Top-10 Profiles of 2020: No. 9 Brady Counsell


By Diego Solares
Staff Writer

As the year starts to unwind, our staff will start to highlight the top-10 most viewed profiles from 2020 –starting at 10 and counting down.

Today we’ll look at Whitefish Bay’s Brady Counsell, the No. 26-ranked recruit in Wisconsin’s senior class. We saw Counsell start to scratch his ceiling this summer and there’s still a lot to like with what he could look like offensively in a few years, especially as he starts to fill out a wiry 6-foot-2, 180-pound frame. Our last live look at Counsell came this summer at the PBR at The Rock 17U Championships, and here’s what one of our staff writers had to say about his performance that weekend:

“2B/SS Brady Counsell (Whitefish Bay, 2021) put a stamp on a really productive, important summer as an uncommitted and rising prospect. Counsell was a late-bloomer as he grew into his lean, lanky 6-foot, 160-pound frame, but he's really begun to show all of the necessary actions to profile up the middle at the next level all while still projecting to add more to his right-handed bat. His offense is one thing that showed well this weekend (and in multiple PBR-affiliated looks this summer), and he's trending up at just the right time.”

Counsell will look to be an impact player in the Big Ten, as he’s committed to the University of Minnesota. His high floor as a prospect coupled with an upside offensive profile could make him a valuable asset for the Golden Gophers on the diamond.

TOP-10 PROFILES OF 2020, NO. 9: BRADY COUNSELL

Brady Counsell

Class of 2021 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Whitefish Bay
    State: WI
  • Summer Team: Hitters
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.33
60-yard
(03/01/20)
85
INF Velo
(03/01/20)
84
Exit Velo
(03/01/20)
Position
60-yard
7.33
INF Velo
85
Exit Velo
84
Position
60-yard
7.59
INF Velo
77
Exit Velo
81

Scouting Report

8/15/20

Verbally committed to the University of Minnesota.

7/25/20
2B/SS Brady Counsell (Whitefish Bay, 2021) put a stamp on a really productive, important summer as an uncommitted and rising prospect. Counsell was a late-bloomer as he grew into his lean, lanky 6-foot, 160-pound frame, but he's really begun to show all of the necessary actions to profile up the middle at the next level all while still projecting to add more to his right-handed bat. His offense is one thing that showed well this weekend (and in multiple PBR-affiliated looks this summer), and he's trending up at just the right time.

3/01/20

Positional Profile: 2B Physical development has translated well to improvements in his game.
Body: 6-foot-0, 160-pounds. Wiry frame, thin build, grown three inches since last year.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, lifted stride with moderate length as hands load into hitting position. Average balance through contact. Swing stays on plane, gets extension through contact, gap to gap approach hits in rhythm with feel for the barrel and solid middle of the field contact. High upside bat.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee. Will continue to develop with strength.
Arm: RH. INF - 85 mph. Works out of high 3/4 slot, occasional carry and showed ability to play accurate and on the move.
Defense: Improved actions plays lighter on the feet and works through the baseball, showed athleticism when on the move, above average body control.
Run: 7.33 runner in the 60. 

3/03/19

Body: 5-foot-9, 140-pounds. Lean frame, long loose levers.
Positional Profile: SS/2B 
Run: 7.59 runner in the 60. 
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, wider setup, short stride, maintains good balance through contact. Loose repeatable swing, middle of the field approach, line drove type contact in BP.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee. 
Defense: Actions play through the baseball, funnels to release, occasional effort, above average body control.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. High 3/4 slot, occasional arm length but plays accurate, athletic releases from multiple slots.


 

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