Brandon McClain-Banks
Brandon McClain-Banks
Brandon McClain-Banks
Brandon McClain-Banks

CLASS OF 2023

SS
2B

Brandon
McClain-Banks

Obama Academy (HS) • PA
5-8 • 160LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Pittsburgh Hardball Academy

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Hitting
20.1
Hand Speed (max)
10/10/21
65.4
Bat Speed (max)
7/20/22
18.1
Rot. Acc (max)
7/20/22
-
Hard Hit %
Power
87.6
Exit Velocity (max)
7/20/22
78.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
10/10/21
309
Distance (max)
7/20/22
78
Sweet Spot %
10/10/21
Run
6.76
60-yard
7/20/22
3.83
30-yd
7/20/22
1.68
10-yd
7/20/22
21
Run speed (max)
7/20/22
Defense
80
INF Velo
7/20/22
-
OF Velo
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time

Positional Tools

2022
2021
2020
60 Yard Dash
6.84
Infield Velocity
80.0
Power / Speed Score
12.8
60 Yard Dash
7.03
Infield Velocity
79.0
Power / Speed Score
11.9
60 Yard Dash
7.17
Infield Velocity
70.0
Power / Speed Score
11.6

Hitting

2022
2021
2020
Exit Velocity Max
87.6
Exit Velocity Avg
76.4
Distance Max
309
Distance Avg
190
Launch Angle Avg
25.1
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
83.4
Exit Velocity Avg
74.0
Distance Max
307
Distance Avg
201
Launch Angle Avg
27.3
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
83.5
Exit Velocity Avg
73.4
Distance Max
289
Distance Avg
218
Launch Angle Avg
31.9
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2022 Top Prospect Games: West
Jul 20, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
87.6
Exit Velocity (max)
78.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
197
Distance (avg)
309
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2022 Preseason All-State - Southwest (Morning Session)
Feb 12, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
81.6
Exit Velocity (max)
73.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
180
Distance (avg)
272
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2021 Pittsburgh Hardball Academy Scout Day
Oct 10, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
83.4
Exit Velocity (max)
78.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
198
Distance (avg)
298
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2021 Preseason All-State - Southwest (AM Session)
Feb 7, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
83.3
Exit Velocity (max)
70.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
204
Distance (avg)
307
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Knothole Foundation HBCU Camp
Oct 31, 2020
Trackman - Hitting
83.5
Exit Velocity (max)
73.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
218
Distance (avg)
289
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %

Hitting

2022
2021
Hand Speed Max
19.0
Hand Speed Avg
18.2
Bat Speed Max
65.4
Bat Speed Avg
63.6
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
20.1
Hand Speed Avg
19.0
Bat Speed Max
65.2
Bat Speed Avg
63.0
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
2022 Top Prospect Games: West
Jul 20, 2022
Blast - Hitting
19.0
Hand Speed (max)
18.2
Hand Speed (avg)
65.4
Bat Speed (max)
63.6
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2021 Pittsburgh Hardball Academy Scout Day
Oct 10, 2021
Blast - Hitting
20.1
Hand Speed (max)
19.5
Hand Speed (avg)
64.9
Bat Speed (max)
63.1
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2021 Preseason All-State - Southwest (AM Session)
Feb 7, 2021
Blast - Hitting
20.0
Hand Speed (max)
18.7
Hand Speed (avg)
65.2
Bat Speed (max)
62.9
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Pitching

Pitch Scores

Pitching Velos

Game Performance

2022
10 Yard Dash
1.68
30 Yard Dash
3.83
60 Yard Dash
6.76
Top Speed (MPH)
Vertical Jump
2022 Top Prospect Games: West
Jul 20, 2022
Swift
1.68
10-yd
3.83
30-yd
6.76
60-yd
21.0
Run speed (max)
8.9
Run Speed (avg)
1,485
Jump Power (max)
28.5
Jump Height (max)
28.5
Jump Height (avg)

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Comments

2/12/22

Physical: 5-foot-8, 160 pounds; Lean, wiry build. 6.84 runner in the 60.

Offensively: RHH. Open setup, with feet just outside his shoulders; has a pre-pitch bat waggle. Short take back with the hands with a moderate leg kick for timing. Stays behind the ball while showing an average effort from the legs. Showed a sweeping swing path. with a two handed finish. More line drives than flyballs and groundballs with a peak exit velocity of 82 MPH via Trackman.

Defensively: Starts with an upright /tall setup; walks into ready position while showing choppy feet. Hands are soft with a clean transfer. Short take back from a standard 3/4 arm slot.  INF - 78 MPH.

2/07/21

Physical: Lean, uber-athletic 5-foot-8, 150-pound frame with feel for his body in the actions. 7.25 runner in the 60-yard dash. 

Offensively: RHH - Wide, slightly open stance as the barrel waved with tons of rhythm near the head. Utilized a deliberate leg kick in order to initiate the hands through a flat path with ability to match pitch plane. Showcased loft towards the pull-side (67% fly ball rate) while recording an 84 mph peak bat-exit velocity per Trackman Baseball; notched a top batted ball distance of 307 feet flashing doubles power at the moment. Interesting 72% on-plane efficiency according to Blast Motion, which points to high level bat to ball skills.

Defensively: The primary middle infielder demonstrated confidence during defensive evaluations with advanced route awareness in the approach. Stayed low to the ground with feel for “banana routes” setting proper angles at the fielding window for success. Held momentum with good posture post-field generating a quick shuffle and out of the glove across the diamond (76 mph). Arm plays at second base at the moment, but the pace was legitimate.

2/23/20

Brandon McClain-Banks

 

Demonstrated feel for a lean and athletic 5-foot-7, 130-pound frame with room to fill out as he matures. The right-handed hitter begins with a balanced, even stance utilizing a controlled leg-kick to initiate his swing. Generated consistent feel for his hands through a flat barrel path yielding a line-drive approach during batting practice. Showcased some fluidity through the zone while hitting into a strong and stiff front side allowing for a 72 mph bat-exit velocity. Ran a 7.17 60-yard dash, flashing his athleticism. The primary shortstop featured quality footwork playing with a low center of gravity with a lightning quick first step. Made plays all over the field showing off the range he possesses. Displayed ability to throw from multiple arm angles and made the play on the run smoothly. Notched an accurate 70 mph arm-strength with room for more out of a quick, ¾ arm-slot.

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