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Ben Rortvedt

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Ben Rortvedt
Name: Benjamin Thomas Rortvedt
Born: Sep 25, 1997 in Verona, Wis. USA
High School: Verona (Wis.) HS
Ht.: 5'10" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
 ABAVGOBPSLGHR
2019284.236.330.3737
Career1,004.239.315.34616
Drafted in the 2nd round (56th overall) by the Minnesota Twins in 2016 (signed for $900,000)
High school players are rarely drafted and sign out of Wisconsin high schools, but the track record for those who do is a frightening one. In the history of the draft there have been 26 Wisconsin high school players who were drafted and signed in the top 10 rounds. Four of them have made the majors, only one (Erik Cordier) of whom was drafted in the past 45 years. Six of the seven picked in the past 30 years have failed to make it out of Class A. Rortvedt, like Gavin Lux, has the tools to escape those odds--he has above-average power potential from the left side with a swing that has leverage. He can get caught on his front foot too often and struggle with contact at times. Rortvedt produces average to a tick above-average pop times behind the plate, but his receiving needs some polish. The Arkansas signee is old for the draft class (he'll turn 19 shortly after the season ends) but he should be picked in the top three-to-four rounds.
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