01/18/2019 - 2019 Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Ben is a strong C/RHP prospect who continued to showcase his skills at the Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament. Behind the plate, Ben presents a good target to the pitcher and receives with a strong glove. He gets rid of the ball quickly on his throws to 2B, keeping them accurate to the bag. He takes good angles to block and keeps them ball centered in the middle of his body. At the plate, this LHH sets up in a square stance and takes a square stride. He is controlled getting into a simple load and remains centered in his lower half. He takes a compact swing with fast bat speed, leading to consistent contact and good gap to gap pop. On the mound, Ben gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He stays inline towards the plate and finishes with his chest over his front knee. Ben shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 81mph with tailing action. Breaking ball sits from 69-72mph with good movement. Changeup sits from 74-75mph with deep arm side run as he throws with deceptive arm speed. Overall, Ben is a talented prospect who should find success in this, his senior season.
01/12/2018 - 2018 Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Ben continues to show improvements and a promising future on the diamond. Behind the plate, feet are active as he gains ground and works through a clean / transfer exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Pop times have improved as he threw his lowest time to date at 2.12. Throws display accuracy and on line carry through his target, displaying well above average arm strength. Hands are soft as he lets the ball travel and tracks well, sticking in the zone. He shows off his athletic abilities through the blocking process with tool improving as he creates better angles to deaden ball. At the plate, he shows an athletic setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He makes consistent hard contact through a line drive approach with power showing best to the pull side.
08/08/2017 - College PREP - Trenton, NJ
Ben is a long, thin Catcher with a solid overall game. Behind the plate, Ben is a good-sized target; he sits in well, and presents a soft glove. He blocks and receives well, his exchange is clean, and he throws with good arm strength and accuracy to 2nd base. Defensive abilities can get better if Ben can recover quicker after blocking, smooth out his release, and quicken his exchange. At the plate, Ben has a tall/open stance, a proper load, and fast bat speed. He has a direct barrel to the ball, makes hard/consistent contact, and flashes pop in his bat. More lower ½ will help solid hitting grades get even better.