11/01/2020 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Louisville, KY Braden is an athletic catcher who has a promising future on the diamond. Behind the dish, he presents a soft/sure mitt showing great pocket awareness sticking pitches. He uses his body through the blocking process, centering balls out front. Receiving / blocking skills show as quality tools that will play well. Pop times showed in 2.16 range with accuracy on his throws as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he continues to shine through a tall setup. Hands are quick (90 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields, and shows a feel for the barrel with gap-to-gap pop. Braden has a lot of potential and will get looks from the college coaches as he continues to progress his game.