Luke French

HS Grad 2004
Age 32 and 9 mos
Age on 2004 Draft 18 and 8 mos
Position(s) LHP  1B
Ht/Wt 6-3, 220 lb
School  Heritage
Hometown  Littleton, CO USA
Summer Team  Diablo Angels
Fall Team  Diablo Angels
MLB Debut 
Tigers May 15, 2009
MLB Draft 
Round 8 by Tigers in 2004
National Rank - Class of 2004
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2004
Position - LHP
CO State Rank - Class of 2004
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2004
Position - LHP

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2003 National Showcase   Jun 13, 2003
PG Grade: 9.5
French, a strong, athletic southpaw, created quite a stir during infield drills the first day of the National Showcase. Playing first base, French fired the ball across the Nebraska diamond at 88 mph. With his listed position as pitcher, everyone was anxious to see what French would do on the hill. Maybe he threw too hard during infield. He only touched 86 from the mound during the game and had sort of a John Rocker type arm action, much stiffer than he showed throwing across the infield. His secondary pitches, a 75 mph slider and a 73 mph change up both showed some quality and French mixed his pitches and threw quality strikes with them, but we were left with the impression that there was a lot more left unseen. In any case, he is a big time DI lefty at the very least. On a very positive note was French’s bat. He hit a couple of balls out during batting practice and showed good bat speed and power potential. In fact, we liked his bat even better than his outstanding pitching ability. He stays under control with a well balanced swing that creates excellent bat speed. He has wood bat power already even though he could best be described a line drive hitter.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 9.50
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 87 mph
74.11% Rank
best 94  avg 84
 (2004 class in 2003)

best 95  avg 83
 (2004 class)
60 7.62 sec
27.58% Rank
best 6.35  avg 7.40
 (2004 class in 2003)

best 6.29  avg 7.39
 (2004 class)
IF 86 mph
95.92% Rank
best 89  avg 77
 (2004 class in 2003)

best 91  avg 77
 (2004 class)
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