Benjamin Hecht

HS Grad 2013
Age 21 and 10 mos
Age on 2013 Draft 18 and 0 mos
Position(s) RHP  3B
Ht/Wt 6-3, 170 lb
School  Effingham
Hometown  Effingham, IL USA
Summer Team  St Louis Pirates
Fall Team  HS team
MLB Draft 
Round 31 by Mets  in 2013
All Americans/All Regions
2013 Central Region HM 
National Rank - Class of 2013 
Ranking Last Updated: May 20, 2013
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Position - RHP
IL State Rank - Class of 2013 
Ranking Last Updated: May 20, 2013
Position - RHP
College(s) interested in
Indiana State 
Northern Illinois 
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Latest Showcase Report
2013 Pitcher/Catcher Indoor Showcase   Feb 09, 2013
PG Grade: 8.5
Benjamin Hecht is a 2013 RHP/3B with a 6-3 170 lb. frame from Effingham, IL who attends Effingham St. Anthony's HS. Slender young build, lots of room to fill out. Tall on line delivery, clean arm circle with loose arm out front, 3/4's release, repeats well and stays balanced. Warmed up at 86-87 mph on his fastball, mostly 83-85 mph to hitters, 2-seam action on fastball, consistent run and sink, ground ball pitcher who pounds the bottom of the zone. Very good change up, maintains arm speed with good life, a bit firm on occasion. Good spin on 70 mph curveball, 11/5 depth, shows sharp biting action. Works quickly and throws strikes with all three pitches, has pitchability and gets lots of ground balls. Would like to see more 86-87's to hitters but projects well physically and that should come.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 87 mph
78.54% Rank
best 97  avg 84
 (2013 class in 2013)

best 98  avg 80
 (2013 class)
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