02/17/2013 - College PREP - Middletown (Hartford), CT Ben is a 3B with a tall and broad build. He excels at the plate where he shows a athletic setup and short stride. He has quick hands and gets the barrel to the zone helping to create pop off of his barrel. Ben fires his lower 1/2 and swings on a level path. Creating more extension through contact will help his power numbers rise. At the hot corner, Place maintains active pre-pitch footwork and has plus range. Ben presents his glove, he has a clean exchange, and makes strong throws across the diamond. Loosening up his arm action and playing through to his target will help improve accuracy. As only a 2014 graduate, this 3B will be one to watch as he continues to progress in his game.