Top-10 Player Profiles: No. 10 Ben Wiegman


By Andy Sroka
Staff Writer

Today marks the start of our Top-10 Countdown to the new year, where we highlight the most viewed profiles and the most important stories of 2018. After analyzing PBR Illinois’ web traffic over the past 12 months, we’ve assembled a list of the most-read stories and profiles that generated the most clicks and views. We’ll start sharing our findings today.

Coming in at No. 10 is the junior right-handed pitcher from Carmel Catholic, Ben Wiegman. Wiegman has long been a top-10 prospect within this state’s 2020 class and is now firmly entrenched on the national radar, too, ranked at No. 56 on the PBR National board and the No. 12-ranked righty in the country. Wiegman has been verbally committed to Louisville since July of 2016, when he and his older brother Andrew, a senior, both announced their intent to play for the Cardinals. We saw Ben a few times this past year, including at February’s Underclass Invitational when he came away as the top-ranked prospect at the high-profile event. For his high school this past spring, Wiegman struck out 54 batters over 50 innings of work and groomed an ERA under 1.00 (0.97) as sophomore on this Corsairs staff.

NO. 10: BEN WIEGMAN

Ben Wiegman

Class of 2020 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: RHP
  • High School: Carmel Catholic
    State: IL
  • Summer Team: Team Elite Prime 17U
  • Height: 6-4
    Weight: 230lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
94
Max FB
(07/09/19)
90 - 94
FB
(07/09/19)
83 - 85
CB
(02/02/20)
86 - 87
CH
(02/02/20)
67 - 69
KN
Pitching
Max FB
94
FB
92 - 94
CB
83 - 85
CH
86 - 87
Pitching
Max FB
94
FB
90 - 94
CB
73 - 77
CH
80 - 80
Pitching
Max FB
93
FB
87 - 92
CB
78 - 82
Pitching
Max FB
91
FB
90 - 90
CB
81 - 82
CH
81 - 82
Position
6.98
60-yard
90
INF Velo
88
OF Velo
89
Exit Velo
Trackman - Fastball
93.8
Velocity (max)
(02/02/20)
92.5 - 93.8
Velo Range
(02/02/20)
91.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/02/20)
2033
Spin Rate (max)
(02/02/20)
1950
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/02/20)
16.4
IVB (max)
(02/02/20)
12.5
IVB (avg)
(02/02/20)
12.6
HM (max)
(02/02/20)
9.9
HM (avg)
(02/02/20)
6.0
Extension (avg)
(02/02/20)
5.2
Release Ht (avg)
(02/02/20)
22
Spin Score (max)
(02/02/20)
57
Zone %
(02/02/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
93.8
Velo Range
92.5 - 93.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
91.7
Spin Rate (max)
2033
Spin Rate (avg)
1950
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
84.8
Velocity (max)
(02/02/20)
83.1 - 84.3
Velo Range
(02/02/20)
80.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/02/20)
2063
Spin Rate (max)
(02/02/20)
1966
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/02/20)
-2.4
IVB (max)
(02/02/20)
0.5
IVB (avg)
(02/02/20)
-1.7
HM (max)
(02/02/20)
2.4
HM (avg)
(02/02/20)
5.4
Extension (avg)
(02/02/20)
5.1
Release Ht (avg)
(02/02/20)
25
Spin Score (max)
(02/02/20)
17
Zone %
(02/02/20)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
84.8
Velo Range
83.1 - 84.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
80.9
Spin Rate (max)
2063
Spin Rate (avg)
1966
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
87.7
Velocity (max)
(02/02/20)
85.2 - 87.4
Velo Range
(02/02/20)
84.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/02/20)
1734
Spin Rate (max)
(02/02/20)
1587
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/02/20)
19.4
IVB (max)
(02/02/20)
17.1
IVB (avg)
(02/02/20)
12.7
HM (max)
(02/02/20)
9.4
HM (avg)
(02/02/20)
6.2
Extension (avg)
(02/02/20)
5.3
Release Ht (avg)
(02/02/20)
20
Spin Score (max)
(02/02/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
87.7
Velo Range
85.2 - 87.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
84.6
Spin Rate (max)
1734
Spin Rate (avg)
1587
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)

Scouting Report

6.19.18 - Louisville recruit. Broad-shouldered with a long, athletic, 6-foot-3, 205-pound frame, Wiegman certainly looks the part atop the rubber. Standing tall, he puts together a simple, compact delivery striding slightly across his body before delivering out of a high ¾ slot. His fastball sat 88-90 in his relief appearance, and he pounded it for strikes showing control in the zone. His 75-76 slurvey breaking ball was also thrown for strikes, and while not a swing and miss offering, yet, his athleticism and strong arm make me believe that it may one day evolve into one.

5.15.18 - Louisville commit. Currently ranked No. 3 in Illinois’ Class of 2020. 6-foot-3, 205-pound, muscularly-built with wide shoulders and a high waist, right-handed pitcher. Continues to solidify himself as one of the top 2020 arms. Short draw, extremely fast arm speed, high ¾ slot, regular effort. Smooth rhythm, tall and fall delivery, momentum works downhill towards home, finishes crossing over. Fastball, mostly straight on the day, had total command of and used in multiple ways, went inside/out with, climbed the ladder effectively, sat 88-90 in the first inning, maintained 88-90 through the third inning, dipped to 86-87 touching 90 once in the sixth and finished sitting 87 in the seventh. Curveball, 11/5 shape, maintains arm speed and slot, hard, late action, mostly 76-77, a few at 78 and 79 early on and one at 82. Was able to locate inside and out. Set batter’s up with a fastball and then would start a curveball down the middle only to have it break off the plate, resulted in numerous swing and misses. Seven of eight strikeouts were on curveballs. Final line against Notre Dame: W, 7 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 8 SO, 1 BB.

2.18.18 - Louisville commit. 6-foot-3, 205-pound, two-way prospect; muscular frame, broad shoulders and barrel chest. One of the top right-handed pitcher in the 2020 class. Lightning quick arm, works short and from a high ¾ window. Uptempo, tall and fall delivery, works on-line and lands square. Fastball jumps out of the hand, late run and sink action, life through the hitting zone, sat at 90 mph, touched 91 once. Curveball, thrown with conviction, late, sharp action, 11/5 shape, 81-82 mph. Changeup, fastball arm speed, mostly straight, occasional arm-side-run, thrown for strikes, 81-82 mph. Ran a 6.98 laser-timed 60. Offensively, right-handed hitter, balanced setup, smooth load, toe-tap stride. Fast bat, strong contact; 89 mph exit velocity from a tee. Defensively, profiles at third base. Active feet, works through the baseball, reliable hands. Ability to throw from multiple angles, plus arm strength, clocked at 90 mph across the diamond.

7.19.16 - Verbally committed to Louisville.


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