Prep Baseball Report

Uncommitted Spotlight: '25 SS/3B Brady Hernandez

Steven Hardesty
Central Coast/North LA Area Scout


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The Uncommitted Spotlight Series continues as we have started the '24 CIF High School baseball season Prep Baseball California is now highlighting some of the top uncommitted class of '25 athletes. The players featured are pulled directly from our '25 Class Rankings. These JR year players are ones that college coaches and fans should be keeping their eyes on over the coming months.

We invite you to get to know them through the eyes of our Prep Baseball California staff of scouts and the data-backed numbers collected at our events with our partnered companies. TrackMan, Blast Motion, Swift Performance, and Visual Edge provide comparable data to project and evaluate players. All of these systems come together to give a clear picture at what colleges will get when a players steps onto their campus.

Today, we put the spotlight on a NorCal '25 SS/3B Brady Hernandez from Leland High School. With a medium sized frame, some present strength to him and solid average athleticism presently Hernandez has the potential to stick on the INF dirt long term. He moves well defensively with good angles, solid footwork and clean hands with a smooth transfer that could handle SS, although his present arm strength will play better at 2B/3B. There is the foundation of defensive actions, but the continued development of his athletic ability and arm strength will determine the future home for Hernandez, but it should be on the INF dirt. His offensive ability is enticing with a quality swing that shows good sequence in the operation and balance through contact. There is present bat speed with lift in his path and has shown consistent feel for his barrel to generate hard contact. The ball carries well off the bat to the pull side and he could grow into middle of the field impact as he adds strength to his frame. Hernandez profiles as a potential top of the order bat who at his floor will add length/depth to a lineup with his feel to hit and potential for impact. College coaches should have this '25 on their recruiting boards as a good follow.

College coaches and fans be sure to click on Hernandez's profile to see full video and statistics. 

Brady Hernandez

Class of 2025 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Leland
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Alpha Power 20252025
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Scouting Report


Event: Future Games Tryout: NorCal
Positional Profile: SS/P
Physical: 5-11, 185-pounds; Lean, athletic frame; 6.95 60-yard, 3.97 30-yard, 1.73 10-yard
Offensively: RH. EV max – 92.7 mph, hand speed max – 20.5 mph, bat speed max – 71.4 mph; Wide base and hands held by the ear. Relaxed leg stride and explosive swing with a two handed finish. Stayed on top of the ball well.
Defensively: INF - 82 mph; Rangy, confident defender. Bounced around on light, springy feet with a quick transfer that could release from multiple arm-slots.

Delivery: High leg-kick that turns body towards second base initially. Medium in-line stride and finishes with good extension. Rotates way over towards the 1st base side as he finishes.
Arm Action: 3/4 release. Separates at the chest and hides the ball well when he initiates his turning leg kick.
FB: T82.8 mph, 79.2 - 82.2 mph range, 2147 avg spin; Straight with carry through the zone.
SL: 70.2 - 72.4 mph, 2270 avg spin; played well off of the FB’s release point. Got sweepy at times.


Event: South Bay Preseason ID
Positional Profile
: 5-11, 190-pounds; 7.42 60-yard; Strength in legs is visible to the eye, lean strength on average size athletic build.
Offensively: RH. EV max – 92.7 mph, hand speed max – 20.5 mph, bat speed max – 71.4 mph; Even feet in balanced set-up in slight crouch, toward front of box, efficient swing with ability to execute his approach and attack angle to get ball in air, repeatedly hit ball hard and on barrel with many swings producing 90+ EV mph, loads straight back as he gets to a medium stride after a heal lift, explosive hip action in swing, top hand extension through contact as he chases the ball through the ball, top hand stays above barrel to and through contact into two hand finish around the back, swing to produce extra base hit contact and production.
Defensively: INF – 76 mph; Light feet, has feel for pace of the play, quick release after quick exchange, plays with a sense of urgency and awareness of how to get ball airborne quickly, sets up to ball with sound mechanics on both forehand and backhand side, displays confidence that comes with feel for the glove.


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