Brandon Gaer
Brandon Gaer
Brandon Gaer
Brandon Gaer
Brandon Gaer

CLASS OF 2023

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Brandon
Gaer

Xavier (HS) • CT
5-10 • 175LBS • R/R
Travel Team: CT Capitals

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2/19/22

5-foot-10, 175-pound versatile athlete. During batting practice, the right-handed hitter displayed an exit velocity of 94 mph with a (68.4 mph bat speed average) and (21.6 mph hand speed average). He begins in a balanced, athletic stance with a rhythmic load. A controlled stride starts a simple, flat swing that shows off his quick hands, balance and the ability to use the whole field. In the outfield, Gaer was up to 82 mph on his throws while showing a clean exchange, sure hands, and smooth, athletic feet. Behind the plate, he was up to 74 mph on his throw downs while showing consistent, smooth feet, sure hands, and a clean transfer. The setup is calm. The feet are square, the chest is tall and the glove is relaxed. 

Exit Velocity: 94 mph

Arm Velocity: 74 mph

2/27/21

5-foot-10, 165-pound sturdy frame. Athletic in the box, the right-handed hitter had an exit velocity of 90 mph. Starts in a closed stance with a smooth load, then uses a long stride. Has a flat swing plane, above average bat speed and high finish. Found multiple barrels with loud contact. Gap to gap approach. Athletic while in the infield, made throws at velocities up to 75 mph; showed smooth feet, a quick exchange,and soft hands. Laterally, his movements were quick. Behind the plate, he produced a position velocity of 74 mph during throw downs; has a twitchy exchange, soft hands, and athletic feet. Showed his ability to throw runners out with an efficient pop time of 1.92-1.98.Tons of flexibility and staggered setup. Showed a high ¾ slot and a compact arm action with consistent accuracy to the bag.

Exit Velocity: 90 mph

Arm Velocity: 75 mph

Home to 1st: 4.07

7/15/20

5-foot-7, 150-pound, small, strong, durable athletic frame. Lower half and wrists show very good strength. A right-handed hitting catcher, looks to love his craft behind the plate. The setup is balanced, wide, moves well side to side, feet and hands work well together in transfer. Arm is clean from a 3/4 slot, short and lets it fly. The pop time was clocked at 2.14-2.26 and arm was clocked at 67 mph. Received and blocked the baseball really well in game play, ran the game, worked well with pitchers. Offensively, feet are even, a shorter, taller stance. The stride gains ground, hands are back on foot strike, stays behind the baseball. The swing is level to up, hands are inside the baseball, line drive approach. Showed hard contact in batting practice, with an exit velocity of 86 mph and ran a 7.82 sixty-yard dash. Like the feel behind the plate.

Exit Velocity: 86 mph

Arm Velocity: 67 mph

Sixty-Yard Dash: 7.82

7/15/20
2/22/20

5-foot-6, 145-pound, smaller, strong, athletic frame, put together well, with solid strength. Showed well on both sides of the field, is advanced behind the plate, can really catch and has an average arm at this stage. The setup is athletic, wider, low to the ground, moves well, gets behind the baseball on the catch, secures the pitch. The transfer is quick, feet work with hands, had a pop time of 2.06-2.27. The arm was clocked at 68 mph, comes out of the hand well, with carry. Offensively, taller, slightly open stance,  hands held higher, gains a good amount of ground. The swing is level across the chest, short to contact, hands staying inside the baseball, finishing with two hands above the shoulders. Baseball jumps off the bat, had a tee exit velocity of 85 mph, showing pull pop. Ran a 4.37 from home to 1st, moves well for a catcher. Showed average actions at shortstop, fielding out front, moving through the baseball. The arm was clocked at 71 mph. Like him a ton behind the plate, going to be a good one.

Tee Exit Velocity: 85 mph

Arm Velocity: 71 mph

Home to 1st: 4.37

2/23/19

5-foot-2, 125-pound, smaller, average frame and strength for his age. At the plate, hits from the right side, feet are even at shoulder width. The hands are loose at the shoulders. The swing is level through the zone, finishes the swing with two hands, rolls the hands late. Looks to keep the barrel in the zone with the hands working inside the baseball. The approach is line drive, middle of the field. The tee exit velocity was clocked at 75 mph. Behind the plate, arm was clocked at 57 mph, with a pop time of 2.44. The feet are active, gets inline and gains ground with transfer. The setup is low and wide to the ground, hands are soft, works hard on the catch. The arm action is short and throws from a higher slot, with a little wiggle of the hand just before release. From shortstop, fields low and out front, clean transfer, with an arm of 59 mph. Projects for me more from behind the plate, looks to really like to work and catch.

Tee Exit Velocity- 75 mph
Arm Velocity- 59 mph
Home to 1st- 4.82


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