Prep Baseball Report

CLASS OF 2026

C

Brandon
Thomsen

St Viator (HS) • IL
6' 1" • 188.1LBS
R/R • 16yr 7mo
Travel Team: CANGELOSI SPARKS NORTH BLACK
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Best Of Stats

Hitting
20.7
Hand Speed (max)
8/08/23
72.3
Bat Speed (max)
2/24/24
6.1
Rot. Acc (max)
8/08/23
-
Hard Hit %
Power
96.3
Exit Velocity (max)
2/11/24
91.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
2/11/24
356
Distance (max)
8/08/23
90
Sweet Spot %
2/11/24
Run
7.13
60
2/24/24
4.01
30-yd
7/24/24
1.75
10-yd
2/24/24
19.6
Run speed (max)
7/24/24
Defense
81
INF Velo
2/11/24
-
OF Velo
76
C Velo
2/24/24
1.92 - 1.99
Pop Time
2/24/24

Positional Tools

2024
2023
60 Yard Dash
7.13
Pop Time
1.92 - 1.99
Catcher Velocity
76.0
Infield Velocity
81.0
Power / Speed Score
13.5
60 Yard Dash
7.20
Pop Time
1.97 - 2.09
Catcher Velocity
76.0
Infield Velocity
78.0
Power / Speed Score
12.9
Preseason All-State: Underclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 24, 2024
Position
7.13
60-yard
1.92 - 1.99
Pop Time
76
C Velo
96
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
O'Hare Preseason ID
Feb 11, 2024
Position
7.19
60-yard
1.93 - 1.97
Pop Time
81
INF Velo
75
C Velo
96
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 8, 2023
Position
7.20
60-yard
1.97 - 2.08
Pop Time
76
C Velo
93
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
O'Hare Preseason ID
Feb 12, 2023
Position
7.32
60-yard
2.02 - 2.09
Pop Time
78
INF Velo
72
C Velo
86
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score

Hitting

2024
2023
Exit Velocity Max
96.3
Exit Velocity Avg
90.9
Distance Max
345
Distance Avg
223
Launch Angle Avg
15.6
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
93.0
Exit Velocity Avg
84.9
Distance Max
356
Distance Avg
198
Launch Angle Avg
17.2
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Preseason All-State: Underclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 24, 2024
Trackman - Hitting
96.1
Exit Velocity (max)
90.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
197
Distance (avg)
345
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Ground Ball %
O'Hare Preseason ID
Feb 11, 2024
Trackman - Hitting
96.3
Exit Velocity (max)
91.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
250
Distance (avg)
321
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 8, 2023
Trackman - Hitting
93.0
Exit Velocity (max)
86.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
183
Distance (avg)
356
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
O'Hare Preseason ID
Feb 12, 2023
Trackman - Hitting
86.1
Exit Velocity (max)
82.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
214
Distance (avg)
293
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2024
2023
Hand Speed Max
20.6
Hand Speed Avg
18.4
Bat Speed Max
72.3
Bat Speed Avg
65.7
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
20.7
Hand Speed Avg
19.5
Bat Speed Max
66.7
Bat Speed Avg
62.8
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Preseason All-State: Underclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 24, 2024
Blast - Hitting
20.4
Hand Speed (max)
18.4
Hand Speed (avg)
72.3
Bat Speed (max)
65.2
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
O'Hare Preseason ID
Feb 11, 2024
Blast - Hitting
20.6
Hand Speed (max)
18.4
Hand Speed (avg)
70.3
Bat Speed (max)
66.1
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 8, 2023
Blast - Hitting
20.7
Hand Speed (max)
19.5
Hand Speed (avg)
66.7
Bat Speed (max)
62.9
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
O'Hare Preseason ID
Feb 12, 2023
Blast - Hitting
20.2
Hand Speed (max)
19.4
Hand Speed (avg)
65.7
Bat Speed (max)
62.8
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitching

