Brendan Burke
Brendan Burke
Brendan Burke
Brendan Burke
Brendan Burke
Brendan Burke
Brendan Burke
Brendan Burke
Brendan Burke

CLASS OF 2021

C
1B

Brendan
Burke

Western Carolina
Panther Creek (HS) • NC
6-3 • 210LBS • L/R
Travel Team: TPA Nationals

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6/18/20

Body: 6/3, 210 pounds. Strong build.
Defense: 2.19 - 2.25 pop times. Quick feet, clean transfers, receives with above average hands with strength.
Arm: R. C - 80 mph. Accurate with carry, Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: LHH. Slightly open base, relaxed hands, barrel flat above back shoulder. Fluid load against his back leg, short stride, hands get back.. Direct barrel path, loose, quick hands, barrel stays through the zone, uses the whole field, plenty of barrel feel.
Power: 94 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Loud BP, has strength with above average bat speed.
Run: 7.91 runner in the 60. 

2/02/20

Positional Profile: C/1B.
Body: 6’3”, 200 pounds. Strong build.
Defense: 2.14 - 2.26 pop times. IF-Balanced at the catch position with average hands. Lacks rhythm. C-Fluid, clean transfers. Gives a low target with low hips, average hands.
Arm: RH. C - 77 mph. INF - 80 mph. IF-Accurate arm, some carry, short arm action, high 3/4 slot. C-Short arm action, high 3/4 slot, throws have carry with feel for the second base bag.
Hit: LHH. Balanced setup, hands start just below his back shoulder. Hands load slightly back with a short stride. Aggressive swings with quick hands, Keeps barrel in the zone with a middle to pull approach.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Drove ball with strength, above average bat speed and barrel awareness.
Run: 4.35 runner in the 30.

8/08/19

6 foot 2, 200-pound frame with strength.  Left hand hitter with a balanced setup.  Smooth load with his hands working back and a short stride.  Simple swing with some quickness to his hands.  Works gap to gap with lift in the swing.  Has strength showing more bat speed against live arms.  Exit velocity recorded at 93 mph.  Feet gain ground on his throws to second base with a short arm action, throwing from an over the top slot.  Arm topped at 79 mph from a crouch position.  Some feel for the second base bag with pop times ranging from 2.06-2.19.  Accurate arm on the infield that topped at 82 mph.  Some feel around the first base bag with average hands.  Recorded an 8.09 in the 60.

8/08/19

 

6 foot 2, 200-pound frame with strength.  Left hand hitter with a balanced setup.  Smooth load with his hands working back and a short stride.  Simple swing with some quickness to his hands.  Works gap to gap with lift in the swing.  Has strength showing more bat speed against live arms.  Exit velocity recorded at 93 mph.  Feet gain ground on his throws to second base with a short arm action, throwing from an over the top slot.  Arm topped at 79 mph from a crouch position.  Some feel for the second base bag with pop times ranging from 2.06-2.19.  Accurate arm on the infield that topped at 82 mph.  Some feel around the first base bag with average hands.  Recorded an 8.09 in the 60.

6/17/19

Strength is present in a 6-foot-2, 200 pound frame.  Left handed hitter.  Glides to the front side with an aggressive stride.  Limited hand movement.  Flat through the zone, working for extension with a pull emphasis.  Strength in the hands.  Ball jumps to the pull side.   Average bat speed and barrel feel.  84 mph exit velocity.  Behind the dish, good hip bend and aggressive transition across the chest to his exchange.  Short arm action.  High-3/4 slot.  Average carry with feel for the bag.  Pop times ranged 2.11 – 2.29 with a positional velocity of 77 out of the crouch.  At first base, works for rhythm in the feet.  Consistent catch, working to funnel to the midsection.  Long feet as the arm works through a short arm swing to a high-3/4 release.  Carry is true with accuracy and a positional velocity of 81 mph.  Ran a 8.16 sixty.

10.27.18

Physical for his age with an average frame at 6-foot-2, 190 pounds.  Left handed hitter creates some leverage with an exit velocity peaking at 88 mph off the barrel.  Open in his stance, strides back toward the plate.  Slight leg kick to load his weight.  Some waggle in the bat head through the launch, but repeats his launch position.  Strength over quickness, the swing is geared to the pull side wanting extension.  Barrel awareness should improve with more quickness.  Behind the dish, shows some bend through his hips but when working to exchange, the hips cheat up and there is an early false step.  Exchanges across his belly to a medium arm swing and high-3/4 release.  Positional velocity of 74 mph yielded pop times ranging 2.10 – 2.12 with misses to the 3B side.  At first base, tends to catch the ball deep but secures it to the midsection.  Feet fight for rhythm.  Arm showed accuracy on throws peaking at 74 mph.  Ran a laser timed 60 at  8.18.

06.11.18

Young player with strength and a thick lower half at 6-foot-1, 180 pounds.  Left handed hitter works with an aggressive stride from a balanced, open stance.  Leg kick sets his load and weight shift. Length in the swing, working for extension.  Strength over quickness with an average feel for the barrel. Advanced exit velocity of 88 mph for his age.  Behind the dish, the hips have bend and allow for a good target. Feet can be cautious allowing the hands to exchange around the waist-line to a short arm action and high-¾ slot with some accuracy and pop times ranging 2.18 - 2.33.  From the crouch, the velocity on throws peaked at 67 mph. Shows aptitude for blocking positions. Lacks burst out of blocking position, using his hands to recover and retrieve. Length in the exchange as the feet work to gain ground.  

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