Ben Gerl
Ben Gerl
Ben Gerl
Ben Gerl

CLASS OF 2020

LHP
1B

Ben
Gerl

Northern Kentucky
Lincoln-Way West (HS) • IL
6-0 • 180LBS • L/L
Travel Team: Upper Deck Cougars 17U

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9/13/19

Verbally committed to Northern Kentucky.

2/10/19 - 6-foot-0, 180-pound left-handed pitcher, solid sturdy build with strength. Delivery works across his body, closed front side, lands square, regular effort. Clean loose arm action, over the top slot. Fastball is mostly straight, showed control around the zone, 82-84 mph. Curveball has 1/7 shape, light early action, 62-64 mph. Slider showed feel and harder action, 71-72 mph. Changeup is mostly straight, occasional fade, 73-74 mph.

2.18.18 - 5-foot-11, 163 pound, two way prospect. On the mound, left handed pitcher, tall and fall delivery, closed landing, finishes with slight recoil. Short, loose arm action, quick arm speed, high ¾ arm slot, regular effort throughout.  Fastball, late run, in the zone, ranged from 80-83 mph. Curveball, 12/6 early break, ranged 60-63 mph. Slider, 1/7 shape, sat 65-67 mph. Changeup, slight fade, shows feel, ranged 69-71 mph. At the plate, left handed hitter, wide, balanced setup, short stride. Level bat path, can get long, line drive type, exit velocity topped 93 mph off a tee. Defensively, short arm action, high ¾ arm slot, threw 78 mph acoss. Ran a 7.96 60.

7.24.17 - 5-foot-11, 158-pound, well-proportioned two-way prospect. On the mound, left-handed pitcher, works from a hybrid delivery, smooth rhythm, repeats well. Clean, compact arm action and comes out of a high ¾ window. Fastball, thrown for strikes, slight arm-side action, 76-79 mph. Curveball, depth, 2/8 shape, missed glove side at times, sat 66-68 mph. Changeup, maintains arm speed, feel, down in the zone, 70-71 mph. Left-handed hitter, balanced setup, slight pre-pitch rhythm, short stride and repeatable swing. Loose hands, flashes bat speed, makes consistent hard contact, pull approach; 89 mph exit velocity from a tee. Defensively, worked out at first base, fluid footwork at times, quick release, short, loose arm action, throws clocked at 74 mph. 5.26 runner, home-to-first.

7.14.17 - 5-foot-11, 158-pound, athletically built, left-handed pitcher. On the mound, quick arm out of a high ¾ slot. Fastball sat 76-80 mph, with arm-side-action. Curveball worked 1/7, depth and clocked at 62 mph.

6.7.17 - 5-foot-11, 158-pound left-handed hitting utility player. On the mound works from a high ¾ arm angle with a quick arm action. Tall and fall hybrid delivery with a closed landing. Fastball sat 77-78 mph. Curveball has 1-7 shape with occasional depth at 60-62 mph. Changeup has sinking action at 67-71 mph for strikes. At the plate hits from a balanced setup with a short stride and good balance. Pull, power approach with an uphill swing path. Showed strength thru contact with 85 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 7.77. Took drills in both the infield and outfield. Loose arm action, throws show carry. Plays thru the ball with fluid footwork. Threw 75 mph across the infield and 77 mph from the outfield. 

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