Pitch Scores

Pitching Velos

Game Performance

2024
2023
10 Yard Dash
1.75
30 Yard Dash
4.01
60 Yard Dash
7.13
Top Speed (MPH)
RSi
Vertical Jump
10 Yard Dash
1.76
30 Yard Dash
4.02
60 Yard Dash
7.20
Top Speed (MPH)
Future Games (Class of 2026/27)
Jul 24, 2024
Swift
1.76
10-yd
4.01
30-yd
7.13
60-yd
19.6
Run speed (max)
Preseason All-State: Underclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 24, 2024
Swift
1.75
10-yd
7.13
60-yd
19.0
Run speed (max)
28.6
Jump Height (max)
O'Hare Preseason ID
Feb 11, 2024
Swift
7.19
60-yd
17.1
Run speed (max)
3.03
RSi (max)
28.5
Jump Height (max)
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 8, 2023
Swift
1.76
10-yd
4.02
30-yd
7.20
60-yd
19.3
Run speed (max)
O'Hare Preseason ID
Feb 12, 2023
Swift
1.72
10-yd
4.02
30-yd
7.32
60-yd
18.7
Run speed (max)
1,475
Jump Power (max)
26.3
Jump Height (max)
26.0
Jump Height (avg)

Visual Edge

2024
2023
Edge Score
83.14
Edge Score
72.53

Pitch Ai

Notes

Comments

4/20/24

Uncommitted, currently ranked No. 33 in the state, and measures in at a lean 6-foot-1, 188-pounds. Started behind the plate for the Lions and batted out of the three-hole. Defensively, he looks the part of a high-level defender in the sophomore class. He’s flexible and looks comfortable in the crouch, he is a soft receiver, and a willing blocker. Thomsen didn’t get to show off his arm in-game but in between innings it played strong and true with accuracy to the bag. Offensively, the right-handed hitter has a tall setup in the box with rhythmic pre-pitch movement. He uses a barrel-tip load to pair with a short leg kick stride, while utilizing a strong lower half when he swings. Thomsen has a flat bat path, capable of line drive contact, and finished the day 1-for-3.

2/24/24

Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 6-1, 173.9-pounds. Lean, high-waisted frame, projectable.
Hit: RHH. Narrow setup, hangs foot into a long stride. Coils hands before moving into a flat path, used the whole field. 65.2 mph bat speed with 5 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 96 max exit velocity, averaged 90.8 mph. 345’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 76 mph. Throws play with accuracy, short arm circle, high 3/4 release.
Defense: 1.92-1.99 pop times. Soft hands, subtle frames, works to beat the ball to spots and stick them for strikes, flexible hips, quick/clean transfer out of the glove, overall impressive round.
Run: 7.13 runner in the 60.

2/11/24

C Brandon Thomsen (St. Viator, 2026) has shown well numerous times in front of our staff, and his look on Sunday was no different. Sporting a lean and projectable 6-foot-1, 185-pound frame, Thomsen has started to add some muscle over the last year and there’s still room for plenty more. Currently ranked No. 35 in Illinois, he took one of the more impressive rounds of BP on the day; displaying a loose and controlled stroke from the right side, working with loose wrists into an uphill path with extension out front to create a max EV of 96.3 mph, averaging 91.1 mph with a max distance of 320’. Defensively, Thomsen has a quick/clean transfer, working low and through his target into a short, high ¾ release, producing a pop-time as low as 1.93 seconds with a max velocity of 75 mph. Soft, quiet hands work to present pitches around the zone, comfortable/confident receiver.

2/11/24

Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 6-1, 185-pounds. Lean frame with some present upper body strength.
Hit: RHH. Narrow, tall setup, slight coil in the lower-half with leg-lift, works into a long stride. Loose hands through the zone, slight bat tilt in hand load before working through the zone with a flat path, uses the whole field, takes the ball where it is pitched. 66.1 mph bat speed with 5 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 96 max exit velocity, averaged 91.1 mph. 321’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 75 mph. INF - 81 mph. Shorter, compact arm path, 3/4 slot, throws have life.
Defense: 1.93-1.97 pop times. Confident receiver, subtle frames around the zone. Flows with ease, quick transfer, works in-line with rhythm, athletic out of the chute, deadens the ball out front on blocks.
Run: 7.19 runner in the 60.

