Brandon Rembert Yearns to Hear His Name Called in 2021 MLB Draft

Brandon Rembert is an upcoming 5th year senior at Alcorn State University. He has primarily manned the right field position for the team.  The Pensacola, Florida native has had quite the career in his two years at Alcorn State.  Through his two seasons at Alcorn State, he had a batting average of .321 in 53 career games played, while racking up 35 walks.  He also has a career batting average of .333 against SEC competition. Rembert has collected multiple accolades throughout his career at Alcorn, one of them being named to the SWAC Pre-Season All-Conference first team in 2020.

One of the most notable recognitions he has garnered was when he was named a player to watch in the HBCU for the 2020 MLB Draft.  The publication Black College Nines recognized him as a player to watch for this past Draft.  Although he was not drafted in the recent draft, he was still thankful to be recognized. He states, “It was a huge honor for me to even be mentioned as a player to watch for the Draft.  Even though I wasn’t picked up, to even be recognized on that list was a blessing and honor for me. From the journey I had, I was grateful to even be acknowledged on that list.” Rembert came from humble beginnings during his college career.

Rembert started off on the JV team at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama his freshman year.  He then decided it was in his best interest to transfer to a junior college.  He transferred to Coastal Alabama in 2017 and then signed to Alcorn in 2018. Rembert states, “I just thought it would be in my best interest to transfer from Faulkner. I got to develop more in junior college, so I was grateful for that opportunity.”

Rembert had a standout junior season when he arrived at Alcorn State.  This year put him on the map.  People started to take notice.  “I had a pretty good year that season.  I was feeling great at the plate and things just started to click for me.”  Rembert was top 8 in the conference for batting and on base percentage that year.  He was also 6th in the league with a .417 batting average in conference play that year. Rembert started to become a well-known and respected hitter throughout the league after that season. “People started to respect my ability at the plate.  I started seeing more off speed for sure after that year.”

Even though Rembert had pretty solid numbers, he went undrafted in 2019 and again in 2020.  Despite being passed up two years in a row, Rembert still remains hopeful.  “I still believe that I have a chance to get drafted next year. I am going to continue to work hard to better myself and put myself in a good position to be successful.”  He is using his time during the pandemic to really hone in on his skills. He states, “I’ve been working really hard since everything began with COVID-19. I do my best to develop my skills almost every day.”

Despite his 2020 season getting cancelled, Rembert was granted another year to go back and play college baseball.  He states, “I was really nervous that I was not going to be able to get that year back.  I was very thankful that the NCAA gave us our year back because I didn’t want my last year to end how it did.”  Rembert graduated from Alcorn in the spring of 2020 and will be pursuing his masters in the fall.  He has one more season to prove to scouts that he belongs at the next level.  His desire to play pro ball drives him every day.  There is a lot riding on his last spring season. For him it is all or nothing.  With his determination, hunger, and will to be chosen driving him every day, it would be of little surprise to hear the name “Brandon Rembert” be called in June.

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