Brendan Mulligan Recruiting Update

Brendan Mulligan is a 6-5, 200-pound lefthanded pitcher who plays his high school ball for Chaminade High School in Mineola, New York and his summer travel team ball with the Long Island Storm 17U team, a team that I saw play at the 17U WWBA National Championship in Marietta, GA. He is receiving recruiting interest from schools in the northeast and a few in the south, including Mississippi State.

"Colleges that called me (July 1st and after) were Mississippi State, Villanova, Radford, Bucknell, and South Carolina-Upstate," said Mulligan. "They just wanted to let me know about their program and that they felt I would be a good fit for them. And to just keep working hard."

While not from the south, Mulligan does know one thing about Mississippi State that he likes.

"I don't know much about Mississippi State," he said. "I do know that they are in the SEC and that's the best conference in America."

Still waiting for that first scholarship offer, Mulligan told me that, "I am just keeping my options open."

Mulligan talked about the three pitches he throws and his strengths as a pitcher.

"I throw a fastball, a changeup and a slider," said Mulligan. "My velocity is normally 83-84, and I topped out at 85-86 this tournament. I throw my changeup a lot because it has a sharp, downward break. If I throw it low it looks like a low fastball, which I throw a lot. Then, it dives down toward the dirt and I get a lot of check swing strikeouts on it."

As for his strengths, he makes up for high velocity with good command and movement.

"I am good at spotting pitches and making hitters miss," he said. "If they do get a good piece of the ball they usually ground out to second base. I like to throw to the outside so my ball tails and drops toward the outside and they put a weak swing on it."

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