INF Jaden Brown, 40th round (1,203rd overall) - Washington Nationals

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With their 40th round (1,203rd overall) pick, the Washington Nationals have selected INF Jaden Brown.

Hometown: Mississauga, Ont.

Bats/Throws: Right/Right

Height/Weight: 5-11, 170 lbs.

College Commitment: University of Kentucky

Teams: Ontario Blue Jays, Canadian Junior National Team

Coaches: Joey Ellison, Mike Steed, Greg Hamilton.

Previous Teams: Mississauga North Tigers, Mississauga North Bengals.

Previous Coaches: Sean Travers and Lawrence Collymore.

Twitter: @swingmanbrown

Ranked: Listed 428th by Perfect Game on their top 500 combined list (May 15, 2019) ... 58th of Perfect Game top 500 high schoolers (Sept. 15, 2017) ... Ranked No. 1 in Canada (Sept.15, 2017) ... 27th at Perfect Games Underclass All American Games.

The most influential people in my baseball life are: Lawrence Collymore and Shannon Stewart.

Scouting Report(s):

Perfect Game

Jaden Brown is a 2019 SS/2B with a 6-1 180 lb. frame from Mississauga, Ont. who attends St. Marcellinus S.S.. Physical and athletic build with present strength and plenty of room for more. 6.64 runner, has very quick feet and smooth footwork in the infield defensively, shows range in all directions and has feel for defense, gets rid of the ball very quickly and gets on top of throws with good carry, not exceptional raw arm strength but it plays up with all the other factors. Right handed hitter, has quick and explosive hands, line drive swing plane with present bat speed and plenty more to come, handles the barrel well, gap to gap power at present. Lots of projection here. Good student, verbal commitment to Kentucky. Selected to play in the 2018 Perfect Game All-American Classic.

Jaden Brown (2019, Mississauga, Ont.) first stood out to me at shortstop for the Ontario Blue Jays Travers. His glove skills are really impressive as well as his actions. The range is pretty good and his hands are very smooth with a quick transfer. The arm is playable with the ability to throw from multiple arm angles. At the plate, Brown had a slow start, but made the most of his last at-bat showing big bat speed and power potential throughout the swing, Brown has an explosive swing that can be too aggressive at times. An uncommitted righthanded swinger from Canada, Brown has a lot of potential both in the infield and at the plate with good size and room to fill with added strength throughout the profile.

– Gregory Gerard

2018 season: At National Showcase was tied for 43rd best 60 yard dash (6.64). 61st with top infield velocities (86) ... Preseason Underclass All American by Perfect Game ... Earned All Tournament honours at WWBA 2020 Grads or 16U National Championship

2017 season At Junior National : 22nd best top 60 (6.87), 19th highest Infield velocity and tied for 30th highest velocity (90 MPH) ... Put his quick hands and loose righthanded stroke on display consistently impacting the ball off the Green Monster replica at Jet Blue ... Perfect Preseason Underclass All American High Honorable Mention ... 17th on Top Prospect List at Jr. National Showcase ... Seventh best on Top Prospect List Perfect Game Underclass All American Games.

2016 season : Showed some highly athletic actions ranging to both sides. He got in a tremendous position to field the ball with quick footwork and soft hands through fielding it, also a quick and efficient release.

Honours 2019 seeason _: Preseason All American for Canada/Puerto Rico All Region 1st Team … 2018 seaason: _ Named to All Tournament Team at WWBA 2020 Grads or 16U National Championship ... Top Prospect Team at National Showcase … 2017 season _ Top Prospect List at Jr. National Showcase ... Earned berth on Top Prospect Team at Perfect Game Underclass All American Games ... Top Prospect Team at Jr. National Showcase.