05/13/2012 - National Tryout - Baltimore, MD
Brian continues to show the ability to hit from both sides. His swing shows good rhythm with the ability to spray the ball to all fields. The left hand side has definitely improved and it looks like Brian has gained some comfort in the box. Defensively, Feet show as being fluid doing a good job looking the ball in and playing low. Brian can continue to improve defensively by a quicker exchange; his arm plays well but needs to get rid of the ball. On the mound, Brian continues to show great control with a compact delivery. He shows well on the mound but needs to continue on building strength to increase velocity.
07/14/2011 - Cape Cod Pro Select Training - July 14-18, 2011
Shearer improved his defensive and arm strength at the event. Feet are active in attacking ground balls while playing through with his body. Hands are soft, clean, and sure as he makes the plays. Fundamentally he is sound at 2B. Throws show accuracy, flashing carry but he will benefit staying on a long toss program to aid in building more arm strength. Offensively, Brian continues to show as a switch hitter but projects slightly better from the right side. He shows a balanced approach and loads well with hands working inside the ball, utilizing all fields.
03/20/2011 - National Tryout - Baltimore, MD
Brian showed similar offensive and defensive skills at his most recent workout in Baltimore, MD. He did lower his 60 time from 7.88 to 7.57, and he increased his radar velocity from 67 to 70 MPH. Defensively, Brian showed aggressive / active feet to the ball, and soft sure hands. He follows his throws to his target, and delivers the ball with decent accuracy. At the plate, Brian has a square stance, short stride, and good balance. He has decent bat speed, a level swing, and he can spray the ball to all fields. Brian is a contact hitter who makes good use of his lower 1/2.
09/04/2010 - Accelerated Infield Weekend (Commuter)
Shearer continues to show improvements in his defensive play in the middle of the IF. He shows a sound approach as he takes good routes in working around but needs to play through balls more aggressively with his body. Throws are accurate and he throws well on the run but will benefit by getting on a long toss program to aid in further developing more arm strength with carry. Brian is a fundamentally sound and is extremely coachable with once his physical attributes catch up with his skill set, he will be a very talented infielder.
07/20/2010 - Cape Cod Training 2010 - Session 3
Brian is a young (2014) two-way player as a SS plus on the mound with a lean, wiry frame that shows projection as he continues to physically mature. Currently, he projects best at SS for the next level. Feet are active in coming to get the baseball but needs to play through more with his body. He makes plays but displays some stiff actions. Arm slot is low ' flashing carry but needs to get on a long toss program to provide more carry. Offensively, Shearer is a switch hitter that shows best from the right side. He shows a balanced approach with hands working through a level swing path. Power numbers will improve as he learns to utilize his lower half more efficiently through the swing. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 63-67 mph with sinking action. Breaking ball is best off speed pitch displaying 10/4 shape with tight spin. With 4 years to further develop, Brian has abilities with time and room to improve. Throughout the event Shearer was a very polite young man.