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Jul 11, 2005 - Jul 17, 2005   Dirtbags 18's
  11

East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
John Phelps
LHP 5-10 205   L/L

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40
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Jan 08, 2005 - Jan 09, 2005   Orange
  10

5-Plex - Player Development Complex - Ft. Myers, FL
John Phelps
LHP 5-11 195   L/L

FB
87
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40
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1B
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87
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77
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76
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John Phelps is a 2005 left handed pitcher from Chesapeake Virginia with a strong medium build at 5 ft. 11 195 pounds. He pitches from a 3/4 slot with very good mechanics and a balanced delivery. He is a very polished pitcher and works both sides of the plate with excellent control. His fastball topped out at 87 mph with good life. He throws a very hard curveball at 78 mph with sharp bite. His changeup ranged from 75-77 mph with very good action and deception. He has good knowledge of how to pitch and changes speeds well. He has great command of all 3 pitches, and he has the ability to use any pitch on any count. He has very good mound presence and composure and will be very successful at the next level. John is a good student who has signed with William & Mary.
PG Grade 9.0




Dec 12, 2004 - Dec 12, 2004   Navy
  1

RISE - Midlothian, VA
John Phelps
LHP 5-11 195   L/L

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81
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40
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81
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72
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73
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John Phelps is a 2005 LHP from Chesapeake, Virginia, with a 5'11", 195 lb. frame who knows how to pitch. He has a very smooth and easy delivery with an on line stride. He has a good arm arch with a clean arm action. We have seen Phelps at several events in the past and he never disappoints. In early December form, he showed a good feel for all of his pitches with a potential pro level change up. His fastball topped out at 81 mph, while he threw his curveball at 73 mph, and his change up at 74 mph. We did see him pitch in the upper 80s in October, and touch 88 mph. Phelps is athletic in his actions, and has a strong body with college arm speed and very good life on his fastball. His curveball is a tight spinner with late darting life. He can spot his change up on both sides of the plate. Pro scouts will want to see him this spring. Top level D1 pitcher now.
PG Grade 9.0




Oct 22, 2004 - Oct 25, 2004   Tidewater White Sox
  11

5-Plex - Player Development Complex - Ft. Myers, FL
John Phelps
LHP 5-11 195   L/L

FB
87
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
87
CB
SL
77
CH
76
Split
Knuckle
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Jul 06, 2004 - Jul 11, 2004   Richmond Braves
  11

East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
John Phelps
LHP 5-11 195   L/L

FB
88
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
88
CB
77
SL
CH
78
Split
Knuckle
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Jan 19, 2004 - Jan 19, 2004   Navy
  21

Total Sports - Manssas, VA
John Phelps
LHP 5-11 195   L/L

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83
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40
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John is a 5-10/180 lb., square shouldered left handed pitcher, "05" outfielder from Chesapeake, Virginia. His bat can make him a two way player, but we see his future on the mound. His size may hold some scouts back but this one can pitch at any college in the country. He will make scouts take notice of him. He shows a powerful torque, very quick arm and a polished, balanced delivery. His fastball was 84mph at this showcase, but we saw it at 88mph two weeks earlier. It has nice sink with late movement. His curve has late action at 74mph with 2-8 rotation, tilt and depth. It is a plus pitch. He needs to develop a change as a third pitch, but he knows what he is doing between the lines. At the plate he hits from the left side with a quiet approach, good balance and gap power. He uses all fields well and squares up on the ball with a good swing plane. John is a good student.
PG Grade 8.5




Jan 02, 2004 - Jan 04, 2004   27-Cedar
  21

5-Plex - Player Development Complex - Ft. Myers, FL
John Phelps
LHP 5-11 195   L/L

FB
82
60
7.85
40
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John Phelps -- Phelps is a compact, physically strong left hander with a strong arm and some polish to his game. We’ve seen him compete a couple of times before and he’s been on the national stage, too. Phelps threw 82-84 mph in Fort Myers and we’ve seen him faster in the past. He has a quick gather in his windup and appears at times to jump at the plate, which makes his fastball seem faster than it is. Phelps is very aggressive in the strike zone with his fastball and we see a lot of bad, late swings against it. Phelps’ breaking ball is a 73 mph hard slurve that gets good break to it and he uses it on the outside half to right handers. His change up is the same speed but gets good running action in the opposite direction. This young prospect has the present stuff and approach to get hitters out at the next level and we really like his makeup. He also showed some hitting ability. He’s a good student, too.
PG Grade 8.0