Wilken Benjamin III
Wilken Benjamin III
Wilken Benjamin III
Wilken Benjamin III



Benjamin III

Western Illinois
Mundelein (HS) • IL
6-4 • 175LBS • R/R
Travel Team: MVP Elite Baseball


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Verbally announced his commitment to Western Illinois.


Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-4, 175-pounds. Lean, lanky levers, high waist; projects well.
Delivery: Small side step to big leg kick, high knee/tuck at balance point. Leg swings out and to a closed, toe-open landing.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose, quick arm action from a high release height (5.85 feet on average), over-the-top slot.
FB: T86, 84-85 mph. Straight, steep angle; average carry through the zone. Low-spin type, averaged 1,924 rpm.
CB: 70-72 mph. Breaks early; 11/5 shape. Has flashed sharp in the past.
CH: 78-78 mph. Straight change, thrown at arm speed.


Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-foot-4, 175-pounds. Lean, lanky, high-waisted build. Projects.
Delivery: Steady tall and fall delivery, strong front side, creates extension downhill, front toe lands open and direct to target, athletic finish. Fluid rhythm throughout, works quick.
Arm Action: RH. Long and loose arm action, over-the-top slot.
FB: T83, 81-82 mph. Plays straight. Strikes down in the zone.
CB: 68-70 mph. 11/5 shape with sharp action, strikes. Thrown with intent, potential swing-and-miss pitch.
SPLT: 72-75 mph. Downward action, flashed arm-side run. 


Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-foot-4, 165-pounds. Long, lean, high-waisted, projectable frame. Plenty of room for continued physical development.
Hit: RHH. Wide balanced setup, deep pre-pitch load, hands separate, short stride. Aggressive swing, creates bat speed, short uphill bat path and pull-side approach.
Power: 87 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 84 mph. Long, over-the-top arm action works quick and loose out front; throws flash carry and stay true.
Defense: Attacks the baseball, light on his feet, plays through in rhythm, quick and clean release.
Run: 7.39 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, works in rhythm, directional down the mound and lands front-toe slightly open.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose arm action from an over-the-top slot.
FB: T82, 79-82 mph. Plays straight, thrown for strikes.
CB: 67-69 mph. 12/6 shape.
CH: 70-73 mph. Maintains arm speed, feel at the bottom of the zone, late tumble.


Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-foot-4, 165-pounds. Long-limbed, high-waisted, highly-projectable frame.
Hit: RHH. Quiet, balanced setup, smooth load and short stride. Long bat path, works uphill through the zone and pull-side tendencies.
Power: 91 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 82 mph. Long, loose arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Athletic actions, attacks the baseball, fluid footwork, sure-handed and plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.51 runner in the 60. 

Positional Profile: RHP
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, works with rhythm, stays on-line and lands square.
Arm Action: RH. Arm works loose and clean from an over-the-top slot.
FB: T83, 78-81 mph. Downhill tilt, works the bottom of the zone.
CB: 65-67 mph. 12/6 to 11/5 shape, feel for the zone.
CH: 72-75 mph. Fastball arm speed at times, works down in the zone.


6-foot-3, 155-pound, right-handed hitting/throwing two-way player, thin frame with room to physically fill out. At the plate, wide setup, hands load back, short stride. Long, uphill bat path, pull side pop potential in his swing, present bat speed with some twitch, exit velocity topped 83 mph from a tee. Defensively, deliberate actions, pats glove, long to release. Arm plays long and loose, speeds through a high ¾ slot, throws topped 78 mph from the outfield. 4.67 runner, home to first. On the mound, extends down the mound in-line, toe lands open, athletic finish with rhythm. Long and loose arm action with speed out front, high ¾ slot, easy effort. Fastball played straight, 71-74 mph. Curveball, 11/5 shape, flashed depth, 60-63 mph. Changeup faded with arm speed, 67-71 mph.

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