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Craten Brown

Craten Brown OF

  • Kokomo, IN
  • Northwestern High School
  • Grad 2013
  • Ht 6'0''
  • Wt 150 lbs
  • Throws Right
  • Bats Right
  • Arm 78 mph
  • 60 Yd 6.92 Sec
  • Class

Running

  • N/A sec 10 Yds
  • N/A sec 40 Yds
  • 6.92 sec 60 Yds
  • 4.63 sec H > 1B (RHH)
  • N/A sec Shuttle (L)
  • N/A sec Shuttle (R)

Strength

  • N/A Broad Jump
  • N/A Lateral Jump (L)
  • N/A Lateral Jump (R)
  • N/A psi Grip (L)
  • N/A psi Grip (R)

Throwing

  • 78 mph mph Velocity
  • 45 Arm Grade

Position - OF

  • 45 Fielding Grade

Hitting

  • 45 Hitting Grade (R)
  • 45 Power Grade (R)
  • N/A mph Exit Velocity

ADVANCED SWING METRICS BY SWINGTRACKER

Official Scouting Report

  • Class Rating
  • OFPosition Projection

03/04/2012 - College PREP - Indianapolis, IN Craten showed similar abilities in Indy as he did in previous workouts. He is a thin, athletic OF with firm hands and active feet. He is aggressive to the ball, he has a low approach, and he takes proper angles. Craten has a quick 1st step, he stays behind fly balls well, and he throws with a short arm action with average strength. More crow hop and added arm strength can help defensive abilities improve. At the plate, Craten has a crouched stance, a short stride, and okay bat speed. He makes square contact, he keeps his head still, and he swings in good rhythm. Added bat speed and more lower 1/2 can help hitting numbers spike.

09/04/2011 - National Tryout - Indianapolis, IN Craten continues to show solid abilities in all aspects of his game. He really improved his running times in the sixty along with his home to first time. His defensive grades and arm strength also took positive steps with his arm strength jumping 5 mph from his previous workout. He shows good quickness in the outfield taking good angles and being sure handed when fielding. At the plate he showed similar numbers with a middle of the field approach, good use of his lower half and a level swing path. Overall strength and maturity will continue to improve his bat speed and power which will improve his overall hitting evaluation.

12/27/2010 - Christmas Camp and Tournament 2010 - Session 2 Craten is a young (2013) OF with a thin, wiry frame that shows projection as he continues to physically mature and fill out. Foot speed is above average as indicated by his 7.20 60 time as he utilizes his feet well in taking proper routes / angles in tracking down balls in the OF. He needs to work on getting behind balls more to play through with momentum to his target. He shows good instincts in the OF and reads balls well off the bat. Throws are accurate but must get on a long toss program to aid in further developing more arm strength with carry. Offensively is where Brown shows best as he displays solid average abilities and power. He shows a balanced approach and tracks the ball well. Hands are quick, generating bat speed and he shows a solid feel for the barrel with ball jumping off his bat when centered. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to stay back and transfer weight properly through the lower half. At the event, he was 4 for 9. Mental makeup is a plus as is very coachable, willing to work and learn to be the best he can be as he plays with high energy. With 3 years to further develop, Craten has an upside with time and room to improve.

Profile

Craten Brown Kokomo, IN info@factoryathletics.com 800-641-4487 @baseballfactory
Primary Position OF
Grad Year 2013  
High School Northwestern High School Bats Right
Height 6'0'' Throws Right
Weight 150 LBS Arm 78 mph
60 YD 6.92

The chart below shows the levels of college baseball, along with the range of players with potential to be recruited at that level.

Division I Class 1 – 4
Division II Class 1 – 5
Division III Class 1 – 8
NAIA Class 1 – 6
JUCO Class 1 – 8

Tool Grade Scale

Our main goals with the BF "10-70" Scouting Scale are to provide the player with a realistic evaluation of his "PRESENT" abilities (what he can do today), and to provide college coaches with information they can use to identify and/or compare potential recruits.

Tools are graded for all players and pitchers, regardless of age or graduation year. However, for High School players we use only grades 20-70 (grades 10-18 do not apply), while for Middle School players we use only grades 10-52 (grades 55-70 do not apply).

