Ben Blanton

HS Grad 2007
Age 29 and 9 mos
Age on 2007 Draft 18 and 8 mos
Position(s) LHP  
Ht/Wt 6-2, 170 lb
Hometown  Alpharetta, GA USA
Summer Team  Titans
Fall Team  East Cobb Astros
All Americans/All Regions
2007 Southeast - All Region Players
National Rank - Class of 2007
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Position - LHP
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GA State Rank - Class of 2007
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Position - LHP

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4 yr Commitment

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2006 Southeast Top Prospect Showcase   Sep 16, 2006
PG Grade: 8
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 Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 8.00
0.50 improvement beginning on Sep 10, 2005
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Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 86 mph
73.53% Rank
best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class)
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