Ben Kochany
Ben Kochany

CLASS OF 2023

RHP
SS

Ben
Kochany

Bay City Western (HS) • MI
6-1 • 165LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Michigan Select

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6/29/21

Player Spotlight 

Ben Kochany: RHP/SS, (2023) Bay City Western, MI. 6-foot-1, 165-pound. Capable during batting practice, Kochany's best exit velocity was 86 mph. (64.20 mph bat speed average). (18.32 mph hand speed average). Starts in a balanced stance with a high load, then uses a big leg kick. Had a level swing plane and a high finish. Line drive approach. Solid in the infield, his best throw was recorded at 78 mph; has consistent feet, and sure hands. Fields the ball out front. The athletic recruit showcased his speed with a sub-seven 60 time of 6.92. On the mound, curveball (64-68 mph), changeup (69-70 mph). Threw his fastball 77-79 mph with a max of 80 mph; (Max spin 1964; Avg 1868). 

Scout Evaluation 

Ben Kochany, Bay City Western, 2023, MI

Position: RHP/SS

Body: 6-foot-1, 165-pound.

Hit: (RHH) Capable. Begins in a balanced stance with a high load, then uses a big leg kick. High finish, level swing. Line drive approach. 

Power: 86 mph exit velocity, average 80.81 mph. 64.20 mph bat speed average. 18.32 mph hand speed average.

Defense:  (IF) Sure hands, consistent footwork. Solid. Out front fielding mechanics. 

Arm: 78 mph infield velocity. 

Speed: 6.92 (60-yard).

FB: T80. 77-79 mph. (Max spin 1964;  Avg 1868). 

CB: 64-68 mph. (Max spin 1620; Avg 1568). 

CH: 69-70 mph. 


3/20/21

Player Spotlight 

Ben Kochany: RHP/SS, (2023) Bay City Western, MI. 6-foot-1, 165-pound. Capable during batting practice, Kochany's best exit velocity was 87 mph. Begins in a tall stance with a smooth load, then uses a short stride. Has a simple upward swing plane and efficient bat speed. Found a couple of barrels in his rounds. Base hit approach. In the infield, displayed a velocity of 72 mph. During the event, clocked a 60 time of 7.06. Projectable on the mound, used a high ¾ arm angle and a compact arm action while showing quick arm speed. Feel type pitcher and shows easy effort. Displays even shoulders and a consistent balance point. Lands square with an athletic finish. Threw his fastball 74-77 mph with a max of 78 mph; showed control low in the zone and cutting action. Has a 11/5 curveball (61-64) that showed command low in the zone and sweeping action. Had consistent control and deceiving action on his changeup (67-68). 

Scout Evaluation 

Ben Kochany, Bay City Western, 2023, MI

Position: RHP/SS

Body: 6-foot-1, 165-pound .

Hit: (RHH) Started in a tall stance with a smooth load, then used a short stride. Efficient bat speed. Base hit approach. 

Power: 87 mph exit velocity, average 81.61 mph. 64.65 mph bat speed average. 19.65 mph hand speed average.

Arm: 72 mph infield velocity. 

Speed: 7.06 (60-yard).

Pitching: Projectable. Feel delivery, easy effort. High ¾ arm angle, quick arm speed, compact arm action. Consistent balance point, even shoulders, lands square, an athletic finish.

FB: T78. 74-77 mph. (Max spin 1845;  Avg 1740). Low in the zone accuracy, cutting action. 

CB: 61-64 mph. Low in the zone control, sweeping action, 11/5 shape. 

CH: 67-68 mph. Consistent control, deceiving action. 


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