Grade Middle School (Ages 11-13) Description High School (Ages 14-18) Description 10 Yard Dash (seconds) 40 Yard Dash (seconds) 60 Yard Dash (seconds) Home-1B LHH (seconds) Home-1B RHH (seconds) 5-10-5Shuttle [LEFT] (seconds) 5-10-5Shuttle [RIGHT] (seconds) Broad Jump (inches) Lateral Broad [LEFT] (inches) Lateral Broad [RIGHT] (inches) Grip Strength [LEFT] (psi) Grip Strength [RIGHT] (psi) FB & Raw Velocity (mph) Bat Exit Velocity (mph) Catcher Release (seconds)
10 Poor -----N/A----- 2.50+ 7.50+ 10.50+ 6.70+ 6.80+ 6.80+ 6.80+ 35- 35- 35- 30- 30- 40- 30- 3.70+
12 Well Below Avg -----N/A----- 2.40 7.40 10.00 6.40 6.50 6.60 6.60 40 38 38 35 35 42 35 3.50
15   -----N/A----- 2.35 7.30 9.75 6.10 6.20 6.40 6.40 45 42 42 40 40 45 38 3.25
18 Below Avg -----N/A----- 2.30 7.20 9.50 6.00 6.10 6.20 6.20 50 46 46 45 45 48 40 3.15
20   Poor 2.25 7.00 9.25 5.90 6.00 6.00 6.00 55 50 50 50 50 51 45 3.10
22 Near Avg   2.15 6.50 9.00 5.80 5.90 5.85 5.85 60 54 54 55 55 54 50 3.00
25   Well Below Avg 2.10 6.25 8.75 5.70 5.80 5.75 5.75 64 58 58 60 60 58 55 2.90
28 MS Average   2.05 6.15 8.50 5.45 5.55 5.50 5.50 68 62 62 65 65 62 60 2.80
30   Below Avg 2.00 5.95 8.25 5.40 5.50 5.25 5.25 74 64 64 70 70 63 62 2.70
32 Solid Avg   1.95 5.80 8.00 5.20 5.30 5.10 5.10 78 68 68 80 80 67 65 2.60
35   Near Avg 1.90 5.65 7.75 4.90 5.00 5.00 5.00 82 72 72 90 90 71 70 2.50
38 Above Avg   1.88 5.45 7.50 4.80 4.90 4.95 4.95 86 74 74 100 100 75 75 2.40
40   HS Average 1.85 5.25 7.40 4.70 4.80 4.90 4.90 93 76 76 110 112 79 80 2.25
42 Well Above Avg   1.82 5.20 7.30 4.60 4.70 4.80 4.80 98 80 80 115 115 81 82 2.15
45   Solid Avg 1.80 5.18 7.20 4.50 4.60 4.70 4.70 103 84 84 118 118 83 84 2.10
48 Excellent   1.78 5.16 7.10 4.45 4.55 4.60 4.60 108 88 88 120 120 85 86 2.05
50   Above Avg 1.76 5.14 7.05 4.40 4.50 4.50 4.50 113 92 92 125 125 86 88 2.00
52 Outstanding   1.74 5.12 7.00 4.35 4.45 4.40 4.40 118 96 96 128 128 87 90 1.98
55 -----N/A----- Well Above Avg 1.72 5.10 6.95 4.30 4.40 4.30 4.30 123 100 100 130 130 88 92 1.95
58 -----N/A-----   1.70 5.05 6.90 4.25 4.35 4.25 4.25 128 104 104 135 135 89 94 1.93
60 -----N/A----- Excellent 1.68 5.00 6.85 4.20 4.30 4.20 4.20 133 106 106 138 138 90 95 1.90
62 -----N/A-----   1.66 4.95 6.80 4.15 4.25 4.15 4.15 138 108 108 140 140 91 96 1.88
65 -----N/A----- Outstanding 1.64 4.90 6.70 4.10 4.20 4.10 4.10 143 110 110 145 145 93 97 1.85
68 -----N/A-----   1.62 4.85 6.60 4.05 4.15 4.05 4.05 148 112 112 150 150 94 98 1.82
70 -----N/A----- Superior 1.60- 4.80- 6.50- 4.00- 4.10- 4.00- 4.00- 150+ 115+ 115+ 155+ 155+ 95+ 99+ 1.80-
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