Benjamin Ruth
Benjamin Ruth
Benjamin Ruth
Benjamin Ruth
Benjamin Ruth
Benjamin Ruth
Benjamin Ruth

CLASS OF 2023

1B
RHP

Benjamin
Ruth

Ithaca (HS) • NY
6-3 • 175LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Baseball U NY

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Positional Tools Velos / Pop
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Best Of Stats

Hitting
22.2
Hand Speed (max)
2/15/21
66.2
Bat Speed (max)
2/15/21
16.7
Rot. Acc (max)
2/15/21
-
Hard Hit %
Power
86.7
Exit Velocity (max)
6/30/21
87
Exit Velocity (avg)
6/30/21
318
Distance (max)
6/30/21
75
Sweet Spot %
2/15/21
Run
7.78
60-yard
2/15/21
-
30-yd
-
10-yd
-
Run speed (max)
Defense
79
INF Velo
6/30/21
72
OF Velo
9/22/19
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time
Pitching

Fastball

79.3
Velocity (max)
3/21/21
78 - 79
Velo Range
3/21/21
1931
Spin Rate (avg)
7/06/20

Curveball

69.8 - 71.3
Velo Range
3/21/21
2247
Spin Rate (avg)
3/21/21

Slider

68.8 - 70.4
Velo Range
6/30/21
2238
Spin Rate (avg)
6/30/21

Positional Tools

2021
2020
2019
60 Yard Dash
7.78
Infield Velocity
79.0
Power / Speed Score
11.1
60 Yard Dash
7.78
Home to First
4.71
Infield Velocity
78.0
Power / Speed Score
10.9
60 Yard Dash
7.89
Infield Velocity
67.0
Outfield Velocity
72.0
Power / Speed Score
10.5
2021 NYS Games (Session 2)
Jun 30, 2021
Position
7.80
60-yard
79
INF Velo
87
Exit Velo
2020 NYS Games
Jul 6, 2020
Position
7.78
60-yard
78
INF Velo
85
Exit Velo
2020 Preseason All-State - Southern Tier
Feb 14, 2020
Position
7.78
60-yard
72
INF Velo
76
Exit Velo
4.71
H-1st
2019 Fall Top Prospect Games (Session III/AM)
Sep 22, 2019
Position
7.89
60-yard
66
INF Velo
72
OF Velo
83
Exit Velo
Junior NYS Games
Jul 2, 2019
Position
7.95
60-yard
67
INF Velo
67
Exit Velo

Hitting

2021
2020
Exit Velocity Max
86.7
Exit Velocity Avg
75.2
Distance Max
318
Distance Avg
194
Launch Angle Avg
25.9
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
84.9
Exit Velocity Avg
76.4
Distance Max
258
Distance Avg
183
Launch Angle Avg
18.0
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2021 NYS Games (Session 2)
Jun 30, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
86.7
Exit Velocity (max)
77.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
176
Distance (avg)
318
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2021 Preseason All-State - Southern Tier (AM Session)
Feb 15, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
83.3
Exit Velocity (max)
73.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
208
Distance (avg)
298
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2020 NYS Games
Jul 6, 2020
Trackman - Hitting
84.9
Exit Velocity (max)
76.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
183
Distance (avg)
258
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2021
Hand Speed Max
22.2
Hand Speed Avg
21.5
Bat Speed Max
66.2
Bat Speed Avg
62.4
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
2021 Preseason All-State - Southern Tier (AM Session)
Feb 15, 2021
Blast - Hitting
22.2
Hand Speed (max)
21.5
Hand Speed (avg)
66.2
Bat Speed (max)
62.4
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
2020 NYS Games
Jul 6, 2020
Blast - Hitting
22.5
Hand Speed (max)
21.3
Hand Speed (avg)
66.3
Bat Speed (max)
62.7
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Pitching

