Unsigned Sr. Spotlight: LHP Ben Leikam


Chance Ubel
Intern, PBR Colorado

Ben Leikam

Class of 2023 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Valor Christian
    State: CO
  • Summer Team: Colorado Yard Dawgs - Bates
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
90
Max FB
(02/20/21)
88 - 90
FB
(02/20/21)
74 - 75
CB
(02/20/21)
81 - 82
CH
(04/26/21)
74 - 77
SL
(07/28/21)
74 - 75
SPL
(04/26/21)
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
85 - 87
CB
65 - 67
SL
74 - 77
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
88 - 90
CB
66 - 67
CH
81 - 82
SPL
74 - 75
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
88 - 90
CB
74 - 75
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
83 - 86
CB
64 - 66
CH
72 - 74
Position
7.04
60-yard
(04/26/21)
91
OF Velo
(02/20/21)
95
Exit Velo
(10/11/20)
3.97
H-1st
(02/20/21)
Position
60-yard
7.36
Exit Velo
94
Position
OF Velo
91
Exit Velo
95
H-1st
3.97
Position
60-yard
7.31
OF Velo
86
Exit Velo
95
Trackman - Fastball
90.3
Velocity (max)
(02/20/21)
89.0 - 89.9
Velo Range
(04/26/21)
93.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/20/21)
2169
Spin Rate (max)
(02/20/21)
2005
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/20/21)
17.6
IVB (max)
(04/26/21)
13.7
IVB (avg)
(04/26/21)
-11.8
HM (max)
(04/26/21)
-8.2
HM (avg)
(04/26/21)
8.7
Extension (avg)
(02/20/21)
6.3
Release Ht (avg)
(04/26/21)
24
Spin Score (max)
(02/20/21)
33
Zone %
(02/20/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
88.5
Velo Range
85.7 - 87.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
84.6
Spin Rate (max)
1988
Spin Rate (avg)
1547
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
90.2
Velo Range
89 - 89.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
89.3
Spin Rate (max)
2031
Spin Rate (avg)
1901
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
90.3
Velo Range
88.5 - 89.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
93.9
Spin Rate (max)
2169
Spin Rate (avg)
2005
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
86.4
Velo Range
83.8 - 85.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
83.2
Spin Rate (max)
1870
Spin Rate (avg)
1635
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
68.0
Velocity (max)
(02/20/21)
64.7 - 67.9
Velo Range
(02/20/21)
69.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/20/21)
2039
Spin Rate (max)
(02/20/21)
1865
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/20/21)
-15.5
IVB (max)
(04/26/21)
-13.8
IVB (avg)
(04/26/21)
12.8
HM (max)
(11/01/20)
11.8
HM (avg)
(11/01/20)
8.9
Extension (avg)
(02/20/21)
6.3
Release Ht (avg)
(04/26/21)
31
Spin Score (max)
(02/20/21)
40
Zone %
(11/01/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
67.2
Velo Range
65.2 - 66.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
64.2
Spin Rate (max)
1801
Spin Rate (avg)
1705
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
67.6
Velo Range
66.7 - 67.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
66.4
Spin Rate (max)
1836
Spin Rate (avg)
1830
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
68
Velo Range
64.7 - 67.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
69.7
Spin Rate (max)
2039
Spin Rate (avg)
1865
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
66
Velo Range
64.8 - 65.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
63.7
Spin Rate (max)
1945
Spin Rate (avg)
1845
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
77.4
Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
76.8 - 77.4
Velo Range
(07/28/21)
74.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/28/21)
3262
Spin Rate (max)
(07/28/21)
2345
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/28/21)
42
Spin Score (max)
(07/28/21)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
77.4
Velo Range
76.8 - 77.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
74.5
Spin Rate (max)
3262
Spin Rate (avg)
2345
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
82.5
Velocity (max)
(04/26/21)
81.7 - 82.5
Velo Range
(04/26/21)
82.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
(04/26/21)
1458
Spin Rate (max)
(04/26/21)
1409
Spin Rate (avg)
(04/26/21)
15.1
IVB (max)
(04/26/21)
13.5
IVB (avg)
(04/26/21)
-11.9
HM (max)
(04/26/21)
-7.8
HM (avg)
(04/26/21)
6.7
Extension (avg)
(04/26/21)
6.3
Release Ht (avg)
(04/26/21)
18
Spin Score (max)
(04/26/21)
50
Zone %
(04/26/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
77.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
74.9
Spin Rate (max)
1239
Spin Rate (avg)
1239
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
82.5
Velo Range
81.7 - 82.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
82.6
Spin Rate (max)
1458
Spin Rate (avg)
1409
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Splitter
75.3
Velocity (max)
(02/20/21)
74.1 - 75.3
Velo Range
(02/20/21)
78.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/20/21)
4.2
IVB (max)
(02/20/21)
6.6
IVB (avg)
(11/01/20)
-8.2
HM (max)
(11/01/20)
1.4
HM (avg)
(11/01/20)
9.0
Extension (avg)
(02/20/21)
6.4
Release Ht (avg)
(04/26/21)
100
Zone %
(04/26/21)
Trackman - Splitter
Velocity (max)
75
Velo Range
74.9 - 75
Eff Velocity (avg)
75.1
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Zone %
Trackman - Splitter
Velocity (max)
75.3
Velo Range
74.1 - 75.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
78.6
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Trackman - Splitter
Velocity (max)
74.6
Velo Range
72.7 - 74.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
71.2
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
100.3
Exit Velocity (max)
(10/30/21)
85.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
(02/20/21)
213
Distance (avg)
(10/11/20)
326
Distance (max)
(10/11/20)
50
Hard Hit %
(07/28/21)
73
Sweet Spot %
(10/11/20)
48
Line Drive %
(10/30/21)
45.5
Fly Ball %
(10/11/20)
63
Ground Ball %
(07/28/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
100.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
81.2
Distance (avg)
166
Distance (max)
295
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
94.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
82.5
Distance (avg)
115
Distance (max)
246
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
94.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
82.5
Distance (avg)
115
Distance (max)
246
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
95
Exit Velocity (avg)
85.7
Distance (avg)
203
Distance (max)
306
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
94.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
81.3
Distance (avg)
213
Distance (max)
326
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
26.4
Hand Speed (max)
(07/28/21)
25.2
Hand Speed (avg)
(07/28/21)
78.8
Bat Speed (max)
(07/28/21)
73.9
Bat Speed (avg)
(07/28/21)
25.8
Rot. Acc (max)
(02/20/21)
20.1
Rot. Acc (avg)
(02/20/21)
80
On Plane Eff (avg)
(07/28/21)
84
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(07/28/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
26.4
Hand Speed (avg)
25.2
Bat Speed (max)
78.8
Bat Speed (avg)
73.9
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
26.4
Hand Speed (avg)
25.2
Bat Speed (max)
78.8
Bat Speed (avg)
73.9
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
25.4
Hand Speed (avg)
24.6
Bat Speed (max)
76.4
Bat Speed (avg)
71.8
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
24.1
Hand Speed (avg)
22.8
Bat Speed (max)
68.3
Bat Speed (avg)
64.6
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Vizual_Edge

