Started at SS for varsity as a freshman & sophomore. Ben is a two sport athlete, starting at safety and wide receiver for the past 2 years for the varsity football team. Has strong infield throwing velo (88mph), exit velo (88mph), and 60 times (6.60). His Uncle, John Offerdahl, is a former Rookie of the Year Miami Dolphin's linebacker who played in the NFL for 8 years. Ben is an Eagle Scout, and a strong student at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He has two brothers, Kyle, who is a 6'6" LHP for Univ. of Virginia, and William, a student at University of Florida.
"Ben Petri is a 2021 SS/2B/3B with a 6-1 185 lb. frame from Lighthouse Point, FL who attends (Cardinal Gibbons HS). Large frame with an athletic build and present strength throughout. Ran a 6.60 second 60-yard dash. Worked out defensively as a primary infielder. Comes to the ball with athletic actions. Fields out front with a clean funnel into the body with quick and concise exchanges. Moves well and shows solid range in both directions. Gets on top of the ball with carry across the diamond topping out at 84 miles per hour. Righthanded hitter with a wider stance and short leg lift trigger for timing. Has raw bat speed through the zone and utilizes present lower half strength well. Gets around the ball some and works to the pull side and middle of the field with consistency. Looks to generate lift and should continue to produce jump off the barrel moving forward. Very good student as well. Named to the 2019 National Underclass East Showcase Top Prospect List." - Latest PG Report - 2019 National Underclass East Showcase - PG Score: (9) - Invited to 2019 Jr. National Showcase