Benjamin Riffe
Benjamin Riffe
Benjamin Riffe




Lansing CC
Troy Athens (HS) • MI
6-2 • 185LBS • R/R
Travel Team: South Oakland A's 17U


2019 National

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6-foot-2, 160 pound prospect with a projectable build receives the ball with one hand moving out of the shoot quickly throwing down to 2B. Very good blocking skills smothering the ball out front. At the plate has a balanced stance with elevated hands and a knee bend. Using a leg lift swings making contact. More of an arm swing. On the mound reaches his arms up, steps left, looks down and uses a high leg lift throwing from a high 3/4 arm angle. Fastball was 82-84 mph downhill. 68-71 mph curve with a 12/6 break. 70-72 mph straight change up.
Home to 1st: 4.60
Exit Velo: 73 mph
C Velo: 78 mph
Pop time: 1.90-1.97

Riffe has a projectable 6-foot-1, 160-pound build. Stands upright at the plate while keeping most of his weight on his back leg during his swing and throws his hands at the ball. Had an exit velocity of 70 mph and ran a 4.92 60-yard dash. Behind the plate, works his feet around the ball and keeps his hands low during his transfer, throwing from a low arm slot. Had pop times of 2.00-2.23 and a velocity of 71 mph. On the mound, he throws from an over-the-top arm slot with a long arm action. Fastball was mostly flat at 74-79 mph with occasional running action. Curveball sat 61-65 mph and will tighten up as he learns to throw it harder. Changeup sat 64-65 mph  with fading action.

Riffe has a lanky 6-foot, 150-pound build. He has a wide and upright stance with a slight bend in his knees. He has a simple load and rhythm and finishes through the zone with two hands. His exit velocity was 67 mph and he ran a 7.52 60-yard dash. Behind the plate, he shows good fundamentals with his footwork and has a short release. His pop times were 2.08-2.26. On the mound, he has a long arm action and throws from a high 3/4 arm slot. His fastball sat 74-76 mph while his curveball was tight with 11/5 break and sat 60-62 mph. His changeup was 66-67 mph.


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