07/19/2011 - National Tryout - Sanford (Orlando), FL
Brandon showed improvement in many different areas in his most recent evaluation. He improved his arm strength, pop times to second base, his blocking ability behind the plate, and his sixty yard dash time. His pop time was his biggest improvement going on average from a 2.55 down to 2.37. He had quicker exchange to throw and good feet while blocking and had more arm strength to second base. His overall hitting evaluations stayed the same again showing the ability to consistently find the barrel.
01/14/2011 - Pirate City Spring Training - 2011
Larracuente continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Having seen him a couple of times, we feel as though he may project best at 3B for the next level. He has some athletic abilities through a solid base, displaying balance in the IF. As a catcher, he threw his best pop time to date at 2.47 with a means of 2.55. Throws flash carry but he will benefit by staying on a long toss program to aid in building more arm strength. Brandon needs to work on his catch and throw skills to be an effective catcher at the next level. Offensively, hands are quick, generating bat speed to and through the baseball at contact. He maintains balance through most of his swing, but needs to work on staying in a more athletic position throughout. At the event, he was 2 for 3. Brandon is a very coachable and personable player with a good work ethic.
12/12/2010 - College PREP - Fort Myers, FL
Brandon is a young, solid, 2-way player that Catches and plays 3rd base. Behind the plate, Brandon has quiet actions, a good base, and firm hands. He catches in an athletic position, he looks the ball in, and he throws with average arm strength to his target. Brandon will need to improve his blocking, avoid falling off on his throws, and add arm strength in order to improve Catching skills. In the INF, Brandon has decent hands and feet, and he makes the routine plays on balls hit his way. He centers the ball well on his chest, works to field it cleanly, and he throws with a short arm action and accuracy across the diamond. INF skills can improve by playing in a lower position, quickening his feet, and adding arm strength. Offensively, Brandon has a crouched stance, good balance, and average bat speed. He has a decent swing path, he can work the ball gap to gap, and he makes good use of his lower 1/2. A looser grip, added bat speed, and better extension through the ball will help offensive tool grades rise.