Braden Thelander
Braden Thelander
Braden Thelander
Braden Thelander
Braden Thelander
Braden Thelander
Braden Thelander

CLASS OF 2022

RHP
SS

Braden
Thelander

Prairie Ridge (HS) • IL
5-10 • 160LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Prairie Gravel 16u
2022 National

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3/20/21

Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-10, 160-pounds. Strong lower-half.
Delivery: Repeatable delivery, relaxed tempo, strides in-line with the plate, lands slightly closed.
Arm Action: RH. Short, over-the-top arm action, arm works quick.
FB: T87, 86-86 mph. Lively out of the hand, arm-side run, plays up in the zone. T2454, 2415 average rpm.
CB: 37-75 mph. Sharp 11/5 action, showed depth, maintains fastball arm-speed, feel for the zone. T2507, 2445 average rpm.
CH: 78-80 mph. Flashed sink and fade to the arm-side. T1899, 1737 average rpm.

2/16/20

Positional Profile: SS
Body: 5-foot-10, 155-pounds. Wiry, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, smooth load, leg kick timing trigger, stays balanced through contact.  Simple swing, quick twitch in hands, level path, steady line drive contact, knack for the barrel. 
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 84 mph. Short, quick arm action, high 3/4 slot. Easy carry across the diamond.
Defense: Feet work in rhythm, hands play out in front of body, sits back at times, secure transfer.
Run: 7.51 runner in the 60. 

1/26/20

Positional Profile: SS 
Body: 5-foot-10, 155-pounds. Athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, leg kick stride, swings with intent. Quick hands, short bat path, fluid rhythm with a line-drive approach.
Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee. 
Arm: RH. INF - 83 mph. Short, loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot, throws played accurate with carry.
Defense: Soft hands, fluid footwork, quick exchanges and plays athletically through the baseball.
Run: 4.22 runner home-to-first. 

Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, level shoulders, lands closed.
Arm Action: RH. Short, loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T83, 82-83 mph. Plays straight, hard action.
CB: 70-71 mph. 11/5 shape, tight spin, feel for pitch.
CH: 74-76 mph. Plays straight, mimics fastball.

7/23/19

Positional Profile: SS
Body: 5-foot-9, 145-pounds. Wiry-strong frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, smooth load and leg-kick timing trigger.  Short, uphill bat path and gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 78 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. Short, quick arm action, plays out of a high 3/4 slot and carries across the diamond.
Defense: Fluid footwork, maintains body control on the move, sure-handed and clean transfer.
Run: 4.72 runner home to first. 

6/25/19

5- foot-8, 135-pound shortstop showed an advanced approach in the box for the Pro Player Canes. On the day, Thelander went 1-for-2 with a hard line out to center field and a hard double to centerfield. Thelander shows a middle-of-the-field approach which allows him to stay on everything thrown his way. In the field Thelander shows soft hands and the ability to move well athletically in any direction. Thelander presents a frame that will allow him to put on strength and size that will allow him to play shortstop at a high level. Also took the mound on Saturday night to record a couple of outs. There, he showed a really quick arm from an over-the-top slot with some effort. His fastball was a live, straight four-seam, 79-81 mph, 82 mph. Curveball, one of the sharpest of the tournament, 11/5 shape with consistent late bite, 64-66 mph.

6/11/19

Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-foot-8, 135-pounds. Small, athletic build.
Defense: Soft hands, quick and fluid footwork, clean exchange, plays through the baseball. Body control on slow roller.
Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph. Short, loose arm action,  high 3/4 slot, showed carry on throws.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, minimal load, fluid rhythm. Flashed bat speed, short and level path to the ball, gap-to-gap hitter. 
Power: 78 mph exit velocity from the tee. 
Run: 7.5 runner in the 60. 
Delivery: Smooth rhythm, tall and fall delivery, works on-line, lands closed, finishes athletically.
Arm Action: RH. Short, quick arm action, works from a high 3/4 slot.
FB: T81, 79-81 mph. Works straight.
CB: 71-72 mph. 

2/17/19

5-foot-7, 130-pound, well-proportioned, right-handed hitting infielder. Defensively, athletic infield actions, ability to stick on the left-side of the diamond. Quick, active feet, soft hands, plays through the baseball. Short, quick arm action, over-the-top slot, accurate throws, carry across the infield at 82 mph. At the plate, wide, crouched setup, leg-kick timing trigger. Quick hands, fast bat, occasionally backspins baseballs and 77 mph exit velocity from a tee. 7.73 runner in the 60, laser-timed.

1/27/19

5-foot-7, 130-pound, wiry-strong, two-way prospect. Offensively, right-handed hitter, balanced wide setup, leg-kick timing trigger and balanced through contact. Swings with intent, quick-twitch, fast bat, path stays through the hitting zone and works gap-to-gap. 76 mph exit velocity from a tee. Defensively, natural infield actions, sure hands, athletic fielding position and quick release. Short live arm action, over-the-top slot and throws topped at 81 mph. 4.61 runner, home-to-first. On the mound, right-handed pitcher, tall and fall delivery, works on-line and lands front toe closed. Short, quick arm action from an over-the-top slot. Fastball, straight action, sat 79 mph, touched 80. Curveball, 11/5 shape, depth at times, 65-66 mph. Changeup, sat 71-72 mph.

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