• Full name Brandon Winokur
  • Born 12/16/2004 in Huntington Beach, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Edison HS, Huntington Beach, Calif.
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (82nd overall) by the Minnesota Twins in 2023 (signed for $1,500,000).
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    School: Edison HS, Huntington Beach, Calif. Source: HS

    Commit/Drafted: UCLA
    Age At Draft: 18.6
    BA Grade:50/Extreme
    Tools:Hit: 40. Power: 55. Run: 55. Field: 55. Arm: 60.

    A Perfect Game All-America Game selection last summer, Winokur has some of the best tools in the draft class and starred in multiple roles for Edison (Huntington Beach, Calif.) High. He hit .365 with nine home runs as the Chargers’ top hitter this spring and also had three saves and 21 strikeouts in 11.1 innings as their closer. Winokur has a tall, lean 6-foot-5, 218-pound frame with lots of room for projection. He generates plus raw power with his natural strength and leverage and frequently puts on shows in batting practice. He is a coordinated runner with above-average speed despite his lanky build and has plus arm strength that helped him reach 95-96 mph on the mound. He played shortstop for his high school team but projects to move to the outfield in pro ball, where his speed and athleticism give him a chance to be an above-average center fielder or a plus defender in the corners. Winkour’s main concern is how much he’ll hit. His swing gets long and loopy at times and he does most of his damage against mediocre stuff. He struggles to catch up to 90-plus mph fastballs and constantly tinkers with his stance and setup. Winokur has flashed the ability to be short and direct to the ball, leading to hope he can be a fringe-average hitter with pro instruction. He is committed to UCLA but projects to be drafted early on the draft’s second day if he makes himself signable.

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  • OF Brandon Winokur assigned to FCL Twins.
  • Minnesota Twins signed OF Brandon Winokur.

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