Braden Axelson
Braden Axelson
Braden Axelson
Braden Axelson
Braden Axelson
Braden Axelson

CLASS OF 2023

SS
RHP

Braden
Axelson

Iroquois (HS) • NY
6-1 • 195LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Niagara Jr. Thunderwolves

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Best Of Stats

Hitting
21.6
Hand Speed (max)
10/18/20
69.3
Bat Speed (max)
2/18/21
17.1
Rot. Acc (max)
2/18/21
-
Hard Hit %
Power
90.3
Exit Velocity (max)
6/28/21
80.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
6/28/21
331
Distance (max)
6/28/21
73
Sweet Spot %
2/18/21
Run
7.24
60-yard
10/18/20
-
30-yd
-
10-yd
-
Run speed (max)
Defense
86
INF Velo
2/18/21
-
OF Velo
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time
Pitching

Fastball

82.1
Velocity (max)
6/28/21
77.5 - 81.1
Velo Range
10/18/20
2638
Spin Rate (avg)
6/28/21

Changeup

76 - 77
Velo Range
6/28/21
1396
Spin Rate (avg)
6/28/21

Curveball

71 - 71
Velo Range
8/05/21
2576
Spin Rate (avg)
6/28/21

Slider

68.3 - 73.6
Velo Range
6/28/21
2755
Spin Rate (avg)
6/28/21

Positional Tools

2021
2020
2019
60 Yard Dash
7.49
Infield Velocity
86.0
Power / Speed Score
12.1
60 Yard Dash
7.24
Infield Velocity
85.0
Power / Speed Score
11.5
60 Yard Dash
7.68
Infield Velocity
75.0
Power / Speed Score
10.0
2021 NYS Games (Session 1)
Jun 28, 2021
Position
7.49
60-yard
81
INF Velo
90
Exit Velo
2021 Preseason All-State - West
Feb 18, 2021
Position
7.70
60-yard
86
INF Velo
88
Exit Velo
2020 Dirtbags Baseball Scout Day
Oct 18, 2020
Position
7.24
60-yard
81
INF Velo
87
Exit Velo
2020 NYS Games
Jul 6, 2020
Position
7.40
60-yard
85
INF Velo
84
Exit Velo
2019 Last Chance Preview - WNY
Oct 14, 2019
Position
7.68
60-yard
75
INF Velo
77
Exit Velo

Hitting

2021
2020
Exit Velocity Max
90.3
Exit Velocity Avg
80.2
Distance Max
331
Distance Avg
227
Launch Angle Avg
25.5
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
83.6
Exit Velocity Avg
71.8
Distance Max
280
Distance Avg
172
Launch Angle Avg
25.8
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2021 NYS Games (Session 1)
Jun 28, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
90.3
Exit Velocity (max)
80.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
230
Distance (avg)
331
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2021 Preseason All-State - West
Feb 18, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
87.5
Exit Velocity (max)
79.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
224
Distance (avg)
311
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2020 Dirtbags Baseball Scout Day
Oct 18, 2020
Trackman - Hitting
87.3
Exit Velocity (max)
76.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
155
Distance (avg)
229
Distance (max)
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2020 NYS Games
Jul 6, 2020
Trackman - Hitting
83.6
Exit Velocity (max)
71.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
172
Distance (avg)
280
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2021
2020
Hand Speed Max
21.3
Hand Speed Avg
19.2
Bat Speed Max
69.3
Bat Speed Avg
65.3
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
21.6
Hand Speed Avg
19.8
Bat Speed Max
66.3
Bat Speed Avg
62.1
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
2021 NYS Games (Session 1)
Jun 28, 2021
Blast - Hitting
19.6
Hand Speed (max)
18.9
Hand Speed (avg)
68.5
Bat Speed (max)
65.6
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2021 Preseason All-State - West
Feb 18, 2021
Blast - Hitting
21.3
Hand Speed (max)
19.5
Hand Speed (avg)
69.3
Bat Speed (max)
65.1
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2020 Dirtbags Baseball Scout Day
Oct 18, 2020
Blast - Hitting
21.6
Hand Speed (max)
19.8
Hand Speed (avg)
66.3
Bat Speed (max)
62.1
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Pitching

