04/15/2012 - College PREP - Louisville, KY Ben is a C/SS that will graduate in 2014. Currently, he projects best behind the plate for the next level. Feet are active as he works in line to his target through a clean transfer / exchange. Pop times show a range of 2.19-2.28 with accuracy on his throws. He will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. Receiving / blocking skills show potential as being quality tools at the next level as he continues to improve. At SS, feet are active as he works to keep balls in front, making the routine plays. He needs to be more aggressive in attacking and playing through balls while presenting hands out front. At the plate, Schanding is a switch hitter that shows similar abilities from both sides of the plate. He displays an open stance but squares up in his load with hands working to and through the ball, flashing extension through a level swing path. Power numbers will increase as he improves his barrel accuracy and improves overall body strength. With 2 years to further develop, Ben has potential and will catch the eyes of the collegiate coaches as he continues to improve.