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The Benjamin School (HS) • FL
6' 2" • 204LBS
S/R • 24yr 11mo
Travel Team: FTB Rockets


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Big, strong and athletic, Armstrong has big-time power potential from both sides of the plate. Son of former MLer Jack Armstrong, Kris is also a switch-thrower and was a pitcher for the Gators during his freshman season in 2019. From the left side of the batter's box he's a dead pull hitter with a hook swing, therefore making him susceptible to the hard stuff in, as well as back foot sliders. His righthanded swing showed some length in the two plate appearances against lefties that I was able to see. At 6-foot-4, 235 pounds, he's athletic, but is a well below average runner. He defends well at first base with plenty of arm strength. He currently leads Falmouth with six home runs and is second on the team with a .295 batting average.


05/04/18- Florida recruit. Went four innings, allowing no runs on two hits while striking out seven. Armstrong worked mostly 89-91 touching 92 mph and seemingly improved as the outing went on. He mixed a slider that showed a hard, sweeping action and as better when in the 80-81 mph. He also mixed in a curveball and showed a feel for the changeup. The slider was the best offspeed pitch, while the changeup he would throw to both right and left handed hitters at 73-76 mph. Offensively, there is present strength and bat speed. Would homer to give Benjamin the lead.


Florida recruit. Threw both right hand left handed. Right handed, fastball sat in the 87-90 mph range, touching 93 with riding life. Also mixed in a 75-76 mph curveball and a 78-79 mph changeup. He has some effort from a high 3/4 slt, but seems to be less than before with the arm working more freely and using the lower half more. Struck out two in two innings of work. Offensively, there is strength, but can get rotational. There is a feel for the barrell, but continues to improve each time out.


10/23/16- Florida recruit. 6-foot-2, 204 pounds with a strong, athletic build. Throws out of the high ¾ arm slot and repeats well. Fastball sat 88-90 mph with some sink, Curveball sat at 73-74 mph.


The Florida commit was impressive again on the mound with a good pace while working down in the zone with his fastball that ranged from 89-91 mph. There is some effort, but the arm is very quick along with a strong, athletic and projectable build.

05/28/16- Florida commit. Armstrong is a very physical, athletic 6-foot-3, 200-pound right-handed pitcher and switch-hitting shortstop (also pitches left-handed). On the mound worked 88-90 mph from the right side and 80-83 mph from the left side with a controllable breaking ball from both sides. Hitting left-handed can get a little long, but when he stays closed and works the middle of the field he has a very quick bat with some present power. Could have some of the highest potential in the 2018 class and look forward to seeing how he continues to develop this summer.

4/28/16- Florida commit who stands at 6-foot-3, 185 pounds with a long, athletic, lean, and projectable body with some strength. He is ranked currently ranked 3rd in Florida and 5th overall, while being the top-ranked pitcher overall. What separates him from most are his sound, repeatable mechanics and his ability to stay over his back side. He stays under control and he has a quick, high ¾ arm action. Against Cardinal Mooney he came into pitch in the sixth inning after playing shortstop the entire game. He did not get to properly warm up and was mostly throwing out of the stretch. That being said, he settled in at 87-88 mph and showed good feel for his curveball and changeup. His curveball was 70-73 mph and has good depth and a late 11/5 break. For his changeup, he kept the same arm speed as his fastball and located it down in the zone. As a starter, Armstrong usually sits 88-91 mph.

12/11/15- Committed to Florida.

9/12/15 - 6-foot-3, 185 pound RHP/SS with a tall loose athletic body. Has good infield actions with solid mechanics and soft hands. Light n his feet for a big guy. Lacks ideal range for the middle of the infield but would be a very good 3B down the road. Good left handed swing with strength and quickness already. Good balanced finish. Has present power with much more to come. Made a lot of hard contact. In 3 at bats he smoked a line drive to RF for a single, smoked a line drive to RF for a double, and got robbed on a deep fly ball to CF. Ran a 7.39 60. On the mound his fast ball was 87-90 with late sink and good downhill tilt. Curve ball was 72-74 mph with tight ¾ tilt. Flashed ML average. The change up was 71-74 mph with good arm speed and fade to it. He has a big take away and lands slightly across his body. Strike thrower with all 3 pitches. A legitimate 2 way guy. Should become a 2018 draft. Has good blood lines. Father pitched in the big leagues. Older brother was a first round pitcher out of Vanderbilt.

7/24/14 - Armstrong has a long frame at 6-foot-3, 185 pounds and hits with a crouched stance. He has a relatively short swing despite long levers. On the mound, he sat in the low 80s and showed occasional downhill plane. His curveball had decent shape and sat around 69 mph.

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