Future Games Spotlight: 1B/OF Thomas Farrell



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Thomas Farrell

Name: Thomas Farrell

Graduating Class: 2017

Position: 1B

School: St. Laurence

Height: 6-2

Weight: 175

Rank:
State: 23

The Skinny:
The left-handed hitting Farrell served as St. Laurence's offensive catalyst last spring, hitting well over .400 during his sophomore season. A tough out, Farrell has quick loose hands and a simple plate approach. Although he currently plays first base, with his 6.8 speed, overall athleticism and solid arm, Farrell may project as an outfielder at the next level. Regardless of where he plays, his left-handed bat will always be a factor. For Team Illinois, Farrell's versatility will be utilized in the outfield and at first base.

Scouting Report:

6-foot-2, 170-pound lanky and athletic left-handed hitting 1B, impressed at the plate and defensively for the Vikings, ranked No. 40 in IL’s 2017 class. Farrell is hitting over .450 this spring from the leadoff spot, and impressed with three line drive singles in four plate appearances. He also barreled a baseball hard in his first at bat on a groudout up the middle, getting down the line in 4.29 seconds. Hits from a square, spread out stance, little to no stride, high back elbow, hands held around his head in setup, little hand movement to load, short path, up the middle/opposite field approach in this game. Two hits were line drives in left center gap, first hit was a line drive right back up the middle. Defensively, made a nice diving play down the line to his backhand, also chested up a tough hop. Premium athlete at first base, with the chance to be a well above average defender there. Speed, arm strength (up to 82 mph on the mound), and leadoff hitter profile could make him an outfielder at the next level as well. High follow prospect in the 2017 class. ...

The Future Games:
This one-of-a-kind event will feature the best uncommitted Class of 2017 prospects from our 20-plus state coverage area. The Future Games will take place on July 30 - Aug 1 (Thursday-Saturday) at Grand Park, a state-of-the-art 22-field baseball complex located in Westfield, IN, just north of Indianapolis. The Prep Baseball Report Future Games is the premier summer scouting event for Class of 2017 prospects and select 2018 prospects. Last year, more than 110 colleges from all over the country were in attendance.

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