09/28/2022 - Arizona Senior Fall Classic (2023)
Branden is an athletic 2B who performed well at the Arizona Senior Fall Classic. Defensively, he showed athletic actions with quick/active feet and closes distance quickly on batted balls. Fields out front with soft/sure hands from an athletic fielding position. Good reads off bat enable him to move well in all directions. Showed ability to make accurate throws from a high 3/4 arm slot with solid carry. At the plate, he hits from a tall and square stance with high hand set. He showed good barrel control and a smooth swing. A fast barrel with good extension out front enables him to hit line drives into both gaps with a bat exit velocity up to 86mph during BP. During the tournament, he had 2 singles and a sac fly RBI. Good instinctual player who has a great attitude. Based on both Branden's athletic ability and his team-first disposition, we predict a bright future for this young man.
07/27/2022 - Southwest Championships 17U, powered by Baseball Factory's Team One
Branden continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities at the SOUTHWEST 17U TOURNAMENT. Foot speed has increased as he ran his best 60 time to date. At 2B, he displays clean / smooth actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork as he works to square ground balls and plays through with his body. Glove action is soft / sure and presents out front. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. Throws are accurate with carry (83 mph velocity) to his target. At the plate, he continues to shine through an athletic setup. Hands are quick (91 mph exit velocity) and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Lower half works well through the swing with an aggressive hip turn. At the event, he was 3 for 9 with 2B and 2 RBI. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be.
03/06/2022 - All-In Membership - Glendale (Phoenix), AZ
Branden is a 2B who will graduate in 2023. Medium frame stocky build and strength present. At 2B, he starts with a good pre-pitch routine, with active feet, and has good body control at baseball. Creates good angles and fields from a square fielding position with hands out front. A low funnel, with a loose arm stroke in back, and ability to throw from multiple arm slots. Made accurate throws to first base with an arm velocity up to 80mph. Plays with good effort and will layout for balls. A right-handed hitter, he hits from an even and athletic stance. He activates his hands, with good balance at contact, and ability to stay long through the baseball. Showed a good rear hip turn to baseball as he hit line drives to all fields with a bat exit velocity up to 81mph. With another year of development, we foresee him having a bright future on the baseball field.