Brian Loard

HS Grad 2007
Age 29 and 5 mos
Age on 2007 Draft 18 and 5 mos
Position(s) SS  RHP
Ht/Wt 6-1, 200 lb
School  Millikan
Hometown  Long Beach, CA USA
Summer Team  West Coast MVP Baseball
Fall Team  west coast mvp baseball
National Rank - Class of 2007
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Position - SS
Looked good at Hawaii Showcase, has tools and strength
CA State Rank - Class of 2007
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Position - SS

Juco Commitment
Long Beach City College

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2007 Hawaii Showcase Tournament   Jan 13, 2007
PG Grade: 8.5
Brian Loard is a 2007 SS/P with a 6'1'', 200 lb. frame from Long Beach CA, who attends Millikan HS. Selected as a Top Prospect at this event. Loard has a physical frame, particularly so for a middle infielder. He has really broad shoulders, but a narrow waist and lean legs. He is a well-rounded player. Loard can hit, has some pop, makes plays, has a strong arm, runs well, and can even pitch. He has good, strong hands and swung the wood bat with authority. Loard has leverage in his stroke and keeps the barrel of the bat in the zone for a long time. For now he has line drive gap type power, with the hint of more in the future. He covers the plate well and showed not only the ability, but the willingness to hit to all fields. He has a hitter's mentality and looks to be a future middle of the order run producer. Defensively Loard has good range, better than his raw speed suggests. Someday he may get moved to 3rd base, but for now and into his college career, his instincts and first step can keep him at shortstop. He has soft hands, a quick release, and a strong arm that tracks on-line. Loard's feel for defense is quite good. On the mound Loard commands the top of the baseball and pitches down in the zone with his 81-84 mph fastball. His curveall is good too, with 12/6 shape and 69 mph velocity. Mix in a solid change-up and bulldog, strike-throwing mentality and Loard could be viewed as a closer type prospect at the college level. He is one of the better uncommitted players we saw heading into the spring season.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 8.50
2.50 improvement beginning on Jan 28, 2006
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Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 84 mph
46.50% Rank
best 96  avg 84
 (2007 class in 2007)

best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class)
60 7.04 sec
66.07% Rank
best 6.33  avg 7.24
 (2007 class in 2007)

best 6.33  avg 7.45
 (2007 class)
OF 84 mph
52.78% Rank
best 96  avg 83
 (2007 class in 2007)

best 96  avg 80
 (2007 class)
IF 75 mph
36.99% Rank
best 94  avg 77
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 94  avg 76
 (2007 class)
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