Damon Brena
Damon Brena
Damon Brena
Damon Brena
Damon Brena
Damon Brena
Damon Brena

CLASS OF 2023

C
RHP

Damon
Brena

Niles West (HS) • IL
5-10 • 185LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Top Tier

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Best Of Stats

Hitting
23.2
Hand Speed (max)
6/13/21
78
Bat Speed (max)
6/08/22
19.9
Rot. Acc (max)
8/09/22
-
Hard Hit %
Power
95.1
Exit Velocity (max)
2/26/22
90.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
8/09/22
337
Distance (max)
6/08/22
70
Sweet Spot %
3/27/21
Run
7.54
60-yard
6/08/22
4.15
30-yd
6/08/22
1.79
10-yd
8/09/22
18.1
Run speed (max)
6/08/22
Defense
69
INF Velo
3/31/19
-
OF Velo
81
C Velo
6/08/22
1.85 - 2.04
Pop Time
6/08/22
Pitching

Fastball

86.5
Velocity (max)
8/09/22
79 - 86
Velo Range
8/09/22
2223
Spin Rate (avg)
6/08/22

Changeup

74 - 79
Velo Range
6/08/22
1857
Spin Rate (avg)
6/08/22

Curveball

71.3 - 74.2
Velo Range
8/09/22
2289
Spin Rate (avg)
6/08/22

Slider

78 - 78
Velo Range
8/09/22
2122
Spin Rate (avg)
6/08/22

Positional Tools

2022
2021
2020
2019
60 Yard Dash
7.54
Pop Time
1.85 - 2.07
Catcher Velocity
81.0
Power / Speed Score
12.6
60 Yard Dash
7.68
Pop Time
2.05 - 2.19
Catcher Velocity
78.0
Power / Speed Score
11.8
60 Yard Dash
8.24
Pop Time
2.28 - 2.36
Catcher Velocity
74.0
Power / Speed Score
9.8
60 Yard Dash
8.27
Pop Time
2.36 - 2.50
Catcher Velocity
68.0
Infield Velocity
69.0
Power / Speed Score
9.1
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 9, 2022
Position
7.78
60-yard
1.93 - 1.99
Pop Time
81
C Velo
95
Exit Velo
Top Tier Scout Day
Jun 8, 2022
Position
7.54
60-yard
1.85 - 2.04
Pop Time
81
C Velo
92
Exit Velo
Preseason All-State: Upperclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 26, 2022
Position
7.66
60-yard
2.03 - 2.07
Pop Time
80
C Velo
95
Exit Velo
Top Tier Scout Day
Jun 13, 2021
Position
2.07 - 2.14
Pop Time
77
C Velo
90
Exit Velo
Underclass Invitational (Invite Only)
Mar 27, 2021
Position
7.86
60-yard
2.09 - 2.15
Pop Time
76
C Velo
91
Exit Velo
O'Hare Preseason I.D.
Mar 13, 2021
Position
7.68
60-yard
2.05 - 2.19
Pop Time
78
C Velo
89
Exit Velo
Aurora Preseason I.D.
Feb 22, 2020
Position
8.24
60-yard
2.28 - 2.36
Pop Time
74
C Velo
81
Exit Velo
Future Prospects Showcase & Educational Camp
Mar 31, 2019
Position
8.27
60-yard
2.36 - 2.50
Pop Time
69
INF Velo
68
C Velo
75
Exit Velo

