Top-10 Profiles of 2021: No. 2, Buddy Brands


By: Diego Solares
Staff Writer, Associate Scout

As we approach the end of 2021, we're taking account of the PBR Oregon player profile pages to determine the players in our backyard whose profiles earned the most attention throughout the year. We're counting down the top-10 profiles in the state that received the most views, from 10 and on, concluding our countdown on New Year's Day by revealing the most-viewed profile of the year.

We’re getting close to wrapping up our end of the year countdown and today we’ll shine some light on RHP Buddy Brands (Tigard), who’s profile earned the second most views in the state throughout 2021. A physical 6-foot-2, 200-pound athlete, Brands is currently the fifth-ranked prospect on our Oregon 2023 rankings and he’s inside the top-350 on the national rankings for the junior class, too. He represented the Pacific Northwest at the Future Games this August and caught the attention of Shooter Hunt, our Vice President of Scouting. Here’s what he had to say about Brands in his Shooter’s Standouts: Future Games Pitching article back in September:

“Brands looked every bit the part of a future starter as he dominated the opposition across two appearances. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound right-hander is an elite mover down the mound with a flawless delivery that allows him to find a consistent ¾ slot. The fastball worked at an effortless 86-88 to both sides of the plate producing some ride and run through the zone while procuring swings and misses. Brands flashed feel for both a gradual curveball in the low 70s that he landed for strikes, and a firmer cutter/slider in the upper 70s that holds upside as a potential out pitch moving forward. He also showcased feel for a faded 77-80 changeup that profiles well off the fastball. With relatively low miles on him, Brands has immense upside moving forward. He committed to Oregon following the event.”

Shortly after the Future Games, Brands committed to Oregon. Learn more about the future Ducks’ signee below.

