06/20/2022 - Omaha National World Series - Session 2 (HS)
Braiden is a solid SS in the 2023 class. Scouts raved about his athletic ability, his engagement and ability to be a team player. Aside from the intangibles, there is are more reasons to like Braiden’s game. He ran a 6.96 60 (best personal time), increased his velo by 10 mph (86) and reached base 5 out of 8 at bats on the week. In the field, he stays on the ball of his feet and has smooth footwork. He has a quick 1st step and works from the ground up. His exchanges are clean and uses loose arm action on his accurate feeds. Working on pocket feel on his backhands and working through the ball more will help him play faster and attack the green runners on the path. At the plate, he uses the whole field with a simple and repeatable load. Has explosive bat speed and can turn around the FB. Provides sneaky juice (HR to pull side in game action and a disciplined approach 3 BB’s. Keeping his eyes on the barrel will help make adjustments as he moves up and pitches have more depth. Overall, there is a lot to like about his game and he will make a great addition to a college program very soon.
07/26/2020 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Aberdeen (Seattle), WA
Braiden is an athletic SS prospect who continues to showcase his skills on the field. At SS, Braiden shows fluid footwork and is agile moving to the ball. He gets into an athletic position and fields with a firm glove. He makes a clean exchange and keeps his throws accurate with carry through his target. Long tossing to build up his arm strength can help Braiden improve defensively. At the plate, this switch hitter sets up in a square stance and takes a square stride. He is smooth getting into his load and hits against a strong front side. He takes a short swing with fast bat speed, leading to loud contact and line drives. Braiden can improve as a hitter by getting more extension through the ball. Overall, Braiden is a solid prospect who has the potential to contribute at the next level.
06/16/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Tacoma, WA
Braiden showed solid skills at SS and in the OF during his last workout in Tacoma. In the INF, Braiden has aggressive actions, active feet, and he fields in a square position. He has firm hands, good glove reactions, and he throws with momentum and accuracy across the diamond. In the OF, Braiden covers ground well and reads the ball off the bat. He makes plays, fields squarely, and throws with accuracy after a solid crow hop. At the plate, Braiden has a square set-up, he loads well, and flashes explosive bat speed. He makes hard/level contact and can spray the ball to all fields. Solid overall skills can get even better with work on the following.
1. Play more through
2. Soften glove
1. Field out front
2. Avoid drifting
11/08/2018 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition in Arizona (Ages 12-14)
Braiden is a talented 2B prospect who is a switch-hitter. In the field, Braiden moves well laterally always keeping his eye on the ball. He presents his glove and fields the ball in a low position. He shows a smooth backhand when needed. Braiden has a clean exchange leading into a short arm action throwing from a 3/4 arm slot. His throws are accurate across the diamond. Offensively, Braiden has similar abilities on each side of the plate, showing slightly better from the right-side. He has an open setup with his weight in the back of his stance. Braiden has a load with a square stride as he partially uses his lower half throughout his swing. He tracks the ball well and has an aggressive approach. He repeats his swing and produces hard contact. Braiden shows solid power with the ability to drive the ball to each gap. Overall, Braiden is a well-rounded prospect who can take his game to the next level.