06/19/2012 - College PREP - Charleston, WV Branden is a solid, athletic LHP/OF that will graduate in 2015. Currently, he projects best in the OF for the next level. Feet are quick / active as he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls bunt needs to be more aggressive and work to get behind balls more to improve defensive grade. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength and work on his foot work to throw. At the plate, Griffin shows a balanced approach with rhythm. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed through a level swing path. He makes consistent hard contact with power numbers improving as he learns to use his lower half more through the swing. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 71-76 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball displays 2/8 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup showing arm side run. He attacks hitters as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will rise quickly as more arm strength is built through a long toss program.