01/15/2018 - National Tryout Plus - Mesa (Phoenix), AZ
Benjamin continues to show improvements on the mound and he has a promising future on the diamond. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 80 mph. Fastball shows a range of 79-80 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball displays 2/8 shape with late, downward break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with arm side run. Off speed pitches are outstanding and show as quality pitches that will get outs. Control is tremendous as he attacks hitters and throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Benjamin has a big upside on the mound and will get looks from the collegiate coaches as he continues to progress his game.
08/02/2017 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 2 (Ages 14-18)
Benjamin is a talented LHP/1B prospect who has a versatile skill set and tall, projectable build. On the mound, Benjamin has a balanced, on-time delivery throwing from a low 3/4 arm slot. He has a loose arm action and extends through his release. Benjamin gets good leg drive and has a controlled landing with the proper stride length. His fastball has run and sink action at 75-79 MPH. He also features a deceptive changeup and developing curveball. In the field, Benjamin plays with active footwork and covers good ground. He presents his glove and fields the ball in a low, athletic position with a firm glove. Benjamin has a clean exchange leading into a long arm action throwing from a high 3/4 arm slot. He plays with good momentum through the baseball and shows consistently strong throws across the diamond. As a right-handed hitter, Benjamin has a tall, square stance with his weight in the back of his setup. He takes a load with an open stride and uses his lower half throughout his swing. He battles and grinds through his ABs looking to put the ball in play. He has the ability to spray the ball to all fields. Overall, Benjamin is a well-rounded prospect who has skill on both sides of the ball giving him a bright future on the diamond.