2021
2020
Fastball
Velocity Max
79.3
Fastball
Velocity Avg
78.3
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
1670
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
21.3
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
70.5
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
2247
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Slider
Velocity Avg
69.6
Slider
Spin Rate Avg
2238
Slider
Total Movement Avg
Fastball
Velocity Max
74.9
Fastball
Velocity Avg
74.0
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
1931
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
26.1
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
63.1
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
2189
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
2021 NYS Games (Session 2)
Jun 30, 2021
Trackman - Fastball
79.0
Velocity (max)
77.6 - 78.8
Velo Range
76.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,692
Spin Rate (max)
1,609
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
71.2
Velocity (max)
68.8 - 70.4
Velo Range
67.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,325
Spin Rate (max)
2,238
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
2021 Preseason All-State Pitching - Central
Mar 21, 2021
Trackman - Fastball
79.3
Velocity (max)
78.0 - 79.0
Velo Range
76.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,856
Spin Rate (max)
1,761
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
71.4
Velocity (max)
69.8 - 71.3
Velo Range
67.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,276
Spin Rate (max)
2,247
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
2020 NYS Games
Jul 6, 2020
Trackman - Fastball
74.9
Velocity (max)
73.4 - 74.7
Velo Range
72.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,048
Spin Rate (max)
1,931
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
64.2
Velocity (max)
62.1 - 64.0
Velo Range
61.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,299
Spin Rate (max)
2,189
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Pitch Scores

2021
2020
Fastball
Hop+
Fastball
Sink+
Fastball
Rise+
Slider
Hammer+
Slider
Sweep+
Fastball
Hop+
Fastball
Sink+
Fastball
Rise+
Curveball
Hammer+
Curveball
Sweep+
2021 NYS Games (Session 2)
Jun 30, 2021
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Slider
Hammer+
Sweep+
2020 NYS Games
Jul 6, 2020
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+

Pitching Velos

2021
2020
2019
Fastball
Velocity Max
79.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
78.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
70.5
Slider
Velocity Avg
69.5
Fastball
Velocity Max
75.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
71.8
Curveball
Velocity Avg
61.5
Fastball
Velocity Max
70.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
68.0
Curveball
Velocity Avg
57.0
2021 NYS Games (Session 2)
Jun 30, 2021
Pitching
79
Max FB
78 - 79
FB
68 - 71
SL
2020 NYS Games
Jul 6, 2020
Pitching
75
Max FB
72 - 74
FB
61 - 64
CB
Junior NYS Games
Jul 2, 2019
Pitching
70
Max FB
67 - 69
FB
56 - 58
CT

Game Performance

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Pitch Ai

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Comments

6/30/21

Physical: Projectable 6-foot-3, 160lb frame with some length available. 7.80 runner in the 60-yard dash; Niagara University commit. 

Offensively: RHH - Crouched, even stance outside shoulder-width as the hands flashed rhythm at the shoulder. Utilized a short lift and replace stride to initiate the bat head through a flat, rotational path into the hitting zone. Accelerated into impact with efficient production, driving the baseball to the pull-side with a strong lower half. Posted a T87 mph bat-exit velocity with some bat to ball skills, staying on the barrel for a 33% line drive rate during his BP round. Able to produce extra-base hits with leverage at the front of the plate, hunting fastballs with a direct top hand. 

Defensively: The first baseman operated using a medium posture with good balance at the fielding window. Adjustable, lower glove hand that worked down/up and handled in between hops with feel. Got the hips/shoulders in line and released from an accurate H ¾ slot (79 mph arm).

Pitching: RHP - Consistent pace/connection on the bump, repeating the delivery at H ¾ slot and some arm talent. The FB landed with heavy action from 77-79 mph, showing occasional arm-side run for strikes. Mixed a hard, well-spun T2300rpm SL at 69-71 mph, deceptively tunneling with arm-speed off the FB.


3/21/21

Pitching: Works with steady temp; short side step with a leg lift above the belt at a tall stack before gliding down and out in line to a repeatable finish with a big leg kick follow through. Long, arm action dropping straight back before getting to a clean 3/4 release.

FB: Commands down with arm side run up to 15". CB: High spin breaker with 11-5 shape and up to -11" vertical drop with -14.9" horizontal movement 

2/15/21

Physical: Long and projectable 6-foot-3, 160-pound frame with developing strength at the moment. 7.78 runner in the 60-yard dash. 

