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Ben Lively

#48 | RHP | RoyalsKC
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Ben Lively
Name: Edward Bennett Lively
Born: Mar 5, 1992 in Pensacola, Fla. USA
High School: Gulf Breeze (Fla.) HS
College: Central Florida
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
201925.25.611.685.268.77
Career6853.101.142.698.37
Drafted in the 4th round (135th overall) by the Cincinnati Reds in 2013 (signed for $350,000)
Some scouts describe Lively as "vanilla," but he has had anything but a vanilla season for Central Florida. After going 9-2, 3.00 as a sophomore, he allowed just two earned runs in his first 50 innings this year. Lively has a pitcher's body at 6-foot-4, 211 pounds and throws four pitches for strikes. None grades as a true plus pitch, but his fastball is plenty firm, sitting in the 90-93 mph range. He'll reach back for 94 at times, and his delivery gives his pitches some deception, helping him get swings and misses with fastballs even in fastball counts. He throws both a slider and a curve, sometimes keeping them separate but at other times blending into a slurvy breaker that lacks proper power and shape. His changeup has its moments. Teams looking for college pitchers with solid stuff and a track record of performing will target Lively, and he could go out as early as the third round.
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