Braden Highley
Braden Highley




Millikin University
Mt. Zion (HS) • IL
6-2 • 195LBS • L/R
Travel Team: Decatur Commodores


2020 National

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Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-foot-1, 185-pounds. Strong physical build.
Hit: LHH. Balanced setup, crouches into load, smooth loading action with reverse toe tap stride. Level path, short to the baseball at times, line drive contact, occasionally hard off the bat.
Power: 86 mph exit velocity from the tee. Showed bat strength.

8.26.18 - 6-foot-1, 185-pound, strong, athletically-built, two-way prospect. On the mound, right-handed pitcher, smooth, methodical delivery, works on-line and lands square. Long, quick arm action from an over-the-top slot. Fastball, straight action, tilt when down in the zone, sat 82-83 mph. Curveball is best secondary offering, flashed hard, downer action, tight spin, feel, 72-74 mph. Changeup, mostly straight action, fade action at times, 73-75 mph. Slider 10/4 shape, 72-73 mph. Also, threw two knuckleballs at 70-74 mph. 7.26 runner in the 60, laser-timed. At the plate, left-handed hitter, taller setup, toe-tap stride and utilizes lower half. Quick twitch hands, creates bat speed, short level bat path, gap-to-gap, pull approach. 84 mph exit velocity from a tee. In the outfield, steady hands, plays through the baseball, clean transfer. Long arm action, over-the-top slot, throws carry at 85 mph.

3.15.18 - Left/left sophomore outfielder hit in the five-hole for Mt. Zion. At the plate, closed, crouched setup, subtle pre-pitch rhythm and short stride. Simple swing, stays short to the ball, flashed bat strength. Finished 2-for-3 with two walks and a run scored. 2020 to follow moving forward.

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