Micah Ottenbreit is the Phuture Phillies’ Readers’ #24 Pick.
Micah Joseph Ottenbreit was born in Dearborn, Michigan. His parents are Joseph and Emily Ottenbreit. They reside in Trenton, Michigan. Micah attended Trenton High School.
2019: Ottenbreit pitched on the varsity his sophomore year. He posted a 6-1 record in 14 appearances with a 1.33 ERA. He pitched 52.2 innings, faced 208 batters, and threw 780 pitches. He walked 18 and struck out 75 batters. He also had 5 pickoffs.
2021: Ottenbreit posted a 7-1 record in 10 appearances with a 0.64 ERA. He pitched 54.2 innings, faced 210 batters, and threw 798 pitches. He walked 12 and struck out 95 batters.
In his 2-year varsity career, Ottenbreit went 13-2 with a 0.98 ERA. In 107.1 innings, he walked 30 (7.2%) and struck out 170 (40.1%)while facing 418 batters. Opponents batted .140 against him.
Ottenbreit was the Division 2 First-Team All-State his senior year. Trenton won their second consecutive regional championship as well as the league title in 2021.
Ottenbreit also played first base in high school. He had a career .356/.450/.587/1.038 average but hit .393/.466/.696/1.162 as a senior with 14 doubles, 6 HRs, 31 RBI, and 25 stolen bases.
Ottenbreit was a Michigan State commit. He was selected by the Phillies in the fourth round of the 2021 Amateur Draft, the 114th overall pick.
One scouting report stated: Ottenbreit is a good athlete who works 89-92, touching 93, with a bit of physical projection. He has huge spin on an above-average slider with an advanced feel for locating it, and showed some changeup feel. The past few years haven’t been great for Spartans’ baseball, but Ottenbreit has the makings of a future Big Ten Friday starter.