2021
2020
Fastball
Velocity Max
82.1
Fastball
Velocity Avg
78.9
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
2575
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
32.7
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
63.9
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
2480
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
78.0
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1396
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Slider
Velocity Avg
70.1
Slider
Spin Rate Avg
2657
Slider
Total Movement Avg
Fastball
Velocity Max
81.1
Fastball
Velocity Avg
76.6
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
2295
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
29.9
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
63.1
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
2150
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Slider
Velocity Avg
67.3
Slider
Spin Rate Avg
2241
Slider
Total Movement Avg
2021 NYS Games (Session 1)
Jun 28, 2021
Trackman - Fastball
82.1
Velocity (max)
76.9 - 80.1
Velo Range
76.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,782
Spin Rate (max)
2,638
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
68.0
Velocity (max)
63.7 - 67.2
Velo Range
62.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,665
Spin Rate (max)
2,576
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
77.6
Velocity (max)
68.3 - 73.6
Velo Range
68.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,920
Spin Rate (max)
2,755
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
78.0
Velocity (max)
76.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,396
Spin Rate (max)
1,396
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
2021 Preseason All-State Pitching - West
Apr 3, 2021
Trackman - Fastball
81.1
Velocity (max)
79.4 - 81.0
Velo Range
80.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,462
Spin Rate (max)
2,386
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
66.0
Velocity (max)
58.7 - 66.0
Velo Range
62.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,428
Spin Rate (max)
2,383
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Slider
69.8
Velocity (max)
68.3 - 69.8
Velo Range
68.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,522
Spin Rate (max)
2,480
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
2020 Dirtbags Baseball Scout Day
Oct 18, 2020
Trackman - Fastball
81.1
Velocity (max)
77.5 - 81.1
Velo Range
77.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,609
Spin Rate (max)
2,445
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
68.1
Velocity (max)
64.2 - 68.1
Velo Range
64.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,237
Spin Rate (max)
2,183
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
2020 NYS Games
Jul 6, 2020
Trackman - Fastball
78.3
Velocity (max)
74.1 - 77.1
Velo Range
74.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,330
Spin Rate (max)
2,237
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
65.1
Velocity (max)
60.0 - 63.2
Velo Range
60.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,265
Spin Rate (max)
2,136
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
68.5
Velocity (max)
66.2 - 68.5
Velo Range
65.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,253
Spin Rate (max)
2,241
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)

Pitch Scores

2021
2020
Fastball
Rise+
Curveball
Hammer+
Curveball
Sweep+
Slider
Hammer+
Slider
Sweep+
Fastball
Hop+
Fastball
Sink+
Fastball
Rise+
Curveball
Hammer+
Curveball
Sweep+
2021 NYS Games (Session 1)
Jun 28, 2021
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+
Pitch Scores - Slider
Hammer+
Sweep+
2020 Dirtbags Baseball Scout Day
Oct 18, 2020
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+
2020 NYS Games
Jul 6, 2020
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+

Pitching Velos

2021
2020
2019
Fastball
Velocity Max
82.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
77.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
66.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
76.5
Slider
Velocity Avg
68.4
Fastball
Velocity Max
81.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
78.0
Curveball
Velocity Avg
64.8
Slider
Velocity Avg
67.5
Fastball
Velocity Max
74.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
73.0
Curveball
Velocity Avg
61.0
PBRT Northeast Summer Championships
Aug 5, 2021
Pitching
75
Max FB
73 - 75
FB
71 - 71
CB
64 - 67
SL
17U National Championship
Jul 14, 2021
Pitching
77
Max FB
73 - 77
FB
67 - 69
SL
2021 NYS Games (Session 1)
Jun 28, 2021
Pitching
82
Max FB
80 - 82
FB
63 - 65
CB
76 - 77
CH
70 - 72
SL
2021 Preseason All-State Pitching - West
Apr 3, 2021
Pitching
81
Max FB
79 - 81
FB
63 - 66
CB
68 - 70
SL
2020 Dirtbags Baseball Scout Day
Oct 18, 2020
Pitching
81
Max FB
78 - 80
FB
66 - 68
CB
2020 NYS Games
Jul 6, 2020
Pitching
78
Max FB
76 - 78
FB
60 - 65
CB
66 - 69
SL
2019 Last Chance Preview - WNY
Oct 14, 2019
Pitching
74
Max FB
72 - 74
FB
60 - 62
CB

Game Performance

Visual Edge

2021
Edge Score
74.5

Pitch Ai

Notes

Comments

6/28/21

Physical: Strong, athletic 6-foot-1, 185lb frame with durability found. 7.49 runner in the 60-yard dash. 

