AZDR Prospect Snapshot: Corona del Sol’s Brian Kalmer (2019 Grad)
Corona del Sol’s Brian Kalmer will enter his senior season in 2019 as one of the players to watch in the state of Arizona.
Brian is a 3 year starter for the Coach Dave Webb and the Aztecs. During his sophomore season Brian started at second base for the Aztecs, and had a solid season.
For his junior year in 2018 Brian was moved to his natural spot at 3rd base, and he responded with a monster year at the plate.
Brian hit .462 last season with 10 doubles and 9 homers. He led the team in RBIs with 37 and played a solid defensive 3rd base.
During the summer and fall Brian took the field with T-Rex and the Diamondback’s Scout Team, playing in multiple Perfect Game events, including the PG 17U World Series in July and the WWBA World Championships in Jupiter, Florida.
Brian was named to the Red Area Code Team in the summer, and was the team’s representative in the Home Run Derby competition.
Brian is a solidly built 6-1 and 190 pounds. He runs the 60 in the 7.0 range, but it’s the bat that does the talking. Brian generates very good bat speed with excellent separation to the swing. He gets the barrel through the zone with authority and has exceptional power to the pull side.
Defensively, Brian is a natural 3rd baseman with good feet. He moves well to both sides and has a strong accurate arm. In the summer and fall he will take the occasional turn on the mound and has touched the low 90s on the gun.
Brian is a very good student with a 3.9 GPA. He will head down Rural Road to Arizona State for the 2020 season. The Devils are getting a top notch student athlete who will represent the university well.
20 Questions With Brain Kalmer
All time favorite Major Leaguer? Ken Griffey Jr.
Favorite current Major Leaguer? Bryce Harper
Who has been the biggest influence on you athletically? My Sister Taylor (She’s taught me a lot about work ethic in sports from playing D1 basketball)
One word to describe your style of play? Gritty
What is the one thing most people don’t know about you? I enjoy pulling pranks on my friends and learning random trivia
4 artists currently in my mp3 player? Imagine Dragons, Drake, Migos, Cold Play
Favorite Movie? The first Disney Toy Story
On my secluded island, strand me with…Jenny Finch
In 10 years I hope to be…. Playing in the Show
Refreshing beverage of choice? Ice cold Blue Frost Gatorade
Three people I’d like to have at my dinner table. Koby Bryant, Kevin Hart, Bryce Harper
What’s on the menu for your perfect dinner? Lobster tail, Crab legs, Scallops, Mashed Potatoes, and Corn on the cob.
When they make the movie based on your life, who gets the starring role? The Rock
Dogs or Cats? Cats
In my sparetime, when I’m not playing baseball, I like to…. Go fishing, go to movies, work out, play basketball
Best player I’ve played against? Riley Green
Best teammate I’ve had? JD McLaughlin (He’s Hilarious!)
Beach or Mountains? Beach
Favorite TV shows? The Office, Impractical Jokers, Modern Family
Most embarrassing moment on the baseball field. I was playing a game at a USD Camp, and the bat went flying out of my hands after I swung.