David Francis

HS Grad 2006
Age 29 and 0 mos
Age on 2006 Draft 18 and 3 mos
Position(s) RHP  
Ht/Wt 6-1, 190 lb
B/T R/R
School  St. Joseph's
Hometown  Mississauga, ON CAN
Summer Team  Ontario Blue Jays
Fall Team  Ontario Blue Jays
National Rank - Class of 2006 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2006
Overall
222
Position - RHP
NA
ON State Rank - Class of 2006 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2006
Overall
NA
Position - RHP
NA
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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
8.5
10/1/2005
Latest Showcase Report
2005 Midwest Top Prospect Showcase   Oct 01, 2005
PG Grade: 8.5
R. David Francis is a 6-1, 190 lb senior right handed pitcher from Canada with a mature body and thick chest. He throws from a high 3/4's release point with a calm, under control type of delivery, a high leg raise and a stiff front side to throw against on landing. Francis' fastball topped out at 89 mph from a short, quick arm stroke and he'll vary the speed on it pretty consistently, including turning over a 2-seamer at 81-83 that has pretty good life. His fastball is pretty straight at the higher velocities. Francis' curveball was mostly 67-69 mph. He gets a big downer break on the pitch but drops his elbow some, which takes velocity and power from the pitch. He tried a couple of change ups but this pitch is still in its developmental stages. Overall, Francis is a young power pitcher with a very strong arm who could settle in as a consistent low 90's type of pitcher.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 91 mph
7/10/2006
96.86% Rank
best 96  avg 84
 (2006 class in 2006)

best 97  avg 82
 (2006 class)
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