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Ben Kirby

Ben Kirby 2B/C

  • Huntersville, NC
  • Corvian Community School
  • Travel Team: Captains Baseball Club
  • Grad 2027
  • Ht 5'5''
  • Wt 115 lbs
  • Throws Right
  • Bats Right
  • Arm 70 mph
  • 60 YD 8.32 Sec
  • Class

Running

  • 1.88 sec 10 Yds
  • 6.19 sec 40 Yds
  • 8.32 sec 60 Yds
  • 5.17 sec H > 1B (RHH)
  • 5.03 sec Shuttle (L)
  • 5.12 sec Shuttle (R)

Strength

  • 7'7'' Broad Jump
  • 55 psi Grip (L)
  • 59 psi Grip (R)

Throwing

  • 70 mph mph Velocity
  • 32 Arm Grade

Position - 2B

  • 35 Fielding Grade

Hitting

  • 35 Hitting Grade (R)
  • 32 Power Grade (R)
  • 67 mph mph Exit Velocity

Catching

  • 28 Receiving Grade
  • 28 Blocking Grade
  • 3.2 sec Release Time

Official Scouting Report

  • Class Rating
  • 2BPosition Projection

06/26/2023 - National Showcase - Kannapolis (Charlotte), NC Ben continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. At 2B, he displays fluid/smooth actions. Feet are active as he attacks ball and plays through with his body. Glove action is clean and presents out front. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. At the plate, he shows a squared setup. Hands are loose and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently.

10/23/2022 - Official Player Development Membership - Lexington, SC Ben is a 2027 grad out of Huntersville, NC who showcased at 2B and OF. At 2B, he displays smooth/fluid actions. Feet are active as he attacks ground ball but needs to play through with his body. Glove action is clean but needs to present more out front. In the OF, he is aggressive and attacks ground balls. He reads balls well but needs to work behind balls more to play through with momentum to his target. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. Range will increase as he improves his foot quickness. At the plate, he shows a squared setup. Hands are loose and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Lower half works well through the swing with an aggressive hip turn.

06/24/2022 - Baseball Factory Select Training at the College World Series (MS) Ben worked out at 2nd base during his time in Omaha. He is a young, hard working player who wants to improve. Defensively, Ben has a good approach to the ball through playable hands and feet. He moves well to the ball, keeps it in front of his body, and throws with accuracy to his target. Ben increased arm velocity to 66 MPH. At the plate, Ben stands in the box with a tall set-up, and he takes a controlled stride toward the pitcher. He swings on-plane, in rhythm, and he rotates his hips through; driving the ball gap to gap.

11/04/2021 - Baseball Factory Select Training at Pirate City Ben is a 2027 catcher out of Huntersville, NC who continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. At the plate, hitting/power potential has improved through an athletic setup. He has fluid rhythm while getting good hand separation. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. At the event, he was 3 for 4. Behind the plate he shows a squared setup and tracks the ball well with a soft glove. He utilizes his body well through the blocking process but needs to work to get his body down sooner. Pop times showed in the 3.20 range. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program and works to get rid of the ball quicker. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and has great knowledge of the game. We look forward to seeing what the future holds for Ben as he continues to progress his game.

Profile

Ben Kirby Huntersville, NC info@factoryathletics.com 800-641-4487 @baseballfactory
Primary Position 2B
Grad Year 2027 Secondary Position C
High School Corvian Community School Bats Right
Height 5'5'' Throws Right
Weight 115 LBS Arm 70 mph
60 YD 8.32

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) 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- 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 35 35 42 35 3.50
15   -----N/A----- 2.35 7.30 9.75 6.10 6.20 6.40 6.40 45 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 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 51 45 3.10
22 Near Avg   2.15 6.50 9.00 5.80 5.90 5.85 5.85 60 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 60 60 58 55 2.90
28 MS Average   2.05 6.15 8.50 5.45 5.55 5.50 5.50 68 65 65 62 60 2.80
30   Below Avg 2.00 5.95 8.25 5.40 5.50 5.25 5.25 74 70 70 63 62 2.70
32 Solid Avg   1.95 5.80 8.00 5.20 5.30 5.10 5.10 78 80 80 67 65 2.60
35   Near Avg 1.90 5.65 7.75 4.90 5.00 5.00 5.00 82 90 90 71 70 2.50
38 Above Avg   1.88 5.45 7.50 4.80 4.90 4.95 4.95 86 100 100 75 75 2.40
40   HS Average 1.85 5.25 7.40 4.70 4.80 4.90 4.90 93 110 112 79 80 2.25
42 Well Above Avg   1.82 5.20 7.30 4.60 4.70 4.80 4.80 98 115 115 81 82 2.15
45   Solid Avg 1.80 5.18 7.20 4.50 4.60 4.70 4.70 103 118 118 83 84 2.10
48 Excellent   1.78 5.16 7.10 4.45 4.55 4.60 4.60 108 120 120 85 86 2.05
50   Above Avg 1.76 5.14 7.05 4.40 4.50 4.50 4.50 113 125 125 86 88 2.00
52 Outstanding   1.74 5.12 7.00 4.35 4.45 4.40 4.40 118 128 128 87 90 1.98
55 -----N/A----- Well Above Avg 1.72 5.10 6.95 4.30 4.40 4.30 4.30 123 130 130 88 92 1.95
58 -----N/A-----   1.70 5.05 6.90 4.25 4.35 4.25 4.25 128 135 135 89 94 1.93
60 -----N/A----- Excellent 1.68 5.00 6.85 4.20 4.30 4.20 4.20 133 138 138 90 95 1.90
62 -----N/A-----   1.66 4.95 6.80 4.15 4.25 4.15 4.15 138 140 140 91 96 1.88
65 -----N/A----- Outstanding 1.64 4.90 6.70 4.10 4.20 4.10 4.10 143 145 145 93 97 1.85
68 -----N/A-----   1.62 4.85 6.60 4.05 4.15 4.05 4.05 148 150 150 94 98 1.82
70 -----N/A----- Superior 1.60- 4.80- 6.50- 4.00- 4.10- 4.00- 4.00- 150+ 155+ 155+ 95+ 99+ 1.80-
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