We sat down with Yankees' 14th round pick, David Phelps, for a Draft Day Q&A session. Find out how…
Phelps Looking To Get Ahead
Three years ago David Phelps was hoping to get drafted right out of high school, he wasn't and he went on to be a successful pitcher for Notre Dame instead. This season he was expecting that experience to help him get selected on the first day of the draft. Instead he was drafted in the fourteenth round by the New York Yankees and is hoping to turn this latest disappointment into more good fortune. It was the numbers he showed during his sophomore season at Notre Dame that made him feel like he would be picked early in the draft. That year was phenomenal for the young right-hander. In 110.1 innings he was 8-5 with 102 strikeouts and a 1.88 ERA, all while holding batters to a .236 batting average. It was his inability to repeat those numbers during his junior season which caused his stock to slip a bit. In 93 innings this season he was 5-5 with only 75 strikeouts and a 4.65 ERA, and batters hit .282 off of him. He was healthy all season and there seemed to be no one reason for...
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