Ben Holmes

Position: LHSP
Level: AFL
Affiliate: Glendale Desert Dogs
League: Arizona Fall League
Born: 09/12/1991 (Age: 32)
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 195
B/T: Left / Left
Acquired: 9th Rd., 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (MIA)

Prospect Spotlight


  • Average height, medium frame, built wide with some softness through the middle. Limited athleticism. 
  • Semi-windup, long stride, backside swings around and pulls him off-line. Rigid+upright finish, recoil after H3/4 slot. 
  • FB 88-92; Fringy velo, 2sm run to armside, more control than in-zone command. Labors later in outings and sails up+armside.
  • Cutter 84-87; Shows to both LHH/RHH, uses like 2nd pitch, nifty wrinkle to get off the barrel. 
  • SL 77-80; Fringy overall pitch that’s tougher to LHH. Sweepy slurve, shows like a frisbee slider to same-siders, more depth to RHH.
  • CH 82-84; Below-avg CH, lacks a feel for it. Often straightens out and floats over the plate. Nothing to work down/away from RHH.
  • Strikethrower that competes and knows how to pitch. Control and feel are best attributes. Around plate w/ all pitches. 

SUMMARY: Pitchability lefty who throws strikes and won’t beat himself. Lacks carry pitch for full-time ML role, fits as 4A type that serves as high-organizational depth.