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Nicholas Bender

Nicholas Bender 3B/OF

  • Paso Robles, CA
  • Mission College Prep
  • Travel Team: Central Coast Phillies
  • Grad 2023
  • Ht 6'0''
  • Wt 195 lbs
  • Throws Right
  • Bats Right
  • Arm 85 mph
  • 60 YD 7.10 Sec
  • Class 3

Running

  • 1.68 sec 10 Yds
  • 4.91 sec 40 Yds
  • 7.10 sec 60 Yds
  • 4.45 sec H > 1B (RHH)
  • 4.87 sec Shuttle (L)
  • 4.76 sec Shuttle (R)

Strength

  • 7'5'' Broad Jump
  • 6'9'' Lateral Jump (L)
  • 6'4'' Lateral Jump (R)
  • 120 psi Grip (L)
  • 132 psi Grip (R)

Throwing

  • 85 mph mph Velocity
  • 50 Arm Grade

Position - 3B

  • 50 Fielding Grade

Position - OF

  • N/A Fielding Grade

Hitting

  • 52 Hitting Grade (R)
  • 52 Power Grade (R)
  • 95 mph mph Exit Velocity

ADVANCED SWING METRICS BY SWINGTRACKER

Official Scouting Report

  • 3Class Rating
  • Position Projection

Exclusive College Recruiting Program Nicholas is a physical corner IF prospect in the 2023 class who combines athleticism (played SS until his JR year of HS) and above average hit tool with power in his bat. As well, he has been a 2-way player throughout his HS career, showing projection in his offensive and defensive profile if he focuses on being a position player only going forward. An athletic defender who has good feet and soft hands with the reaction and agility to handle 3b and with average arm strength that is continuing to improve more than enough arm to stay at 3b. He shows a hit tool that is geared to use the middle of the field with leverage and produces exit velocities consistently in the over 90 MPH range and peaks in the mid 90 mph range. His bat path will lift the ball to the pull side with home run power and has shown the ability to drive the ball out to the opposite gap giving him the potential of a true power threat at the next level. His swing is athletic with bat speed and use of his lower half to handle velocity while staying on off-speed pitches. Overall, Nicholas is a well rounded prospect who combines current performance, projection in his game and baseball IQ having played for former college coaches in his travel playing experience.

01/07/2022 - 2022 Baseball Factory Pre-Season All-America Tournament (AZ) Nicholas continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities at the Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date, now a 7.25 runner. At the plate, hitting / power potential is now outstanding as he has strong/centered balance with fluid rhythm to load. He takes an absolute hack - crushing the ball to the deep parts of the park (exit velocity = 90 mph). At 3B, defensive abilities are outstanding as he displays smooth / fluid actions. He has plus lateral range, working from the ground-up with smooth actions. Transfer is quick as he fires strong throws zipping (81 mph velocity) across the diamond. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 78 mph. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with sinking action. Control is well above average as he attacks hitters and throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Nicholas is a prospect and will get looks from the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.

09/26/2021 - All-In Membership - Union City, CA Nicholas continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities on the diamond. At the plate, hitting abilities are now well above average with outstanding power potential through an open setup. Hands are quick (83 mph exit velocity) as he squares the ball up consistently driving it on a line. At 3B, he takes a quick first step and has plus lateral range. He creates angles around the GB with fluid actions. Throws are accurate with zip (82 mph velocity) on his throws across the diamond. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 77 mph. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with arm side run. Control is solid as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program.

10/17/2020 - Fall Pro Training Experience - Nor Cal (HS) This 2023 grad impressed the Factory coaching staff with his ability to flash his leather up the middle. He's always ready, shows plus agility, soft hands and a quick exchange from glove to hand. He supplements his overall defensive ability with quick twitch movements and is already running a 7.27 in the 60 yard dash. At the plate, he shows comfort and makes consistent hard contact. On the bump, Bender touched 77mph with solid tailing action on his fastball. His 11/5 curveball showed decent break with above-average command. His change-up sat 63-65 with late run. Overall, Bender has improved quite a bit in the last 11 months since our last viewing. He has special athleticism that makes him a projectable college player down the road.

Profile

Nicholas Bender Paso Robles, CA info@factoryathletics.com 800-641-4487 @baseballfactory
Primary Position 3B
Grad Year 2023 Secondary Position OF
High School Mission College Prep Bats Right
Height 6'0'' Throws Right
Weight 195 LBS Arm 85 mph
60 YD 7.10

The chart below shows the levels of college baseball, along with the range of players with potential to be recruited at that level.

Division I Class 1 – 4
Division II Class 1 – 5
Division III Class 1 – 8
NAIA Class 1 – 6
JUCO Class 1 – 8

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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