Commitment Corner: 2019 LHP Ben Coates (Westhill HS)


Dan Cevette
President, New York

One of our top articles in the past year 'Commitment Corner' is back with brand new players from all over the Empire State. We have taken the time to sit down and ask these committed prospects a few questions, helping readers have a chance to learn more about each prospects journey. Let's get started.

Ben Coates

Class of 2019 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: LHP
  • High School: Westhill
    State: NY
  • Summer Team: Syracuse Sportszone
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/L

Statistics

Pitching
83
Max FB
80 - 82
FB
67 - 69
CB
71 - 72
CH
62 - 64
SL
Position
7.87
60-yard

commitment corner q and a

 

PBR:  Tell us all about your recruitment process, when it started, and why you decided to commit to ? (enter your school into this question)

Coates:  I attended several PBR showcases over the summer and received interest from many schools. One program that stood out was Canisius College. It is a Northeast program that has had a lot of success in the MAAC that I have been following the past year. The quality of talent is very high and I have seen top players play there  from my area. I went on a visit with the coaches and was impressed with the school and the baseball program. Shortly after I committed.

PBR:  Looking at your skill-set on the baseball field, what would you say your biggest strength at the next-level will be?

Coates:  My biggest skill-set on the baseball field at the next level will probably me having a handful of good pitches I can throw and my competitiveness.

PBR:     What’s your No. 1 priority going into the Winter in terms of getting prepared for next spring?

Coates:   Having command of all my pitches and continue working out with my trainer Alex Simone and my pitching coach Dickey Woodridge,  so I can keep getting better.

PBR:   Who is your biggest influence when it comes to playing the game of baseball?

Coates:   My brother because he knows the game of baseball and is always honest with his feedback.

PBR:  Prep Baseball Report’s No. 1 goal is to provide players with an unrivaled platform filled with next-level exposure through events and multi-media avenues. What’s your experience been with us?

Coates: My experience has been very positive. PBR runs well organized showcases and provides athletes with a great format to get in front of college recruiters.  I also like the detailed write ups.

 



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