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# Ben Kline -

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: IF
: Daytona Beach , Florida
/:  R/R
: 6-3
: 210 lbs

The Freedom traded their 1st round pick in 2015 Frontier League Draft to the Schaumburg Boomers for Kline on May 27. Kline, 25, was selected in the 32nd round of the 2012 MLB first-year player draft by the Tampa Bay Rays. The 6-foot-3 infielder played the last two seasons with the Rays and also spent Spring Training in 2014 with the Chicago White Sox before joining the Schaumburg Boomers as a free agent. In 87 games as a pro entering 2014, Kline owns a .296/.351/.356 stat line with 13 doubles, two homers and 35 runs batted in. Kline played collegiately at perennial NAIA baseball powerhouse Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla. and appeared in 123 games in an Eagle uniform, batting .354 on 172 hits, 38 doubles, four triples, 12 home runs and 105 RBIs. He scored 116 runs and accumulated 254 total bases while slugging .523. A two-time first team All-Sun Conference shortstop, Kline earned NAIA All-American Honorable Mention honors as a junior.