Prep Baseball Report

CLASS OF 2025

OF
LHP

Ben
Toft

New Trier (HS) • IL
5' 8" • 173.1LBS
L/L • 17yr 8mo
Travel Team: Top Tier North

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Best Of Stats

Hitting
26.3
Hand Speed (max)
8/09/22
79.7
Bat Speed (max)
2/24/24
20.6
Rot. Acc (max)
2/24/24
-
Hard Hit %
Power
96.4
Exit Velocity (max)
7/26/23
90.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
7/26/23
351
Distance (max)
7/26/23
70
Sweet Spot %
7/26/23
Run
6.77
60
7/26/23
3.79
30-yd
7/26/23
1.73
10-yd
7/26/23
20.6
Run speed (max)
7/26/23
Defense
-
INF Velo
91
OF Velo
2/24/24
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time
Pitching

Fastball

78.2
Velocity (max)
10/17/21
75.6 - 78.1
Velo Range
10/17/21
1921
Spin Rate (avg)
10/17/21

Changeup

66 - 68
Velo Range
10/17/21
1414
Spin Rate (avg)
10/17/21

Curveball

62.4 - 64.4
Velo Range
10/17/21
1935
Spin Rate (avg)
10/17/21

Positional Tools

2024
2023
2022
2021
Outfield Velocity
91.0
60 Yard Dash
6.81
Outfield Velocity
87.0
Power / Speed Score
14.2
60 Yard Dash
6.93
Outfield Velocity
86.0
Power / Speed Score
13.4
60 Yard Dash
7.14
Outfield Velocity
76.0
Power / Speed Score
11.9
2023 PBR Future Games
Jul 26, 2023
Position
6.81
60-yard
87
OF Velo
Power Speed Score
Underclass Showcase
Oct 16, 2022
Position
6.93
60-yard
86
OF Velo
93
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 9, 2022
Position
6.98
60-yard
85
OF Velo
88
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
Underclass Showcase
Oct 17, 2021
Position
7.14
60-yard
76
OF Velo
85
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score

Hitting

2024
2023
2022
2021
Exit Velocity Max
95.2
Exit Velocity Avg
85.1
Distance Max
321
Distance Avg
230
Launch Angle Avg
24.7
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
96.4
Exit Velocity Avg
90.1
Distance Max
351
Distance Avg
287
Launch Angle Avg
25.6
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
92.9
Exit Velocity Avg
80.2
Distance Max
310
Distance Avg
189
Launch Angle Avg
21.2
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
85.0
Exit Velocity Avg
75.1
Distance Max
254
Distance Avg
126
Launch Angle Avg
12.4
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Preseason All-State: Upperclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 24, 2024
Trackman - Hitting
95.2
Exit Velocity (max)
85.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
230
Distance (avg)
321
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
FG Workout IL/IN/MDW/WI
Jul 26, 2023
Trackman - Hitting
96.4
Exit Velocity (max)
90.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
287
Distance (avg)
351
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2023 PBR Future Games
Jul 26, 2023
Trackman - Hitting
96.4
Exit Velocity (max)
90.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
287
Distance (avg)
351
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Underclass Showcase
Oct 16, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
92.9
Exit Velocity (max)
83.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
140
Distance (avg)
309
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 9, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
87.7
Exit Velocity (max)
75.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
251
Distance (avg)
310
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Underclass Showcase
Oct 17, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
85.0
Exit Velocity (max)
75.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
126
Distance (avg)
254
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2024
2023
2022
2021
Hand Speed Max
23.3
Hand Speed Avg
22.2
Bat Speed Max
79.7
Bat Speed Avg
74.3
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
23.9
Hand Speed Avg
21.6
Bat Speed Max
77.4
Bat Speed Avg
73.2
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
26.3
Hand Speed Avg
22.1
Bat Speed Max
74.6
Bat Speed Avg
69.9
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
21.7
Hand Speed Avg
20.9
Bat Speed Max
68.0
Bat Speed Avg
66.7
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Preseason All-State: Upperclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 24, 2024
Blast - Hitting
23.3
Hand Speed (max)
22.2
Hand Speed (avg)
79.7
Bat Speed (max)
74.3
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2023 PBR Future Games
Jul 26, 2023
Blast - Hitting
23.9
Hand Speed (max)
21.6
Hand Speed (avg)
77.4
Bat Speed (max)
73.2
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Underclass Showcase
Oct 16, 2022
Blast - Hitting
22.1
Hand Speed (max)
20.6
Hand Speed (avg)
73.0
Bat Speed (max)
69.5
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 9, 2022
Blast - Hitting
26.3
Hand Speed (max)
23.6
Hand Speed (avg)
74.6
Bat Speed (max)
70.4
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Underclass Showcase
Oct 17, 2021
Blast - Hitting
21.7
Hand Speed (max)
20.9
Hand Speed (avg)
68.0
Bat Speed (max)
66.7
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitching

