Jack Brannigan
Jack Brannigan




Notre Dame
Marist (HS) • IL
6-2 • 195LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Illinois Sparks


2019 National

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Looking ahead to the draft this summer, Brannigan's situation is similar to that of Nebraska's Spencer Schwellenbach a year ago. Brannigan currently plays third base, and despite batting in the lower half of the order, he provides some serious pop at the plate, hitting a solo home run that proved to be the winning run in Saturday's victory over Michigan State and adding a key double in Sunday's win over Minnesota. His athleticism, arm strength and overall defensive prowess are obvious assets at third base.


His future, however, clearly lies on the mound given how special his arm talent is. In Friday's win over Illinois he was summoned from third base to record the final three outs of the game and responded in emphatic fashion, pumping easy 96-98 mph heat with surprisingly good command of a wicked 82-83 mph slider. Brannigan's upside on the mound is especially intriguing considering he's only thrown 10.2 innings during his three-year collegiate career. It would not be surprising to see him eclipse triple digits later this spring as he gets receives more pitching opportunities in consistently warmer weather. (Ebert)


Cape Cod- Infielder Jack Brannigan (Notre Dame) showed present strength in the box with a spread and well-balanced setup. His stride was easy and controlled for good rhythm, producing a fundamentally sound swing. The right handed hitter used all fields with authority and produced a .282/.387/.372 slash in 93 plate appearances. Defensively, the 6-foot-1, 195-pounder saw time at shortstop, but was a below average defender at that spot. With ample arm strength and athleticism he profiles best to third base at the next level.


Notre Dame commit. 6-foot-1, 185-pound right-handed pitcher, highly athletic build and actions, muscular and chiseled. Threw one inning for Marist out of the pen, struck out three and walked two, got a tad complacent, 15 of 28 pitches for strikes. Fastball sat 90-92 mph with ease and life through the zone, had some run and sink to the corners early in his outing, flattened out as the inning dragged on, velocity maintained throughout. Can really spin breaking ball, slider type with wipeout ability, gets on top of it and throws with conviction, 78-79 mph with tight 11/5 spin and depth, will be a plus offering as he moves into college. Stretch only, low-hanging balance, strides in-line, gets foot down allowing arm to work out front. Arm action is full, uninterrupted swing, loose and clean out of a high ¾ slot, effortless arm speed, easy. 


Highly dynamic athlete, can play multiple positions, 6-foot-1, 180-pounds, strong athletic build. Plus arm strength for his age, 91 mph from the outfield. Moves athletically with actions both on the infield and in the outfield. Plus runner. Bat path plays uphill, gets out of lower half early, bat strength with occasional pop to pull side.


6-foot, 165-pound, right-handed hitting shortstop with a strong framed. Impressive athlete with above-average speed for his age. Ran a 4.19 and 4.18 down the line. Puts pressure on the defense with his speed. At the plate, short stride with minimal load and separation. Looks to pull and made a lot of hard contact. Defensively, plays shortstop but given his speed could profile in center field in the future.Throws carry and were accurate across the diamond from shortstop. Follow 2019 athlete.

2.20.17 - 6-foot, 165-pound, athletic, middle-infielder. Impressed with advanced speed for his age; ran a 6.68 laser-timed 60. Offensively, strong, right-handed hitter, some looseness in swing, short path. 82 mph exit velocity from a tee. Balanced setup with a short stride. Defensively, clean exchange, reliable hands. Short arm action from a high ¾ slot, strong arm from across the diamond, throws clocked at 85 mph across the infield

10.23.16 - 6-foot, 165-pound, multi-positional prospect. Offensively, strong, right-handed hitter. Pull-side approach, uphill path through the zone; exit velocity registered at 84 mph from a tee. Closed setup, leg lift timing trigger. Defensively, worked out in the infield and outfield. More natural in the outfield. Fluid footwork, clean exchange, flashed athletic actions in the outfield. Short arm action from a high ¾ to ¾ slot, flashed accuracy; throws clocked at 82 mph from the outfield and 77 mph across the infield. 7.18 runner in the laser timed 60.

9.16.18 - Notre Dame commit, ranked No. 26 in the Illinois’ 2019 class. 6-foot-1, 180-pound, two-way prospect, live, athletic, quick-twitch frame. Came out of the bullpen and got on the mound for the first time on the weekend in the championship game. Possesses arguably the strongest arm in the class and was electric in his first inning of work. Did not throw a fastball under 90 mph, sat 90-94 mph, touching 94 three times. Mixed in a slider at 80-81 mph with late bite and thrown for strikes. After the first inning, scattered command, sat mostly 88-90 mph, touching 93 one time. Works from the stretch only. Long draw out of the glove, over-the-top slot and easy effort throughout. Ball jumps out of the hand with ease. Also, a high-level position player. Right-handed hitter, wiry strength with the bat, finds the barrel consistently and takes competitive at-bats. His 6.68 60 time speed plays in the field and on the bases. Doubled down the left-field line in the semi-final game, 4.41 on the turn. Should draw pro interest with his raw abilities on the mound.

5.4.18 - Notre Dame commit. Currently ranked No. 47 in the Illinois’ 2019 class. 6-foot, 180-pound right-handed hitting shortstop, well-proportioned, athletic frame. Had a big day at the plate for Marist. His line on the day; 2-for-3, R, RBI, BB, SB. Starts slightly open, short stride and smooth load. Gap to gap hitter, favored opposite field on the day, level path with extension, keeps hands inside the baseball. Led off the game with an opposite field single hit hard between the 3-4 hole. Also drove an opposite field RBI double down the right field line. Smart baserunner, advanced bases at every opportunity he had, 4.20 home-to-first. Plays with bounce and natural athleticism at shortstop. Comfortable ranging to both directions, smooth footwork, soft hands, athletic, loose multi-angle arm slot, gets shoulders square to the target, fluid actions. Made a highly-athletic play on a stolen base attempt snagging the high throw from the catcher, twisting his body to apply the tag before his body came down hard on the dirt. Popped back up and kept playing. Made all seven plays he was involved in with ease.

4.20.18 - Notre Dame commit. 6-foot-1, 180-pound plus raw athlete, lean strong frame. Plus runner, speed plays up on the bases with his effort and motor. Athletic defender, played shortstop and showed ability to make several non-routine plays, ease of athleticism comes out defensively. Arm action is loose and plays well on the move, accurate with carry. Right-handed hitter, four-hole, path is short, barrel down at contact, ball jumps off the bat, several hard contacts in game, works middle to pull side.

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