Brandon Wood, ss

School: Horizon HS. Class: Sr.
Hometown: Scottsdale, Ariz.
B-T: R-R. Ht.: 6-2. Wt.: 175. Birthdate:
College Commitment: U. of Texas.

Scouting Report: As a high school freshman, Wood was so weak physically that a DH was used for his spot in the batting order. Wood answered all questions about his physique with an outstanding senior year. He went on a major conditioning program in the offseason and hit .504 with 20 home runs to lead his school, Horizon High, to a top 25 national ranking. His surge dramatically raised his profile as a draft pick, to a point that he now is a first-round candidate. He drives balls consistently now, the one missing ingredient in his game before this season. The Texas recruit always has been a slick-fielding shortstop. He has the hands and feet for the position and his arm works well.

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