Ben Olson

HS Grad 2015
Age 21 and 2 mos
Age on 2015 Draft 18 and 7 mos
Position(s) LHP  OF
Ht/Wt 6-5, 170 lb
School  Dowling Catholic
Hometown  West Des Moines, IA USA
Summer Team  HS team
Fall Team  Iowa Sticks
All Americans/All Regions
2015 Central Region HM
PG Underclass All Americans/All Regions
2014 Underclass Honorable Mention
National Rank - Class of 2015
Ranking Last Updated: May 30, 2015
Top 1000
Position - LHP
IA State Rank - Class of 2015
Ranking Last Updated: May 30, 2015
Position - LHP

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2013 Midwest Underclass Showcase   Aug 16, 2013
PG Grade: 8
Ben Olson is a 2015 LHP/OF with a 6-4 160 lb. frame from West Des Moines, IA who attends Dowling Catholic. Has a extra large projectable frame with room to add more strength. Has an online balanced delivery with good pace to it. Throws from a high 3/4 arm slot with good arm speed, has a long arm action with an extended release. He attacks hitters with his fastball, has good shape on his curveball which has 11-5 break, change-up has good sinking action and his fastball has arm side run to it. Has a strong accurate arm in the outfield with carry on his throws, and a quick first step. Back load trigger at the plate with a contact approach hits the ball to all fields and uses his lower half. Is an interesting 2-way guy to continue to follow and is an outstanding student.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 8.00
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 85 mph
72.14% Rank
best 97  avg 82
 (2015 class in 2014)

best 97  avg 80
 (2015 class)
60 7.47 sec
37.85% Rank
best 6.44  avg 7.38
 (2015 class in 2013)

best 6.17  avg 7.33
 (2015 class)
OF 84 mph
72.35% Rank
best 95  avg 80
 (2015 class in 2013)

best 95  avg 81
 (2015 class)
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