• Full name Benjamin Hastings Petralli
  • Born 10/07/1985 in Sacramento, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 195 / Bats: S / Throws: R
  • School Oral Roberts
  • Drafted in the 33rd round (993rd overall) by the Texas Rangers in 2008.
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    Ben Petralli, whose father Geno spent 12 years in the majors, will be drafted for the fifth straight year after transferring to Oral Roberts from Sacramento CC. Petralli, who didn't become a regular catcher until he went to junior college, has improved as a receiver and has a solid arm. He's a switch-hitter with good plate discipline and a growing sense of how to tap into his 6-foot-2, 195-pound frame for more power. Editor's note: Petralli initially signed with the Rangers, but the contract was voided in December, making him a free agent

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