Buddy Brands

Class of 2023 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Tigard
    State: OR
  • Summer Team: Gunderson Baseball
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 200lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
88
Max FB
(07/28/21)
84 - 87
FB
(07/28/21)
72 - 74
CB
(05/29/21)
78 - 80
CH
(07/28/21)
70 - 72
SL
(02/17/21)
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
84 - 87
CB
71 - 73
CH
78 - 80
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
85 - 86
CB
72 - 74
CH
75 - 77
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
83 - 86
CH
75 - 77
SL
70 - 72
Position
7.26
60-yard
(07/28/21)
76
INF Velo
(02/17/21)
96
Exit Velo
(02/17/21)
Position
60-yard
7.26
INF Velo
76
Exit Velo
90
Position
60-yard
7.42
INF Velo
72
Exit Velo
90
Position
60-yard
7.39
INF Velo
76
Exit Velo
96
Trackman - Fastball
88.3
Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
84.8 - 87.1
Velo Range
(07/28/21)
90.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
(05/29/21)
2321
Spin Rate (max)
(05/29/21)
2201
Spin Rate (avg)
(05/29/21)
23.2
IVB (max)
(02/17/21)
21.2
IVB (avg)
(02/17/21)
13.7
HM (max)
(02/17/21)
10.0
HM (avg)
(02/17/21)
9.0
Extension (avg)
(05/29/21)
6.4
Release Ht (avg)
(05/29/21)
27
Spin Score (max)
(05/29/21)
67
Zone %
(02/17/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
88.3
Velo Range
84.8 - 87.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
84.4
Spin Rate (max)
2283
Spin Rate (avg)
2126
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
87.3
Velo Range
84.8 - 86.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
90.3
Spin Rate (max)
2321
Spin Rate (avg)
2201
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
87
Velo Range
83.4 - 86.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
85.1
Spin Rate (max)
2214
Spin Rate (avg)
2167
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
79.2
Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
69.4 - 78.8
Velo Range
(07/28/21)
75.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
(05/29/21)
2203
Spin Rate (max)
(07/28/21)
2128
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/28/21)
-4.5
IVB (max)
(05/29/21)
1.0
IVB (avg)
(05/29/21)
-14.3
HM (max)
(05/29/21)
-10.4
HM (avg)
(05/29/21)
8.6
Extension (avg)
(05/29/21)
6.4
Release Ht (avg)
(05/29/21)
32
Spin Score (max)
(07/28/21)
13
Zone %
(05/29/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
79.2
Velo Range
69.4 - 78.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
72.3
Spin Rate (max)
2203
Spin Rate (avg)
2128
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
74.6
Velo Range
71.1 - 73.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
75.6
Spin Rate (max)
2177
Spin Rate (avg)
2105
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
72.5
Velocity (max)
(02/17/21)
70.8 - 72.5
Velo Range
(02/17/21)
70.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/17/21)
2181
Spin Rate (max)
(02/17/21)
2131
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/17/21)
-5.4
IVB (max)
(02/17/21)
-2.8
IVB (avg)
(02/17/21)
-17.9
HM (max)
(02/17/21)
-16.6
HM (avg)
(02/17/21)
5.8
Extension (avg)
(02/17/21)
5.1
Release Ht (avg)
(02/17/21)
30
Spin Score (max)
(02/17/21)
40
Zone %
(02/17/21)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
72.5
Velo Range
70.8 - 72.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
70.8
Spin Rate (max)
2181
Spin Rate (avg)
2131
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
80.1
Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
77.0 - 80.1
Velo Range
(07/28/21)
81.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
(05/29/21)
2153
Spin Rate (max)
(07/28/21)
2108
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/28/21)
17.5
IVB (max)
(02/17/21)
15.9
IVB (avg)
(02/17/21)
13.2
HM (max)
(02/17/21)
10.3
HM (avg)
(02/17/21)
8.9
Extension (avg)
(05/29/21)
6.3
Release Ht (avg)
(05/29/21)
28
Spin Score (max)
(07/28/21)
100
Zone %
(05/29/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
80.1
Velo Range
77 - 80.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
76.3
Spin Rate (max)
2153
Spin Rate (avg)
2108
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
77.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
81.9
Spin Rate (max)
1384
Spin Rate (avg)
1384
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
77.1
Velo Range
75.5 - 77
Eff Velocity (avg)
76.1
Spin Rate (max)
1710
Spin Rate (avg)
1634
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
96.2
Exit Velocity (max)
(02/17/21)
88.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
(02/17/21)
235
Distance (avg)
(07/28/21)
325
Distance (max)
(07/28/21)
50
Hard Hit %
(02/17/21)
75
Sweet Spot %
(07/28/21)
67
Line Drive %
(07/28/21)
25.0
Fly Ball %
(02/17/21)
44
Ground Ball %
(02/17/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
90.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
85.5
Distance (avg)
235
Distance (max)
325
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
90.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
85.5
Distance (avg)
235
Distance (max)
325
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
90.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
79.5
Distance (avg)
167
Distance (max)
324
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
96.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
88.3
Distance (avg)
183
Distance (max)
324
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
22.9
Hand Speed (max)
(02/17/21)
21.3
Hand Speed (avg)
(02/17/21)
71.3
Bat Speed (max)
(02/17/21)
67.4
Bat Speed (avg)
(02/17/21)
19.8
Rot. Acc (max)
(02/17/21)
16.8
Rot. Acc (avg)
(02/17/21)
83
On Plane Eff (avg)
(07/28/21)
91
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(07/28/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21.8
Hand Speed (avg)
20.9
Bat Speed (max)
68.8
Bat Speed (avg)
66.1
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21.8
Hand Speed (avg)
20.9
Bat Speed (max)
68.8
Bat Speed (avg)
66.1
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21.2
Hand Speed (avg)
20
Bat Speed (max)
65.9
Bat Speed (avg)
62.6
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
22.9
Hand Speed (avg)
21.3
Bat Speed (max)
71.3
Bat Speed (avg)
67.4
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

ProPlayAI

ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
79
Elbow Flexion (avg)
(07/28/21)
86
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
(07/28/21)
46
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
(07/28/21)
ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
Elbow Flexion (avg)
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
ProPlayAI - MER
167
External Rotation (avg)
(07/28/21)
89
Stride Length (avg)
(07/28/21)
-8
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
(07/28/21)
ProPlayAI - MER
External Rotation (avg)
Stride Length (avg)
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
ProPlayAI - Release
23
Arm Speed (max)
(07/28/21)
22
Arm Speed (avg)
(07/28/21)
-123
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
-166
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
(07/28/21)
32
Knee Flexion (avg)
(07/28/21)
18
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
(07/28/21)
136
Arm Path (avg)
(07/28/21)
83
Deception (avg)
(07/28/21)
66
Torque (avg)
(07/28/21)
79
Efficiency (avg)
(07/28/21)
100
Sequencing (avg)
(07/28/21)
ProPlayAI - Release
Arm Speed (max)
Arm Speed (avg)
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
Knee Flexion (avg)
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
Arm Path (avg)
Deception (avg)
Torque (avg)
Efficiency (avg)
Sequencing (avg)


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