Progress Report: RHP Ben Plumley


By Drew Locascio
Illinois Scouting Director

As we dig through the players and numbers from this past winter, we are taking a look at a "Progress Report" feature that highlights players that have shown significant improvement in their game; whether it's on the mechanical end, performance wise, physicality or in the measurable statistic department. The "Progress Report" can be a minor improvement in recent months or a substantial transformation over time. Today we take a look at:

 

Ben Plumley

Class of 2021 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Lane Tech
    State: IL
  • Summer Team: Top Tier 18U
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
89
Max FB
(03/01/20)
87 - 88
FB
(03/01/20)
73 - 76
CB
(03/01/20)
78 - 81
CH
(08/11/20)
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
86 - 88
CB
72 - 75
CH
78 - 81
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
87 - 88
CB
73 - 76
CH
76 - 78
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
83 - 85
CB
73 - 74
CH
77 - 77
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
81 - 83
CB
72 - 74
CH
74 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
77 - 81
CB
66 - 69
CH
69 - 72
Position
7.32
60-yard
(08/11/20)
85
INF Velo
(08/11/20)
89
Exit Velo
(08/11/20)
Position
60-yard
7.32
INF Velo
85
Exit Velo
89
Position
60-yard
7.4
INF Velo
77
Exit Velo
82
Position
60-yard
7.41
INF Velo
77
Exit Velo
85
Trackman - Fastball
89.1
Velocity (max)
(08/11/20)
83.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
(08/11/20)
2375
Spin Rate (max)
(08/11/20)
2212
Spin Rate (avg)
(08/11/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
89.1
Velo Range
84.4 - 88.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
83.8
Spin Rate (max)
2375
Spin Rate (avg)
2212
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
74.6
Velocity (max)
(08/11/20)
72.6 - 74.6
Velo Range
(08/11/20)
70.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
(08/11/20)
2403
Spin Rate (max)
(08/11/20)
2343
Spin Rate (avg)
(08/11/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
74.6
Velo Range
72.6 - 74.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
70.4
Spin Rate (max)
2403
Spin Rate (avg)
2343
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
79.7
Velocity (max)
(08/11/20)
77.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
(08/11/20)
1572
Spin Rate (max)
(08/11/20)
1572
Spin Rate (avg)
(08/11/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
79.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
77.4
Spin Rate (max)
1572
Spin Rate (avg)
1572
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Hitting
90.8
Exit Velocity (max)
(08/11/20)
78.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
(08/11/20)
242
Distance (avg)
(08/11/20)
318
Distance (max)
(08/11/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
90.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
78.3
Distance (avg)
242
Distance (max)
318
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Blast - Hitting
21.6
Hand Speed (max)
(08/11/20)
19.7
Hand Speed (avg)
(08/11/20)
84.7
Bat Speed (max)
(08/11/20)
70.9
Bat Speed (avg)
(08/11/20)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
21.6
Hand Speed (avg)
19.7
Bat Speed (max)
84.7
Bat Speed (avg)
70.9
On Plane Eff (avg)

Scouting Report


Crunching The Numbers
FB Velocity (Peak): 89 mph (Previous 85 mph)

FB Velocity (Range): 87-88 mph (Previous 83-85 mph)

What Did We See?
Plumley has always had a clean, live arm and a firm cureball thrown with intent. Over the last six months or so, Plumley has grown an inch, put on 10 pounds and has seen his velocity jump from low-to-mid 80's up to 87-88 mph, touching 89. Plumley continues to throw an aggressive curveball that now sits 73-76 mph with late bite. Plumley has emerged as one of the top uncommitted junior arms on the market. 



Stay tuned over the next couple of months as we will continue to check-in on prospects throughout the state of Illinois who have made noticeable improvements to their games. 

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