Unsigned Senior Spotlight: SS/RHP Tommy Benson


Phil Wade
Indiana Executive Director

With the final spring season approaching for 2018 prospects, we take a look seniors still on the market. 

Today we look at: 

Tommy Benson

Class of 2019 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: IMG Academy
    State: FL
  • Summer Team: White Sox Elite Training/Midwest Irish
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 205lbs
  • Bat/Throw: S/R

Statistics

Pitching
90
Max FB
86 - 88
FB
74 - 76
CB
76 - 79
CH
Position
6.82
60-yard
(09/16/20)
92
INF Velo
(12/08/18)
94
OF Velo
(09/16/20)
111
Exit Velo
(02/03/19)
Position
60-yard
6.82
INF Velo
90
OF Velo
94
Position
60-yard
6.88
INF Velo
91
Exit Velo
111
Position
60-yard
7.19
INF Velo
89
Exit Velo
104
Position
60-yard
7
INF Velo
92
Exit Velo
103
Trackman - Hitting
101.0
Exit Velocity (max)
(09/16/20)
90.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
(09/16/20)
239
Distance (avg)
(09/16/20)
375
Distance (max)
(09/16/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
101
Exit Velocity (avg)
90.9
Distance (avg)
239
Distance (max)
375
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
27.6
Hand Speed (max)
(09/16/20)
25.0
Hand Speed (avg)
(09/16/20)
84.2
Bat Speed (max)
(09/16/20)
78.0
Bat Speed (avg)
(09/16/20)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
27.6
Hand Speed (avg)
25
Bat Speed (max)
84.2
Bat Speed (avg)
78
On Plane Eff (avg)

Scouting Report

10/8/17: 6-foot-1, 180 pound infielder continues to impress with his arm strength and athleticism.  Unsigned senior topped 90 across the infield with accuracy.  Moves well laterally with soft hands up the middle.  Plays through the ball with quick exchange into a loose, high 3/4 slot.  On the mound, Benson ran the fastball up to 90 with some arm side sink.  Breaking ball has 10/4 shape with average feel.  Works down the mound in direction with some rhythm.  Short, quick arm swing.  Currently a thrower with feel for the strike zone, will need to develop off-speed.  At the plate, starts with an open athletic setup.  Short stride while hands load back.  Quick barrel turn. Produced line drives to all fields.  Twitchy movements.  Lower half needs refined.  Very athletic, high-energy player.

7/18/17: The 6-foot, 175 pound senior has filled out since the last showcase he attended in 2016, gaining 20 pounds since last August. The SS/RHP showcased some pop from the right side at the plate with long, loose levers working through the zone creating 87 mph exit velo off the bat. Starts slightly open with a small foot lift to close and load. Gets into a strong hitting position with hands just off the back shoulder and barrell in strong loaded position. Back elbow and knee work together to contact, with front elbow at times barring and hands drifting away, creating longer path to ball. Showcased above average bat speed and barrel through the zone, with some pull side pop at times. Athletic setup and base in the box, with good lower half. Tendency to jump out of swing when front foot landed too narrow. Hit at showcase only from the right side. Athletic shortstop that showcased easy actions and good lateral movement. Upper body closed to throw. Loose, low ¾ arm action across the diamond with carry, topping at 87 mph. Ran a 6.98 60 at the event. Unsigned senior with good tools.


8.12.16 - 5-foot-11, 150-pound switch hitting utility player. From the left side hits from an upright, slightly open stance with a low hand set. Line drive hitter with a short stride. 74 mph exit velocity left-handed. Form the right side showed more pop with 86 mph exit velocity from a tee. 5.33 runner down the line. Defensively has a long arm action from a ¾ slot. Throws showed carry from the outfield at 87 mph. In the infield showed solid actions with a loose arm action. Threw 84 mph across the infield. On the mound works from a ¾ arm angle with a short, loose arm action. Drop and drive delivery with a collapse on the backside. Fastball showed running action at 85-86 mph. Curveball has sweeping action at 65-69 mph.



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