Benji Brokemond
Benji Brokemond

CLASS OF 2019

SS
2B

Benji
Brokemond

Miami (OH)
Brother Rice (HS) • IL
6-1 • 180LBS • R/R
Travel Team: ACE

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3/23/19

Miami (OH) commit. 6-foot-1, 180-pound, right-handed hitting shortstop, live and athletic actions, plays with bounce. A off-season transfer, perfect addition into this potent Brother Rice lineup. Plays shortstop and hits four-hole. With one out and a runner on second in the first inning, placed a perfect bunt down the first base line beating it out. Also stole two bases, walked and smacked a double over the left fielders head, aggressive on the base paths. 2-for-3 on the day with two runs scored. Arm plays super loose across the diamond, sure handed shortstop with actions to stick on the left side moving forward.

Miami (OH) commit. 6-foot-1, 180-pound, athletically-built, dynamic, right-handed hitting shortstop. Hit in the four-hole for Brother Rice. Balanced, quiet setup, minimal moving parts. Looks to jump the fastball. Quick hands, natural lift in swing. Barreled a double that short-hopped the left-center field wall, 4.75 on the turn. Also, flew out to center field and was hit by a pitch. Defensively, played well on the move, natural going to his glove side, sure hands. Firm, over-the-top arm action and accurate throws across the diamond.

2.11.18 - Miami (OH) commit. 6-foot-1, 180-pound multi-positional player, lean quick twitch athlete. Plus-plus runner, 6.49 laser timed 60. Arm action is loose and over the top, carries, 87 mph from the outfield, 84 mph across the diamond, accurate to target. Feet play through the baseball showed above average actions on the infield, hesitates to attack the baseball at times in the outfield. Right-handed hitter, balanced stance, short stride and strong balance. Easy athletic hands create bat speed, repeats swing, short level path. Contact is hard, line drive gap to gap type. 92 mph exit velocity from the tee.

2.7.18 - Verbally committed to Miami (OH).

2017 Future Games (8.2.17) - 6-foot-1, 170-pound, highly-athletic, well-proportioned, right-handed hitting infielder. Played the majority of the time on the infield during game play but showed the athleticism and actions to play the outfield on the workout day as well. Ran one of the top 60 times of the entire event; 6.54 laser-timed. Offensively, simple overall approach. Balanced, slightly open setup, short stride, minimal load and maintains good balance through contact. Bat stays short to the ball, sees the ball deep into the zone, creates easy bat speed at times, slight lift in swing and a gap-to-gap approach. 91 mph exit velocity from a tee. Defensively, on the infield, quick, fluid footwork, covers a lot of ground with ease and maintains body control. Short arm action, ability to change slots depending on what the play dictates, accurate arm, clocked at 79 mph across the diamond. Throws were clocked at 85 mph from the outfield on workout day. Highly athletic prospect with versatility.

1.15.17 - 6-foot-1, 170-pound highly athletic, right-handed hitting SS/OF. Tied for and event best 6.64 second 60 yard dash. At the plate hits from a balanced, slightly open stance. Short stride with a smooth load. Line drive, gap to gap hitter with a short, uphill swing path. Showed strength thru contact with 85 mph exit velocity from a tee. Defensively in the infield has a short arm action from an over the top arm slot. Plays thru the ball with athletic actions and a quick, clean exchange. Showed good body control on the run. Threw 81 mph across the diamond. Showed the same athletic actions in the outfield throwing 83 mph.

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