Super 60 Spotlight: Ben Hernandez


Nathan Rode
National Supervisor



Ben Hernandez

Class of 2020 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: De La Salle
    State: IL
  • Summer Team: Top Tier
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 200lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
95
Max FB
(02/02/20)
94 - 95
FB
(02/02/20)
78 - 80
CB
(02/02/20)
84 - 87
CH
(02/10/19)
84 - 89
SL
(02/02/20)
Pitching
Max FB
95
FB
94 - 95
CB
78 - 80
CH
85 - 87
SL
84 - 89
Pitching
Max FB
94
FB
93 - 94
CB
76 - 79
CH
84 - 87
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
87 - 89
CB
71 - 73
CH
79 - 80
Trackman - Fastball
95.4
Velocity (max)
(02/02/20)
91.4 - 95.4
Velo Range
(02/02/20)
90.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/02/20)
2283
Spin Rate (max)
(02/02/20)
2188
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/02/20)
14.3
IVB (max)
(02/02/20)
14.3
IVB (avg)
(02/02/20)
13.3
HM (max)
(02/02/20)
13.3
HM (avg)
(02/02/20)
5.1
Extension (avg)
(02/02/20)
5.9
Release Ht (avg)
(02/02/20)
26
Spin Score (max)
(02/02/20)
80
Zone %
(02/02/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
95.4
Velo Range
91.4 - 95.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
90.9
Spin Rate (max)
2283
Spin Rate (avg)
2188
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
79.5
Velocity (max)
(02/02/20)
78.6 - 79.5
Velo Range
(02/02/20)
76.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/02/20)
1352
Spin Rate (max)
(02/02/20)
1140
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/02/20)
-10.2
IVB (max)
(02/02/20)
-11.9
IVB (avg)
(02/02/20)
3.8
HM (max)
(02/02/20)
3.4
HM (avg)
(02/02/20)
4.9
Extension (avg)
(02/02/20)
5.7
Release Ht (avg)
(02/02/20)
17
Spin Score (max)
(02/02/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
79.5
Velo Range
78.6 - 79.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
76.4
Spin Rate (max)
1352
Spin Rate (avg)
1140
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Slider
87.2
Velocity (max)
(02/02/20)
80.7 - 86.6
Velo Range
(02/02/20)
80.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/02/20)
2272
Spin Rate (max)
(02/02/20)
2234
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/02/20)
4.6
Extension (avg)
(02/02/20)
5.8
Release Ht (avg)
(02/02/20)
28
Spin Score (max)
(02/02/20)
50
Zone %
(02/02/20)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
87.2
Velo Range
80.7 - 86.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
80.5
Spin Rate (max)
2272
Spin Rate (avg)
2234
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
86.4
Velocity (max)
(02/02/20)
85.2 - 86.3
Velo Range
(02/02/20)
83.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/02/20)
1787
Spin Rate (max)
(02/02/20)
1757
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/02/20)
9.0
IVB (max)
(02/02/20)
6.7
IVB (avg)
(02/02/20)
17.6
HM (max)
(02/02/20)
14.1
HM (avg)
(02/02/20)
5.4
Extension (avg)
(02/02/20)
5.8
Release Ht (avg)
(02/02/20)
21
Spin Score (max)
(02/02/20)
33
Zone %
(02/02/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
86.4
Velo Range
85.2 - 86.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
83.5
Spin Rate (max)
1787
Spin Rate (avg)
1757
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Pitch_Scores

Pitch Scores - Fastball
104
Hop+
(02/02/20)
86
Rise+
(02/02/20)
76
Sink+
(02/02/20)
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
50
Hammer+
(02/02/20)
63
Sweep+
(02/02/20)
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+

Scouting Report

4/01/19

 

UIC commit. Ranked No. 2 in the Illinois’ 2020 class and No. 20 overall. 6-foot-2, 185-pound, strong, wide-shouldered, right-handed pitcher. Has been on the rise since the winter. Started on the mound for De La Salle and early on showed why he is one of the top 2020s in the country. Extremely easy effort in his delivery; clean, loose and quick arm action from a high ¾ slot. Plenty of more velocity in the tank. Fastball sat comfortably at 90-92 mph in the first two innings, worked both sides of the plate, downhill tilt, arm-side-run and occasional sink. Showcased an above-average three-pitch mix from the first hitter of the game on. Changeup is best secondary offering, maintains arm speed, run and sink, swing-and-miss action, 81-84 mph. Curveball, works 11/5, inconsistent feel, depth at times, 71-73 mph. Overall stuff and control regressed as the outing went on but battled through his four-inning outing. Took a no hitter into the fourth inning. Final Line: 4 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 7 K, 5 BB.