2021
Fastball
Velocity Max
78.2
Fastball
Velocity Avg
76.8
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
1921
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
25.0
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
63.5
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
1935
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
67.1
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1414
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Underclass Showcase
Oct 17, 2021
Trackman - Fastball
78.2
Velocity (max)
75.6 - 78.1
Velo Range
74.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,008
Spin Rate (max)
1,921
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
64.4
Velocity (max)
62.4 - 64.4
Velo Range
61.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,976
Spin Rate (max)
1,935
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
68.5
Velocity (max)
66.1 - 68.0
Velo Range
65.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,470
Spin Rate (max)
1,414
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Pitch Scores

2021
Fastball
Hop+
Fastball
Sink+
Fastball
Rise+
Curveball
Hammer+
Curveball
Sweep+
Underclass Showcase
Oct 17, 2021
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+

Pitching Velos

2021
Fastball
Velocity Max
78.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
77.0
Curveball
Velocity Avg
63.0
Changeup
Velocity Avg
67.0
Underclass Showcase
Oct 17, 2021
Pitching
78
Max FB
76 - 78
FB
62 - 64
CB
66 - 68
CH

Game Performance

2024
2023
2022
Vertical Jump
10 Yard Dash
1.73
30 Yard Dash
3.79
60 Yard Dash
6.77
Top Speed (MPH)
Vertical Jump
2023 PBR Future Games
Jul 26, 2023
Swift
1.73
10-yd
3.79
30-yd
6.77
60-yd
20.6
Run speed (max)
FG Workout IL/IN/MDW/WI
Jul 26, 2023
Swift
1.73
10-yd
3.79
30-yd
6.77
60-yd
20.6
Run speed (max)
Underclass Showcase
Oct 16, 2022
Swift
1.69
10-yd
3.85
30-yd
6.93
60-yd
19.9
Run speed (max)
1,730
Jump Power (max)
32.7
Jump Height (max)
32.1
Jump Height (avg)
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 9, 2022
Swift
1.76
10-yd
3.91
30-yd
6.98
60-yd
20.0
Run speed (max)
8.6
Run Speed (avg)
1.90
RSi (max)
1.90
RSi (avg)
1,776
Jump Power (max)
33.6
Jump Height (max)
32.7
Jump Height (avg)

Visual Edge

2023
2022
2021
Edge Score
77.62
Edge Score
77.23
Edge Score
69.89

Pitch Ai

Notes

Comments

2/24/24
OF Ben Toft (New Trier; Iowa commit) gave an impressive look on both sides of the ball. The left-handed hitter displayed quick hands with controlled aggression, looking to elevate the ball to his pull-side and up the middle with a max EV of 95.2 mph. In the outfield, he has athletic actions with soft hands, playing through the ball with intent and reaching up to 91 mph from a crow hop. Impressive athlete, turning in a 6.77 in the 60 with a 20.6 mph peak run speed and 33.6” vertical jump.
8/01/23

OF Ben Toft (New Trier, 2025) is a high level athlete with a motor that is capable of impacting the game positively in multiple ways. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound Toft ran a 6.77 60 and reached a peak run speed of 20.6 mph at Wednesday’s workout. His speed was on display over three games, where Toft ran a 4.22 on a groundout, beat out an infield single with a 4.11 down the line, and was 4.59 on a turn after singling to left field. He took one of the louder rounds of BP for Team Illinois, averaging 90.1 mph per batted ball with a 96.4 mph peak exit velocity. Toft’s ability to impact the baseball at a high rate, get it in the air consistently (90%) and drive the ball with authority both at peak (351 ft.) and average (287 ft.) are all noticeable. Offensively, Toft picked up a hit in all three contests, finishing the week 3-for-7 with a double, two runs scored, and he also walked. His glove is worth highlighting too as Toft has the makings of a future high-end center fielder given his comfort and athleticism on the outfield grass. 

7/26/23

PBR Future Games: A future top-of-the-order player at the next level, Toft took quality at-bats all week en route to a 3-for-7 (2B, BB) performance. The 5-foot-9, 164-pound outfielder comfortably rocks the hands down and back at a controlled pace before generating bat speed via quick hands with some length in the zone. Quiet with the head while staying behind the baseball, he was perpetually on the barrel throughout two batting practice sessions that included a max exit velocity of 96 mph with some sneaky strength to the pull side. Athletic in the outfield, his 6.81 speed played up with a quick first step in center field and advanced instincts. Toft’s ability to slow things down at the plate while showcasing impressive decision making abilities is something that is sure to generate plenty of interest from college programs who are looking for a player that will undoubtedly boost a recruiting class.

