Uncommitted Spotlight - 2021 Clay Benson


Alex Armand
Louisiana Scouting Director



Clay Benson

Class of 2021 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Sterlington
    State: LA
  • Summer Team: Sheets Baseball
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Position
6.85
60-yard
(01/23/21)
75
INF Velo
(09/23/18)
86
OF Velo
(01/23/21)
92
Exit Velo
(01/23/21)
Position
60-yard
6.85
OF Velo
86
Exit Velo
92
Position
60-yard
7.63
INF Velo
75
OF Velo
72
Exit Velo
85
Trackman - Hitting
92.4
Exit Velocity (max)
(01/23/21)
85.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
(01/23/21)
258
Distance (avg)
(01/23/21)
337
Distance (max)
(01/23/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
92.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
85.8
Distance (avg)
258
Distance (max)
337
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
21.6
Hand Speed (max)
(01/23/21)
20.2
Hand Speed (avg)
(01/23/21)
71.8
Bat Speed (max)
(01/23/21)
65.9
Bat Speed (avg)
(01/23/21)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
21.6
Hand Speed (avg)
20.2
Bat Speed (max)
71.8
Bat Speed (avg)
65.9
On Plane Eff (avg)

Scouting Report

05/31/21:  Projectable, wiry, and athletic 6'2" 180 lbs. frame that will continue to add strength and physicality as he matures.  The Sterlington product was a standout at our Northern Louisiana Preseason ID in January and that success carried over to the season.  Benson finished his senior year hitting .364 with 5 HR 43 RBI 13 2B's and 1 3B.  On the mound, we've seen Benson work his FB up to 87 mph, sitting 84-86 mph.  Athletic delivery with a loose and easy arm action; there is definitely a lot of upside to what he can be on the mound as well.  He's arguably the top uncommitted 2021 in the state, but that shouldn't be for much longer.