01/24/2021 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Jackson, MS Braden is an athletic 1B/RHP who is a prospect on the diamond. At 1B, defensive abilities are outstanding as he displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Hands are soft / sure and he showed the ability to pick balls out of the dirt, saving throws. Feet / hands work well together as he gets rid of the baseball quickly with accuracy / carry (88 mph velocity) on his throws. He moves well laterally with range improving as he increases foot quickness. At the plate, he continues to shine, displaying outstanding hitting abilities with excellent power potential through a tall setup. Hands are quick generating bat speed (898 mph exit velocity) through an aggressive swing path. Barrel accuracy is a plus and he has strength in his swing with gap to gap pop. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 79-83 mph. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with late break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with sinking action. Off speed stuff show as quality pitches that will get outs. Control is outstanding as he attacks hitters and throws strikes with all his pitches. Braden has potential and will get looks from the college coaches with his baseball abilities, possibly as a two way guy.