproat was named to the All-SEC second team for his effort.
In his collegiate career he compiled a 19-8 record with a 4.27 ERA, all at the University of Florida.
Sproat becomes the 102nd draft pick in the Kevin O’Sullivan era at Florida.
The MLB Draft continues Monday with rounds three to ten starting at 2:00 PM.