Ben Slanker
Ben Slanker
Ben Slanker

CLASS OF 2023

OF
1B

Ben
Slanker

Canfield (HS) • OH
6-0 • 180LBS • L/R
Travel Team: Team Ohio Pro Select

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2023 National

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2023 State

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7/28/21

Silky smooth mover in the box with obvious athleticism to patterns. When he gets on plane he absolutely lands on baseballs. The upside/tools here aren't hard to see. Upper 70s batpseed, 20+gs of rot acc, and mid 90s EV. One of the more highly followed bats in the state. Defensively, the arm continues to progress into a big time tool as he tossed it with 86mph strength to home plate. How foot speed progresses will likely determine future destination as he shows solid ball skills with natural/function athleticism.

6/08/21

ben slanker: OF/1B, (2023) Canfield High School, OH. 6-foot, 180-pound. At the plate, Slanker's best exit velocity was 97 mph. One of the highest potential bats we saw. Uber athletic mover with explosive tools. Ball jumps off barrel. Athletic from the outfield, he displayed a position velocity of 85 mph; had a natural exchange, smooth footwork, and sure hands. Consistent accuracy to the bag, used a loose arm action with a high ¾ slot. In the 60-yard dash, recorded a time of 7.37. 


7/22/20

Hit: One of the top rounds we saw/obvious follow in '23 class. Smooth, athletic lefty stroke that made authoritative contact. Athleticism really shows in the box. Distributed the ball around the yard with true flight and easy carry.
Power: Fast hands with strength through contact.
Offensive Projection: Multiple Roles.
Max BP Exit Velocity: 90mph
Max BP Distance: 296ft
Field: Smooth, fluid look to him in the outfield. Controlled tempo throughout sequence.
Throw: Clean arm with developing strength.
Defensive Projection: Multiple spots.

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