Holden Phelps
Holden Phelps
Holden Phelps
Holden Phelps
Holden Phelps

CLASS OF 2020

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Holden
Phelps

Missouri
Prairie Ridge (HS) • IL
6-5 • 195LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Pro Player Canes

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9/13/19

+ In Chicago Scouts Association’s second game of Saturday, against GRB Rays’ 2020s, towering uncommitted RHP Holden Phelps (Prairie Ridge HS, IL) cruised to a spotless inning of work at 90-92 mph exclusively, showing a newfound feel for the edges of the plate. The velocity has long been there for Phelps, but if he’s harnessed an ability to spot the corners, he’ll be dangerous at the next level – whichever that might be. He threw one slider in the at-bat below, which complements his fastball well, that completely fooled the hitter.

7/25/19

Uncommitted, currently ranked No. 27 in the Illinois’ 2020 class. 6-foot-5, 195-pound, long-limbed, highly-projectable right-handed pitcher. Phelps continues to prove he is one of the top uncommitted arms in Illinois. Loose, quick, live arm action. The fastball was lively and in the zone early in his outing sitting 90-91 mph, touching 92 in the first inning. He settled in anywhere from 86-89, touching 91 from the first inning on and occasionally mixed in a low-70s curveball. Phelps should be a high-follow 2020 arm moving forward.

3/20/19

Uncommitted. 6-foot-5, 195-pound right-handed pitcher with long limbs, high waist, projectable frame. Came in to close out Prairie Ridge’s season opener in the seventh, protecting a 5-1 lead; struck out the side, pitched over a single and a walk. Quick rock into motion, high leg lift, toes up, and hip turn at balance point, works across body, lands closed. Arm action is long, loose, and quick, from high ¾ slot. Fastball, easy, mostly straight, some arm-side run, thrown for strikes, sat 87-91 mph. Slider, thrown aggressively, 10/4 shape, 77-80 mph. Did not see a changeup.

2/10/19 - 6-foot-5, 195-pound right-handed pitcher, extra-large frame, projectable. Tall and fall delivery, works slightly across his body, lands square, regular effort. Arm action is long and loose, live quick arm, high ¾ slot. Fastball showed slight run to arm side, feel for the zone, sat 87-88 mph. Slider played 10/4, near fastball arm speed, 75-78 mph. Changeup played deceptive, fading action down in the zone, with feel, 80-82 mph.

8/9/18 - 6-foot-4, 185-pound right-handed pitcher, long frame, projects. Delivery stays upright and slightly across his body, creates some deception, little effort. Arm strength present, loose arm action, high ¾ slot. Fastball showed late action, gets swing and miss, touched 90 mph, sitting 85-88 mph. Slider works 74-77 mph, 10/4 shape. Flashed changeup at 76 mph.

8/8/18 - 6-foot-4, 185-pound, right-handed pitcher, long-limbed, projectable frame. Tall and fall style, quick side step to tall, heel lift balance point, slide step stretch, works slightly cross body to home, toe lands closed, athletic and effortless finish. Arm plays long, full, fluid arm swing, present arm strength, arm gradually speeds through ¾ window, easy effort throughout. Fastball, run with downward tilt, firm through the zone, 87-88 mph. Slider, 10/4 sweeper, flashed bite down, 71-73 mph. Changeup, sinking action, maintains arm speed, 77-79 mph.

2.19.18 - 6-foot-4, 185 pound, tall, long limbed, projectable right handed pitcher with plenty of room for physical development. Tall and fall delivery, minimal wasted movements, short stride, directionally in line, athletic, easy finish, smooth rhythm throughout. Slower tempo, long, fluid arm action, high ¾ slot, effortless; Works downhill with angle. Fastball showed sink with tilt, 80-83 mph. Curveball had 11/5 gradual break, slider shape at times, ranged 64-68 mph. Changeup, straight movement, stiff at times, ranged 70-73 mph.

1.29.17 - 6-foot-2, 165-pound right-handed pitcher with a lanky frame. Works from a high ¾ arm angle with a long, arm action. Tall and fall delivery with a closed landing. Fastball was straight at 75-76 topping out at 77 mph for strikes. Curveball has slurve action at 65-67 mph. Changeup is mostly straight showing occasional cutting action at 68-71 mph.

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