08/02/2015 - Interactive Video Program - Council Bluffs (Omaha), IA Benjamin is a LHH 2-way player as an OF/LHP. At the plate, this lefty displays a balanced setup with patience, letting the ball travel. He connects and drives the ball back up the middle of the field. In the OF, he hustles to his right and left tracking down fly-balls. He secures the ball, has a clean exchange and makes accurate throws to his target. On the bump, this LHP throws a FB & CH from an over the top arm slot. He has smooth separation, gets good glove side lead and works in-line toward the dish. FB ranges from 60-62 mph with showing arm side run. Changeup is thrown with FB arm speed as it compliments his FB well. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
Offense 1. Rhythm to load 2. Swing path 3. More lower 1/2 Defense 1. Work behind the fly-ball 2. 1st step quickness 3. Play through Pitching 1. More lower 1/2 drive 2. Finish with extension