Ben Plumley
Ben Plumley
Ben Plumley
Ben Plumley
Ben Plumley

CLASS OF 2021

RHP
SS

Ben
Plumley

Illinois
Lane Tech (HS) • IL
6-2 • 195LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Top Tier 18U

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5/03/21

Verbally committed to Illinois.

8/11/20

Positional Profile: RHP/INF Among the top-ranked uncommitted seniors in the state.
Body: 6-1, 180-pounds. Strong, wide-shouldered frame.
Delivery: Tall, simple side step and rock to an athletic balance point. Leg drops down and strides on target to square landing, athletic finish.
Arm Action: RH. Clean, uninterrupted, loose and quick arm action from a high 3/4 slot.
FB: T89, 86-88 mph. Flashed carry and run through the zone; above-average spin rates (2,211 rpm on average).
CB: 72-75 mph. Showed some feel to spin a sharp 11/5 breaking ball; 2,343 rpm on average.
CH: 78-81 mph. Mostly maintains arm speed; generates consistent run/fade action.

Hit: RHH. Balanced, tall setup, short leg-lift timing trigger and finishes on balance. Strong, quick hands, uphill path and looks to elevate the baseball.
Power: 89 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max exit velocity of 90.81 mph off the bat during BP, via TrackMan.
Arm: RH. INF - 85 mph. Long, quick arm action and throws carry across the infield.
Defense: Steady hands, play out in front of body, body control and winds up on release at times.
Run: 7.32 runner in the 60. 

3/01/20

Positional Profile: RHP A follow uncommitted right-hander in Illinois' 2021 class.
Body: 6-foot-1, 180-pounds. Athletic build with some strength in the lower half.
Delivery: Upright start from left side of rubber, simple side step to hip turn and high knee at balance point. High front side, shoulders stay closed, open upon squared landing, finishes in an athletic position.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose, quick arm action from a high 3/4 slot; whippy.
FB: T89, 87-88 mph. Straight four-seam type; jumps.
CB: 73-76 mph. 11/5 shape that flashed tight action. Mostly maintains arm speed.
CH: 76-78 mph. Aggressive pitch thrown at arm speed; some slight fading action.

7/02/19

Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot, 170-pounds.
Delivery: Regular effort, tall balance point, works in line with his target, square landing, smooth rhythm, repeats.
Arm Action: RH. Loose arm action, high 3/4 slot, quick arm speed.
FB: T85, 83-85 mph. Slight running action to arm side.
CB: 73-74 mph. 11/5 shape.
CH: 77 mph. Near fastball arm speed. 

6/05/19

Positional Profile: SS/RHP 
Body: 6-foot, 170-pounds. Well-proportioned and athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, smooth and quiet load, short stride, controlled throughout. Uphill path with some length, flashed bat speed, favors pull side, lift in swing.
Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee. 
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Short, loose arm action, high 3/4 slot, ball had carry across, canb drop slot.
Defense: Confident defender, works through the ball athletically, soft, reliable hands, quick and clean exchange to release. 
Run: 7.40 runner in the 60.

6/05/19

Positional Profile: SS/RHP 
Body: 6-foot, 170-pounds. Athletic build with present strength throughout frame.
Delivery: Drop and drive delivery, lands square, easy effort, smooth rhythm.
Arm Action: RH. Loose, live arm action works out of a high ¾ slot. 
FB: T84, 81-83 mph. Plays straight, heavy at times, thrown for strikes.
CB: 72-74 mph. 11/5 shape, sharp, late-biting action.
CH: 74-76 mph.

1/21/19

5-foot-11, 160-pound, long-limbed, athletically-built two-way prospect with room for continued physical development. Upside right-handed pitcher. Arm works loose with arm speed out front, high ¾ slot. Slight drop and drive delivery, works on-line with minimal effort throughout. Fastball, sinking action, tilt at times, sat 79-81 mph, touched 82. Curveball, 11/5 shape, sharp action at times, 66-69 mph. Changeup, sinking action, thrown for strikes at the bottom of the zone, 69-72 mph. Offensively, right-handed hitter, balanced, open setup, smooth load and minimal leg-lift timing trigger. Loose hands, creates bat speed at times, lift in swing and 85 mph exit velocity from a tee. Defensively, infield actions, reliable, sure hands, packs on exchange. Loose arm action, high ¾ slot and throws clocked at 77 mph. 7.41 runner in the 60.  

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