IP 1596
ERA 3.778
WHIP 1.219
BB/9 2.081
SO/9 7.472
  • Full name Ben M. Sheets
  • Born 07/18/1978 in Baton Rouge, LA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 220 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Louisiana - Monroe
  • Debut 04/05/2001
  • Drafted in the 1st round (10th overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers in 1999 (signed for $2,450,000).
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    Pound for pound, RHP Ben Sheets is the top pitcher in the country. Just 6-foot-1, size has never been an issue with Sheets. He has three legitimate big league pitches and command of each. Scouts say he is so polished that he could easily debut in Double-A and be in the big leagues within a year. His fastball is a comfortable 93-94 mph, occasionally hits 96 and doesn't fade in the late innings. He has two outstanding breaking balls--one a hammer 83-84-mph strikeout pitch--and two variations of a changeup. Everything in his repertoire was working in a May game against Louisiana Tech, when he struck out 20, the high in Division I this year. That performance moved him to the head of the class with 153 strikeouts (an average of 12.4 per nine innings) entering regional play.

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  • Rated Best Curveball in the National League in 2008
  • Rated Best Curveball in the National League in 2007

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