Benjamin Kotzin
Benjamin Kotzin
Benjamin Kotzin

CLASS OF 2022

RHP
OF

Benjamin
Kotzin

Sycamore (HS) • OH
6-5 • 206LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Midwest Prospects

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2022 National

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7/07/21

Benjamin Kotzin: RHP/OF, (2022) Sycamore, OH. 6-foot-5, 220-pound. At the plate, the right-handed hitter's 101 mph exit velocity ranks him 1st at the event. (72.13 mph bat speed average). (24.31 mph hand speed average). Starts in a balanced tall stance with a controlled load, then uses a short quick stride. Has an uphill simple swing plane, explosive bat speed and high finish. Solid in the outfield, his best throws to the infield topped out at 82 mph; shows sure hands, consistent quick feet, and a natural exchange. Fields the ball out front, movements laterally were athletic. Showed a high ¾ slot with a loose arm action. Clocked a time of 7.47 in the 60-yard dash. On the mound, showed some arm speed, he had a loose arm action with a high ¾ arm angle. Drop-and-drive type pitcher who uses easy effort. Produced a fastball that came in at 81-84 mph. Shows slight running action. (Max spin 1667; Avg 1610). Throws a 11/5 curveball (65-66) with slurvey action. (Max spin 1750; Avg 1635). Shows tight late action on his 10/4 slider (69-71). (Max spin 1666; Avg 1633). His splitter (71-74) had late action. 


6/16/21

Benjamin Kotzin: RHP/OF, (2022) Sycamore, OH. 6-foot-5, 220-pound physical projectable frame. At the plate, the right-handed hitter's 101 mph exit velocity ranks him 1st at the event. (74.82 mph bat speed average). (25.54 mph hand speed average). Starts in a wide crouched stance with a high controlled load, then uses a small leg kick stride. Bat speed is explosive, shows an uphill rotational swing plane and high finish. Athletic in the outfield, his best throw of the day was clocked at 83 mph; has soft hands, consistent developing feet, and a clean exchange. Laterally, movements were athletic and fielded the ball out front. During the event, recorded a 60 time of 7.25. On the mound, using a very quick arm action he showed quick arm speed from a ¾ arm angle. Drop-and-drive type pitcher and shows some effort. Showed an athletic balance point. Produced a fastball that came in at 81-84 mph; shows running action and arm side command. (Max spin 2000; Avg 1902). Shows a 11/5 curveball (65-66) with gradual action. (Max spin 1950; Avg 1791). His changeup (72-75) showed arm side command and fading action. Has plus action on his 11/5 slider (69-70). 


2/20/21

Benjamin Kotzin: RHP/OF, (2022) Sycamore, OH. 6-foot-5, 220-pound physical frame. At the plate, the right-handed hitter was ranked 1st with an exit velocity of 97 mph.Began in a wide stance with a quick controlled load, then used a small leg kick. Had an upward swing plane, and his bat speed was explosive. Solid in the outfield, he showed the ability to make throws to the bases at 85 mph; had a clean exchange, average footwork, and soft hands. Fielded the ball one hand with average movement laterally. Used a quick arm action on his throws. On the mound, showed quick arm speed, he had a quick arm action with a high ¾ arm angle. Drop-and-drive type pitcher and shows some effort. Strong balance point. Produced a fastball that came in at 84-87 mph; shows running action and arm side control. His 11/5 curveball (65-66) has gradual action. Showed arm side command and fading action on his changeup (75-78). His 11/5 slider (70-72) has plus action. 


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