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.