12/08/2018 - Mid-Atlantic Regional Hitting Weekend (Ages 12-14)
Ben is a hard working and intelligent 2024 prospect that made several adjustments throughout the Mid Atlantic Hitting Weekend. At the plate, Ben starts in a tall stance, loads his hands back into the drive position, and hits off a firm front side. He needs to continue to attack the inside part of the ball, create backside rotation with his lower half, and be on time for the fastball. Ben will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.
11/03/2018 - Mid-Atlantic Regional Pitching and Catching Weekend (Ages 12-14)
Ben is an athletic and talented pitching prospect that made several adjustments throughout the Mid Atlantic Regional Pitching and Catching Weekend. On the bump, Ben has a three-quarter arm slot, a loose arm action, and finds a good balance point in his delivery. He needs to continue to gather over the rubber, separate on time, and control his landing. Riding his back leg to the plate and working north to south will help him get on top of his fastball and work down in the zone. Ben is a hard worker and will continue to improve with experience.
10/21/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Potomac, MD
Ben is a tall, 2-way player who pitches and plays 1B. In the INF, Ben has quick feet, presentable hands, and very good range to the ball. He makes plays consistently, his exchange is clean, and he throws with a loose arm action with momentum to his target. On the mound, Ben has a loose, low 3/4 arm slot, he mixes his off-speed well, and is around the zone with his pitches. Offensively, Ben has an athletic set-up, he loads well, and flashes fast bat speed. He swings on plane, hits with strength to the pull side, and uses some lower body. Ben can further improve skills with work on the following.
2. Play more through
3. Leg drive
1. Lower body
3. Let ball travel