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Connor Phillips

Born: 05/04/2001 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 190
Large frame with an athletic build, mild projection remaining. Utilizes a semi-windup, pitches from the 1B side of the rubber and features a slight crossfire action. 3/4 slot, quick arm, moderate effort in the delivery.
Evaluator Nathan Graham
Report Date 05/27/2022
Affiliate Dayton Dragons (High A, Reds)
Dates Seen 4/29/22
OFP 55
MLB ETA 2024
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 60 95-96 98 Flat offering but stays off the barrel with some natural arm side run. Generates swing and miss by working high in the zone. Plenty of late life in the pitch makes for uncomfortable at bats for hitters. Phillips has the stamina to hold velocity deep into a pitch count but if used in short relief bursts could touch triple digits.
CB 55 76-78 80 12-6 shape with good depth. Pairs well with the high octane, up in the zone fastball. Will steal a strike with it early in the count. Still developing fell for it, missed with it early in the start but as the game progressed it became sharp and generated several awkward swings.
SL 50 82-83 85 Inconsistent, currently gets left in the zone to often, but when he gets it right it shows potential to be an average major league pitch. 11-5 shape that sweeps out of the zone, away from right handed hitters.
CH   78 78 Only threw a couple in my look.

Young and athletic, Phillips has potential to add to his already impressive arsenal. Effort in the delivery makes it unlikely he ever has pinpoint command, but the athleticism is there to control every offering. The high fastball and sharp curve combo would make him a powerful late inning arm but the developing slider will allow him to remain in a starting role.

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