Offensively: RHH - Upright, slightly bent stance at shoulder-width as the hands showed rhythm to start. Utilized a short lift and replace stride to initiate the swing through a slightly uphill path towards a high finish into the hitting zone. Was able to lift the ball with consistency over the course of his round, staying behind the baseball and getting extended at the front of the plate (50% fly ball rate via Trackman). Carried a few deep to the LCF gap while showcasing a mostly pull-side approach during batting practice, working up to a 330+ foot batted ball distance with available doubles power. Good usage of the lower half, staying inside the legs and blocking off into a stiff/adjustable front side that allowed for sequencing at the plate.

Defensively: The shortstop operated with adequate range in either direction, arriving on time with right-left, right-left footwork at the fielding window. Used a glove tap and ready steps before releasing from a H ¾ slot with consistent transfers to the throwing ear. Featured a moderate arm circle and strong, accurate 81 mph arm strength across the diamond with left side projection moving forward. 

Pitching: RHP - Started off the far left side of the rubber from the stretch-only, coming set at a tall, narrow position. Moderate leg lift to a shallow, hip-coiled position before falling down the slope and separating on time, releasing at a H ¾ slot. High-spin on all offerings, able to create nice action on the baseball. The FB ranged from 79-82 mph up to 2782rpms (52% zone rate, strikes) and mixed a sharp 66-68 mph CB that held two-plane, 11/5 tilt and led to high swing/miss rates at the plate (-18 inches depth, downer). A 76-78 mph SL flashed hard sweep away from righties at T22 inches HM and then countered with a 76-78 mph CH that killed some spin at 1396rpms AVG. 


4/03/21

Pitching: Works up tempo with a leg lift above the belt and slight turn, strides down and out with some crossfire action, finishes with a repeatable, balanced follow through against a strong front side; Hand drops down out of the glove before working up quick through a high 3/4 slot. FB: Works down hill with advanced spin (2400+ RPM) CB: 11-5 shape with depth (-14.9" vertical drop / -15.6" horizontal movement) SL: Sharp, slurvy action with up to -16" horizontal movement. 

2/18/21

Physical: Strong, durable 6-foot, 185-pound frame with athleticism in the movements. 7.70 runner in the 60-yard dash. 

Offensively: RHH - The righty started from a wide balanced, stance with loose, deep hands at the shoulder to begin; utilized a leg lift stride in order to initiate the bat head through an adjustable, flat path into the hitting zone. Advanced feel for his hands at the plate with lift after impact allowing for loft in the swing (55% fly ball rate) through the LCF part of the field. Could punch it hard on a line back through the middle as well while hitting into a stiff front side (37% line drive rate). A 310+ foot batted ball distance points towards doubles power at the moment; held the ground well throughout the swing, whippy bat head through extension. 

Defensively: The primary shortstop was a quality defender, beating the ball to the spot with comfortability in lateral movements in either direction. A soft glove hand and medium-low posture generated momentum towards the target. Gets in line with the hips and shoulders and let it rip from a high ¾ slot (86 mph arm strength) with accuracy on the bag; feel for play on the run.


7/06/20

Physical: 6-foot-0, 160 pounds; athletic, projectable frame . 7.4 runner in the 60.
Offensively: RHH. Tall, wide setup; small lift and replace leg lift. Average effort with throws his hands at the ball, flat path to the point of contact finishing slightly uphill.  Contact to all fields; peak Trackman exit velocity of 84 MPH. 
Defensively: Starts upright; Relaxed approach, lets the ball get to him, moves well laterally. Hands get low with the ball, clean transfer; medium arm swing with a 3/4 arm slot.  INF - 85 MPH. 
Pitching: Starts center rubber with a quiet side step with a mid-chest leg drive. Stride lands slightly arm side with some spin off to the 1B line. High 3/4 arm slot with a FB that worked in the 75-78 MPH range with and average spin rate of 2237 RPM. CB was 60-63 with a peak spin of 2265 RPM that he was able to throw 55% strikes with; 12-6 shape. Also showed 66-69 MPH with and average of 8.3" of horizontal movement.

10/14/19

Offensively: The RHH hitter stands in the box in a tall stance with feet shoulder width apart. the right handed hitter takes a backward step for timing and balance before attacking the hitting zone.
Defensively: Displayed an aggressive approach to the baseball. Gets in a low wide position when fielding the baseball. Gets rid of the ball quickly from a high 3/4 arm slot.
Pitching: the right handed pitcher displayed a repeatable delivery. The RHP displayed a short arm action from a 3/4 arm slot. FB peaked at 74 MPH with plus command. CB range was 60-62 MPH. The 2023 graduate has a projectable frame and will be a player to watch. 

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