|Date of Birth||4/14/1993|
Previous Professional Experience: Last season, Libuda went 5-2 with a 5.67 ERA in 16 appearances, splitting time between the Gulf Coast Braves and the Danville Braves of a Appalachian League. In 22.0 innings spanning 12 appearances with Danville, he struck out 17 batters.
College Experience: The 6’7” left-hander was the Braves 26th round selection in the 2015 draft following his junior season at Worcester State College in Massachusetts. In just three seasons for the Lancers, he posted a 14-7 record with a 2.73 ERA. The win and ERA marks are both sixth all-time in school history.
As a junior in 2015, Libuda went 5-3 with six complete games and a 2.30 ERA. He struck out 40 batters in 47.0 innings.
Personal: Ben calls Auburn, MA home during the baseball off-season. His proud parents are Debra & Richard Libuda.