Hitting

2022
2021
Exit Velocity Max
95.1
Exit Velocity Avg
85.9
Distance Max
337
Distance Avg
178
Launch Angle Avg
13.3
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
90.9
Exit Velocity Avg
79.7
Distance Max
316
Distance Avg
225
Launch Angle Avg
27.8
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 9, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
94.9
Exit Velocity (max)
90.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
211
Distance (avg)
333
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Top Tier Scout Day
Jun 8, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
92.2
Exit Velocity (max)
82.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
160
Distance (avg)
337
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Preseason All-State: Upperclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 26, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
95.1
Exit Velocity (max)
84.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
164
Distance (avg)
320
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Top Tier Scout Day
Jun 13, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
90.2
Exit Velocity (max)
78.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
227
Distance (avg)
312
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Underclass Invitational (Invite Only)
Mar 27, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
90.9
Exit Velocity (max)
80.0
Exit Velocity (avg)
187
Distance (avg)
316
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
O'Hare Preseason I.D.
Mar 13, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
89.3
Exit Velocity (max)
80.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
254
Distance (avg)
313
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2022
2021
Hand Speed Max
23.0
Hand Speed Avg
20.7
Bat Speed Max
78.0
Bat Speed Avg
71.5
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
23.2
Hand Speed Avg
21.0
Bat Speed Max
70.7
Bat Speed Avg
65.0
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 9, 2022
Blast - Hitting
21.5
Hand Speed (max)
20.4
Hand Speed (avg)
73.2
Bat Speed (max)
70.4
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Top Tier Scout Day
Jun 8, 2022
Blast - Hitting
23.0
Hand Speed (max)
21.6
Hand Speed (avg)
78.0
Bat Speed (max)
74.0
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Preseason All-State: Upperclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 26, 2022
Blast - Hitting
21.1
Hand Speed (max)
20.0
Hand Speed (avg)
73.3
Bat Speed (max)
70.1
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Top Tier Scout Day
Jun 13, 2021
Blast - Hitting
23.2
Hand Speed (max)
21.1
Hand Speed (avg)
67.3
Bat Speed (max)
64.2
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Underclass Invitational (Invite Only)
Mar 27, 2021
Blast - Hitting
22.8
Hand Speed (max)
21.3
Hand Speed (avg)
70.7
Bat Speed (max)
68.3
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
O'Hare Preseason I.D.
Mar 13, 2021
Blast - Hitting
21.3
Hand Speed (max)
20.5
Hand Speed (avg)
65.0
Bat Speed (max)
62.4
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitching

2022
Fastball
Velocity Max
86.5
Fastball
Velocity Avg
82.8
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
2160
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
26.1
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
72.1
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
2237
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
75.7
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1829
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Slider
Velocity Avg
71.2
Slider
Spin Rate Avg
2122
Slider
Total Movement Avg
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 9, 2022
Trackman - Fastball
86.5
Velocity (max)
79.4 - 85.6
Velo Range
80.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,349
Spin Rate (max)
2,141
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
75.7
Velocity (max)
71.3 - 74.2
Velo Range
70.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,306
Spin Rate (max)
2,211
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
78.3
Velocity (max)
75.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Trackman - ChangeUp
75.1
Velocity (max)
72.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,716
Spin Rate (max)
1,716
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Top Tier Scout Day
Jun 8, 2022
Trackman - Fastball
85.1
Velocity (max)
82.8 - 85.1
Velo Range
80.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,320
Spin Rate (max)
2,223
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
72.3
Velocity (max)
69.5 - 72.3
Velo Range
66.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,356
Spin Rate (max)
2,289
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Slider
71.0
Velocity (max)
67.7 - 71.0
Velo Range
65.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,214
Spin Rate (max)
2,122
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
79.4
Velocity (max)
73.7 - 78.6
Velo Range
2,001
Spin Rate (max)
1,857
Spin Rate (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)

Pitch Scores

Pitching Velos

2022
Fastball
Velocity Max
86.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
83.2
Curveball
Velocity Avg
71.8
Changeup
Velocity Avg
75.8
Slider
Velocity Avg
73.8
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 9, 2022
Pitching
87
Max FB
79 - 86
FB
71 - 74
CB
75 - 75
CH
78 - 78
SL
Top Tier Scout Day
Jun 8, 2022
Pitching
85
Max FB
83 - 85
FB
70 - 72
CB
74 - 79
CH
68 - 71
SL

Game Performance

2022
10 Yard Dash
1.79
30 Yard Dash
4.15
60 Yard Dash
7.54
Top Speed (MPH)
RSi
Vertical Jump
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 9, 2022
Swift
1.79
10-yd
4.22
30-yd
7.78
60-yd
17.2
Run speed (max)
7.7
Run Speed (avg)
2.69
RSi (max)
2.54
RSi (avg)
1,502
Jump Power (max)
24.8
Jump Height (max)
24.8
Jump Height (avg)
Top Tier Scout Day
Jun 8, 2022
Swift
1.80
10-yd
4.15
30-yd
7.54
60-yd
18.1
Run speed (max)
8.0
Run Speed (avg)

