Commitment Alert | Mason Wright

by Darryl Reid

Congratulations to 2020 Catcher Mason Wright on his commitment to Erie Community College in Buffalo New York. 

Wright is entering his fourth season with the Toronto Mets and was the catcher of the 2017 16u CPBL season and playoff champions for the Mets. 

Mason decide on Erie Community College because of the talented coaching staff and the location of the school.

“I picked Erie because of the good coaching staff and I liked that I would still be close to home." Wright went on to add, "I had a good tour of the school, and I liked that the baseball team lives in town house set up, which will make it a more comfortable place to live."

The head coach of the Kats is Joe Bauth and one of his Assistant Coaches is former Montreal Expo, Will Cordaro.

For a lot of players the recruiting process can be a stressful time, but for Wright he enjoyed it. 

"I enjoyed the recruiting process. The fact that every game I played in, especially the tournaments there was always a chance that I would make the right impression on someone that was watching. The competition we played helped drive me to work harder and improve my abilities as a player."

In addition to a competitive tournament schedule in the States, the Toronto Mets go on an exciting college baseball tour, exposing the players the next level of play. Wright is one of many who really took advantage of the experience.

"The college trip will always definitely be the highlight of my career as a met. It opened my eyes to the compete level on every single play and pitch that is made. Having been on the trip twice now I can say that it’s definitely helped me grow as a player by showing me that you always have to be aware for every situation before the play happens and always to have an approach up to bat. It gave me an insight on what to expect at the next level that I couldn’t have gotten any other way"

Now that Wright has committed to Erie, the left handed hitting catcher knows this is still just the beginning of the process. 

"My focus heading into my senior year will be focussing on my habits away from the field. I have to focus on my nutrition and working hard in the gym."

Like a number of young athletes, Wright has had a tremendous amount of support from his family.

"My biggest influence is by far my parents. The hours they’ve spent driving me across Ontario and the US and to practice for all these years and driving me to become the best person and player I can be and I can never thank them enough for that"

The Toronto Mets and would like to wish Mason the best of luck as he prepares for his final season with the Toronto Mets, and his Freshman season at Erie Community College for the fall of 2020.