11/07/2013 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition at Pirate City Chase is a lean, athletic SS that will graduate in 2017. Defensively, he utilizes his aggressive / athletic feet well in attacking ground balls displaying soft / sure hands. He moves well laterally, displaying range but needs to play through balls more to continue to improve defensive grade. Throws are accurate with carry as he gets rid of the baseball quickly but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, Brand shows an athletic setup with rhythm. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed through a level swing path. He makes consistent contact showing a solid line drive approach. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to load more and transfer weight properly through his lower half. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a great attitude and is a hard worker. With 4 years to further develop, Chase has potential and will catch the eyes of the collegiate coaches as he continues to improve.