Brayden Olson
Brayden Olson
Brayden Olson
Brayden Olson
Brayden Olson

CLASS OF 2023

3B
RHP

Brayden
Olson

Saint Croix Falls (HS) • WI
6-1 • 190LBS • R/R
Travel Team: MN Blizzard

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2023 National

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3/20/22

Positional Profile: SS/RHP - Ranked 15th in WI 2023 class
Body: 6-1, 190-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Open stance. Leg lift and shoulder turn. Creates some whip in swing that leads to bat speed. Mid/pull approach with line drive and fly ball contact. Occasionally comes around contact
Power: 92.6 max exit velocity, averaged 89.1 mph. 320’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 91 mph. Above average carry
Defense: Works around the ball. Hands gather and work in.
Run: 7.38 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Hybrid. Side step and turns into a high leg swing with hip coil. Swings open down the mound
Arm Action: RH. Good arm path, ¾ slot
FB: T90.3, 89.5-90.2 mph. T2117, 2017 average rpm. Life, late run
CB: 67.7-69.4 mph. T2472, 2320 average rpm. 11/5 break
CH: 75.5-78.2 mph. T1678, 1583 average rpm. Hard cut

2/12/22

Olson is a relaxed, athletic mover with lots of leverage throughout the delivery. He’s grown taller since the 2021 PBR Future Games, and has filled into a much more physically imposing stature. He appears taller than he’s listed (6-foot-1), and you can see his efforts this offseason improve his measurements across the diamond. Olson possesses easy arm speed, and plenty of upside left to grow into. His stuff on the mound has the makings of a very tough starter’s profile, with natural throwing instincts that appears to be sustainable long-term, utilizing a long loop momentum capture while delivering from a 5-foot-9 average release height. He’s turned himself into a high motor worker with a large deck of pitch design options for the savvy pitching coach at the next level. As his velo continues to steadily rise here in mid-February, it’s easy to expect this sleeper to make some noise in 2022 and beyond, even as a position player.

In the box, he stands tall and strides from open to square. Relaxed throughout his moves, and quality feel for the barrel entering the zone. Olson showed some pull-side pop that was representative of his top notch spring numbers in ‘21, reaching a max exit speed of 94.9 mph and the farthest average batted distance (287 feet), with a 340-foot best. He’s also a quality defender on the dirt with the same powerful arm that helps shape a profile at the hot corner, perhaps.

2/12/22

Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-1, 190-pounds. Long levers, strong throughout. Long legs. Mobility throughout. Room to grow.
Hit: RHH. Tall open to square. Comfortable hands with quality wiggle. Vertical barrel set. Short hand action, with feel for the barrel entering the zone. Repeatable timing with emphasis to the pull-side with pop.
Power: 94.9 max exit velocity, averaged 86.3 mph. 340’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 89 mph. 3/4 arm action with easy loose quality. Arm strength with carry.
Defense: Circling from right to left with a staggered lead foot. Funneling style. Pat and go
Run: 7.28 runner in the 60.

Delivery: Relaxed, athletic mover with lots of leverage through the delivery.
Arm Action: RH. Lower slot, long loop momentum capture. Arm speed with power.
FB: T90.5, 89.5-90.4 mph.  T2008, 1952 average rpm.
CB: 68.6-71.6 mph.  T2396, 2325 average rpm.
SL: 76.4-77.5 mph.  T2233, 2081 average rpm.
CH: 77.2-79.2 mph.  T1763, 1706 average rpm. 

6/29/21

Positional Profile: SS/RHP. Represented Team Wisconsin at the 2021 Future Games.
Body: 6-foot, 165-pounds. Athletic, long-limbed frame.
Delivery: Athletic delivery with long levers, lands square and works online
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose, clean arm action, lively with upside, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T85, 83-85 mph. Slight arm side run. T1950, 1827 average rpm.
SL: 64-65 mph. Sweeping action, flashed swing and miss properties. T1893, 1893 average rpm.
CH: 72-74 mph. Drops slot, shows sinking action.

Hit: RHH. Open setup, long stride to even, reverse hand load. Efficient path, bat stays through the zone, natural lift, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 88.03 max exit velocity, averaged 82.98 mph. 319’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 84 mph. Loose arm, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Plays on the balls of his feet and plays through the baseball. Sure-handed, lanky range and flashed a quick release.
Run: 7.56 runner in the 60. 

3/06/21

Positional Profile: SS/RHP - Follow on mound
Body: 6-0, 165-pounds. - Athletic
Defense: Average feet and works around. Glove makes routine play
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. Good carry and accuracy
Hit: RHH.  Open stance and bigger load. Aggressive swing. Longer path to contact. Mid/pull approach with ground ball and line drive contact
Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Run: 7.59 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Athletic delivery.  Clean and good direction
Arm Action: RH. Clean, loose from ¾ slot
FB: T85, 81-83 mph. Varying
CB: 64-68 mph. Average 11/5 break, occasionally sharp
CH: 72-73 mph. Good fade

3/10/18

5-foot-3, 120-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 5.44 home-to-first time. Open stance, strides across body, bigger movements in load and swing, spray contact across field, 70 mph exit velocity. Plays with energy in field, good pre-pitch movement, solid actions, sure hands, accurate arm to target, 67 mph arm strength across infield. On mound; step back into tuck and turn balance point, clean compact arm action, lands inline to catcher, with extension and finish to plate. Fastball was 68-70 mph with heavy cutting action to the plate. Large shape on 11/5 breaking ball. Changeup is thrown with fastball arm speed and shows running action.

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