09/10/2017 - Interactive Video Program - Fresno, CA Braden is an OF/2B who will graduate in 2021. Defensively in the OF, he hustles hard laterally as he tracks down fly balls. He tries to work behind the fly ball and stays directional when throwing to his target. At 2B, he gives hard effort and tries to work into a square fielding position on GB's. He fields the ball, sets his feet and makes aggressive throws to his target. As a hitter, Braden is an opposite field hitter. He takes aggressive hacks through the zone and looks to drive pitches back up through the middle of the field. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
Infield 1. Prep step 2. Develop soft hands 3. Clean transfer to throw Outfield 1. Lateral quickness 2. Work behind the fly ball 3. Arm strength (long toss) Offense 1. Develop a load 2. Lower 1/2 drive 3. Level out swing path