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Ben Christensen

Name: Ben Christensen
Born: in ,
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Bats: / Throws: R
Drafted in the 1st round (26th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 1999 (signed for $1,062,500)
Wichita State continues to churn out pitchers at an impressive rate. The Shockers have produced four first-rounders in the 1990s--Tyler Green (1991), Darren Dreifort (1993), Mike Drumright (1995 and Braden Looper (1996)--and should have another this year in RHP Ben Christensen. Christensen made headlines for all the wrong reasons earlier this year when he struck Evansville player Anthony Molina in the head with a warm-up pitch. Christensen was suspended for the balance of the season. The incident is unlikely to jeopardize his draft position, though scouts saw Christensen in scrimmage games and workouts only over the last six weeks. In one such workout, which attracted 24 scouts including six scouting directors, he routinely threw 92-94 mph and touched 95 on several occasions. He hit a high of 97 earlier in the year. His command is generally good and he can throw three pitches with a purpose. Like most of the first-rounders who have come before him, he could reach the big leagues in a hurry.
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