Prep Baseball Report

CLASS OF 2023

LHP
OF

Ben
Leikam

Wichita State
Valor Christian (HS) • CO
6' 2" • 195LBS
L/L • 19yr 6mo
Travel Team: Colorado Yard Dawgs - Bates

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TrackMan Hitting
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Best Of Stats

Pitching

Fastball

90.3
Velocity (max)
2/20/21
88 - 90
Velo Range
2/20/21
2005
Spin Rate (avg)
2/20/21

Changeup

81.7 - 82.5
Velo Range
4/26/21
1409
Spin Rate (avg)
4/26/21

Curveball

74 - 75
Velo Range
2/20/21
1865
Spin Rate (avg)
2/20/21

Slider

74 - 77
Velo Range
7/28/21
-
Spin Rate (avg)
Power
100.3
Exit Velocity (max)
10/30/21
85.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
2/20/21
326
Distance (max)
10/11/20
73
Sweet Spot %
10/11/20
Hitting
26.4
Hand Speed (max)
7/28/21
78.8
Bat Speed (max)
7/28/21
25.8
Rot. Acc (max)
2/20/21
-
Hard Hit %
Run
7.04
60
4/26/21
-
30-yd
-
10-yd
-
Run speed (max)
Defense
-
INF Velo
91
OF Velo
2/20/21
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time

Positional Tools

2021
2020
60 Yard Dash
7.04
Home to First
3.97
Outfield Velocity
91.0
Power / Speed Score
14.2
60 Yard Dash
7.31
Outfield Velocity
86.0
Power / Speed Score
13.0
2021 Future Games
Jul 28, 2021
Position
7.36
60-yard
94
Exit Velo
Colorado Underclass Invitational
Feb 20, 2021
Position
91
OF Velo
95
Exit Velo
3.97
H-1st
Fall Underclass Showcase
Oct 11, 2020
Position
7.31
60-yard
86
OF Velo
95
Exit Velo

Hitting

2021
2020
Exit Velocity Max
100.3
Exit Velocity Avg
82.0
Distance Max
306
Distance Avg
167
Launch Angle Avg
16.1
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
94.8
Exit Velocity Avg
81.3
Distance Max
326
Distance Avg
213
Launch Angle Avg
18.9
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Yard Dawgs Scout Day
Oct 30, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
100.3
Exit Velocity (max)
81.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
166
Distance (avg)
295
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2021 Future Games
Jul 28, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
94.2
Exit Velocity (max)
82.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
115
Distance (avg)
246
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
CO/UT/OK/Select Workout Pod
Jul 28, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
94.2
Exit Velocity (max)
82.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
115
Distance (avg)
246
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Colorado Underclass Invitational
Feb 20, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
95.0
Exit Velocity (max)
85.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
203
Distance (avg)
306
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Fall Underclass Showcase
Oct 11, 2020
Trackman - Hitting
94.8
Exit Velocity (max)
81.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
213
Distance (avg)
326
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2021
2020
Hand Speed Max
26.4
Hand Speed Avg
24.8
Bat Speed Max
78.8
Bat Speed Avg
72.6
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
24.1
Hand Speed Avg
22.8
Bat Speed Max
68.3
Bat Speed Avg
64.6
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
CO/UT/OK/Select Workout Pod
Jul 28, 2021
Blast - Hitting
26.4
Hand Speed (max)
25.2
Hand Speed (avg)
78.8
Bat Speed (max)
73.9
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
2021 Future Games
Jul 28, 2021
Blast - Hitting
26.4
Hand Speed (max)
25.2
Hand Speed (avg)
78.8
Bat Speed (max)
73.9
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Colorado Underclass Invitational
Feb 20, 2021
Blast - Hitting
25.4
Hand Speed (max)
24.6
Hand Speed (avg)
76.4
Bat Speed (max)
71.8
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Fall Underclass Showcase
Oct 11, 2020
Blast - Hitting
24.1
Hand Speed (max)
22.8
Hand Speed (avg)
68.3
Bat Speed (max)
64.6
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Pitching

2021
Splitter
Velocity Avg
74.9
Splitter
Total Movement Avg
2021 Future Games
Jul 28, 2021
Trackman - Fastball
88.5
Velocity (max)
85.7 - 87.5
Velo Range
84.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,988
Spin Rate (max)
1,547
Spin Rate (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
67.2
Velocity (max)
65.2 - 66.6
Velo Range
64.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,801
Spin Rate (max)
1,705
Spin Rate (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Slider
77.4
Velocity (max)
76.8 - 77.4
Velo Range
74.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
3,262
Spin Rate (max)
2,345
Spin Rate (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
77.2
Velocity (max)
74.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,239
Spin Rate (max)
1,239
Spin Rate (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Valor Christian Scout Day
Apr 26, 2021
Trackman - Fastball
90.2
Velocity (max)
89.0 - 89.9
Velo Range
89.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,031
Spin Rate (max)
1,901
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
67.6
Velocity (max)
66.7 - 67.6
Velo Range
66.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,836
Spin Rate (max)
1,830
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
82.5
Velocity (max)
81.7 - 82.5
Velo Range
82.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,458
Spin Rate (max)
1,409
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Splitter
75.0
Velocity (max)
74.9 - 75.0
Velo Range
75.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Zone %
Colorado Underclass Invitational
Feb 20, 2021
Trackman - Fastball
90.3
Velocity (max)
88.5 - 89.8
Velo Range
93.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,169
Spin Rate (max)
2,005
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
68.0
Velocity (max)
64.7 - 67.9
Velo Range
69.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,039
Spin Rate (max)
1,865
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Splitter
75.3
Velocity (max)
74.1 - 75.3
Velo Range
78.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Unsigned Senior Day
Nov 1, 2020
Trackman - Fastball
86.4
Velocity (max)
83.8 - 85.8
Velo Range
83.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,870
Spin Rate (max)
1,635
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
66.0
Velocity (max)
64.8 - 65.9
Velo Range
63.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,945
Spin Rate (max)
1,845
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Splitter
74.6
Velocity (max)
72.7 - 74.4
Velo Range
71.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Zone %

