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Jan 13, 2007 - Jan 15, 2007   West Coast MVP
  67

Kaimuki HS - Honolulu, HI
Brian Loard
SS RHP 6-1 200   R/R

FB
84
60
7.04
40
OF
84
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
81-84
CB
69
SL
CH
73
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
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 Grade 8.5




Oct 26, 2006 - Oct 30, 2006   West Coast MVP Baseball
  67

Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
Brian Loard
SS RHP 6-1 200   R/R

FB
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
CB
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance




Jan 28, 2006 - Jan 29, 2006   1-Gold
  14

Arrowhead Credit Union Park - San Bernardino, CA
Brian Loard
SS RHP 5-10 200   R/R

FB
60
7.98
40
OF
IF
75
1B
C
Pop
Range
CB
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Brian Loard is a 2007 3B/1B from Millikan HS, residing in Long Beach, CA, with a 5'10" 200 lb. frame. Loard has a broad upper body, capable of carrying a powerful build. Interestingly enough, for a big young man he has some agility in his lower half, which worked for him in the game. A right handed hitter, Loard hits from a square stance. He made loud contact, particularly to the pull side and appeared most comfortable approaching the ball as a pull hitter. His bat can be short to the zone and he flashed some power potential to the pull side. On defense Loard was effective at making plays in his area. He has good, soft hands and made accurate throws across the diamond. He actually was pretty good to both his left and right, within his range, and he played hard. His bat has a chance to be a corner type bat and provided you don't expect him to range far for balls, he is a very adequate defender. Should be a recruit for the local JC programs, where he has his best chance of getting the time and reps to develop into a more all around college player.
PG Grade 6.0