Jacob Benedict
Jacob Benedict

CLASS OF 2022

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Jacob
Benedict

Salisbury (HS) • CT
5-10 • 164LBS • R/L
Travel Team: Blue Jays

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2022 National

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7/13/21

5-foot-10, 164-pound athletic strong frame. Above average during batting practice, the right-handed hitter recorded an exit velocity of 89 mph. (70.01 mph bat speed average). (20.89 mph hand speed average). Begins in a balanced wide stance with a smooth controlled load, then uses a short closed stride. Bat speed is above average, shows a short upward swing plane and high good extension on his finish. Found lots of barrels with loud contacts. Gap to gap aggressive approach. Above average from the outfield, his best throws to the bases were registered at 83 mph; shows soft hands, quick fluid feet, and a clean natural exchange. Fielded the ball out front with athletic movement laterally. Used a longer loose arm action and a high ¾ slot while showing consistent accuracy to the bag. Showed off his speed at the event, running a swift 6.93 60-yard dash. A toolsy athlete, brings a ton of game to him, runs very well. 

Exit Velocity: 89 mph

Arm Velocity: 83 mph

Sixty-Yard Dash: 6.93

3/14/21

5-foot-10, 164-pound athletic and solid, put together well. Above average at the plate, the right-handed hitter had an exit velocity of 92 mph. Begins in a tall stance with a smooth controlled load, then uses a short stride. Bat speed was explosive, used a short upward swing plane and high finish. Found multiple barrels with tons of loud contact. Gap to gap approach. Above average in the outfield, he showed a plus arm and had life on his throws with a position velocity of 88 mph; had a natural exchange, twitchy hands, and quick fluid footwork. Fields the ball one hand, movements laterally were athletic. Showed a short arm action and a high ¾ slot with consistent accuracy to the bag. Recorded a 60 time of 7.14 at the event. Good follow.

Exit Velocity: 92 mph

Arm Velocity: 88 mph

Sixty-Yard Dash: 7.14

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