Phil Fox
Phil Fox
Phil Fox
Phil Fox
Phil Fox
Phil Fox

CLASS OF 2021

RHP

Phil
Fox

Gardner-Webb
Hempfield Area (HS) • PA
5-10 • 170LBS • R/R
Travel Team: East Coast Sandhogs

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2021 National

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2/13/21

Physical: Muscular, athletic build. 5-foot-10, 170LBS. Looks like a ballplayer. Gardner-Webb Commit.

Pitching: Very athletic mover. During ProCase strictly workout out on the mound. Strong lower half. Controlled rocker step to leg lift just below chest height. Hands begin at chest height, work down to belt line during rocker step, then work back up to chest as the leg lifts. On glove break arm works down and back. Long on backswing, direct on release. Looks to have some layback in the arm as it works to a high 3/4 release point. Worked FB up to 88MPH, with a MAX spin rate of 2412. 

6/15/20

Physical: 5-foot-10, 165 pounds; Athletic projectable build. 6.82 runner in the 60. Offensively: RHH. Quiet and compact ; repeatable and simplistic with loading of hands and lower half. Front foot comes down in the same spot when Fox is the best short stride and direct to point of contact with flat and direct ; 19 degree bat angle into the zone via Blast Motion. Fox is able to produce 17.5 G’s of force with an on-plane efficiency of 83%.  Line drives to all fields shows projection of power to pull side; average Trackman exit velocity of 83.09 MPH; peak exit velo was 93 MPH.
Defensively: Puts himself in a good position with proper footwork; low to the ground and works through the ball until release . shows ability of a quick transfer which complements a quick arm; short and compact works through the top of the baseball creating backspin.   OF - 93 MPH.
Pitching: Simple delivery, he shows an understanding of pitching mechanics, could stay over his back leg a touch longer and would create better separation between hips and shoulders . Long in his back swing but short and direct to release point . FB: T 86 MPH, 83-86 MPH. Life through the zone with an impressive average spin rate of 2412 RPM. CB: 70-73 MPH. Late downward life creating swings and misses; 12.6" of induced down action with an average of 13'3" of horizontal break. CH: 74-77 MPH. Maintains plane with reduced spin; able to throw for strikes.

2/23/20

Easily one of the top prospects of the day with explosiveness in everything he did, Fox features a lean and athletic 5-foot-10, 165-pound frame with present strength and noticeable twitch in his actions. The primary right-handed pitcher commanded 85-88 mph fastballs down in the zone with small arm-side run out of a slow-tempoed windup using a strong lower half and quick, high ¾ arm-slot. Countered with a sharp 71-72 mph curveball that showed wipeout slider action, hard biting across the zone. Mixed in a 76-78 mph changeup thrown with advanced sell while demonstrating natural cut. Overall impressive pen with advanced arm-speed on all pitches allowing for anything to be thrown in any count. The right-handed hitter begins with a balanced, even stance utilizing a leg-hang to initiate a powerful quick-twitch swing through a slightly uphill path in the hitting zone. Generated repeatable pull-side lift with noticeable strength in the lower half creating advanced hip drive through the baseball. Recorded an impressive 88 mph bat-exit velocity during batting practice and ran a 6.75 60-yard dash showcasing his athleticism. The outfielder displayed advanced footwork setting up advantageous hops with downhill momentum towards the target. Showed off fluidity in his routes with ability to cover ground during defensive evaluations yielding accurate 90 mph arm-strength with easy carry from his position out of a high ¾ arm-slot.

2/16/19

5-foot-9, 155-pound right-handed hitter starts from a square stance and utilizes a lift-and-replace stride to initiate his swing. Showcased an above average feel for the barrel with an ability to utilize the full field. Registered a bat exit velocity of 87 mph and ran a 7.08 60-yard dash. Athletic defender plays through the baseball with regularity and showed advanced carry on throws of 90 mph from the outfield. Right-hander sat 79-82 on the mound out of a high 3/4 arm slot with a low elbow at release. Utilizes an overhead rocker and a hip swivel in a repeatable delivery. Also displayed a curveball at 66-68 with tight 10/4 rotation and a changeup at 69-71 with good sell and some sink.

6/20/18

Defensively, demonstrates fluid, athletic actions in the outfield. Fox is decisive in reads, tracks well and takes direct routes. He demonstrated consistency in getting behind and playing through ball both in the air and on the ground. A strong accurate arm for age is shown with straight line carry present. Throws from outfield registered 83 MPH.

5-foot-9, 145-pound right-handed hitter initiates swing from open set up with short, controlled stride to neutral. Rhythm is present and athleticism is evident. Balance is intermittently influenced by compromised backside release. Separation, weight shift and hip turn are solid. Swing plane allows bat to spend extended time in hitting zone. Hand and hips are loose and quick. A bat exit velocity of 85 MPH was registered. Overall, Fox as a young player demonstrates an advanced offensive skill set for his age.

On the mound, right-hander works out of a mid 3/4 arm slot with balance, rhythm and ability to repeat. Developing arm quickness is evident. Hip coil lends to deception and overall use of lower half is efficient. Arm action is loose and delivery is low effort. FB sat 80-82 and was commanded to all quadrants while lacking movement. CB at 63-66 showed 11-5 shape and, at best late, sharp break and moderate depth. CH was thrown with good sell, solid command and consistent late arm side run/sink at 67-69 MPH.

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