Future Games Spotlight: Ben Brecht

By Ryan Quigley
Illinois Scouting Director

Name: Ben Brecht
High School:
New Trier
Graduating Class: 2016
Position: LHP
Height: 6-7
Weight: 200

State: 7

Easily the top left handed pitcher in Illinois’ 2016 class. High level prospect with extremely high ceiling. Long thin frame, 6-foot-7, 195-pound left handed pitcher, long limbs with good athleticism, highly projectable body.  Delivery is clean and athletic, repeats well for size, closed toe landing, controls limbs well, easy fluid actions. Arm action is loose, works cleanly, high ¾ slot, easy arm action, creates whip. Fastball has finish through the zone, 83-85 mph, touched 87 mph, fastball showed arm side action, showed feel for the zone. Curveball showed sweeping action, 11/5 tilt, shows feel, decelerated arm action, 63-65 mph, can be firmed up. Brecht’s upside is about as good as it gets, his arm works cleanly and easily out of a 6-foot-7 frame and his fastball projects as a plus pitch. Brecht is a high follow in the Class of 2016 and could be one of the top left handed arms in the Midwest.  

The Prep Baseball Report Future Games is a one-of-a-kind event featuring the top 2016 prospects from across our 10 state coverage area. This year taking place at Grand Park in Westfield, IN from July 31-August 2, hundreds of scouts from across the country will fill the stands to watch some of the top uncommitted 2016 prospects across our coverage area.

Last year’s Illinois Class of 2015 Future Games Team has already seen thirteen Division 1 commitments from that roster. Over the next several weeks we will begin to unveil prospects who have been selected to participate in this year's event with a brief history and bio of the player and what we can expect from him at the PBR Future Games.

Current Team Illinois Roster

Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Garrett Acton IL Lemont 2016 RHP
Brandon Bossard IL Nazareth Academy 2016 SS
Ben Brecht IL New Trier 2016 LHP
Matt Burch IL Warren 2016 SS
Cal Coughlin IL Carmel 2016 3B
Joe Dittmar IL Richmond Burton 2016 3B
Andrew Dyke IL Brother Rice 2016 OF
Dylan Gilbert IL St. Ignatius 2016 OF
Brenden Heiss IL Jacobs 2016 RHP
Ryan Hodgett IL St. Francis 2016 RHP
Brady Huffman IL Genoa Kingston 2016 RHP
Cooper Johnson IL Carmel Catholic 2016 C
AJ Lewis IL Mount Carmel 2016 C
Brad Littleton IL Coal City 2016 RHP
Cole Miller IL York 2016 LHP
Jack Molnar IL Fremd 2016 OF
Joe Santoro IL Carmel 2016 LHP
Bobby Seymour IL Mount Carmel 2017 1B
Jake Snider IL Champaign Central 2016 2B/MIF

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