Top Performer Spotlight: 2022 SS/RHP Brandon Peterson (Thomas R Proctor)


Tim Hunter
VP of Operations

It was a historic preseason here in New York with our boots-on-the-ground scouting staff covering 700+ players at showcase events, all February long. The dust has settled and we are now ramping up our efforts in player rankings, scouting reports, and recap articles. While the outcome of the 2020 HS season is on hold, the Prep Baseball Report (NY) will continue to provide unrivaled coverage for the amateur baseball players in the Empire State. 

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Brandon Peterson

Class of 2022 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: P27 Academy
    State: NY
  • Summer Team: East Coast Lumberjacks
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Pitching
89
Max FB
(07/15/21)
88 - 89
FB
(07/15/21)
68 - 70
CB
(03/12/21)
73 - 75
CH
(03/12/21)
71 - 72
SL
(03/12/21)
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
85 - 86
CB
68 - 70
CH
73 - 75
SL
71 - 72
Pitching
Max FB
81
FB
79 - 80
CB
68 - 69
CH
71 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
78 - 81
CB
66 - 68
CH
71 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
79
FB
76 - 78
CB
66 - 69
CH
69 - 70
Pitching
Max FB
74
FB
70 - 71
CB
60 - 64
CH
66 - 68
Position
6.97
60-yard
(09/22/19)
86
INF Velo
(03/12/21)
95
Exit Velo
(03/12/21)
4.19
H-1st
(02/18/20)
Position
60-yard
7.08
INF Velo
86
Exit Velo
95
Position
60-yard
7.15
INF Velo
83
Exit Velo
93
Position
60-yard
6.97
INF Velo
82
Exit Velo
84
H-1st
4.19
Position
60-yard
6.97
INF Velo
78
Exit Velo
80
Position
60-yard
7.15
INF Velo
78
H-1st
4.59
Exit Velo
82
Position
60-yard
7.7
INF Velo
70
Exit Velo
68
Trackman - Fastball
85.9
Velocity (max)
(03/12/21)
85.2 - 85.9
Velo Range
(03/12/21)
82.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/12/21)
2159
Spin Rate (max)
(03/12/21)
2071
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/12/21)
4.9
Extension (avg)
(03/12/21)
5.7
Release Ht (avg)
(03/12/21)
25
Spin Score (max)
(03/12/21)
67
Zone %
(03/12/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
85.9
Velo Range
85.2 - 85.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
82.2
Spin Rate (max)
2159
Spin Rate (avg)
2071
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
70.2
Velocity (max)
(03/12/21)
67.8 - 70.2
Velo Range
(03/12/21)
66.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/12/21)
1924
Spin Rate (max)
(03/12/21)
1907
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/12/21)
4.4
Extension (avg)
(03/12/21)
5.7
Release Ht (avg)
(03/12/21)
28
Spin Score (max)
(03/12/21)
50
Zone %
(03/12/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
70.2
Velo Range
67.8 - 70.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
66.5
Spin Rate (max)
1924
Spin Rate (avg)
1907
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
72.5
Velocity (max)
(03/12/21)
71.9 - 72.5
Velo Range
(03/12/21)
68.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/12/21)
2107
Spin Rate (max)
(03/12/21)
2041
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/12/21)
4.5
Extension (avg)
(03/12/21)
5.7
Release Ht (avg)
(03/12/21)
29
Spin Score (max)
(03/12/21)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
72.5
Velo Range
71.9 - 72.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
68.9
Spin Rate (max)
2107
Spin Rate (avg)
2041
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
75.0
Velocity (max)
(03/12/21)
72.8 - 75.0
Velo Range
(03/12/21)
71.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/12/21)
1424
Spin Rate (max)
(03/12/21)
1370
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/12/21)
5.0
Extension (avg)
(03/12/21)
5.8
Release Ht (avg)
(03/12/21)
20
Spin Score (max)
(03/12/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
75
Velo Range
72.8 - 75
Eff Velocity (avg)
71.5
Spin Rate (max)
1424
Spin Rate (avg)
1370
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Hitting
95.3
Exit Velocity (max)
(03/12/21)
86.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
(03/12/21)
254
Distance (avg)
(03/12/21)
354
Distance (max)
(03/12/21)
40
Hard Hit %
(03/12/21)
80
Sweet Spot %
(03/12/21)
47
Line Drive %
(03/12/21)
46.2
Fly Ball %
(07/06/20)
23
Ground Ball %
(07/06/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
95.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
86.9
Distance (avg)
254
Distance (max)
354
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
92.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
78.2
Distance (avg)
223
Distance (max)
352
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
23.3
Hand Speed (max)
(07/06/20)
22.2
Hand Speed (avg)
(07/06/20)
80.9
Bat Speed (max)
(07/06/20)
71.5
Bat Speed (avg)
(07/06/20)
18.2
Rot. Acc (max)
(07/06/20)
15.9
Rot. Acc (avg)
(07/06/20)
60
On Plane Eff (avg)
(07/06/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23.3
Hand Speed (avg)
22.2
Bat Speed (max)
80.9
Bat Speed (avg)
71.5
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Scouting Report

 

Physical: 5-foot-11, 178-pounds. Athletic, lean frame. 6.97 runner in the 60; 4.19 home-to-1B.
Offensively: LHH. Tall, relaxed stance with a wide base, hands slightly above shoulders with a level bat, slight bat waggle with a medium leg kick Short bat path, barrel gets to the point of contact quickly, good extension through contact, swing path stays level throughout. Opposite field to up the middle approach. 84 MPH raw exit velocity.
Defensively:  Small hop for timing, consistent footwork on approach, stays low on attack and fields the ball in the middle of the body funneling into the stomach, sure hands. Short arm swing with a low 3/4 slot.  INF - 82 MPH.

Pitching Delivery: Steady pace, fundamental delivery into an easy effort repeatable release; more in the tank.
Arm Action: Long, fluid arm action with high 3/4 release.
FB: T81, 79-80 MPH. Commands low with downhill plane.
CB: 68-69 MPH. 12-6 shape.
CH: 71-73 MPH. Good hand speed with arm side fade.

 

Standout Skill
The way Peterson was able to flash his glove work, especially when moving up the middle and on the run plays. Very firm and smooth actions that are harder to come by at a young age. His feet get him in a position to field the ball inside glove foot and out front. 
Player Projection
Peterson could be a solid dual player as he develops his game. Only going to get bigger and fill out more as well. Has the agility to play up the middle, but could also cover some ground in the OF if need be I'm sure. So the possibility of a utility player is always an option. Shows good velo off the mound and with a little clean up in the arm action/delivery he could add some mph's. 

Quick Hit
"Overall, I like what I see. Peterson showed us a lot of tools defensively and even on the mound. I would like to see him a little more loose at the plate though. Meaning, his lower half to me just looks very stiff while his hands and finish are loose. I want the lower half to mimic the upper and be loose throughout the entire swing. Maybe a little more comfortability is what it is."


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