9/29/23

C Brandon Thomsen (Saint Viator, 2026) is currently the No. 33 ranked prospect in IL and it showed this past weekend. Highly projectable 6-foot-1, 175-pound frame, Thomsen is an above-average receiver with a clean catch/throw operation to control the run game. The right-handed hitter has a loose stroke with a line-drive approach to the gaps, looking to project into more power as he fills out.

8/08/23

Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 6-1, 175-pounds. Athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced upright setup, fluid bat tip load, toe-tap stride. Loose, fluid swing, uphill through the zone, in rhythm, up the middle/pull-side. Finished game play 3-for-6 with three runs and two walks. 62.9 mph bat speed with 5 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 93 max exit velocity, averaged 86.8 mph. 356’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 76 mph. Short arm action, plays from the ear; clean and repeatable arm stroke. Throws played around the bag.
Defense: 1.97-2.08 pop times. Athletic catcher actions, soft receptive glove hand, clean transfer. Gets out front and on top of throws.
Run: 7.20 runner in the 60.

5/17/23

Uncommitted. 6-foot-1, 175-pounds, lean and projectable frame with a high-waist, plenty of room to add on strength. Started behind the plate for the Lions and impressed with his ability to handle his pitching staff; vocal when he needs to be, confident and calm. Impressed with soft hands while receiving, working to present pitches in and around the zone, also showed the ability to get his hand around inside pitches. Athletic footwork, moves well into blocks and out of the chute, clean catch/throw. The right-handed hitter has a fluid rhythm at the plate into his load; he has loose arms that work through the zone with an uphill path, intent to lift. Intriguing 2026 backstop with notable upside. 

2/17/23

C/INF Brandon Thomsen (St. Viator) put together a solid all-around day, impressing both behind the plate and on the infield. Behind the plate, he reached as low as 2.02 seconds for his pop-time (T72 mph) with a quick/clean transfer and directional footwork. On the infield, he showed to have soft hands and fluid actions, securing the ball into his body before moving into a clean transfer - reaching up to 78 mph across the diamond. At the plate he has smooth pre-pitch actions with a fluid swing that stays on-plan and was on the barrel a lot throughout his round. Thomsen also ran a 7.32 60, above-average for his age. 

2/12/23

Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 6-0, 170-pounds. Lean, high waisted frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, fluid load and stride. Fluid swing, uphill path, loose hands, on-plane and on the barrel. Worked the middle of the field throughout.
Power: 86 max exit velocity, averaged 82.8 mph. 293’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 72 mph. INF - 78 mph. Short arm action out of the glove into a high 3/4 slot.
Defense: 2.02-2.09 pop times. C: Reliable hands behind the dish. Low transfer, gains ground on throws to second. Soft blocker. INF: Uses soft hands, fluid actions, secures into he body, clean transfer.
Run: 7.32 runner in the 60.

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Physical

2024
2023
Grip Strgth (LH)
Grip Strgth (RH)
Grip Strgth (LH)
Grip Strgth (RH)
Preseason All-State: Underclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 24, 2024
Physical - Athlete
6' 0"
Ht
188.1
Wt
Body Fat %
SMM
Grip Strgth (RH)
Grip Strgth (LH)
O'Hare Preseason ID
Feb 11, 2024
Physical - Athlete
6' 1"
Ht
190.5
Wt
Body Fat %
SMM
Grip Strgth (RH)
Grip Strgth (LH)
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 8, 2023
Physical - Athlete
6' 0"
Ht
173.9
Wt
Body Fat %
SMM
Grip Strgth (RH)
Grip Strgth (LH)