Brad Hand

HS Grad 2008
Age 27 and 10 mos
Age on 2008 Draft 18 and 2 mos
Position(s) LHP  1B
Ht/Wt 6-2, 205 lb
School  Chaska
Hometown  Chaska, MN USA
Summer Team  Legion
Fall Team  MC Gopher League
MLB Debut 
Marlins Jun 06, 2011
MLB Draft 
Round 2 by Marlins in 2008
All Americans/All Regions
2008 Rawlings-Perfect Game 2nd Team All-American
Central - All Region 1st Team
National Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - LHP
Big strong athlete, 2 way guy, low 90s lefty in Cincy, big sleeper in Minn., scouts love him!
MN State Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - LHP

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4 yr Commitment
Arizona State

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2007 National Showcase   Jun 15, 2007
PG Grade: 10
Brad Hand is a 2008 LHP/1B with a 6'2'', 205 lb. frame from Chaska, MN who attends Chaska HS. He has a very strong build with an athletic presence about him. Hand has come a long way in the past 6 months with his skills and tools, especially on the mound. He has a long and fast arm action with good use of his quick lower half and the ball explodes out of his hand. His fastball was up to 93 mph and pretty straight and he was able to throw it consistently above hitter's hands. His curveball had power spin at 76 mph and he had good feel on location. Hand's change up showed some quality as well. Hand can make some adjustments with his delivery and direction to improve his command and consistency. Hand also ranks as a high level power hitting first baseman. He stays behind the ball well, has a smooth swing and can drive pitches to all fields. He squared up on top stuff well and wasn't afraid to hit the ball the other way and sacrifice lift for line drives. Hand is a high level hockey player back in Minnesota and you can see the gamer in him, too. With the ability he showed in Cincinnati, baseball is definitely his future.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 10.00
1.00 improvement beginning on Feb 17, 2007
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Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 93 mph
98.45% Rank
best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class)
1B 81 mph
84.69% Rank
best 92  avg 75
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 92  avg 75
 (2008 class)
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