08/02/2015 - College PREP - Dublin (Columbus), OH Braden is a young (2018 grad) R/R MIF. With the bat, this RH swinger shows a balanced setup with rhythm in his hands. Swing is level as he stays inside and drives the ball back up the middle of the field. More lower 1/2 drive will result in increased pop off of his barrel. At SS, Bates shows active prep as he comes to get the GB. He makes the backhand play smoothly, gathers well and has a quick/clean exchange to throw. Presenting his glove earlier and fielding the GB more out in front will help to avoid getting the in-between hop and will take his defensive game to the next level. Braden has tools with still a few years to fine tune them.