Benjamin Loyd
Benjamin Loyd
Benjamin Loyd
Benjamin Loyd
Benjamin Loyd

CLASS OF 2021

SS
2B

Benjamin
Loyd

Notre Dame
Tremper (HS) • WI
6-0 • 170LBS • L/R
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3/01/20

Positional Profile: SS/2B Top tier prospect in Wisconsin's 2021 class.
Body: 6-foot-0, 170-pounds. Lean athletic build, moderate present strength with frame to handle more.
Hit: LHH. Comfortable setup, balanced and slightly open, hanging stride, lands on time and in rhythm, excellent balance. Repeatable swing, easy bat speed with barrel awareness. Hits with a line drive gap to gap approach that can spray to all fields.
Power: 92 mph exit velocity from the tee. Sneaky strong with occasional pop off the bat.
Arm: RH. INF - 86 mph. Strong arm that carries and plays up across the diamond, highly accurate, short and loose arm action that plays athletically from multiple slots.
Defense: Advanced actions, hands plays soft and out front, quick light footwork through the baseball, clean quick transfers. Typical middle infield defender.
Run: 7.12 runner in the 60. Easy light-footed runner.

10/19/19

Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-foot, 150-pounds. Tall and athletic.
Hit: LHH. Athletic stance. Very comfortable in the box. Smooth, weight back load with a short stride, uses lower half. Excellent balance throughout. Fast bat speed, level bat path with extension through the zone. Line drive approach with the ability to hit to all fields. Excellent rhythm.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee. As he bulks up, he projects to develop the ability to hit for power and average.
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. Loose arm action. Quick release from the high 3/4 arm slot. Showed arm strength with life and accuracy across the diamond, has the arm strength to play shortstop at the next level.
Defense: Soft hands, smooth, active and fluid footwork, efficient actions. Quick clean exchange, advanced actions on slow roller.
Run: 7.19 runner in the 60. 

7/18/19

Decommitted from Purdue.

12/29/18 - Verbally committed to Purdue.

9/16/18 - Currently ranked No. 11 in Wisconsin 2021 class. 5-foot-10, 145-pound, wiry, athletic middle infielder, projects. Plays with baseball IQ. Sets up even, leg kick trigger, smooth load. Loose hands, separate from body, controls the barrel, level path, middle of the field approach, rhythm through contact, slappy at times. Showed plate coverage fouling off pitches just off the outside corner. Went 3-for-3 on Sunday morning with three singles, one to all fields going with the location of the pitch. On his infield single to third base, 4.61 down the line. Defensively works through the baseball with soft hands, ranges well, quick and clean transfers at the belt, multi angle slot. Started at second and flashed signs of being able to move to the left side of the dirt.

7/23/18 - 5-foot-10, 145-pound, long, lean, projectable, left-handed hitting infielder. Offensively, balanced setup, smooth load, gets separation, leg-lift timing trigger, maintains balance and fluid rhythm throughout. Loose, handsy swing, line-drive, spray approach and looks to control the barrel. 79 mph exit velocity from a tee. Defensively, advanced infield actions; fluid, easy footwork, ranges well to both sides while maintaining body control. Confident, soft hands, clean, quick release and can throw from multiple angles. Loose arm, accurate throws clocked at 78 mph across the diamond. 4.76 runner, home-to-first.

2/25/18 - 5-foot-10, 145-pound left-handed hitting infielder, long lanky frame, projectable build. Balanced setup, short stride and smooth loading action maintains quiet balance. Path is short to the baseball, level at contact with above average bat speed for age. Line drive gap to agp contact, 76 mph exit velocity from the tee. 7.63 runner in the 60. Defensively hands work, feet play through the baseball, arm action is athletic and loose, high ¾ slot, 77 mph across the diamond.

3/15/17 - 5-foot-9, 130-pound, shortstop. Offensively, left-handed, balanced setup, short stride, lower half works, maintains balance. Line drive hitter, sprays gap-to-gap, 73 mph exit velocity off a tee. Ran an 8.03 laser-timed 60. Defensively, loose arm action, over-the-top slot, accurate, 66 mph across the infield. Fields with soft hands, fluid footwork and clean exchange.

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