Ben Heller

Born: 08/05/1991 (Age: 27)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: 3/4
Height: 6' 3''
Weight: 205
Primary Position: RHRP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 22nd Rd., 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CLE)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: April 13th, 2016
Dates Seen: 4/7/2016, 4/10/2016
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Akron RubberDucks
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Physical Description
Tall and slender build; long arms; broad waste; minimal growth potential.
Mechanical Notes
Compact delivery; centered position on rubber; mild stab; long stride and hard drive; reduced leg kick with runners on base.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2017 50 55 Role 50: Late-inning bullpen arm Moderate
Pitch Present Future Sitting Max Comments
Fastball
Fastball 70 70 95-96 97 Heavy with a downhill run; arm-side run; flashes tailing life.
Heavy with a downhill run; arm-side run; flashes tailing life.
Slider
Slider 50 55 81-83 84 Good tilt; starts in strike zone and drops; ability to throw the pitch in any count; above-average depth.
Good tilt; starts in strike zone and drops; ability to throw the pitch in any count; above-average depth.
Overall Summary
Tall reliever offering a mid-90s fastball with arm-side run. Heller uses a slider as his secondary pitch, but has trouble with the release point. Showed the ability to command the fastball down in the strike zone. The slider can be inconsistent, but has late breaking action out of the strike zone. Will have the chance to be a big league late-inning reliever thanks to plus-plus fastball and ability to control the pitch.