Q&A with Wichita State commit Michael Mulhollon

By: Isaiah Glidden
Wisconsin Staff

Built at a premium 6-foot-4 and 205-pounds, LHP Michael Mulhollon (Westosha Central, 2022) oozes projectibility. Currently, Mulhollon is situated inside the top-10 in the state's senior class and is nestled in at 370 in our national rankings. The southpaw showcases a heavy, sinking fastball that reaches 90 mph with more in the tank. He enjoyed a productive summer circuit with an impressive performance coming at our Creekside Complex, striking out 16 batters in a complete game shutout effort.

In September of 2020, Mulhollon announced his commitment to Wichita State University. Recently, we had the opportunity to talk with Mulhollon about his recruiting process and other baseball related topics, which you can find below.

michael mulhollon

Michael Mulhollon

Class of 2022 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: LHP
  • High School: Westosha Central
    State: WI
  • Summer Team: Hitters 2022 Navy
  • Height: 6-4
    Weight: 205lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/L

Scouting Report


Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-4, 205-pounds. Extremely projectable, professional frame.
Delivery: Simple tall/fall type delivery, early hip drift downhill, even front side, lands square to target and works in line.
Arm Action: LH. Compact arm swing with some length, high 3/4 finish. Loose shoulder.
FB: T89, 87-88 mph. Creates a steep downhill plane, difficult angle.  T2133, 2066 average rpm.
CB: 73-74 mph. 1/7 shape, gradual action. Feel to land for strikes.  T2007, 1956 average rpm.
CH: 78-79 mph. Thrown at near fastball arm speed, feel to spot low.  T1379, 1307 average rpm.




PBRWhat were your expectations about the recruiting process? What were you looking for out of a college program to continue your baseball career at?

Mulhollon: Going into the recruiting process I knew it was gonna be a long and fun process. I was looking for a school that could take me and develop me to get to the next levels and a coaching staff I could connect with as they would be coaching me and developing me for the next years to come. On top of baseball I was looking for a college where I could strive in the schooling aspect and be able to live for the next four years of my life. 

PDid location or distance from home play a factor in your decision?

M: Location did not play a factor in my decision because all of the schools I was considering were 5+ hours away from home as I was wanting to be part of the best program possible.

PWhen did the recruiting process really start to heat up for you? Where did the school you committed to first see you play?

M: My recruiting process was a little different from others. I was talking to multiple schools freshman year and during my first scrimmage outside prior to sophomore summer I tore a tendon in my left ankle and was out all summer and did not get back on the mound until the following fall of my junior year. After throwing a couple of bullpens in August and sending them out the recruiting process really started to pick up for me. Wichita State never saw me play in person; they saw me in a couple of bullpens and then would watch me pitch live over video recording at Hitters baseball.

PWhat do you like most about the program you chose, and what were the key factors in making your decision?

M: What I like most about Wichita State is the coaching staff. Very few kids can say their head coach played  in the MLB and managed multiple MLB teams. As our pitching college pitched for 12 years in the MLB. After looking at the facilities down there I knew it was the place I wanted to continue my baseball and academic career. 

PWho is the best player you have faced in your state? What about them makes for a tough opponent?

M: The best player I have played against is RHP/INF Mitch Voit (Whitefish Bay, 2022; Michigan). Pitching against him for three winters, he was always the toughest out for me as he always puts the ball in play.. He is very hard to strikeout and makes you work as a pitcher, staying very disciplined at the plate.

PAt what point in your career did you realize you were a college-caliber player and became serious about taking your game to the next level?

M: The time I realized I was a college-caliber player is freshman year at hitters when we were having multiple kids commit to D1 schools and RJ telling us we could have 30+ kids in our class get college money and that ultimately made me work as hard as I could so that could be true 

PWhat advice would you give to young baseball players striving to get where you are?

M: I would tell young athletes that as you enter high school to get in the weight room and if you love the game to perfect your craft everyday because they are kids all over the country trying to get a Division I scholarship and you need to be able to stand out during your summer games. 

PWhat is the most memorable moment in your baseball career to this point?

M: The most memorable moment in my baseball career is winning the Wilson premier tournament freshman year with hitters baseball as we beat many highly touted teams across the country.

PPreview your high school team's season for us. How do you feel your team will be?

M: I feel as if our team will be one of the better teams in Wisconsin. We have very deep pitching as a very upperclassmen heavy team which brings the experience for us as we chase a state title this upcoming season.