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Oct 26, 2006 - Oct 30, 2006   East Cobb Cardinals  72
Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
Ben Blanton
LHP 6-2 170   L/L

FB
86
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
83-86
CB
69
SL
CH
76
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance




Sep 16, 2006 - Sep 17, 2006   Crimson  9
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Ben Blanton
LHP 6-2 170   L/L

FB
85
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
80-85
CB
73
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
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Ben Blanton is a 2007 LHP with a 6'2'', 170 lb. frame from Alpharetta GA, who attends Chattahochee HS. He has a young, athletic body with some projection left. Blanton has a simple delivery and good balance. He does a nice job of hiding the ball from hitters and maintaining a good downward angle to the plate. Blanton started off throwing 84-85 mph but quickly settled into a consistent 82 mph, throwing 2-seam fastballs down in the strike zone and getting good consistent life. Blanton's breaking ball is a 73 mph slurve that he uses to spot around the plate and keep hitters guessing. We didn't see a change up at the showcase but Blanton throws one regularly when he's pitching in competition and it's a necessary part of his pitching style. Blanton will never light up the radar gun but he knows how to pitch and use his stuff to the maximum. He's had plenty of success at WWBA events the past three years and will continue to have success at the next level in the right program. Blanton is also an excellent student.
PG Grade 8.0




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Jul 10, 2006 - Jul 16, 2006   East Cobb Braves 17U  13
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Ben Blanton
LHP 6-2 170   L/L

FB
83
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
82-83
CB
70
SL
CH
78
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance




Jul 03, 2006 - Jul 09, 2006   East Cobb Braves 17U  13
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Ben Blanton
LHP 6-2 170   L/L

FB
82
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
81-82
CB
71
SL
CH
73
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance




Nov 17, 2005 - Nov 21, 2005   East Cobb Cardinals  27
Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
Ben Blanton
LHP 6-2 170   L/L

FB
82
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
82
CB
67
SL
CH
72
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance




Oct 07, 2005 - Oct 10, 2005   East Cobb Astros '07  11
Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Ben Blanton
LHP 6-2 170   L/L

FB
79
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
79
CB
70
SL
CH
71
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance




Sep 10, 2005 - Sep 11, 2005   Orange  4
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Ben Blanton
LHP 6-2 170   L/L

FB
79
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
79
CB
66
SL
CH
72
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Ben Blanton is a 2007 left handed pitcher from Chattahoochee High School in Alpharetta, Georgia, with a 6'2'', 170 lb. frame. Blanton has a lean and lanky body with room to grow. He throws from a 3/4 arm slot with a quick motion and delivery to the plate. Blanton's fastball topped out at 79 mph with good run and heavy sink to his arm side. He gets ahead of hitters quickly and then mixes in a 66 mph curveball that is very sharp and buckles hitters knees. Blanton also mixes in a changeup at 72 mph with very good action. Blanton works inside and outside at will with all of his pitches and shows good pitchability for a young lefty. He is a good athlete who is quick off the mound and can field his position. Blanton is also a very good student with a 4.0 gpa.
PG Grade 7.5




Sep 03, 2005 - Sep 05, 2005   Navy  2
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Ben Blanton
LHP 6-2 170   L/L

FB
79
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
79
CB
67
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Ben Blanton is a 6-2, 170 lb junior left handed pitcher from Alabama. He throws from a high 3/4's arm slot with a short, quick arm action that gives some deception to the hitter. He has a consistent on-line delivery that enabled him to locate his pitches very well. Blanton's fastball was 78-79 with hard arm side run away from right handed hitters. His curveball had nice downer break to it. Blanton's deception and his command resulted in very few good swings off him. He fits the finesse left hander profile who can get outs and be successful despite below average velocity. We'd have like to have seen a change up but he probably has one in his arsenal for normal games. Blanton should add a couple mph's to his pitches through normal physical maturation given his solid delivery mechanics. Blanton is also an excellent student.
PG Grade 7.5




Jul 11, 2005 - Jul 17, 2005   East Cobb Astros  72
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Ben Blanton
LHP 6-2 170   L/L

FB
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
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CB
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Jul 05, 2005 - Jul 10, 2005   East Cobb Titans  3
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Ben Blanton
LHP 6-2 170   L/L

FB
80
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
80
CB
67
SL
71
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance




Aug 04, 2004 - Aug 08, 2004   East Cobb Astros  21
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Ben Blanton
LHP 6-2 170   L/L

FB
76
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
76
CB
69
SL
CH
70
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance