Brandon Hire
Brandon Hire
Brandon Hire

CLASS OF 2022

SS
2B

Brandon
Hire

Olentangy (HS) • OH
5-11 • 160LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Arsenal OH 17U - Clevenger

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2022 National

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6/29/21

Brandon Hire: SS/2B, (2022) Olentangy, OH. 5-foot-11, 160-pound. Solid at the plate, the right-handed hitter had a max exit velocity of 83 mph. (56.89 mph bat speed average). (19.94 mph hand speed average). Starts in a balanced athletic stance with a small controlled load, then uses a short stride. Bat speed is efficient and exhibits a level swing plane. Through the round he found multiple barrels. Line drive approach. Athletic while in the infield, made throws up to 78 mph; shows athletic feet, a natural clean exchange, and soft hands. Had a compact arm action with consistent accuracy to the bag.  


2/06/21

 5-foot-11, 160-pound lanky frame. Capable at the plate, the right-handed hitter had an exit velocity of 81 mph. Started in a balanced stance with a compact slow load, then used a controlled stride. Bat speed is average, exhibits an upward level swing plane and a back foot finish. Barreled up some balls with some loud contact. Base hit approach. Athletic while in the infield, made throws at velocities up to 76 mph; had a packing exchange, consistent hands, and athletic footwork. Fields the ball out front, movements laterally were athletic. Consistent accuracy to the bag, used a compact arm action with a high ¾ slot. During the event, clocked a 60 time of 7.14. Projectable on the mound, using a short arm action he showed quick arm speed from a ¾ arm angle. Feel type pitcher and uses decent effort. Showed athletic balance point with in line shoulders. Lands square with an athletic finish. Sat with his fastball at 74-77 mph; had sinking action and command around the zone. Throws a 11/5 curveball (65-67) with gradual action and glove side command. Had arm side control and fading action on his changeup (68-70).

7/10/19

Body Type: 5-foot-9, 150-pound prospect.
Swing Mechanics: Right-handed hitter that starts in a balanced stance. sImpel load that leads to a balanced launch.
Hit: Slightly downhill stroke with natural whip. Compact swing with a balanced combination of strength and hands. Bat to follow for when he gets more physical as he showed a ton of feel for contact.
Power: Line drive guy. 77 mph off the bat in BP.
Offensive Projection: TBD. Much more physical maturation to come.

Field:  Smooth actions in the infield with good rhythm throughout. Ball skills are on par for his class.

Throw:  Throws from over the top, and creates good carry on his throws.  Very accurate throughout his showcase.

Defensice Projection:  UTL.

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