Fran Phelan
Fran Phelan
Fran Phelan
Fran Phelan
Fran Phelan

CLASS OF 2018

RHP
3B

Fran
Phelan

Central Connecticut State
Holy Cross (HS) • CT
5-11 • 175LBS • R/R

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2018 National

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6/20/17
5-foot-11,175 pounds, easy athleticism, gets the most out of his physical profile. Phelan impressed on the mound with his stuff, the mound presence, and higher level approach to pitching. He can play in the infield but his future is on the mound. He fills up the zone with three different pitches, keeping batters off guard at every turn. The fastball was up to 84 MPH and plays up because of Phelan’s advanced command of it. The curveball gets some two plane movement and sits around 68-70 mph. Still room for more consistency as the sharpness of the break was not always there. When it is sharp and played off of the fastball Phelan has two above average pitches at the high school level. Has some feel for a changeup, clocked at 72-75 mph, doesn't need to use it much at this point, has all the makings of being an above average pitch. After a great high school season performance in Class S, Phelan again showed why he was successful and did so against better competition. Someone is going to get a good one, big time, big game competitor, has serious pitch ability.

3/8/17

5-foot-11, 175-pound, average athletic frame, has added weight, filled out, looked strong at this event. A right-handed pitcher, who pounds the zone with three pitches. The fastball reached 84 mph, pounded down in the zone, with action to the 2 seamer. The delivery is simple, balanced and works without too much effort. The hands start and stay high throughout, uses a higher leg raise, gets to a very good gather. The delivery builds momentum, stays inline and is squared up on release. Pounds the zone with strikes, the fastball was clocked at 81-84 mph, 4 seamer drilled to glove side and 2 seamer has late bite. The breaking ball was clocked at 68-70 mph, in the past it was a slightly slower, turning it into more of a slider, last break, is thrown for a strike and put away pitch. The changeup was at 69-72 mph, comes out of the same slot with same arm speed. Times to the plate are good at 1.25. One of the better pitchers around, serious pitch ability, fastball should climb as he continues to get stronger and physically mature. Big time follow for me.


 

11/2/16

5-foot-10, 160-pound, average athletic frame, shoulders are squared off, the plenty of room to fill out. A right-handed pitcher who pounds the zone with all three pitches. The delivery is sound, simple and has timing with tempo to it. The hands start at the waist and work up with the leg raise, has height and a small coil to leg raise. The arm action is clean, short and gets whip and extension out front. The delivery builds momentum and speed towards release. The fastball was clocked at 80-82 mph, was pounded low in the zone. The breaking ball acts like a small slider, more side and late break, clocked at 64-68 mph. The changeup, might be his best pitch, comes out of the same slot, with the same arm speed and has depth to it. Times to the plate were 1.7, is athletic enough and repeats the delivery to be able to use a slide step. The fastball has been consistently in the low 80’s, look for it to jump in the spring, arm is way to clean. A strike throwing machine with serious pitch ability.

7/12/16
5-foot-10,155-pound, young athletic frame. The shoulders are square has plenty of room to fill out. One of the better players in the class of 2018, loves to play the game and is a vicious competitor. Is a two-way guy at the current time. A right-handed pitcher, the delivery is sound, simple and is on time and squared up when he releases the baseball. The arm works out of ¾ to low ¾ slot, has good sink to arm side. The fastball was pounded to both sides of the plate, pitches in to righties extremely well. Fastball was clocked at 76-79 mph, has more in there, has logged a good amount of innings from HS to summer ball. The breaking ball shows good sweeping break to it, was clocked at 64-66 mph. Direction is very good, is inline with target and fills up the zone with a ton of strikes. Offensively, the stance is quiet and even, the path is level to up. The approach is gap to gap, hands work freely through the zone. The tee exit velocity was 79 mph, with more in there as he gets stronger. Collected a couple of hits in the ball game, time down the line was 4.62. Defensively, is simple, hands work out front, quick transfer and one step and gets it across the diamond. Shows good touch with throws, was clocked at 77 mph. The feet and hands work well together in starting the double play. A two-way prospect, does everything well at the moment, time will tell which way he goes, strength is a definite must.

2/14/16
5-foot-10, 153-pound thin frame, with room to fill out. Off the mound, he repeats the delivery with ease. The leg kick has a little coil to it, direction is sound, straight with some length to it and he lands heel to toe. The arm action is clean, short on the back side and has quickness to it.  Works out of a natural ¾ slot, the fastball was 77-78 mph, it’s a couple ticks better than that. Ball comes out of his hand easy with heavy sink to the arm-side. Pounded the ball down in zone for strikes. Curveball was 65-66 mph, gets on the side of it. The changeup is his best pitch, he sells it well with good arm speed, thrown at 69-74 mph, had good spin and action to it. Times to plate, 1.34-1.60, tempo to motion is good. At the plate, he hits from an even, balanced, tall setup. Stride is straight, gains ground with it and transfers weight from the backside to the front. The hands are set at the shoulders, path is level to up and finishes with two hands. The tee exit velocity was 75 mph. Defensively, he shows real soft hands with clean throwing action. Hands and feet work well together and he gets ball from glove to throwing quick.  Made the backhand play look easy. Clocked at 71 mph across the diamond.  
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