- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 176 lb.
Ben Cone was on the reserve list for the Sydney Blue Sox when he was picked for the New Zealand national team in the 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers; his brother Scott Cone was picked as well. Ben pitched one game, relieving Scott in the opener with one on, two outs and a scoreless game in the 3rd against South Africa. He allowed hits to Kyle Botha and Brett Willemburg to make it 1-0, hit Rowan Ebersohn and then threw a wild pitch (Connar O'Gorman made an error on the play as well to make it 3-0) before fanning Brandon Bouillon. Blair Johnstone relieved in the 4th but the damage had been done as New Zealand lost; his brother took the loss as he was responsible for the inherited runner.