Commitment Spotlight: '19 Isaac Frandsen, OF/RHP, Monticello

Andy Judkins
Prep Baseball Report Minnesota


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Isaac Frandsen

Class of 2019 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Monticello
    State: MN
  • Summer Team: Minnesota Millers
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R


Max FB
80 - 82
65 - 67
73 - 74
INF Velo
OF Velo
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

6/19/18- 6-foot-1, 180-pound left-handed hitting 2-way player. #76 ranked player in MN 2019 class. 7.25 runner. Body load, leans back through contact, looks to elevate, solid contact, flashes of pop in bat, gap to gap approach, 94 mph exit velocity. Solid routes in field, avg. momentum after release, has avg. carry with accuracy to target, 80 mph arm from outfield. On mound; lean athletic build, tuck and turn, lands inline, ball jumps out of hand. Fastball was 80-82 mph with straight action to plate. Avg. feel for secondary pitches. Loose spin on breaking ball with 11/5 shape and slight run on changeup with avg. fade.

3/18/18- 6-foot-1, 185-pound left-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.45 runner. Open stance, strides to square, flat swing plane with occasional lift, best contact to pull side of field with flashes of pop in bat, 86 mph exit velocity. Moves with easy actions in field, long athletic frame, sure hands, works through ball, minimal effort on throws with accuracy and carry to target, 87 mph arm strength from outfield. On mound; short turn into athletic balance point, long clean arm action, above avg. extension to plate. Fastball was 80-82 mph with flashes of cutting action to glove side of plate. Looser spin and shape on 11/5 breaking ball. Firm changeup with cutting action to plate.


10/22/17- 6-foot-1, 180-pound left-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.65 runner. Open stance, leg kick trigger, arm bar in load, drags barrel through zone occasionally, solid contact, mid/pull approach, line drive and fly ball contact, 86 mph exit velocity. Sure hands, has athleticism at position, solid footwork around bag, 83 mph arm across field. On mound; narrow stance, rolls into balance point, athletic arm action, has hand speed and extension to plate. Fastball shows late heavy running action to plate; thrown at 79-81 mph. Tight spin on 11/5 breaking ball at 61-64 mph. Changeup is thrown with good hand speed; creating fade and sink for strikes.

7/5/17- 6-foot-1, 180-pound left-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.59 runner. Pre-set hands, arm bar, present strength pushes bat through zone, pull approach, some stiffness and effort in swing, ground ball contact, 85 mph exit velocity. Sure hands at first, squats to field occasionally, accurate arm, comfortable around bag with solid footwork, 76 mph arm across infield. On mound; simple turn into balance point, early hand break, shows athletic finish down mound, occasionally underneath baseball at release. Fastball was 76-79 mph with good life; fastball has late jump on hitter. Avg. depth and break on curveball at 59-62 mph. Occasional sink on raw changeup.



Pitching (6/19/18)



PBR: Why did you choose the school you did?

Frandsen: I chose the University Of Sioux Falls because it checked all the boxes that were most important to me when choosing a school. The main things that I loved about the university and program were the coaching staff, the facilities and the quality education they offer.

PBR: What other schools were you considering?

Frandsen: Multiple other NSIC schools such as Winona State, Norther State and Southwest Minnesota State University. Along with some of the top D3 schools in the region.

PBR: Where did the coaching staff first see you? How did your relationship develop with him?

Frandsen: Coach Hieb first saw me at the gopher classic at St. John’s university. After seeing me play he invited me out for a visit in August and then an official visit in September. He continued to watch my Millers club team and even traveled out to Las Vegas to watch us play in the Desert Fall Classic.

PBR: Do you feel relieved now that the process is over and you can just focus on baseball and not deal with everything that goes into picking a school?

Frandsen: Yes, I am very happy with my decision and can’t wait to be on campus next year.

PBR: Was there one deciding factor that put your choice over the top?

Frandsen: Everything about USF exceeded my expectations and I really liked the town of Sioux Falls.

PBR: Who has helped you the most to get to where you are today?

Frandsen: In the last couple years Brandon Peterson and the Pitch2Pitch/Millers organization has helped me tremendously to become a player at the next level.

PBR: What were your expectations about the recruiting process? Was it easy/difficult?

Frandsen: I didn’t really know what to expect at first. The recruiting process took off for me after the Top prospect games. From then on, I got used to communicating with coaches more often. I would say it wasn’t a hard process, but it was time consuming looking back at it. The process helped me look at the picture and search for the right school for me.

PBR: What plans does the coaching staff have in store for you in your freshman season?

Frandsen: Compete for a spot in the outfield.

PBR: What is your most memorable baseball moment to date?

Frandsen: Winning the 2017 VFW state championship

PBR: Who is the best player that you have competed against?

Frandsen: Will Frisch