7/26/23

Toft is listed at 5-foot-10, 165-pounds and is one of the top overall athletes on Team Illinois. Toft showed loose, easy hands with whip through the zone and was consistently on the barrel with a lifted approach. Toft registered an average exit velocity of 90.1 mph and a max of 96.4 mph, highly-impressive given his stature. Toft also possesses all kinds of sneaky juice, launching his furthest batted ball 351 feet. The 6.81 runner has natural actions in the outfield with a clean, loose arm that topped at 87 mph. 

7/26/23

PBR Future Games: Toft is listed at 5-foot-10, 165-pounds and is one of the top overall athletes on Team Illinois. Toft showed loose, easy hands with whip through the zone and was consistently on the barrel with a lifted approach. Toft registered an average exit velocity of 90.1 mph and a max of 96.4 mph, highly-impressive given his stature. Toft also possesses all kinds of sneaky juice, launching his furthest batted ball 351 feet. The 6.81 runner has natural actions in the outfield with a clean, loose arm that topped at 87 mph.

7/26/23

PBR Future Games: OF Ben Toft (New Trier, 2025) is a high level athlete with a motor that is capable of impacting the game positively in multiple ways. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound Toft ran a 6.77 60 and reached a peak run speed of 20.6 mph at Wednesday’s workout. His speed was on display over three games, where Toft ran a 4.22 on a groundout, beat out an infield single with a 4.11 down the line, and was 4.59 on a turn after singling to left field. He took one of the louder rounds of BP for Team Illinois, averaging 90.1 mph per batted ball with a 96.4 mph peak exit velocity. Toft’s ability to impact the baseball at a high rate, get it in the air consistently (90%) and drive the ball with authority both at peak (351 ft.) and average (287 ft.) are all noticeable. Offensively, Toft picked up a hit in all three contests, finishing the week 3-for-7 with a double, two runs scored, and he also walked. His glove is worth highlighting too as Toft has the makings of a future high-end center fielder given his comfort and athleticism on the outfield grass.

3/09/23

Fellow sophomore Ben Toft, a left/left outfielder, is another sophomore to know in the hallways at New Trier. The path is unclear for Toft as New Trier has plenty of competition in the outfield but he is a talented left/left prospect who could impact the varsity club at some capacity this spring. We last saw Toft in the fall where he showed sub-7.00 speed and athleticism in both the left-handed box and in the outfield. Regardless of his overall role, he’s certainly a Trevian to monitor in the coming years, if not in 2023.

10/16/22

Ben Toft (New Trier) is a left/left outfielder to know in the 2025 class. Toft put together an impressive stat line across the board, running a 6.93 laser-timed 60, topping at 86 mph from the outfield with a max exit velocity of 93 mph. Toft has athletic hands at the plate, staying short and level through the zone with a line-drive, middle of the field approach. Defensively, he is a fluid mover with natural outfield actions and quick arm. Also, turned in the second best vertical jump of the event at 32.7 inches. 

10/16/22

Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 5-10, 163-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Wide, crouched setup, loads into back knee, short stride. Athletic hands, short and level bat path, line drive approach with feel to work back up the middle.
Power: 93 max exit velocity, averaged 83.7 mph. 309’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 86 mph. Short, quick arm, works from a high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Athletic feet, natural actions, fluid defender with soft hands. Clean release with length.
Run: 6.93 runner in the 60. 

10/16/22

Ben Toft (New Trier) is a left/left outfielder to know in the 2025 class. Toft put together an impressive stat line across the board, running a 6.93 laser-timed 60, topping at 86 mph from the outfield with a max exit velocity of 93 mph. Toft has athletic hands at the plate, staying short and level through the zone with a line-drive, middle of the field approach. Defensively, he is a fluid mover with natural outfield actions and quick arm. Also, turned in the second best vertical jump of the event at 32.7 inches.

10/16/22

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-7, 140-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Balanced setup, minimal movements into a short stride, quiet load. Loose hands and wrists, easy. Simple, controlled to contact, flat path, opposite field feel.
Power: 84.99 max exit velocity, averaged 75.11 mph. 254’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 76 mph. Loose, high 3/4 slot, arm showed life and carry.
Defense: Fluid footwork, athletic outfield actions, plays through in rhythm, reliable hands.
Run: 7.14 runner in the 60.

