2017 Prospect Review: #25 Brandon Ulmer


Zac Bottoms
Arkansas Scouting Director

As the calendar turns to December, I want to review the top prospects from the 2017. These players have separated themselves as top prospect, with the potential at some point in their career to become professional prospects, if they are not already.

#25 Brandon Ulmer, OF, Booneville HS



Brandon Ulmer

Class of 2019 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Booneville
    State: AR
  • Summer Team: Sticks Elite
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Pitching
80
Max FB
75 - 76
FB
67 - 69
CB
69 - 70
CH
Position
6.69
60-yard
86
OF Velo
85
Exit Velo
4.28
H-1st

Scouting Report

Top Prospects Games

Ulmer is a 5-foot-10 165-pound outfielder with an athletic frame and build. He runs a 6.65 in the 60. Offensively he is a left-handed hitter which starts from an athletic stance. He uses a simple load stride combination. He attacks the baseball with a line drive swing that remains in the hit zone for an extended period of time. He produces exit velocities up to 85 mph. Defensively he is a sound defender, with advanced instincts on balls off the bat. He plays through the baseball with fluid footwork. He uses a normal exchange and throws the baseball 86 mph accurately from the outfield. Overall Ulmer is solid defender with a strong arm and shows a feel to hit. 


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Top Prospects 2017 Hitting

Ulmer, came onto the scene as a top prospect as a freshman, when he helped led Booneville to a 3A State Championship Runner up in 2016. As a sophomore, the OF/RHP was much of the same, an advanced athlete with a feel to hit and a player who competes at a high level. The Bearcats moved up in classification, and remained successful, winning their region and advancing in the state tournament. Ulmer was a big piece of the puzzle as a two way player.

He projects as an outfielder, although he has shown the ability to play all over the field. He played well this summer for Sticks Baseball Academy. College coaches were able to see him in his natural position throughout the summer and recruiting began to pick up. Ulmer was one of the more impressive players at the Top Prospects Games in June, recording multiple hits in game play, he also showed advanced tools.

In the fall he committed to Arkansas State University, he projects to be a top of the order hitter in the Sun Belt, with an advanced feel for he barrel and knack for getting on base. He will need to add strength, but has shown to be a high level competitor, so in time the weight and strength should come

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