Visual Edge

2022
2021
Edge Score
63.3
Edge Score
61.01

Pitch Ai

2022
Arm Speed
Arm Slot
Knee Extension Velo
Deception
Hip-Shoulder Separation
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 9, 2022
ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
Elbow Flexion (avg)
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
ProPlayAI - MER
External Rotation (avg)
Stride Length (avg)
ProPlayAI - Release
Arm Speed (max)
Arm Speed (avg)
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
Knee Flexion (avg)
Arm Slot (avg)
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
Arm Path (avg)
Deception (avg)
Torque (avg)
Efficiency (avg)
Sequencing (avg)

Notes

Comments

8/10/22

Damon Brena (Niles West, 2023) swung a potent right-handed bat throughout the two days with his best swing coming in game three, a deep drive to left-center field for a home run. Brena averaged 90.9 mph off the bat in BP with his furthest drive traveling 333 feet.  

8/09/22

Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 5-10, 185-pounds. Strong, compact build.
Delivery: Simple operation, creates forward momentum into stride, slight drop/drive lower-half, stride works in-line with the plate.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm bar out of the glove into a 3/4 slot.
FB: T86.5, 79-86 mph. Life through the zone with slight arm-side run. T2349, 2141 average rpm.
CB: 71-74 mph. 11/5 shape, flashed sharp action. T2306, 2211 average rpm.
CH: 75-75 mph. Plays with fade to the arm-side. T1716, 1716 average rpm.

8/09/22

Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 5-10, 185-pounds. Strong, compact build.
Hits: RHH. Upright, open setup, leg-kick timing trigger. Easy, strong hands, creates above-average bat speed. Ball jumps off the barrel, knack for hard contact.
Power: 95 max exit velocity, averaged 90.9 MPH. 333' max distance.
Arm: RH. C-81 mph. Strong arm, plays from a high 3/4 slot.
Defense: 1.93-1.99 pop times. Flexible setup, soft hands, presents pitches. Quick and efficient out of the crouch.
Run: 7.78 runner in the 60.

6/08/22

Damon Brena (Niles West, 2023) was a standout catcher during the event. Brena possesses advanced tools behind the plate, boasting a strong arm, quick release, soft hands and agile movement. His best pop time was 1.85 with a velocity of 81 mph. Offensively, its a strong, repeatable swing that stays on-plane with controlled bat speed. Brena also hopped on the mound and sat 83-85 mph. 

2/26/22

Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 5-10, 180-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup. Relaxed. Short leg kick. Compact swing, barrel strength, uses the middle of the field.
Power: 95.1 max exit velocity, averaged 84.6 mph. 320’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 80 mph. Short, quick arm action. High 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: 2.03-2.07 pop times. Athletic actions. Fluid footwork. Quick exchange. Blocks the ball out front.
Run: 7.66 runner in the 60. 

3/27/21

Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 5-10, 175-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Athletic setup, leg kick, short stride. Short swing, creates whip and looks to make contact out front, flashes barrel control average bat speed of 68.3 MPH.
Power: 90.93 max exit velocity, averaged 80.02 mph. 316’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 76 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot, throws flash accuracy.
Defense: 2.09-2.15 pop times. Steady hands, advanced exchange, clean release, fluid feet.
Run: 7.86 runner in the 60. 

3/13/21

Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-10, 175-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, athletic setup, leg kick, short stride, smooth pre-pitch actions. Long through the zone, path works slightly uphill, gap-to-gap approach, line drives at times.
Power: 89.25 max exit velocity, averaged 80.48 mph. 313’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 78 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot, throws carry with accuracy.
Defense: 2.05-2.19 pop times. Clean, easy actions, quick feet, clean transfer.
Run: 7.68 runner in the 60. 

2/22/20

Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-9, 165-pounds. Strong lower half.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, smooth load and leg-lift timing trigger. Loose hands, flashed bat speed, looks to lift the baseball and fluid rhythm throughout.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 74 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: 2.28-2.36 pop times. Clean release, steady hands, repeatable out of the crouch. Squared setup, flexible hips, quiet receiver.
Run: 8.24 runner in the 60. 

3/31/19

Positional Profile: C/3B 
Body: 5-foot-8, 170-pounds. Strong lower half. 
Defense: 2.36-2.50 pop times, Quick clean exchange in the field and behind the plate. 
Arm: RH. C - 68 mph. INF - 69 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 arm slot. 
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, smooth load, short stride, quiet front foot. Quick hands, short uphill path, gap-to-gap approach, fluid rhythm throughout. 
Power: 75 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Run: 8.27 runner in the 60.

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