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Most Viewed Profiles of 2020: No. 4 Brandon Barriera


Rocco Iervasi
Florida Director of Operations/Area Scout

With 2020 in the books, we continue to look back at what was a strange but successful year. We will start to count down the top 10 most viewed player profiles in the state of Florida in 2020. This data was collected through Google Analytics.

Continuing at No. 4 is 2022 LHP Brandon Barriera. Barriera is a Vanderbilt commit who attends American Heritage School in Plantation, Florida. Outside of high school, Brandon plays for Cannons Baseball Academy. Brandon ranks No. 2 in the PBR Florida Class of 2022 rankings, and No. 5 nationally. Brandon received 2,728 views on his profile in 2020.

No. 4 Brandon Barriera

 

Brandon Barriera

Class of 2022 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: American Heritage Plantation
    State: FL
  • Summer Team: Cannons Baseball Academy
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 165lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
95
Max FB
(02/11/21)
93 - 94
FB
(02/11/21)
80 - 81
CB
(01/10/20)
85 - 86
CH
(02/11/21)
79 - 82
SL
(02/11/21)
Pitching
Max FB
95
FB
93 - 94
CH
85 - 86
SL
79 - 82
Pitching
Max FB
92
FB
87 - 92
CH
78 - 80
SL
78 - 81
Pitching
Max FB
93
FB
89 - 91
CB
80 - 81
CH
80 - 81
Pitching
Max FB
91
FB
86 - 90
CB
70 - 72
CH
73 - 75
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
86 - 88
CB
68 - 69
CH
73 - 75

Scouting Report

6/05/19

Barriera, the number two overall player in the 2022 rankings, got the start in the first game (8:30AM) for the Cannons Baseball American team, and while he wasn’t his sharpest self, he still showcased his elite stuff including a fastball that touched 89 mph. The wiry, long-limbed left-hander worked 85-87 with runners on base throughout, and was able to make big pitches, including multiple swings and misses on fastballs to get out of jams. The arm works freely through a medium-sized swing with quickness and normal effort out front, and it seems likely that he will add even more velocity in the future as his frame continues to fill out. His slider was seldom needed, but worked across the plate at 72-74 when he threw it with varying results.There is some late life to the fastball in the zone, and he throws each pitch with conviction, athletically working through a repeatable delivery. Cannons Baseball was not tested in the game, so it lacked some of the energy that might have helped elevate Barriera’s stuff. That stuff will likely play up much higher throughout the summer when he is sent to the mound in bigger games, and it will be paramount to follow the shape of the slider as he continues to craft it.

2/13/19

Uncommitted, currently one of the top prospects in the state and country, ranked No. 2 in Florida and No. 14 Overall. 6-foot, 155-pounds, highly athletic, strength throughout frame, muscular build, moves loosely, projectable. Arm action is short, circular on the back-side, arm speed is quick to a ¾ slot. Tall and fall delivery, sit on back-side, leads with hip, works online, lands square, finishes athletically. Fastball worked 86-88 with some run. Curveball, 68-69, 1/7 shape, depth, late bite. Changeup, fade and sink action, 73-74. High follow 2022 MLB Draft prospect.


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