10/16/22

Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 5-7, 140-pounds.
Delivery: Stretch-only athletic delivery, works on-line.
Arm Action: LH. Long, quick arm action, over-the-top to high 3/4 slot.
FB: T78.2, 75.57-78.08 mph. Lively, clean out of the hand, works mostly straight. T2007, 1921 average rpm.
CB: 62.40-64.36 mph. 1/7 shape, thrown aggressively, feel for the zone at times. T1976, 1934 average rpm.
CH: 66.15-68.00 mph. Fastball arm speed, T1469, 1414 average rpm.

8/09/22

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-10, 163-pounds.
Hits: LHH. Balanced relaxed setup, minimal wasted movement. Direct path, works uphill through the zone, gap-to-gap approach and lift in swing.
Power: 88 max exit velocity, averaged 75.9 MPH. 310' max distance.
Arm: LH. OF-85 mph. Accurate arm with some life, long arm action, 3/4 slot
Defense: Deliberate routes, athletic actions, breaks down, sure handed, clean transfer
Run: 6.98 runner in the 60.
Vizual Edge: 73.87 Edge Score

8/09/22

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-10, 163-pounds.
Hits: LHH. Balanced relaxed setup, minimal wasted movement. Direct path, works uphill through the zone, gap-to-gap approach and lift in swing.
Power: 88 max exit velocity, averaged 75.9 MPH. 310' max distance.
Arm: LH. OF-85 mph. Accurate arm with some life, long arm action, 3/4 slot
Defense: Deliberate routes, athletic actions, breaks down, sure handed, clean transfer
Run: 6.98 runner in the 60.
Vizual Edge: 73.87 Edge Score

10/19/21

+ OF/LHP Ben Toft (New Trier, 2025) is a 5-foot-10, 155-pound, left/left prospect with an athletic frame and easy actions on both sides of the ball. Toft has an advanced skill set for his age, gliding to a 7.14 time in the 60-yard dash with plenty of room to project on his speed to improve as he matures given his current athleticism. At the plate, Toft swung a loose left-handed bat that worked short and direct to the baseball. It’s a simple, easy all-around operation with gap-to-gap feel as he peppered line drives to all areas of the field. Defensively, Toft has athletic actions in the outfield with a quick, accurate arm that topped at 76 mph to his target. He carried that over to the mound where he sat 76-78 mph with his fastballs and was around the zone with a three-pitch mix.

10/19/21

OF/LHP Ben Toft (New Trier, 2025) is a 5-foot-10, 155-pound, left/left prospect with an athletic frame and easy actions on both sides of the ball. Toft has an advanced skill set for his age, gliding to a 7.14 time in the 60-yard dash with plenty of room to project on his speed to improve as he matures given his current athleticism. At the plate, Toft swung a loose left-handed bat that worked short and direct to the baseball. It’s a simple, easy all-around operation with gap-to-gap feel as he peppered line drives to all areas of the field. Defensively, Toft has athletic actions in the outfield with a quick, accurate arm that topped at 76 mph to his target. He carried that over to the mound where he sat 76-78 mph with his fastballs and was around the zone with a three-pitch mix.

10/17/21

Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 5-7, 140-pounds.
Delivery: Stretch-only athletic delivery, works on-line.
Arm Action: LH. Long, quick arm action, over-the-top to high 3/4 slot.
FB: T78.2, 75.57-78.08 mph. Lively, clean out of the hand, works mostly straight. T2007, 1921 average rpm.
CB: 62.40-64.36 mph. 1/7 shape, thrown aggressively, feel for the zone at times. T1976, 1934 average rpm.
CH: 66.15-68.00 mph. Fastball arm speed,  T1469, 1414 average rpm.

Hit: LHH. Balanced setup, minimal movements into a short stride, quiet load. Loose hands and wrists, easy. Simple, controlled to contact, flat path, opposite field feel.
Power: 84.99 max exit velocity, averaged 75.11 mph. 254’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 76 mph. Loose, high 3/4 slot, arm showed life and carry.
Defense: Fluid footwork, athletic outfield actions, plays through in rhythm, reliable hands.
Run: 7.14 runner in the 60. 

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Physical

2024
2023
Grip Strgth (LH)
Grip Strgth (RH)
Grip Strgth (LH)
Grip Strgth (RH)
Preseason All-State: Upperclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 24, 2024
Physical - Athlete
5' 8"
Ht
173.1
Wt
Grip Strgth (RH)
Grip Strgth (LH)
FG Workout IL/IN/MDW/WI
Jul 26, 2023
Physical - Athlete
5' 9"
Ht
164.0
Wt
Grip Strgth (RH)
Grip Strgth (LH)