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Benjamin Cuccolo

Benjamin Cuccolo C/RHP

  • Somerset, NJ
  • RUTGERS PREPARATORY SCHOOL
  • Travel Team: NJ Marlins 2021
  • Commitment: Ursinus College
  • Grad 2021
  • Ht 5'10''
  • Wt 170 lbs
  • Throws Right
  • Bats Right
  • Arm 80 mph
  • 60 Yd 7.28 Sec
  • Class

Running

  • 1.83 sec 10 Yds
  • 5.18 sec 40 Yds
  • 7.28 sec 60 Yds
  • 4.57 sec H > 1B (RHH)
  • 4.60 sec Shuttle (L)
  • 4.51 sec Shuttle (R)

Strength

  • 8'1'' Broad Jump
  • 6'8'' Lateral Jump (L)
  • 6'0'' Lateral Jump (R)
  • 103 psi Grip (L)
  • 139 psi Grip (R)

Throwing

  • 80 mph mph Velocity
  • 42 Arm Grade

Hitting

  • 45 Hitting Grade (R)
  • 45 Power Grade (R)
  • 84 mph mph Exit Velocity

Catching

  • 42 Receiving Grade
  • 42 Blocking Grade
  • 2.1 sec Release Time

Pitching

  • High 3/4 Arm Angle
  • 32 Arm Action Grade
  • 40 Control Grade
  • 40 Delivery Grade
  • 68 – 72 mph FASTBALL
  • 32 FB Grade
  • 58 – 60 mph CURVEBALL
  • 35 CB Grade
  • 62 – 64 mph CHANGEUP
  • 32 CH Grade

ADVANCED SWING METRICS BY SWINGTRACKER

Official Scouting Report

  • Class Rating
  • C/RHPPosition Projection

12/15/2019 - College PREP - Madison (NYC), NJ Benjamin continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date, now a 7.28 runner. Behind the plate, pop times showed in the 2.16 range with accuracy on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Hands are soft / sure and he sticks balls in the zone. He utilizes his body well through the blocking process, centering balls well out front. At the plate, hitting / power potential have improved through an open setup. Hands are quick (84 mph exit velocity) and work to and through a level swing path. He works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap-to-gap pop. Power will continue to increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. On the mound, arm strength has improved as threw his top velocity to date at 72 mph. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with gradual break. He slows his arm speed tipping off pitch to hitters. Slider resembles breaking ball with 10/4 shape. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength.

07/17/2018 - College PREP - Trenton, NJ Benjamin showed solid overall improvements at his last workout with The Factory. Behind the plate, Benjamin has active feet, soft/presentable hands, and he sticks the pitches well. He keeps it in front when blocking, he has a clean exchange, and throws with accuracy to 2nd base with pop times as low as 2.10. Work on blocking and quickening his exchange can help catching skills improve. On the mound, Benjamin stands over the rubber well balanced, he keeps his eyes on target, and he repeats his delivery well. He has good glove side lead, a controlled landing toward home, and competes in the zone. Mound effectiveness can get better with added arm strength, more lower body, and more extension on his pitches. At the plate, Benjamin has a square/athletic set-up, an aggressive swing, and he loads well. He puts the bat on the ball consistently and uses some lower body. Work on a stride, added bat speed, and improved barrel accuracy will help hitting grades spike.

10/02/2016 - Interactive Video Program - Hightstown, NJ Benjamin is a C/RHP who will graduate in 2021. Behind the plate, Benjamin uses his feet efficiently and gains ground to center the ball when blocking balls in the dirt. He has a clean exchange to throw with a loose action from over the top. He gains momentum well when moving to throw which allows his throws to be consistently accurate and on-line to his target. In the box, Benjamin sets up in a crouched stance and takes a short, square stride to the ball. He gets into his load well and comes through the zone with his lower half, finishing with a firm front side. He has decent bat speed which leads to solid line drives. On the mound, Benjamin shows a three pitch mix with his fastball sitting from 64-68mph. Breaking ball range from 53-56mph with 11-5 break. Changeup sits from 57-60mph. Overall abilities will improve with work on the following.

