Q&A with Heartland JC commit Brady Davidson

By: Isaiah Glidden
Staff Writer, Associate Scout

Since our first couple of looks at INF Brady Davidson (St. Joseph, 2023; Heartland JC commit) way back in 2020, his hit-tool is something that has continuously caught our staff’s attention. One of his top performances of 2020 came at the 15u PBR at The Rock Championships as he went 9-for-13, while tallying 11 RBIs. He then continued to impress our staff with his offensive abilities, this time at the Badger State Battle which earned him a spot inside Wisconsin's class of 2023 rankings as a result. In 2021, Davidson just continued to flat-out hit and after his performance at the Madison Preseason ID, he seemed poised for a big spring season with his Kenosha St. Joseph squad. For the Lancers, Davidson was a key piece as just a sophomore, helping them to a 25-1 record, and a D3 state title. Then during his junior year, Davidson came into the Milwaukee Preseason ID and showed off some of the gains he made during the offseason, mainly to his athleticism, as he cut down his 60-yard dash time by nearly a half second, which added even more to his already impressive prospect stock. In the spring for his Lancer squad, Davidson was a key contributor, yet again, and helped them make another trip to Appleton for the state playoffs and although they didn’t bring home any hardware, they still had one of their more successful seasons in recent memory. Now with one more spring season left for Davidson, he will be looking to make yet another deep playoff run with the Lancers, something that has become a theme for St. Joseph over the past few years. And with a number of returners, along with some new names expected to make contributions right away, it certainly seems like they have the talent to do so. 

Earlier this year, Davidson announced his commitment to one of the top DII JUCO programs in the country, Heartland CC. We recently had the opportunity to ask Davidson a handful of questions regarding his recruitment process and many other baseball related topics.


Brady Davidson

Class of 2023 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: St Joseph
    State: WI
  • Summer Team: GRB Rays MKE
  • Height: 5-8
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Scouting Report


Is a steady defender on the infield, likely profiling as a 2B/3B,  he showed the ability to athletically turn the double play, soft, reliant hands, and a carryable arm at times. Offensively, Davidson showed the same repeatable left-handed stroke we’ve seen from him in the past - one that’s consistently hit in-game and helped lead St. Joseph to the D3 state championship last summer. He worked line drives off the barrel throughout BP and efficiently stayed on-plane throughout. Davidson appears to have improved his athleticism throughout the off-season as well, dropping his 60-yard dash time nearly a full half-second since we saw him in the summer, running a 6.96 this past weekend.





PBRWhat were your expectations about the recruiting process? What were you looking for out of a college program to continue your baseball career at?What were your expectations about the recruiting process? What were you looking for out of a college program to continue your baseball career at?

DavidsonDuring my process, I was looking for a place that I felt I would have a great relationship with the coaches and where I felt would be the best fit to get me to the next level.

PDid location or distance from home play a factor in your decision?

DNeither location or distance from home played a factor in my decision.

PWhen did the recruiting process really start to heat up for you? Where did the school you committed to first see you play?

DDuring and after my fall season is when my recruiting process really started to heat up. Heartland saw me play in Iowa, Kenosha, and The Rock.

PWhat do you like most about the program you chose, and what were the key factors in making your decision?

DWhat I like most about Heartland is the coaches and their philosophies. They really preach how important the academics are and also talk about how the goal is to win games while developing as a student athlete on and off the field to get to the next level.

PWhat other schools were on your short list before you made your final decision?

DHeartland and UW-Whitewater were really the only two I had it narrowed down to.

PWho is the best player you have faced in your state? What about them makes for a tough opponent?

D: I would say the best player I have faced was RHP Brayden Olson (St. Croix Falls, 2023; Purdue commit) in the State Championship. He mixes pitches and locates well while still being able to throw hard.

PAt what point in your career did you realize you were a college-caliber player and became serious about taking your game to the next level?

DI've always had a love for baseball but I started to become serious about taking my game to the next level when I was around 14. That is when I realized I was starting to hit the ball pretty well and set the goal for myself to play at the next level.

PWhat advice would you give to young baseball players striving to get where you are?

DAcademics are just as important as baseball. Put the work in the class room and on the field and in the weight room. If you do this you will find a place that fits you as long as you embrace the process and stay confident in yourself.

PWhat is the most memorable moment in your baseball career to this point?

DMy most memorable moment in my baseball career was winning the 2021 State Championship along side my older brother and lifelong best friends.

PPreview your high school team's season for us. How do you feel your team will be?

DAs long as we all put the work in and trust in our preparation, I believe my high school team at St. Joe's could definitely make the trip back to state.

PWho is the next talented young player to keep an eye on out of your high school or travel program?

K: 1B Dominic Santarelli (St. Joseph, 2026; Louisville commit) and C/OF Peter Visconti (St. Joseph, 2025) are two players that I would definitely continue to keep an eye on. Eric Kenesie (St. Joseph, 2024) is another player to definitely keep an eye on.