Future Games Team Mid-Atlantic Spotlight: Benjamin Blair


John Nolan
Virginia Scouting Director & Managing Editor

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On Wednesday, July 28, hundreds of the best uncommitted 2023 and 2024 prospects from around the county and Canada will descend on LakePoint Sports in Cartersville, Georgia for the 2021 PBR Future Games. Players are selected by the PBR staffs in their locality to form teams and hundreds of college coaches and pro scouts make the trip to the event. 

Team Mid-Atlantic is made up of some of the best uncommitted prospects in Maryland, Delaware, DC, and Virginia. The position players will go through a pro workout on Wednesday to take all metrics and video, and then the team will play one game a day, Thursday-Saturday. In the lead-up to the event, we will spotlight the players that are heading to Georgia to play for Team Mid-Atlantic

 



Benjamin Blair

Class of 2023 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Liberty Christian Academy
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: South Charlotte Panthers
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 178lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
89
Max FB
(04/25/21)
85 - 89
FB
(07/20/22)
74 - 77
CB
(07/28/21)
73 - 75
CH
(03/06/21)
76 - 78
SL
(04/25/21)
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
84 - 87
CB
74 - 77
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
84 - 87
SL
76 - 78
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
82 - 84
CH
73 - 75
SL
72 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
75
FB
73 - 75
CB
61 - 64
CH
64 - 66
Position
7.67
60-yard
(03/06/21)
82
INF Velo
(03/06/21)
90
Exit Velo
(03/06/21)
Position
60-yard
7.67
INF Velo
82
Exit Velo
90
Trackman - Fastball
87.5
Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
84.3 - 86.5
Velo Range
(07/28/21)
83.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/28/21)
2380
Spin Rate (max)
(07/28/21)
2235
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/28/21)
18.9
IVB (max)
(03/06/21)
16.5
IVB (avg)
(03/06/21)
13.2
HM (max)
(03/06/21)
11.2
HM (avg)
(03/06/21)
7.0
Extension (avg)
(03/06/21)
5.1
Release Ht (avg)
(03/06/21)
28
Spin Score (max)
(07/28/21)
64
Zone %
(03/06/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
87.5
Velo Range
84.3 - 86.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
83.8
Spin Rate (max)
2380
Spin Rate (avg)
2235
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
84
Velo Range
82.6 - 83.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
83.6
Spin Rate (max)
2105
Spin Rate (avg)
1949
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
77.5
Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
76.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/28/21)
1922
Spin Rate (max)
(07/28/21)
1922
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/28/21)
25
Spin Score (max)
(07/28/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
77.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
76.2
Spin Rate (max)
1922
Spin Rate (avg)
1922
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Slider
73.9
Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
72.0 - 73.9
Velo Range
(03/06/21)
72.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/28/21)
1869
Spin Rate (max)
(03/06/21)
1850
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/06/21)
4.1
IVB (max)
(03/06/21)
9.5
IVB (avg)
(03/06/21)
-5.2
HM (max)
(03/06/21)
-4.6
HM (avg)
(03/06/21)
6.3
Extension (avg)
(03/06/21)
4.6
Release Ht (avg)
(03/06/21)
25
Spin Score (max)
(03/06/21)
50
Zone %
(03/06/21)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
73.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
72.1
Spin Rate (max)
1690
Spin Rate (avg)
1690
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
73.9
Velo Range
72 - 73.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
72
Spin Rate (max)
1869
Spin Rate (avg)
1850
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
75.0
Velocity (max)
(03/06/21)
73.2 - 75.0
Velo Range
(03/06/21)
74.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/06/21)
1905
Spin Rate (max)
(03/06/21)
1759
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/06/21)
14.9
IVB (max)
(03/06/21)
9.9
IVB (avg)
(03/06/21)
19.4
HM (max)
(03/06/21)
17.5
HM (avg)
(03/06/21)
7.0
Extension (avg)
(03/06/21)
4.6
Release Ht (avg)
(03/06/21)
26
Spin Score (max)
(03/06/21)
33
Zone %
(03/06/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
75
Velo Range
73.2 - 75
Eff Velocity (avg)
74.9
Spin Rate (max)
1905
Spin Rate (avg)
1759
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
89.6
Exit Velocity (max)
(03/06/21)
82.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
(03/06/21)
153
Distance (avg)
(03/06/21)
327
Distance (max)
(03/06/21)
50
Sweet Spot %
(03/06/21)
30
Line Drive %
(03/06/21)
20.0
Fly Ball %
(03/06/21)
50
Ground Ball %
(03/06/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
89.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
82.6
Distance (avg)
153
Distance (max)
327
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
22.3
Hand Speed (max)
(03/06/21)
21.7
Hand Speed (avg)
(03/06/21)
68.1
Bat Speed (max)
(03/06/21)
65.2
Bat Speed (avg)
(03/06/21)
8.2
Rot. Acc (max)
(03/06/21)
4.4
Rot. Acc (avg)
(03/06/21)
50
On Plane Eff (avg)
(03/06/21)
63
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(03/06/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
22.3
Hand Speed (avg)
21.7
Bat Speed (max)
68.1
Bat Speed (avg)
65.2
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Vizual_Edge

Visual Skills
52.94
Edge Score
(07/28/21)
Visual Skills
Edge Score
52.94

Pitch_Scores

Pitch Scores - Fastball
90
Hop+
(03/06/21)
65
Rise+
(03/06/21)
78
Sink+
(03/06/21)
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Slider
49
Hammer+
(03/06/21)
66
Sweep+
(03/06/21)
Pitch Scores - Slider
Hammer+
Sweep+

SCOUTING REPORT

3/06/21

 

PreSeason All-State East

Blair is 6-2 with a very lanky frame that has a lot of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open tall relaxed stance, strides on line, loads down and back. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, quick to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path with some strength at contact and extension through the ball, showed good approach working primarily gap to gap, generates some power in the gaps with potential for more as he fills out, exit velocity was 90. In the infield, gets body behind the ball and fields with a wider base and average hands, works through the ball to a clean exchange, throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, short loose arm action, position velocity was 82. On the mound, he throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, short loose quick arm action and some effort to his delivery. Drop and drive crossfire delivery, shoulders are slightly downhill and closed, lands closed with an athletic finish and recoil. Fastball was 82-84, with hard armside run. Slider was 72-74 with some armspeed and hard 10/4 break to it, some shape present with a chance to sharpen more as he develops. Change-up was 73-75 with good armspeed and heavy fade.

 


Videos

vs Abingdon 6/22/21

(3/6/21)

(3/6/21)



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