A transfer from Pratt Community College, Braden will battle on a daily basis with fellow junior Brandon Taylor and freshman Jason Long for time at second base... A very athletic player that the coaches call “the most versatile of any infielder on the team”... Could play shortstop or third base... A very good runner that excells in the catch-and-throw... A good defensive player that continues to make strides offensively.
during fall drills
Started all five games for the White Sox at shortstop during the Fall Ball World Series... Started all five games at the lead-off position... Posted a .250 batting average with a team-leading five runs scored... Also led the team with nine total bases... Had a triple and a home run.
at pratt c.c. (2000-2001)
A two-year starter and letterwinner as a second baseman at Pratt Community College in Pratt, Kan. ... Helped Pratt to a 32-26 overall record and fourth-place finish in the Western Division of the Jayhawk League in 2001... Earned honorable mention All-Jayhawk Conference honors as a sophomore... Saw action in 57 games at second base with 54 starts... Collected a .282 batting average in the lead-off spot for the Beavers with 35 runs scored on 52 hits and 26 RBIs... Among his 52 hits was nine doubles, one triple and two home runs... Led the team in fielding percentage (.962) and assists... Coached by Jeff Brewer.
at wichita northwest high school
A two-year letterwinner in baseball at Wichita Northwest High School in Wichita, Kan. ... A two-year starter at second base... Earned all-city accolades as a senior... Coached in baseball by Mike Burrell.
(Full name: Braden Todd Bottenberg) was born Jan. 11, 1981, in Wichita, Kan. … He is the son of Larry and Barbara Bottenberg... The youngest of two children, Braden has a sister, Jennifer (25)... Is planning a major in pre-journalism and mass communications.