Top 10 Player Profiles of 2017: No. 6 Branden Comia

Phil Kerber
Associate Scout

Over the next few weeks we we will be counting down the 2017 caldendar year with a look at the top ten viewed profiles of 2017. After combing through our google analytics, we have compiled a list of the ten most visited profiles, by you, the readers, in 2017.

Coming in at No. 6 is SS Branden Comia (Sandburg). The athletic shortstop is committed to play the University of Illinois. Comia is the No. 3 ranked prospect in Illinois' Class of 2018 and No. 112 Overall. He will be at the MAX in February for the Super 60 Pro Showcase. In 2017, Comia's profiled was viewed over 5,530 times, with the most views occurring Febraury 21st, shortly following the Preseason All-State Shwocase.

No. 6 Branden Comia


Scouting Report

9.15.17 -  An Illinois recruit, is a natural right-handed hitter, but has been tinkering with switch-hitting as of late. He took his first three at-bats from the left side and went 1-for-3 with a lineout to the second baseman and a single to left-field. Comia has a simple, loose swing and looks to use the whole field from the left side. Defensively, he has athletic defensive actions and his arm carries across the diamond.

7.11.17 - Illinois recruit, currently ranked No. 102 overall, No. 4 in Illinois’ 2018 class. 5-foot-11, 176-pound switch-hitting shortstop. Continues to show improvements in his overall athleticism; turned heads at the Midwest ProCase by running a 6.65 laser-timed 60. Shows all the requisite skills to stick at shortstop. High-level defender, reliable, soft hands, moves with fluidity, fields the ball in rhythm, highly athletic arm, strong, accurate arm from multiple angles (87 mph), plays on the move exceptionally well. Plays with bounce and quiet confidence. Offensively, natural right-handed hitter who only began switch-hitting this year. Shows athletic, loose hands from both sides of the plate. Relaxed, athletic approach, excellent pre-pitch rhythm, loose, easy hands, generates bat easy bat speed; handsy, line-drive approach from right side. Registered 95 mph exit velocity from the right side with wood, 91 mph from the left side. 



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