A two-way standout at McLennan (TX) Community College, Breaux’s carrying tools are his easy double-plus raw power and arm strength (reaching triple digits on the bump). Elbow troubles limited his time behind the plate and on the mound last spring, but the Yankees saw enough to make Breaux their second round selection in last year’s First-Year Player Draft, inking the JuCo product for just under $1.5 million – about $500,000 over slot for the 61st overall selection.
Breaux has an aggressive approach at the plate that has the potential to drive up his strikeout rate and limit his walk rate, though that will be of limited concern if he’s able to grow into the above-average power producer scouts envision. Defensively, Breaux has the potential to grow into a capable defender with an above-average throwing game, though detractors worry there isn’t enough natural athleticism for him channel his big raw arm strength through a consistent and accurate delivery.
With an offensive profile hinging on playable power production and a fair amount of development still to come behind the dish, Breaux comes with a high risk label but the potential to grow into an above-average offensive contributor from the catcher position.