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Ben Rortvedt

Born: 09/25/1997 (Age: 21)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10" Weight: 205
Primary Position: C
Medium frame with a strong, physical build. Still young with mild physical growth remaining.
Evaluator Steve Givarz
Report Date 07/01/2019
Dates Seen 5/6-5/8
Affiliate Fort Myers Miracle (High A, Twins)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2021 High 45 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 40 Hits from an even stance with mild rhythm with hands. Fringe-average bat speed, hands are short and quick to the ball in the zone so he has some contact ability. Pull-side hitter primarily, shift candidate but can work the other way with light pop. See as a future below-average hitter.
Power 40 Average raw power. Has strength in body to take a ball out to RF-RCF, but isn't able to drive the ball the opposite way really. See playing to below-average in game given hit tool detriment and lack of premium bat speed.
Baserunning/Speed 30 Not a runner. Catcher, isn't a clogger in the field but won't be a basestealing threat either.
Glove 60 Future plus defender behind the plate. Blocks really well, mobile and agile behind the plate, calls a quality game and knows the situations. Controls the running game and is a good athlete overall.
Arm 60 Plus arm strength, weapon behind the plate, 1.94-2.01 on throws. Release and transfer can get long but has the arm strength and accuracy to make up for it.

See as a strong side platoon player. 20-year-old L/R catcher, plus defensive skills, future below-avg offensive contributor but still have strong interest in the player given plus defender behind the plate.

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