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Ben Krosschell

RHP | PadresSD
Name: Ben Krosschell
Born: Oct 2, 1985 in ,
High School: Highlands Ranch (Colo.) HS
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 170 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 16th round (462nd overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2004
The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Krosschell outperformed the state's two best prospects, Drew Bowman and Luke French, early in the spring and elevated his stock in the draft significantly. He went 6-2, 2.20 with 80 strikeouts in 46 innings. He threw much harder this year, up to 93 mph, and complemented his lively fastball with a hard slider. He had trouble commanding his stuff in the past because his arm action was so quick, and he still needs to develop a slower pitch to give hitters a different look. Scouts say he'd be an ideal draft-and-follow candidate because he's too frail to compete at the professional level now. Krosschell has committed to New Mexico State.
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