Jake Benson
Jake Benson
Jake Benson

CLASS OF 2020

RHP
OF

Jake
Benson

Simpson College
Southeast Polk (HS) • IA
6-0 • 170LBS • R/R
Travel Team: SEP RAMS Black 18u
2020 National

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8/11/19

6-foot, 170-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. #69 ranked player in IA 2020 class. On mound; long rocker step into quick medium balance point, compact arm action with good hand speed, shows ability to spin breaking ball for strikes. Late cutting action on fastball at 82-83 mph. Flashes of sharp break on curveball. Late fade and sink on changeup thrown near fastball arm speed. 7.38 runner. Square stance, heavy body load, flat swing plane, occasional hard contact off bat, pull approach with spray contact off bat, 83 mph exit velocity. Quicker tempo, works through ball, sure hands, online throws with accuracy and carry to target, 85 mph arm strength from outfield.

3/10/19

6-foot, 165-pound right-handed pitcher. Longer rocker step into medium balance point, long athletic arm action, good hand speed out front. Fastball was 82-83 mph, slight life, with later varying action to both sides of plate. Flashes above avg. breaking ball with sweeping 10/4 shape and solid depth. Tends to slow arm on change- tipping pitch with avg. overall action.

7/30/18- 5-foot-10, 165-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. On mound; swings into slight tuck and turn, lands inline, clean compact arm action with quickness out front. Fastball was 78-81 mph with flashes of life and varying action to plate. 11/5 curveball has early break with slow rolling shape. Tends to slow arm on changeup creating flat action. 4.71 H-1B time. Active load and stride, lots of moving parts, line drive swing, inconsistent contact, flashes hard line drives to middle of field, 86 mph exit velocity. Plays fast in field, works through ball, raw crow hop mechanics, clean arm action, solid carry and accuracy to target, 82 mph arm strength from outfield.

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