2021 FUTURE GAMES SPOTLIGHT: Ben Leikam


Mike Anderson
Colorado Scouting Director

The 2021 PBR Future Games has come and gone. The event featured the top uncommitted 2023 and 2024 players around the country representing their home state in front of over 350+ college coaches. Team Colorado had high energy and talented squad who showcased their abilities all week.  Team Colorado went  3-0 with wins over PBR Select, Oklahoma and Utah.  Just as impressive, was our players' individual GPA’s.  Their futures are bright as the true definition of Student-Athletes. 

Post event, we plan on highlighting ALL of our Future Team Members.  

Today, we highlight:  BEN LEIKAM

2023, Ben Leikam, Valor Christian , (Colorado Yard Dogs)  The strong armed LHP continues to make strides in his delivery and approach. Uses attacking up tempo approach.   Ben has demonstrated 90+ FB with arm side run. A plus SL with some downward plane and very good CH at 81-82 give Ben complementary OS pitches. Arm has short backside arc with extended follow through with momentum to 3rd base side.  High Ceiling as he adds strength and continues to refine. 



Ben Leikam

Class of 2023 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Valor Christian
    State: CO
  • Summer Team: Colorado Yard Dawgs - Bates
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
90
Max FB
(02/20/21)
88 - 90
FB
(02/20/21)
74 - 75
CB
(02/20/21)
81 - 82
CH
(04/26/21)
74 - 77
SL
(07/28/21)
74 - 75
SPL
(04/26/21)
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
85 - 87
CB
65 - 67
SL
74 - 77
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
88 - 90
CB
66 - 67
CH
81 - 82
SPL
74 - 75
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
88 - 90
CB
74 - 75
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
83 - 86
CB
64 - 66
CH
72 - 74
Position
7.04
60-yard
(04/26/21)
91
OF Velo
(02/20/21)
95
Exit Velo
(10/11/20)
3.97
H-1st
(02/20/21)
Position
60-yard
7.36
Exit Velo
94
Position
OF Velo
91
Exit Velo
95
H-1st
3.97
Position
60-yard
7.31
OF Velo
86
Exit Velo
95
Trackman - Fastball
90.26
Velocity (max)
(02/20/21)
93.91
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/20/21)
2169
Spin Rate (max)
(02/20/21)
2005
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/20/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
88.53
Velo Range
85.68 - 87.53
Eff Velocity (avg)
84.57
Spin Rate (max)
1988
Spin Rate (avg)
1547
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
90.17
Velo Range
88.98 - 89.93
Eff Velocity (avg)
89.26
Spin Rate (max)
2031
Spin Rate (avg)
1901
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
90.26
Velo Range
88.45 - 89.83
Eff Velocity (avg)
93.91
Spin Rate (max)
2169
Spin Rate (avg)
2005
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
86.42
Velo Range
83.82 - 85.79
Eff Velocity (avg)
83.17
Spin Rate (max)
1870
Spin Rate (avg)
1635
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
67.96
Velocity (max)
(02/20/21)
69.68
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/20/21)
2039
Spin Rate (max)
(02/20/21)
1865
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/20/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
67.22
Velo Range
65.15 - 66.59
Eff Velocity (avg)
64.15
Spin Rate (max)
1801
Spin Rate (avg)
1705
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
67.57
Velo Range
66.75 - 67.57
Eff Velocity (avg)
66.39
Spin Rate (max)
1836
Spin Rate (avg)
1830
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
67.96
Velo Range
64.73 - 67.88
Eff Velocity (avg)
69.68
Spin Rate (max)
2039
Spin Rate (avg)
1865
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
66.01
Velo Range
64.83 - 65.93
Eff Velocity (avg)
63.71
Spin Rate (max)
1945
Spin Rate (avg)
1845
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
77.42
Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
74.54
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/28/21)
3262
Spin Rate (max)
(07/28/21)
2345
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/28/21)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
77.42
Velo Range
76.8 - 77.42
Eff Velocity (avg)
74.54
Spin Rate (max)
3262
Spin Rate (avg)
2345
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
82.48
Velocity (max)
(04/26/21)
82.60
Eff Velocity (avg)
(04/26/21)
1458
Spin Rate (max)
(04/26/21)
1409
Spin Rate (avg)
(04/26/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
77.19
Eff Velocity (avg)
74.92
Spin Rate (max)
1239
Spin Rate (avg)
1239
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
82.48
Velo Range
81.73 - 82.48
Eff Velocity (avg)
82.6
Spin Rate (max)
1458
Spin Rate (avg)
1409
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Splitter
75.33
Velocity (max)
(02/20/21)
78.62
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/20/21)
Trackman - Splitter
Velocity (max)
74.98
Velo Range
74.9 - 74.98
Eff Velocity (avg)
75.08
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Zone %
Trackman - Splitter
Velocity (max)
75.33
Velo Range
74.06 - 75.33
Eff Velocity (avg)
78.62
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Trackman - Hitting
94.95
Exit Speed (max)
(02/20/21)
85.68
Exit Speed (avg)
(02/20/21)
213
Distance (avg)
(10/11/20)
326
Distance (max)
(10/11/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
94.15
Exit Speed (avg)
82.53
Distance (avg)
115
Distance (max)
246
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
94.95
Exit Speed (avg)
85.68
Distance (avg)
203
Distance (max)
306
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
94.82
Exit Speed (avg)
81.29
Distance (avg)
213
Distance (max)
326
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %
Blast - Hitting
26.40
Hand Speed (max)
(07/28/21)
25.23
Hand Speed (avg)
(07/28/21)
78.80
Bat Speed (max)
(07/28/21)
73.94
Bat Speed (avg)
(07/28/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
26.4
Hand Speed (avg)
25.23
Bat Speed (max)
78.8
Bat Speed (avg)
73.94
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
25.4
Hand Speed (avg)
24.56
Bat Speed (max)
76.4
Bat Speed (avg)
71.84
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
24.1
Hand Speed (avg)
22.79
Bat Speed (max)
68.3
Bat Speed (avg)
64.56
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %

Scouting Report

11/01/20

 

Ben Leikam, Valor, 2023 Positional Profile: LHP/OF Body: 6’2” 195LBS

Run: 7.31    Hit: LHH with open stance. Has a small toe tap to stride. Hands have minimal movement on stride. Tends to jump out on his front side. Will benefit from staying back just a little longer.Exit Velo: 95 mph Power: Pull side power. But showed the ability to hit it to all parts of the field. Arm: Long ¾ arm action Outfield velo: 86. Defense: Does a good job coming through the ball and fielding the ball off to his side. Showed good arm strength and athleticism.   


 

11/01/20

 

Ben Leikam, Valor, 2023

 LHP with a small side step into a toe tap. Has a high controlled leg lift. Uses a small coil at the top to generate power. Front foot lands neutral to the plate. Has a long arcing arm action. Threw all of his pitches with conviction. FB was 83-86 with low spin. Therefore had good sink to the ball. CH was 72-74 and CB was 64-66 with good action. Big frame with huge upside. Potential to add velo. Player to follow. 


 


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