• Jan

    Tony's Take/Benson Scouting Report

    After reviewing video of Benson last year it's pretty obvious what the Orioles and probably more importantly what Leo Mazzone likes about Benson. Although he doesn't have overwhelming stuff, when he's on, he pitches on the corners with a 89-90 MPH fastball and a late tight 82-83 MPH slider along with a good changeup that he likes to use away from lefties. His slider, which he likes to use on the outside portion of the plate is his out pitch to righties.

Tony Pente

Tony has owned and operated Orioles Hangout since 1996 and is well known for his knowledge of the Baltimore Orioles organization from top to bottom. He's a frequent guest on Baltimore-area sports radio stations and can be heard regularly on the 105.7 FM The Fan. His knowledge and contacts within the Orioles minor league system and the major league baseball scouting industry is unparalleled in the Baltimore media and is known as an expert on the Orioles prospects.