1. Texas State University
3. New Orleans
Brian Gardner Jr. out of Killeen, TX has an athletic frame with significant explosive movements. Brian has plus power from the right side of the plate and shows ability for more pop with some minor tweaks. Hits velocity well, but shows weakness going the other way. Great defensively with the glove over at 3rd and holds down the left side with great reactions/good first steps. Footwork is lacking to play the middle, and throwing slot is unique. Overall a GAMMA ranked player that will be a plus hitter at the DI JUCO Level, and the ability to transfer to a mid-major Division I school. 2019 High Follow Prospect for the Southwest Region.
Key Strengths: Power, Athleticism, Glove-work,
Needs Improvement: Arm Slot, Footwork, Hitting Away