Richard Sullivan

HS Grad 2005
Age 30 and 4 mos
Age on 2005 Draft 18 and 1 mos
Position(s) LHP  1B
Ht/Wt 6-3, 225 lb
B/T L/L
School  Ballard
Hometown  Louisville, KY USA
Summer Team  HS team
Fall Team  HS Team
MLB Draft 
Round 11 by Braves  in 2008
National Rank - Class of 2005 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2005
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KY State Rank - Class of 2005 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2005
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GPA
2.8
SAT
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ACT
20
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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
7.5
8/13/2004
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2004 Southeast Top Prospect Showcase   Aug 13, 2004
PG Grade: 7.5
Richard Sullivan is a 6'3", 225 lb. left handed pitcher/first baseman from Louisville, Kentucky. On the mound he shows a range of 79-84 mph with his fastball, a 68 mph curveball, and a 67 mph change up. He did a good job of staying low in the strike zone with his fastball. Richard's curveball was inconsistent in game action, but he threw some much sharper ones in the bullpen. He throws with a low elbow release with a slight pushing motion with very little front side involvement in his delivery. If he smoothed out his mechanics and got more of his big, strong body behind the ball, Richard would be able to improve his fastball velocity and coaches everywhere take note of 6'4" lefties who throw in the mid to upper-80s. Richard showed some raw bat speed during batting practice. He pulls off very early and hits around the ball, but can probably hit the ball a long way with metal on the right pitch.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 85 mph
10/22/2004
68.78% Rank
best 94  avg 83
 (2005 class in 2004)

best 95  avg 82
 (2005 class)
60 7.89 sec
8/13/2004
12.64% Rank
best 6.23  avg 7.45
 (2005 class in 2004)

best 6.23  avg 7.44
 (2005 class)
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