Prep Baseball Report

Future Games Spotlight: INF Branden Comia


Name: SS Branden Comia

Graduating Class: 2018

Position: Infield

School: Sandburg

Height: 5-10

Weight: 172

Overall: 38

The Skinny:
One of three 2018 prospects on Team Illinois' roster. Comia plays with advanced maturity than his age. As a freshman, he started at third base and hit in the middle of the order for Sandburg, which is traditionally one of the state's strongest programs. With his defensive abilities, Comia can play shortstop and second base.

Scouting Report:
Looks to be one of the top prospects in Illinois’ 2018 class. Listed at 5-foot-9, 165 pounds, but has physically advanced lower half and overall strong build for age. Starting 3B and hits in No. 5 hole as a freshman for perennial powerhouse Sandburg. Defensively, demonstrates natural, fluid actions; comports himself with maturity and poise. Short, athletic arm action - well-suited for shortstop - with plenty of arm strength and easy carry (was clocked at 84 mph at winter camp). Moves laterally well, advanced footwork and body control for age, fields the ball with rhythm. In game, made a run-through play on a slow chopper look easy. Right-handed hitter, has relaxed, confident approach in box. Simple, quiet mechanics, creates rhythm in load, excellent balance. Looks as though he has spent a lot of time in the cages fine-tuning swing. In first at-bat, got down in count early, then appeared to make adjustment, shortening up with intent on going to right field to move runner over on second base. Fouled two balls off to the right side, then lofted ball to right field; the right fielder dropped it and the runner scored. The second at-bat he laid down a well-executed suicide squeeze down first-base line, 4.32 home-to-first. With continued development, Comia should be a highly coveted prospect in the Midwest.

The Future Games:
This one-of-a-kind event will feature the best uncommitted Class of 2017 prospects from our 20-plus state coverage area. The Future Games will take place on July 30 - Aug 1 (Thursday-Saturday) at Grand Park, a state-of-the-art 22-field baseball complex located in Westfield, IN, just north of Indianapolis. The Prep Baseball Report Future Games is the premier summer scouting event for Class of 2017 prospects and select 2018 prospects. Last year, more than 110 colleges from all over the country were in attendance.


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