BaseballAmerica:(rated #146 overall)
Brett is a throwback player who's fun to watch. He's always dirty, doesn't wear batting gloves and is a sparkplug who always plays at full speed. For most of the year he tried to switch-hit, but he reverted back to his natural righthanded swing as the draft drew near. He has a knack for getting the barrel on the ball, though sometimes he tries to play bigger than he is and scouts said they would like to see him embrace small ball. Brett is smallish at 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds, but he works out regularly with Josh Sale and is strong. Scouts are split on where he'll play defensively. Some believe he'll be able to stay at second base, while others say his actions are too choppy and the game will be too fast for him there. He's an above-average runner and could be an above-average defender in center field. The speed also makes him a terror on the basepaths, and some scouts think that if he fulfilled his commitment to Gonzaga that he could bat better than .400 and steal 40-50 bases a season. In professional ball, his ceiling would be a .285 hitter with about 12 home runs and 20 stolen bases a season. He'll likely be drafted around the third round and is considered signable.
Ryan Brett is a short middle infielder from Highline High School in Burien, Washington, a southern
suburb of Seattle. Brett’s one of the Pacific Northwest’s best high school prospects, and he should
become his school’s most successful baseball player ever. As you can tell by his vitals, he’s a rather short player, but he doesn’t lack strength. He’s a hard line drive hitter and scouts don’t have many doubts about his current strength as a hitter. His hit tool is a potential plus and he makes excellent contact against any pitch in any count. His raw power is below-average, but he’s not one to get cheated if he’s given a good pitch to hit. He complements his hit tool with plus to plus-plus speed that he uses very aggressively on the basepaths. He could potentially steal 30 or more bases a year with his aggressiveness and speed, the style of game he loves to play. Defensively, scouts are much less sure about his tools. His arm is average, but not quite good enough to stick at shortstop. Some scouts envision him in center field in the long run, while others want to turn him into a second baseman. In center, he could have above-average range and become a defensive asset, though it might take awhile to reach that point. He has all the tools to be a leadoff hitter at the next level and that could get him drafted in the third to sixth round range, which should lead to him signing rather easily away from
Rays are wearing out the state of Washington.