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Branden Franz

Branden Franz 2B

  • Tucson, AZ
  • Catalina Foothills High School
  • Travel Team: Hills 2023
  • Commitment: Ottawa University
  • Grad 2023
  • Ht 5'7''
  • Wt 168 lbs
  • Throws Right
  • Bats Right
  • Arm 86 mph
  • 60 YD 7.25 Sec
  • Class

Running

  • 1.79 sec 10 Yds
  • 5.27 sec 40 Yds
  • 7.25 sec 60 Yds
  • 4.78 sec H > 1B (RHH)
  • 5.03 sec Shuttle (L)
  • 5.03 sec Shuttle (R)

Strength

  • 8'10'' Broad Jump
  • 120 psi Grip (L)
  • 119 psi Grip (R)

Throwing

  • 86 mph mph Velocity
  • 48 Arm Grade

Position - 2B

  • 48 Fielding Grade

Hitting

  • 52 Hitting Grade (R)
  • 52 Power Grade (R)
  • 91 mph mph Exit Velocity

Official Scouting Report

  • Class Rating
  • SS/2BPosition Projection

01/13/2023 - 2023 Baseball Factory Pre-Season All-America Tournament Branden is a top flight middle infield prospect in the 2023 class. In the field, he has active feet (7.25 runner) and centers his body to the baseball. Gains a low and athletic fielding position and his soft hands allow him to redirect the baseball with clean actions. Uses a short high release to make strong (86 velo) and accurate feeds across the diamond. At the plate, he begins with a comfortable and easy set-up. Gains proper separation and swing with intent to do damage. Hits off a firm front side and his barrel is on-plane. Show power potential with his explosive bat speed. His future college is landing a great player.

09/28/2022 - Arizona Senior Fall Classic (2023) Branden is an athletic 2B who performed well at the Arizona Senior Fall Classic. Defensively, he showed athletic actions with quick/active feet and closes distance quickly on batted balls. Fields out front with soft/sure hands from an athletic fielding position. Good reads off bat enable him to move well in all directions. Showed ability to make accurate throws from a high 3/4 arm slot with solid carry. At the plate, he hits from a tall and square stance with high hand set. He showed good barrel control and a smooth swing. A fast barrel with good extension out front enables him to hit line drives into both gaps with a bat exit velocity up to 86mph during BP. During the tournament, he had 2 singles and a sac fly RBI. Good instinctual player who has a great attitude. Based on both Branden's athletic ability and his team-first disposition, we predict a bright future for this young man.

07/27/2022 - Southwest Championships 17U, powered by Baseball Factory's Team One Branden continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities at the SOUTHWEST 17U TOURNAMENT. Foot speed has increased as he ran his best 60 time to date. At 2B, he displays clean / smooth actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork as he works to square ground balls and plays through with his body. Glove action is soft / sure and presents out front. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. Throws are accurate with carry (83 mph velocity) to his target. At the plate, he continues to shine through an athletic setup. Hands are quick (91 mph exit velocity) and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Lower half works well through the swing with an aggressive hip turn. At the event, he was 3 for 9 with 2B and 2 RBI. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be.

03/06/2022 - All-In Membership - Glendale (Phoenix), AZ Branden is a 2B who will graduate in 2023. Medium frame stocky build and strength present. At 2B, he starts with a good pre-pitch routine, with active feet, and has good body control at baseball. Creates good angles and fields from a square fielding position with hands out front. A low funnel, with a loose arm stroke in back, and ability to throw from multiple arm slots. Made accurate throws to first base with an arm velocity up to 80mph. Plays with good effort and will layout for balls. A right-handed hitter, he hits from an even and athletic stance. He activates his hands, with good balance at contact, and ability to stay long through the baseball. Showed a good rear hip turn to baseball as he hit line drives to all fields with a bat exit velocity up to 81mph. With another year of development, we foresee him having a bright future on the baseball field.

Profile

Branden Franz Tucson, AZ info@factoryathletics.com 800-641-4487 @baseballfactory
Primary Position 2B
Grad Year 2023  
High School Catalina Foothills High School Bats Right
Height 5'7'' Throws Right
Weight 168 LBS Arm 86 mph
60 YD 7.25

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) 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- 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 35 35 42 35 3.50
15   -----N/A----- 2.35 7.30 9.75 6.10 6.20 6.40 6.40 45 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 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 51 45 3.10
22 Near Avg   2.15 6.50 9.00 5.80 5.90 5.85 5.85 60 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 60 60 58 55 2.90
28 MS Average   2.05 6.15 8.50 5.45 5.55 5.50 5.50 68 65 65 62 60 2.80
30   Below Avg 2.00 5.95 8.25 5.40 5.50 5.25 5.25 74 70 70 63 62 2.70
32 Solid Avg   1.95 5.80 8.00 5.20 5.30 5.10 5.10 78 80 80 67 65 2.60
35   Near Avg 1.90 5.65 7.75 4.90 5.00 5.00 5.00 82 90 90 71 70 2.50
38 Above Avg   1.88 5.45 7.50 4.80 4.90 4.95 4.95 86 100 100 75 75 2.40
40   HS Average 1.85 5.25 7.40 4.70 4.80 4.90 4.90 93 110 112 79 80 2.25
42 Well Above Avg   1.82 5.20 7.30 4.60 4.70 4.80 4.80 98 115 115 81 82 2.15
45   Solid Avg 1.80 5.18 7.20 4.50 4.60 4.70 4.70 103 118 118 83 84 2.10
48 Excellent   1.78 5.16 7.10 4.45 4.55 4.60 4.60 108 120 120 85 86 2.05
50   Above Avg 1.76 5.14 7.05 4.40 4.50 4.50 4.50 113 125 125 86 88 2.00
52 Outstanding   1.74 5.12 7.00 4.35 4.45 4.40 4.40 118 128 128 87 90 1.98
55 -----N/A----- Well Above Avg 1.72 5.10 6.95 4.30 4.40 4.30 4.30 123 130 130 88 92 1.95
58 -----N/A-----   1.70 5.05 6.90 4.25 4.35 4.25 4.25 128 135 135 89 94 1.93
60 -----N/A----- Excellent 1.68 5.00 6.85 4.20 4.30 4.20 4.20 133 138 138 90 95 1.90
62 -----N/A-----   1.66 4.95 6.80 4.15 4.25 4.15 4.15 138 140 140 91 96 1.88
65 -----N/A----- Outstanding 1.64 4.90 6.70 4.10 4.20 4.10 4.10 143 145 145 93 97 1.85
68 -----N/A-----   1.62 4.85 6.60 4.05 4.15 4.05 4.05 148 150 150 94 98 1.82
70 -----N/A----- Superior 1.60- 4.80- 6.50- 4.00- 4.10- 4.00- 4.00- 150+ 155+ 155+ 95+ 99+ 1.80-
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