Prep Baseball Report

CLASS OF 2022

OF

Brandon
Higley

Alfred State College
Smethport Area (HS) • PA
5' 11" • 205LBS
R/R • 20yr 7mo
Travel Team: Northeast Twins

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Positional Tools Velos / Pop
TrackMan Hitting
Blast
Pitching Velos
Visual Edge
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Best Of Stats

Hitting
22.7
Hand Speed (max)
2/13/21
71.6
Bat Speed (max)
2/13/21
12.7
Rot. Acc (max)
2/13/21
-
Hard Hit %
Power
88.8
Exit Velocity (max)
6/13/21
-
Exit Velocity (avg)
-
Distance (max)
-
Sweet Spot %
Run
7.05
60
6/13/21
-
30-yd
-
10-yd
-
Run speed (max)
Defense
-
INF Velo
82
OF Velo
6/13/21
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time
Pitching

Fastball

-
Velocity (max)
73 - 76
Velo Range
7/17/20
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Curveball

65 - 66
Velo Range
7/15/21
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Positional Tools

2021
2020
60 Yard Dash
7.05
Outfield Velocity
82.0
Power / Speed Score
12.6
60 Yard Dash
7.30
Outfield Velocity
76.0
Power / Speed Score
12.0
2021 PA State Games / 2022 Grads
Jun 13, 2021
Position
7.05
60-yard
82
OF Velo
89
Exit Velo
2021 Preseason All-State - Northwest
Feb 13, 2021
Position
7.51
60-yard
78
OF Velo
86
Exit Velo
2020 PA State Games
Jun 15, 2020
Position
7.31
60-yard
76
OF Velo
87
Exit Velo
2020 Preseason All-State - Northwest
Feb 29, 2020
Position
7.30
60-yard
76
OF Velo
86
Exit Velo

Hitting

2021
2020
Exit Velocity Max
88.8
Exit Velocity Avg
79.7
Distance Max
332
Distance Avg
165
Launch Angle Avg
15.0
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
87.4
Exit Velocity Avg
79.8
Distance Max
288
Distance Avg
159
Launch Angle Avg
14.9
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2021 PA State Games / 2022 Grads
Jun 13, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
88.8
Exit Velocity (max)
82.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
211
Distance (avg)
332
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2021 Preseason All-State - Northwest
Feb 13, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
86.3
Exit Velocity (max)
76.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
119
Distance (avg)
200
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2020 PA State Games
Jun 15, 2020
Trackman - Hitting
87.4
Exit Velocity (max)
79.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
159
Distance (avg)
288
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2021
Hand Speed Max
22.7
Hand Speed Avg
21.5
Bat Speed Max
71.6
Bat Speed Avg
66.6
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
2021 PA State Games / 2022 Grads
Jun 13, 2021
Blast - Hitting
21.9
Hand Speed (max)
21.3
Hand Speed (avg)
66.4
Bat Speed (max)
64.1
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2021 Preseason All-State - Northwest
Feb 13, 2021
Blast - Hitting
22.7
Hand Speed (max)
21.7
Hand Speed (avg)
71.6
Bat Speed (max)
69.9
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2020 PA State Games
Jun 15, 2020
Blast - Hitting
23.9
Hand Speed (max)
23.0
Hand Speed (avg)
70.4
Bat Speed (max)
68.6
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Pitching

Pitch Scores

Pitching Velos

2021
2020
Fastball
Velocity Max
76.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
75.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
65.5
Fastball
Velocity Avg
74.5

Game Performance

Visual Edge

2021
Edge Score
77.04

Pitch Ai

Notes

Comments

6/13/21

Physical: Lengthy 5-foot-10, 180lb frame with a high-waisted build. 7.05 runner in the 60-yard dash. 

Offensively: RHH - Tall, balanced stance starting the feet at shoulder-width coinciding with rhythmic hands above the shoulder; utilized a stretched load just beyond the shoulder while getting to a wide attack from a quick toe-tap stride. The bat head worked through a flat path into the hitting zone with good connection in the swing. Produced plenty of hard line drive contact from line to line (40% line drive rate via Trackman Baseball) with likeable qualities at the plate. Proved to be a tough out during gameplay with good bat to ball skills and a short bat path into the strike zone. Notched an 89 mph bat-exit velocity during his batting practice round. 

Defensively: The primary outfielder displayed good reads and a downhill, up-tempo approach with a soft glove hand off the left side of his body. Medium posture and beat the ball to the spot, reaching down to the ground and exchanging at waist-height. Over the top, accurate slot generating an 82 mph arm strength from his position.


2/13/21

Physical: 5-foot-10, 185LBS. Lean, athletic build. 7.51SEC 60-Yard Dash. 

Offensively: RHH. Begins with feet slightly wider than shoulder width and balanced. Weight transfers back while working forward, utilizing a toe tap on the front side. Hands work into a strong load position, gaining the ability to work behind the baseball. High On Plane % making for lots of contact. Easy, fluid swing.

Defensively: Primary OF. Moves side to side well in order to create proper angles to the baseball. Long, strong arm swing producing a 78MPH throwing velocity. Throws from a high 3/4 arm slot and creates backspin on throws.

6/15/20

Physical: 5-foot-10, 180 pounds; Strong and athletic. 7.31 runner in the 60.
Offensively: RHH. Square; timing is late and complex with sinking into legs and loading his hands. Once he gets into his legs he stays in them and he’ll see the advantages; 10 degree bat angle into the zone via Blast Motion. Higley is able to produce 5.9 G’s of force with an on-plane efficiency of 76%.  Backside line drives as a result of timing being late; average Trackman exit velocity of 79.76 MPH; peak exit velo was 87 MPH.
Defensively: Tall and upright; hesitation before fully committing to working through the ball. shows an understanding and displays it at times; long throughout but is disciplined enough to repeat each time to result in accurate throws.  OF - 76 MPH.

2/29/20

Showcased feel for a physical and athletic 5-foot-10, 180-pound frame with fluidity in his actions. The right-handed hitter begins with a wide, even stance utilizing a quick leg-lift to initiate his swing. Generated a twitchy, short barrel path into the hitting zone with weight shift while hitting into a stiff front side creating a slightly uphill barrel path into the hitting zone. Demonstrated a gap to gap approach during batting practice while recording an 86 mph bat-exit velocity. Ran a 7.30 60-yard dash. The primary outfielder displayed active feet, playing through the ball with regularity yielding downhill momentum towards the target. A soft glove hand and repeatable transfers allowed for an accurate 76 mph arm-strength from his position out of a high ¾ arm-slot with a moderate takeaway in the back.

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