Prospect guru John Sickles dropped Yankee farmhand David Phelps’s (RHP, AA-Trenton) name in this morning’s edition of “Morning Notes“.
One of my favorite pre-season sleepers is Yankees pitching prospect David Phelps. The Notre Dame product is living up to that tag, going 3-0, 1.60 with a 33/10 K/BB in 34 innings so far for Double-A Trenton, with 23 hits allowed. He has a solid low-90s fastball, and is making good progress with his slider and changeup according to Yankees sources. Keep a close eye on him.
The references to “Yankees sources” could be alluding to Sickels’s own interview with Yanks SVP Mark Newman or, more likely, a reaffirmation of Newman’s report based on what scouts are talking about around the Eastern League. Either way, it’s nice to see some of the organization’s mid- and late-round college pitchers advancing and experiencing success.