Pitcher / Utility with 85-87 MPH Fastball & hits for power (SIGNED IN SWITZERLAND FOR 2020, Seeking team for 2021)
Name: Benjamin Meyer
June 6, 1997
May 18, 2020
Will Pay Flight
Positions (alt): 1B, 2B, 3B, C, RP, RF, CF, LF
College: Claremont McKenna College
Contact info is for active player or club subscribers only. Sign Up Now!
Ben is a recent graduate of Claremont McKenna College in Los Angeles, California where he continued his career with the Los Angeles Raptors (PCBL) and the Los Angeles Legends (LABL) post-grad. He did not appear much his final two years at Claremont due to back injuries but has returned to pitching this fall.
Between the PCBL and LABL this fall (including playoffs), he went 5-0 while posting a 1.29 ERA over 35 innings with 43 strikeouts. He also batted .500 / .565 / .900 over 20 At Bats with 1 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 3 SB, 8 R, and 10 RBI. He was named Championship CO-MVP of the PCBL and Championship MVP of the LABL.
His arsenal includes a Fastball, Changeup, Curveball and Cutter and says he sits 85-87mph. He has filled in at 3B, 2B, 1B, C, and 0F this fall and is confident he can play any of these positions in the field for a club overseas.
||run practices and help teach young players proper form
||Oak Park High School
||Coastal Canyon League
||Help run practices and work with players on form
||Los Angeles Raptors
||Los Angeles Legends
Character wise, one of the hardest working players I have ever met. Really smart kid and has a real passion for baseball! He is the kid who turned himself into a ball player from not much at all. Definitely an over achiever.
Ben Meyer is a specimen of an athlete. Physically, his presence is powerful and dominating. His force on the mound as well as his precision to locate pitches provide a cause for concern for the opposing team. Mix in his affable character and drive to always be better, he's a teammate and leader that every team and organization deserves.
I've known Ben since he was 12. An incredible work ethic, and a very smart young man who comes from good morals. Big, strong athletic kid.
Overseas goals: Extend my career a little longer before hanging them up, Experience new cultures and meet new people, Use my knowledge and experience to help grow the game globally, Stay active during the offseason in a winter league
Playing Preferences Europe (Summer), Canada (Summer), Asia (Summer)
Living preferences: Living on my own, Living with teammates with my own private bedroom, Living with teammates in a shared bedroom, Living with a host family
Return home: I can stay as long as it takes to complete a season
Prior engagements: No
Recent injuries/illnesses: Dealt with back injuries my last two years of college, but am fully healthy now.
Traveling with a companion: No