Offensively: RHH - The righty started from a bent, even stance with slight bouncing rhythm off of the shoulder; utilized a lift and replace stride with feel for the timing mechanism while getting the hands out towards the front of the plate through a slight uphill attack at impact. Recorded an 83 mph bat-exit velocity per Trackman Baseball with loft in the approach (50% fly ball rate) to the pull-side. A near 300 foot batted ball distance points towards doubles power at the moment with room for more as he keeps filling out the frame. 

Defensively: The primary first baseman showed above-average feel around the bag with range in either direction, stayed low with a quick first step, and flowed through the fielding window, stayed down with a soft glove hand, accurate 77 mph arm strength across. Going to have a chance to be an impact defender.


7/06/20

Physical: 6-foot-1, 140 pounds; long, lanky frame with room to fill out. 7.78 runner in the 60.
Offensively: RHH. Wide base with some bend in the knees; small toe tap and stride. Average effort with throws his hands at the ball, flat path throughout his swing.  Sprays the ball to all fields; peak Trackman exit velocity of 85 MPH.
Defensively: Starts upright and walks into ready position; active footwork around the bag. fields the ball on the towards his glove foot, smooth transfer; medium arm swing with a high 3/4 arm slot.   INF - 78 MPH.
Pitching: Operates from the stretch, comes set with some bend in the back knee, higher leg lift above his waist, repeatable actions. stabs back and delivers from a high 3/4 arm slot. FB: Peak velo of 75 MPH, while sitting 72-74 MPH. Shows some natural cutting action. CB: 61-64 MPH. Sweepy 11-5 shape.  


2/14/20

Physical: 6-foot-1, 140-pounds. Long, wiry frame with room to fill out.
Run: 7.78 runner in the 60.
Hit: RHH. Feet are even and outside his shoulders with some weight on the back leg. hands are back and shoulder height; toe tap stride gaining some grounds with hands getting so back side of shoulder Quick hands with barrel coming in level and staying through the zone well.
Power: 76 MPH raw exit velocity. Stays inside the ball showing gap to gap potential.
Defense: Active feet with clean transfer gaining ground with shuffle.
Arm: Mid arm swing with 3/4 slot. INF - 72 MPH.

Pitching Delivery: Works from stretch, controlled temp, leg lift up to even working downhill.
Arm Action: Long Arm action extending down and back out of the glove getting up to a high slot.
FB: T71, 70-71 MPH. Natural cut into the zone.
CB: 59-62 MPH. 11-5 shape with early break.

9/22/19

Offensively- the right handed hitter stands in the box in a tall stance with feet shoulder width apart. Ruth displayed a short compact swing. Ruth drove the baseball in batting practice at the Fall Top Prospect Games. Defensively, in the outfield, Ruth was aggressive to the baseball. Stays under control when approaching the baseball. Displayed an accurate arm on throws to the plate. As an infielder, Ruth displayed active footwork. Moves well around the bag. Quick exchange and release from a high ¾ arm slot. Pitching- the right handed pitcher displayed a repeatable delivery. Worked with a two pitch mix. FB peaked at 70 MPH and CB 56-58 MPH. Ruth worked with a short arm action and low effort delivery. 


7/02/19

A wiry projectable athletic frame at 6-foot, 135 pounds. Offensively- the right handed hitter stands in the box with a wide stance. Short simple load actions. Takes a short stride to the pitcher before attacking the hitting zone. Quick direct path to the baseball. Ruth has a compact swing. Displayed hard consistent contact to the pull side and middle part of the field. Does a good job staying balanced throughout the swing. Defensively- the 1B has active footwork and gets himself in  low athletic position when fielding the baseball. Long arm action on throws across the diamond. Moves well around the bag. Pitching- the right handed pitcher displayed a repeatable delivery. Loose long arm action. A lot more is left in the tank on the mound. Low effort delivery. Displayed good command of two pitch mix. Ruth has a lot of upside and is someone to follow as he continues to develop. 

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