06/17/2012 - College PREP - Hoover (Birmingham), AL Brandon is a tall, lanky SS that will graduate in 2014. Foot speed is well above average as indicated by his 6.99 60 time. At SS, feet are quick / active as he attacks groundballs, displaying clean hands. He moves well laterally, flashing range in the MIF. To continue to improve defensive grades, he needs to attack groundballs more, play through, and present hands more out front. Throws are accurate as he gets rid of the baseball quickly but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, Smith shows a balanced approach with rhythm. He makes consistent contact through a level swing path, mainly to the pull side. He needs to work to keep hands inside and through the ball at contact to improve hitting grades. Power numbers will increase as he learns to use his lower half more. With 2 years to further develop, Brandon has abilities with time and room to improve.