Benjamin Gatlin

HS Grad 2007
Age 28 and 3 mos
Age on 2007 Draft 18 and 6 mos
Position(s) RHP  C, OF
Ht/Wt 6-2, 175 lb
B/T R/R
School  Glenwood
Hometown  Cataula, GA USA
Summer Team  Glenwood
Fall Team 
All Americans/All Regions
2007 Southeast - All Region Players 
National Rank - Class of 2007 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Overall
378
Position - RHP
NA
Athletic body, 90 mph fastball.
GA State Rank - Class of 2007 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Overall
NA
Position - RHP
NA
GPA
2.1
SAT
--
ACT
15
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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
9
9/16/2006
Latest Showcase Report
2006 Southeast Top Prospect Showcase   Sep 16, 2006
PG Grade: 9
Benjamin Gatlin is a 2007 RHP/C/OF with a 6'2'', 175 lb. frame from Cataula GA, who attends Glenwood School. Gatlin has a good athletic frame with some looseness and projectable strength. He throws from a high leg kick delivery with a long, loose and lively arm action. He has some wrap in back on both his fastball and curveball. The ball comes out of his hand very easily and Gatlin doesn't throw with a lot of effort. His best pitch this day was a very tight and deep 74 mph curveball that is a potential plus pitch. Gatlin could have used his curveball more, especially since he had better command of it than he did his fastball. Gatlin's fastball was 86-89 mph. He struggled big time getting his fastball down in the zone and was unable to make adjustmetns. We've seen Gatlin before throw a complete game with no command problems, topping out at 90-91, so it's hard to say exactly what the problem was this day. He has the type of arm that it's easy to imagine him with a solid big league fastball and plus curveball in a few years. Gatlin has a big time arm and we think he just got caught up in the showcase environment and had a bad day.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 90 mph
7/3/2006
91.60% Rank
best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class)
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