Prep Baseball Report

Uncommitted Spotlight: '25 C/1B Ben Kreizenbeck

Steven Hardesty
Central Coast/North LA Area Scout


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The Uncommitted Spotlight Series continues as we have started the '24 CIF High School baseball season Prep Baseball California is now highlighting some of the top uncommitted class of '25 athletes. The players featured are pulled directly from our '25 Class Rankings. These JR year players are ones that college coaches and fans should be keeping their eyes on over the coming months.

We invite you to get to know them through the eyes of our Prep Baseball California staff of scouts and the data-backed numbers collected at our events with our partnered companies. TrackMan, Blast Motion, Swift Performance, and Visual Edge provide comparable data to project and evaluate players. All of these systems come together to give a clear picture at what colleges will get when a players steps onto their campus.

Today, we put the spotlight on a NorCal '25 C/1B Ben Kreizenbeck from Granite Bay High School.  With a solid 6'1 185 lbs frame that shows strength in the upper and lower body with room to add more. The switch hitting Kreizenbeck has a direct hand path from a medium leg kick and uses his hands well in the swing. It's an upper body dominant swing with strength from his hands to generate consistent line drive contact from the middle to opposite side of the field from both sides. As he learns to utilize his lower 1/2 more consistently there is pull side power potential. Works from a one knee down stance with mobility in his hips and showing arm strength (79 MPH C arm velocity with 1.98 pop time) and carry to his throws to 2B. Shows present feel for pitch presentation and some smoothness to his glove work behind the plate. His catch/throw skills show the ability to stick behind the plate with an ability to develop into an above average defensive backstop who will add length to a lineup with his switch hitting potential. A solid premium defensive position prospect for college programs to be following in the '25 class.

Ben Kreizenbeck

Class of 2025 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Granite Bay
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Alpha Power 2025
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: S/R

Scouting Report


Event: Future Games Tryout: NorCal
Positional Profile: C
Physical: 6-1, 185-pounds; Room to fill out physically; 7.72 60-yard, 4.22 30-yard, 1.79 10-yard
Offensively: SH. EV max – 92.3 mph, hand speed max – 21.1 mph, bat speed max – 69.4 mph; Slightly open stance with bent back knee. Hands held directly behind the back ear. Moderate leg kick/stride. Strong hands through the zone and two handed finish. Actions from both sides of the plate are nearly identical. Hips drift a little from the right hand side.
Defensively: C Velo - 79 mph; Pop Time 1.98 - 2.14 sec; Strong arm with good carry and athletic base during throw downs (all from one knee setup). Received quietly but firmly.