Catching
1. Present hands earlier to receive
2. Shorten exchange to throw
Hitting
1. More center balance
2. More direct swing path
Pitching
1. More lower half drive
2. Long toss
								

07/28/2016 - Little League® Summer Camp Week 4 AM

#
100
30 yard dash:
4.54
Velocity:
70

Hitting

Fundamentals:
Above Average for Age
Balance:
Above Average for Age
Swing Path:
Above Average for Age
Contact:
Above Average for Age
Setup
Biggest Strength
  • Shows an athletic setup
  • Is balanced in setup
  • Displays a square setup
Areas for Improvement
    Nothing recommended at this time
Load/Rhythm
Biggest Strength
  • Works back into a loaded position
  • Has smooth rhythm
  • Has fluid action
Areas for Improvement
    Nothing recommended at this time
Path
Biggest Strength
  • Swing is short to the zone
  • Swing path is level
  • Swing is direct to the zone
  • Swing is quick to the zone
Areas for Improvement
  • Needs to create extension through contact
Lower 1/2
Biggest Strength
  • Swings against a firm front side
  • Explodes with lower half
Areas for Improvement
    Nothing recommended at this time
Contact
Biggest Strength
  • Creates hard contact
  • Creates consistent contact
  • Hits line drives
  • Has power off the barrel
  • Sprays the ball to all parts of the field
Areas for Improvement
    Nothing recommended at this time

Catching

Fundamentals:
On Par for Age
Arm:
Above Average for Age
Footwork:
Above Average for Age
Athleticism:
On Par for Age
Setup
Biggest Strength
    See Areas for Improvement
Areas for Improvement
  • Needs to be more athletic in setup
  • Needs to get lower in setup
  • Needs to widen base
Arm
Biggest Strength
  • Arm action is loose
  • Arm action is quick
  • Arm action is short
  • Makes accurate throws
  • Has a strong arm
Areas for Improvement
    Nothing recommended at this time
Block
Biggest Strength
  • Gains ground around the ball
  • Centers the ball off of chest
  • Moves well around the ball in the dirt
Areas for Improvement
    Nothing recommended at this time

08/06/2015 - Williamsport Summer Camp - Week 5 AM

#
 
30 yard dash:
5.32
Velocity:
54

Hitting

Fundamentals:
Balance:
Swing Path:
Contact:
Setup
Biggest Strength
  • Shows an athletic setup
  • Is balanced in setup
Areas for Improvement
    Nothing recommended at this time
Load/Rhythm
Biggest Strength
  • Works back into a loaded position
Areas for Improvement
    Nothing recommended at this time
Path
Biggest Strength
  • Swing path is level
Areas for Improvement
    Nothing recommended at this time
Lower 1/2
Biggest Strength
  • Explodes with lower half
Areas for Improvement
    Nothing recommended at this time
Contact
Biggest Strength
  • Creates hard contact
  • Creates consistent contact
  • Hits line drives
Areas for Improvement
    Nothing recommended at this time

Catching

Fundamentals:
Arm:
Footwork:
Athleticism:
Setup
Biggest Strength
  • Displays an athletic setup
  • Displays a low setup
Areas for Improvement
    Nothing recommended at this time
Arm
Biggest Strength
  • Arm action is quick
  • Arm action is short
  • Makes accurate throws
Areas for Improvement
    Nothing recommended at this time
Footwork
Biggest Strength
  • Is efficient with footwork
Areas for Improvement
    Nothing recommended at this time
Block
Biggest Strength
  • Centers the ball off of chest
Areas for Improvement
    Nothing recommended at this time

07/31/2014 - Williamsport Summer Camp - Week 5 AM

#
96
30 yard dash:
7.1
Velocity:
51
Suggested BBF Program Little League Experience

Hitting

Fundamentals:
Above Average for Age
Balance:
Above Average for Age
Swing Path:
On Par for Age
Contact:
On Par for Age
Setup
Biggest Strength
  • Shows an athletic setup
Areas for Improvement
    Nothing recommended at this time
Path
Biggest Strength
  • Swing path is level
Areas for Improvement
    Nothing recommended at this time

Catching

Fundamentals:
Above Average for Age
Arm:
Above Average for Age
Footwork:
On Par for Age
Athleticism:
On Par for Age
Setup
Biggest Strength
  • Displays an athletic setup
Areas for Improvement
    Nothing recommended at this time
Arm
Biggest Strength
  • Makes accurate throws
Areas for Improvement
  • Needs to develop quicker arm action
Footwork
Biggest Strength
    See Areas for Improvement
Areas for Improvement
  • Needs to be more efficient

Profile

Benjamin Cuccolo Somerset, NJ info@factoryathletics.com 800-641-4487 @baseballfactory
Primary Position C
Grad Year 2021 Secondary Position RHP
High School RUTGERS PREPARATORY SCHOOL Bats Right
Height 5'10'' Throws Right
Weight 170 LBS Arm 80 mph
60 YD 7.28

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Division II Class 1 – 5
Division III Class 1 – 8
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Tool Grade Scale

Our main goals with the BF "10-70" Scouting Scale are to provide the player with a realistic evaluation of his "PRESENT" abilities (what he can do today), and to provide college coaches with information they can use to identify and/or compare potential recruits.

