Michael Brettell


RHP  Michael Brettell

Hometown: Fonthill, Ont.  

Bats/Throws: R-R 

Height/Weight: 6’ 4” 210  lbs.

Team: Central Michigan University  

Coach: Steve Jaksa. 

Past Teams: Great Lake Canadians, Canadian Junior National Team.

Past coaches: Adam Stern, Chris Robinson, Greg Hamilton. 

Twitter Handle: @brettell10 

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Rated: Listed 366th on Baseball Ameriica’s top 500 (May 21, 2018) ... 338th on Perfect Game combined college and high school top 350 list (April 19, 2018) ... Listed fourth on Perfect Game’s list of top prospect in MAC ... 2017 _ Listed 95th on the Perfect Game’s top 100 sophomores, who are eligible in 2018. Zero Canucks made the top 50 freshmen or seniors list ... 2015 _ Listed 418th among combined list, No. 18 in Ontario and sixth among RHPs.

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2018 season as a junior at Central Michigan: 4.74, 6-7 in 15 starts ... Walked 32 and struck out 72 inn 93 innings ... Held opponents to .276 average ... Gave up six runs on six hits and two walks in 4 2/3 innings, while striking out two facing No. 1 ranked Kent State in MAC tourney ... Worked six inning allowing three runs -- two earned -- on seven hits and a walk, while fanning three ... Took loss against Miami (Ohio) working 6 2/3 innings allowing four runs -- three earned -- on nine hits and two walks, as he struck out three ... Pitched complete game 5-2 to Eastern Michigan allowing five runs -- three earned -- on eighht hits and one walk, while striking out five ... Worked six innings for the win against Bowling Green State allowing three runs -- two earned -- on three hits and  two walks, as he fanned four ... Another quality outing (one run in seven innings) to beat Toledo as he gave up five hits and walked four, while he fanned three ... Took loss against Toledo, allowing nine runs on eight hits and two walks while fanning four in 2 1/3 innings ... Picked up win over Kent State Golden Flashes pitching 7 2/3 innings allowing one run on five hits and a walk, while striking out eight ... Gained victory against Bell State working seven innings, allowing one run on three hits, as he struck out seven ... Worked nine-inning complete game win over Northern Illinois, allowing one run on six hits and three walks, striking out six ... Gave up three runs on three hits and five walks, striking out seven against Northwestern ... Pitched 6 2/3 innings allowing two unearned runs on six hits and three walks, while striking out a pair facing South Florida ... Allowed four runs on nine hits and two walks, while striking out five in 6 1/3 innings against Purdue ... Gave up 12 runs on 12 hits and four walks in two innings against New Mexico ... Fanned 10, allowed six hits and one run in seven innings beating Stephen F. Austin

Perfect Game

Scouting Report

407. Michael Brettell, rhp, Central Michigan (JR)
R-R, 6-3/210, Fonthill, Ont.
Previously Drafted: Never Drafted

Brettell had his best season by far in a Chippewa uniform in 2018, throwing the most innings in his career while slashing his walk rate and increasing his strikeout rate. He’s a true sinkerballer who shows the ability to dominate with one pitch, and offers some intriguing right-on-right matchup potential at the professional level. He’s been up to 95 mph with his sinker as a starter and the pitch offers tremendous life, and some scouts believe he could consistently sustain mid-90s or higher out of the bullpen. His slider has come a long way in two years and now will show as an average pitch with relative frequency.

2017 season as a sophomore at Central Michigan: Went 6-5 with a 4.26 ERA … Walked 34, struck out  43 (fourth on team)  in 69 2/3 innings ... Made 23 appearances (eight starts, 15 in relief) … Led team, fifth in the MAC with a .229 opponent batting average … Gave up 12 extra-base hits ... Picked up win, giving up three runs on four hits and striking out a season-high six batters over six innings vs. Northwestern ... Started against Oakland, giving up one hit and striking out four over three scoreless innings ... Allowed one hit in four solid innings of relief to pick up the win against Western Michigan ... Picked up win in relief at Kent State, only allowing a walk over 3 2/3 innings ...  In best outing, allowed two hits, one walk over seven scoreless innings in 4-2 loss vs. Eastern Michigan in the MAC Tourney.

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Honours: 2017 season _ MAC West Pitcher of the Week after outstanding outing against Kent State Golden Flashes ... 2015 season _ Selected to Tournament 12 All-Tournament ... Earned Perfect Game Preseason Canada/Puerto Rico Region Senior First Team honors.

2016 summer with Kalamazoo Growlers of the Northwoods League: Pitched four games going 2-1 with a 6.89 ... Walked 10 and struck out four in 15 2/3 innings. 

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2016 season as a freshman at Central Michigan: Was 3-1 with one save and a 4.50 ERA in 19 games, making six starts ... Walked 31 and fanned 33 in 48 innings ... Ranked third among the Chippewas with 19 appearances ... Struck out season-high six in five innings against Illinois State ... Earned his first career win over Oakland ... Struck out five in 4 1/3 innings for his second against Oakland ... Gained his third win pitching 6 1/3 innings in 10-3 victory over Western Michigan in the MAC Tournament. 

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