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Benjamin Merriman
2023 GRAD
 |  OF/IF, RHP
 |  Austin, TX
COMMITMENT
Best PG Grade
8
ABOUT PG GRADES
Bowie
5-10
  180
HIGH SCHOOL TEAM LAST PLAYED HEIGHT/WEIGHT
R/R
16 and 11 mos
BATS/THROWS AGE
PG EVENT RESULTS
84
FB VELO
7.06
60 YARD DASH
1.62
10 YARD SPLIT
83
OF VELO
88
EXIT VELO
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LATEST PG SHOWCASE REPORT
2020 Sunshine South Showcase  
Benjamin Merriman is a 2023 OF/RHP/IF with a 5-9 178 lb. frame from Austin, TX who attends Bowie. Medium, athletic frame with plenty of time to mature and add strength. Recorded a 7.06 second sixty-yard dash time. Primary outfielder with a very fundamentally sound defensive skill set; aggressive approach into fielding process with clean gather out in front, gaining momentum into release, accurate throws to bags with low carry and developing arm strength. Vast upside in the outfield with sound current tools and potential to gain more strength. Secondary right-handed pitcher; works exclusively from the stretch in this look; very simple controlled delivery with long, loose arm action that works into a higher 3/4's arm slot, shows ability to command both sides of the plate with fastball in the upper-70s that topped out at 80 MPH. Shows feel for spin with varying shapes to breaking ball that shows tightness and depth when in sync. Right-handed hitter with a slightly open stance, high back elbow and simple leg lift trigger; Uses a deep hand load and slight linear weight shift to get to launch with strength in his hands at contact. Middle-of-the field approach with leveraged swing plane and some occasional pull-side power, will continue to improve with proper swing adjustments and physical maturity. Solid overall skill set with plenty of time to expand upon his tools. Good Student. Named to the 2020 Perfect Game Sunshine South Top Prospect List.
PG CAREER PROGRESSION
+9 MPH
FB VELO SINCE 02/15/2019
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PERCENTILE RANKINGS
CLASS OF 2023 in the recorded year
CATEGORY TOP RESULT CLASS AVG PERCENTILE
FB 84 mph 75
93.49%
60 7.06 sec 7.52
85.41%
10 SPL 1.62 sec 1.74
84.76%
OF 83 mph 79
76.06%
CATEGORIES TOP RESULT CLASS AVG PERCENTILE
Exit Velo 88 mph 79
91.09%
CATEGORY TOP RESULT CLASS AVG PERCENTILE
Max Barrel Speed 70.555 mph 62.53
93.83%
Impact Momentum 25.716 23.19
88.97%
Max Acceleration 36.688 g’s 30.53
88.79%
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Max Barrel Speed (mph)
BEST SINGLE GAME STATS
BATTING STATSLAST OCCURRENCE
At bats: 4 Jul 26, 2021 vs. Vendetta Baseball
Runs: 3 Oct 03, 2020 vs. HP 2023 Heard
Hits: 3 Oct 03, 2020 vs. HP 2023 Heard
RBI's: 4 Jun 14, 2021 vs. Usa Prime - Peoples
Doubles: 1 Jul 21, 2021 vs. US Elite 16U National
Triples: 1 Jul 26, 2021 vs. Vendetta Baseball
Home runs: 1 Jul 17, 2021 vs. 5 Star Midwest 16U Shah
Total bases: 8 Oct 03, 2020 vs. HP 2023 Heard
Walks: 2 Jul 29, 2021 vs. Canes Southwest Premier
Stolen bases: 3 Jul 29, 2020 vs. 5 Star TX Black
Hit by pitch: 1 Jul 29, 2021 vs. Canes Southwest Premier
PITCHING STATSLAST OCCURRENCE
Inn. pitched: 6.1 Jul 20, 2019 vs. Kangaroo Court Roos American
Runs allowed: 2 Jul 05, 2020 vs. Dallas Patriots 15u Sherard
Earned runs: 0 Jul 05, 2020 vs. Dallas Patriots 15u Sherard
Hits allowed: 0 Jul 05, 2020 vs. Dallas Patriots 15u Sherard
Strikeouts: 5 May 26, 2019 vs. Louisiana Knights Lafayette
Walks allowed: 2 Jul 05, 2020 vs. Dallas Patriots 15u Sherard
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