Tools are graded for all players and pitchers, regardless of age or graduation year. However, for High School players we use only grades 20-70 (grades 10-18 do not apply), while for Middle School players we use only grades 10-52 (grades 55-70 do not apply).

Grade Middle School (Ages 11-13) Description High School (Ages 14-18) Description 10 Yard Dash (seconds) 40 Yard Dash (seconds) 60 Yard Dash (seconds) Home-1B LHH (seconds) Home-1B RHH (seconds) 5-10-5Shuttle [LEFT] (seconds) 5-10-5Shuttle [RIGHT] (seconds) Broad Jump (inches) Lateral Broad [LEFT] (inches) Lateral Broad [RIGHT] (inches) Grip Strength [LEFT] (psi) Grip Strength [RIGHT] (psi) FB & Raw Velocity (mph) Bat Exit Velocity (mph) Catcher Release (seconds)
10 Poor -----N/A----- 2.50+ 7.50+ 10.50+ 6.70+ 6.80+ 6.80+ 6.80+ 35- 35- 35- 30- 30- 40- 30- 3.70+
12 Well Below Avg -----N/A----- 2.40 7.40 10.00 6.40 6.50 6.60 6.60 40 38 38 35 35 42 35 3.50
15   -----N/A----- 2.35 7.30 9.75 6.10 6.20 6.40 6.40 45 42 42 40 40 45 38 3.25
18 Below Avg -----N/A----- 2.30 7.20 9.50 6.00 6.10 6.20 6.20 50 46 46 45 45 48 40 3.15
20   Poor 2.25 7.00 9.25 5.90 6.00 6.00 6.00 55 50 50 50 50 51 45 3.10
22 Near Avg   2.15 6.50 9.00 5.80 5.90 5.85 5.85 60 54 54 55 55 54 50 3.00
25   Well Below Avg 2.10 6.25 8.75 5.70 5.80 5.75 5.75 64 58 58 60 60 58 55 2.90
28 MS Average   2.05 6.15 8.50 5.45 5.55 5.50 5.50 68 62 62 65 65 62 60 2.80
30   Below Avg 2.00 5.95 8.25 5.40 5.50 5.25 5.25 74 64 64 70 70 63 62 2.70
32 Solid Avg   1.95 5.80 8.00 5.20 5.30 5.10 5.10 78 68 68 80 80 67 65 2.60
35   Near Avg 1.90 5.65 7.75 4.90 5.00 5.00 5.00 82 72 72 90 90 71 70 2.50
38 Above Avg   1.88 5.45 7.50 4.80 4.90 4.95 4.95 86 74 74 100 100 75 75 2.40
40   HS Average 1.85 5.25 7.40 4.70 4.80 4.90 4.90 93 76 76 110 112 79 80 2.25
42 Well Above Avg   1.82 5.20 7.30 4.60 4.70 4.80 4.80 98 80 80 115 115 81 82 2.15
45   Solid Avg 1.80 5.18 7.20 4.50 4.60 4.70 4.70 103 84 84 118 118 83 84 2.10
48 Excellent   1.78 5.16 7.10 4.45 4.55 4.60 4.60 108 88 88 120 120 85 86 2.05
50   Above Avg 1.76 5.14 7.05 4.40 4.50 4.50 4.50 113 92 92 125 125 86 88 2.00
52 Outstanding   1.74 5.12 7.00 4.35 4.45 4.40 4.40 118 96 96 128 128 87 90 1.98
55 -----N/A----- Well Above Avg 1.72 5.10 6.95 4.30 4.40 4.30 4.30 123 100 100 130 130 88 92 1.95
58 -----N/A-----   1.70 5.05 6.90 4.25 4.35 4.25 4.25 128 104 104 135 135 89 94 1.93
60 -----N/A----- Excellent 1.68 5.00 6.85 4.20 4.30 4.20 4.20 133 106 106 138 138 90 95 1.90
62 -----N/A-----   1.66 4.95 6.80 4.15 4.25 4.15 4.15 138 108 108 140 140 91 96 1.88
65 -----N/A----- Outstanding 1.64 4.90 6.70 4.10 4.20 4.10 4.10 143 110 110 145 145 93 97 1.85
68 -----N/A-----   1.62 4.85 6.60 4.05 4.15 4.05 4.05 148 112 112 150 150 94 98 1.82
70 -----N/A----- Superior 1.60- 4.80- 6.50- 4.00- 4.10- 4.00- 4.00- 150+ 115+ 115+ 155+ 155+ 95+ 99+ 1.80-
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