10/14/2018 - National Tryout Plus - Pasadena (Los Angeles), CA
Brayden is a talented OF/LHP prospect who has a lean, athletic build. In the field, Brayden plays with good body control and takes effective routes. He presents his glove and takes the proper angles fielding the ball in a low position. Brayden has a clean exchange leading into a loose, long arm action. He throws from a 3/4 arm slot and can benefit from playing through the baseball. Offensively, Brayden has an open setup with a firm front side and centered balance. He has smooth rhythm with a short stride. Brayden has an on-plane swing path and keeps a flat barrel through the zone. He is a contact type hitter who has the ability to spray the ball to all fields. On the mound, Brayden has a balanced, on-time delivery. He has a loose arm action and extends through his release. Brayden lands open to home plate and has the proper the stride length. He does a nice job rotating with his core towards his target as he finishes. He commands his curveball with late break. Overall, Brayden has good upside with the ability to impact the game in multiple areas.
07/23/2017 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 2 (Ages 12-14)
Brayden continues to show a promising future on the diamond. In the OF, he displays smooth actions. Feet are aggressive as he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He reads balls well off the bat and works to get behind balls but needs to play through with momentum to his target. Range will increase as he improves his foot quickness. At the plate, he shows an athletic setup. Hands are quick and work through an uphill swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 61-66 mph with tailing action. Breaking ball displays 1/7 shape with early break. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program.
04/09/2017 - Interactive Video Program - Costa Mesa (Los Angeles), CA
Brayden is a LHP/OF who will graduate in 2022. In the OF, he takes fluid routes/angles as he tracks down fly balls. He shows good glove action as he fields gb's in an athletic/low position and makes consistent, on line throws to his target. On the hill, this LHP pounds the zone with strikes. He delivers each pitch with a loose/easy arm as he works in line towards home plate and rotates to his target as he finishes. With the bat, Brayden displays an open stance with a smooth rhythm to load. He swings on a level path creating consistent contact with each pitch. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
1. Quicker 1st step
2. Lateral range
3. Arm strength (long toss)
1. Develop CH
2. Lower 1/2 drive off rubber
3. Keep eyes on target
1. Stride square
2. Improve bat speed/hands
3. Level bat path