09/26/2010 - College PREP - Kansas City, MO Ben is a young LHP with an average, lanky body that is well suited for his position and shows projection as he continues to physically mature, filling out. Delivery is repeatable, displaying proper mechanics that allows his arm action to work loose, free, and easy to the plate. Fastball shows a range of 77-80 mph with life and arm side run. Off speed pitches need further development to be quality pitches at the next level. Changeup is best off speed pitch showing decent feel for with run and sinking action. Slider shows 1/7 shape with tight spin and early break. Breaking ball has no real shape with loose spin. He attacks the zone with his fastball but needs to work on his command of off speed pitches. With 2 years to further develop, Hecker has abilities with time and room to improve.