Pitch Scores

2020
Fastball
Rise+
Curveball
Hammer+
Curveball
Sweep+

Pitching Velos

2021
2020
Fastball
Velocity Max
90.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
88.0
Curveball
Velocity Avg
69.0
Changeup
Velocity Avg
81.5
Slider
Velocity Avg
75.5
Fastball
Velocity Max
86.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
84.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
65.0
Changeup
Velocity Avg
73.0
2021 Future Games
Jul 28, 2021
Pitching
87
Max FB
85 - 87
FB
65 - 67
CB
74 - 77
SL
Valor Christian Scout Day
Apr 26, 2021
Pitching
90
Max FB
88 - 90
FB
66 - 67
CB
81 - 82
CH
74 - 75
SPL
Colorado Underclass Invitational
Feb 20, 2021
Pitching
90
Max FB
88 - 90
FB
74 - 75
CB
Fall Underclass Showcase
Oct 11, 2020
Pitching
86
Max FB
83 - 86
FB
64 - 66
CB
72 - 74
CH

Game Performance

Visual Edge

2021
Edge Score
64.97
2021 Future Games
Jul 28, 2021
Visual Skills
64.97
Edge Score

Pitch Ai

2021
Arm Speed
Knee Extension Velo
Deception
Hip-Shoulder Separation
CO/UT/OK/Select Workout Pod
Jul 28, 2021
ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
Elbow Flexion (avg)
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
ProPlayAI - MER
External Rotation (avg)
Stride Length (avg)
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
ProPlayAI - Release
Arm Speed (max)
Arm Speed (avg)
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
Knee Flexion (avg)
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
Arm Path (avg)
Deception (avg)
Torque (avg)
Efficiency (avg)
Sequencing (avg)
2021 Future Games
Jul 28, 2021
ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
Elbow Flexion (avg)
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
ProPlayAI - MER
External Rotation (avg)
Stride Length (avg)
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
ProPlayAI - Release
Arm Speed (max)
Arm Speed (avg)
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
Knee Flexion (avg)
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
Arm Path (avg)
Deception (avg)
Torque (avg)
Efficiency (avg)
Sequencing (avg)

Notes

Comments

3/29/22

Leikam came in as the closer to pitch one inning and demonstrated an 86-88 mph fastball and a very effective slow breaking ball that registered 65-67. He finished the game with two strikeouts and gave up one hit. He is an aggressive pitcher who challenges hitters and attacks the strike zone and he threw both pitches for strikes.

4/26/21

Good day for Leikam who has established himself as one of the top 2023 follows in Colorado.   Demonstrated arm strength and pitchability. The Valor Christian left-hander was attacking hitters with confidence. Fastball topped out at 90.2 mph from a high ¾ release. SL/CB was 67-69 to along with a  plus-plus changeup at 75 mph. Leikam produces plus movement on all of his pitches on the mound.

2/21/21

GREAT performance for Ben! The 6-foot-2, 195-pound left-hander topped out at 90.3 mph with his fastball, sitting consistently at 88-90 mph. Velo has jumped 4 mph since our November 1st event. The southpaw attacks with potential for +CB/SL and fastball with armside run. Still room for development with high ceiling. Top 2023 left-hander in the State.

11/01/20

Ben Leikam, Valor, 2023 Positional Profile: LHP/OF Body: 6’2” 195LBS

Run: 7.31    Hit: LHH with open stance. Has a small toe tap to stride. Hands have minimal movement on stride. Tends to jump out on his front side. Will benefit from staying back just a little longer.Exit Velo: 95 mph Power: Pull side power. But showed the ability to hit it to all parts of the field. Arm: Long ¾ arm action Outfield velo: 86. Defense: Does a good job coming through the ball and fielding the ball off to his side. Showed good arm strength and athleticism.   


11/01/20

Ben Leikam, Valor, 2023

LHP with a small side step into a toe tap. Has a high controlled leg lift. Uses a small coil at the top to generate power. Front foot lands neutral to the plate. Has a long arcing arm action. Threw all of his pitches with conviction. FB was 83-86 with low spin. Therefore had good sink to the ball. CH was 72-74 and CB was 64-66 with good action. Big frame with huge upside. Potential to add velo. Player to follow. 


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