- Full name Braden T. Tullis
- Born 01/23/1990 in Boise, ID
- Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School Skagit Valley College
Drafted in the 8th round (244th overall) by the Texas Rangers in 2009 (signed for $90,000).
View Draft ReportSkagit Valley righthander Braden Tullis flew way under the radar at Timberline High in Boise as a first baseman and closer. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Tullis is a great athlete who also played linebacker on his high school football team and ran the fastest 60-yard dash for Skagit Valley this year. His future is on the mound. On the season, Tullis went 4-0, 0.33 with 27 strikeouts and 11 walks, good enough to earn him NWAACC MVP honors. Tullis has a fastball that sits 88-91 mph with armside run and sink. He has a good feel for a changeup that could be a plus pitch down the line and is working on his breaking ball. He keeps everything down in the zone and throws all three pitches for strikes. The stuff isn't exceptional, but he has good command and you know what you're getting--which is a rarity in the Northwest this year.
Minor League Top Prospects
Tullis is a quality athlete who played mostly first base and was also a linebacker in high school. After becoming a full-time pitcher this spring as a freshman at Skagit Valley (Wash.) CC, he went in the eighth round of the draft and had a strong pro debut with Spokane. Tullis pitches down in the zone with a heavy two-seam fastball that ranges from 88-91 mph. He also mixes in a sharp slider and a changeup that has a chance to be a plus pitch. Despite his inexperience on the mound, he has clean mechanics and advanced feel for pitching. "The thing I like most about him is you can't tell what just happened on the mound," Hulett said. "His composure and presence on the mound are really good. You can't tell if he just gave up a three-run home run or struck out two in a row."