01/17/2020 - Baseball Factory Spring Training in Arizona (Ages 12-14)
Braden worked out in the OF and on the mound during his time in Arizona. Defensively, Braden showed good athleticism, quick feet, and a good 1st step to the ball. He tracks it well, fields smoothly, and throws with accuracy and carry through to his cut-off man. On the mound, Braden has a simple delivery, a loose arm action, and he finishes in a complete position. He is confident on the mound, throws strikes, and aggressively attacks hitters. Offensively, Braden has good hands, a tall/open stance, and an activated load. He has fast bat speed, swings on plane, and hits well gap to gap. Mental makeup is a plus as he's coachable, works hard, is a team player, and hustles.
01/12/2020 - National Tryout Plus - Kaneohe (Honolulu), HI
Braden showed a spike in arm velocity to 63 MPH and exit velocity to 64 MPH during his last workout. In the OF, Braden has active feet, he tracks well, and gets good reads off the bat. He gets in a good ready position, his exchange is clean, and he throws with momentum and consistency to his cut off man. Offensively, Braden has an athletic stance, he loads his hands well, and takes a square stride toward the pitcher. He has an athletic swing, a middle of the field approach, and he finds the barrel consistently.
01/13/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Honolulu, HI
Braden is an athletic 2-way player who plays OF and SS. In the OF, Braden has active feet, he reads the ball well off the bat, and he plays through properly. He fields in a low/athletic position, his exchange is quick and clean, and he throws with momentum and accuracy to his target. In the INF, Braden has soft hands, he makes the routine plays on balls hit his way, and his exchange is clean with good direction across the diamond. Offensively, Braden has a tall set-up, a short stride, and he swings aggressively. He has good strike zone awareness, he puts the bat on the ball, and can spray to all fields. Overall skills can get better with work on the following.
2. Use 2 hands
3. Arm strength
2. Fielding position
1. Swing path
3. Bat speed