• Full name Braylen Matthew Wimmer
  • Born 12/27/2000 in Oklahoma City, OK
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School South Carolina
  • Drafted in the 8th round (232nd overall) by the Colorado Rockies in 2023 (signed for $157,050).
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    School: South Carolina Source: 4YR

    Commit/Drafted: Phillies ’22 (18)
    Age At Draft: 22.5
    After a 2022 season in which he hit .312 with 13 doubles and seven home runs, Wimmer was selected in the 18th round of the draft by the Phillies. Instead of signing, the 6-foot-4 Wimmer opted to return to Columbia, S.C., for his senior season. It’s a move that appears to have paid off, as Wimmer slid from second base to shortstop and seems to have significantly improved his offensive approach and plate discipline. His 21.5% strikeout rate was largely in line with his 2022 numbers, but he boosted his walk rate from 6.1% to 11.7% and hit .304/.409/.561, with a career-high 14 home runs. Wimmer has a great frame at 6-foot-4, 200 pounds with solid raw power that he generates with above-average hand speed and long levers that create solid leverage. He is an above-average runner who went 34-for-40 (85%) on the bases in his four-year career with the Gamecocks. Wimmer has an odd throwing motion, but he has slightly above-average arm strength, though scouts don’t believe he’s a shortstop at the next level. He could wind up back at second base or even get a chance to play center field in pro ball. He could be a top-10 round selection as a senior sign for teams who buy into his offensive improvements and believe he’s finally starting to tap into an impressive overall tool set.

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Career Transactions

  • SS Braylen Wimmer assigned to Fresno Grizzlies from ACL Rockies.
  • SS Braylen Wimmer assigned to ACL Rockies.
  • Colorado Rockies signed SS Braylen Wimmer.
  • 2B Braylen Wimmer assigned to South Carolina Gamecocks.

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