Visual Skills
64.97
Edge Score
(07/28/21)
Visual Skills
Edge Score
64.97

ProPlayAI

ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
123
Elbow Flexion (avg)
(07/28/21)
92
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
(07/28/21)
45
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
(07/28/21)
ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
Elbow Flexion (avg)
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
Elbow Flexion (avg)
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
ProPlayAI - MER
175
External Rotation (avg)
(07/28/21)
89
Stride Length (avg)
(07/28/21)
-18
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
(07/28/21)
ProPlayAI - MER
External Rotation (avg)
Stride Length (avg)
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
ProPlayAI - MER
External Rotation (avg)
Stride Length (avg)
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
ProPlayAI - Release
22
Arm Speed (max)
(07/28/21)
22
Arm Speed (avg)
(07/28/21)
-76
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
-76
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
(07/28/21)
50
Knee Flexion (avg)
(07/28/21)
22
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
(07/28/21)
111
Arm Path (avg)
(07/28/21)
79
Deception (avg)
(07/28/21)
78
Torque (avg)
(07/28/21)
35
Efficiency (avg)
(07/28/21)
100
Sequencing (avg)
(07/28/21)
ProPlayAI - Release
Arm Speed (max)
Arm Speed (avg)
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
Knee Flexion (avg)
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
Arm Path (avg)
Deception (avg)
Torque (avg)
Efficiency (avg)
Sequencing (avg)
ProPlayAI - Release
Arm Speed (max)
Arm Speed (avg)
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
Knee Flexion (avg)
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
Arm Path (avg)
Deception (avg)
Torque (avg)
Efficiency (avg)
Sequencing (avg)

Scouting Report

3/29/22

 

Leikam came in as the closer to pitch one inning and demonstrated an 86-88 mph fastball and a very effective slow breaking ball that registered 65-67. He finished the game with two strikeouts and gave up one hit. He is an aggressive pitcher who challenges hitters and attacks the strike zone and he threw both pitches for strikes.

 

4/26/21

 

Good day for Leikam who has established himself as one of the top 2023 follows in Colorado.   Demonstrated arm strength and pitchability. The Valor Christian left-hander was attacking hitters with confidence. Fastball topped out at 90.2 mph from a high ¾ release. SL/CB was 67-69 to along with a  plus-plus changeup at 75 mph. Leikam produces plus movement on all of his pitches on the mound.

 

2/21/21

 

GREAT performance for Ben! The 6-foot-2, 195-pound left-hander topped out at 90.3 mph with his fastball, sitting consistently at 88-90 mph. Velo has jumped 4 mph since our November 1st event. The southpaw attacks with potential for +CB/SL and fastball with armside run. Still room for development with high ceiling. Top 2023 left-hander in the State.

 

11/01/20

 

Ben Leikam, Valor, 2023 Positional Profile: LHP/OF Body: 6’2” 195LBS

Run: 7.31    Hit: LHH with open stance. Has a small toe tap to stride. Hands have minimal movement on stride. Tends to jump out on his front side. Will benefit from staying back just a little longer.Exit Velo: 95 mph Power: Pull side power. But showed the ability to hit it to all parts of the field. Arm: Long ¾ arm action Outfield velo: 86. Defense: Does a good job coming through the ball and fielding the ball off to his side. Showed good arm strength and athleticism.   


 

11/01/20

 

Ben Leikam, Valor, 2023

LHP with a small side step into a toe tap. Has a high controlled leg lift. Uses a small coil at the top to generate power. Front foot lands neutral to the plate. Has a long arcing arm action. Threw all of his pitches with conviction. FB was 83-86 with low spin. Therefore had good sink to the ball. CH was 72-74 and CB was 64-66 with good action. Big frame with huge upside. Potential to add velo. Player to follow. 


 



  

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