 

2/10/19

 

Illinois-Chicago commit. 6-foot-2, 185-pound right-handed pitcher, sturdy build on large frame. Tall and fall delivery is is level and on line, works easy while landing closed and athletic finish. Arm action is easy and electric, plus arm speed, high ¾ slot. Plus fastball, sat easy 93-94 mph, late heavy feel, works with arm side run. Changeup was a plus offering, fastball arm speed yields deception, plus feel and action to arm side, 84-87 mph. Curveball is tight and short, 11/5 shape, 76-79 mph, sharp action and feel. Premium starting pitchers profile, 2020 MLB draft prospect.

 

9/16/18

 

Illinois-Chicago recruit, currently ranked No. 7 in Illinois’ 2020 class, No. 177 overall. 6-foot-2, 185-pound right-handed pitcher dominated in his start for Top Tier in its 1-0 victory over Canes Midwest. Struck out nine and walked one in four no-hit innings. Pounded the strike zone with his fastball/changeup combination. Changeup is a plus pitch, a true swing/miss offering, throws it aggressively and confidently in any count; turns it over with late sinking action at 80-82 mph. Registered six of his nine strikeouts with his changeup. Changeup comes out of the same tunnel and throws it with fastball arm action. Fastball topped at 89 mph, sitting predominately 86-87, consistent strikes to his gloveside with some occasional late darting life. Only wrinkled in a few low-70s curveballs. Arm is quick, clean and athletic from a high-3/4 slot; more velocity to come as he continues to physically develop. Athletic on the mound, repeats delivery, works fast and filled up the zone with strikes.

 

2/18/18

 

Illinois-Chicago commit. 6-foot-2, 210-pound right-handed pitcher, large frame, build has leaned out. Easy delivery, tall and fall type, repeats delivery and stays on line and balanced. Arm action is loose and easy, quick arm out of a high ¾ slot. Fastball has easy velocity, arm side run, commands the zone, clean out of the hand, sat 87-89 mph, touched 90 mph. Curveball has 11/5 shape and tight spin, 71-73 mph. Changeup thrown with fastball arm speed, fading action with feel, 79-80 mph.

 

9/23/17

 

Illinois-Chicago commit. 6-foot-2, 210-pound right-handed pitcher. Delivery works tall and upright, creates tilt. Arm action is loose and easy. Fastball comes out clean at 84-85 mph, worked downhill angle. Flashed a sharp breaking ball at 71 mph.

 

8/02/17

 

2017 Future Games - Recently committed to UIC. 6-foot-2, 210-pound, sturdy, right-handed pitcher with a strong lower-half. One of two 2020s to throw for Team Illinois at the Future Games. Worked a perfect inning in the final game of the event. At his best when he gets on top of his fastball, staying tall and working downhill. Pounded the strike zone consistently with a fastball at 84-86 mph; gets sink and boaring action when located down in the zone. Curveball, thrown for strikes, 11/5 shape, 66 mph. Simple, repeatable delivery, sits into his lower half but able to get out and over his front side.  Arm works clean and loose out of a high ¾ slot. One of the top 2020 arms in Illinois.

 

9/21/16

 

6-foot, 180-pound, durable, projectable, right-handed pitcher. Smooth, repeatable, tall and fall delivery, easy effort, slight cross fire action, creates deception and lands closed. Long and loose arm action out of a high ¾ slot. Feel for a three-pitch mix. Fastball, thrown for strikes, arm-side-run, some sinking action when down, 77-79 mph, touching 80. Curveball, slurve type, 11/5 shape, tendency to get underneath and miss up in the zone; when down in the zone flashed depth, sat 61-64 mph. Changeup, advanced feel, located at the bottom of the zone, sink and fade action, 69-71 mph. High follow arm in the 2020 class.

 

3/16/16

 

5-foot-11, 190-pound right-handed pitcher. On the mound works from a high ¾ arm angle with a short, loose arm action. Tall and fall, slow paced delivery. Creates slight crossfire action. Three pitch mix, for strikes. Fastball showed slight running action at 75-76 topping out at 78 mph. Curveball has 12-6 sharp with sharp breaking action at 55-60 mph. maintained arm speed on changeup with sinking action at 63-65 mph. Young arm to follow.

 


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