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Shane Drohan

#29 | LHP | Red SoxBOS
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Shane Drohan
Name: Shane Liam Drohan
Born: Jan 7, 1999 in Fort Lauderdale, FL
High School: Cardinal Newman HS, West Palm Beach, Fla.
College: Florida State
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: L
Drafted in the 5th round (148th overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2020 (signed for $600,000)
Drohan ranked as one of the top high school pitchers in the 2017 class with advanced secondaries and a fastball that showed average potential. After pitching just 4.1 innings as a freshman at Florida State, Drohan settled into the starting rotation his sophomore year and posted a 3.66 ERA in 51.2 innings with a good strikeout rate (12.4 per nine) but poor control (8.4 walks per nine). Drohan showed improved control through four games before the 2020 season shut down, but he still walked more than five batters per nine. Listed at 6-foot-3, 195 pounds, Drohan has a skinny frame with a loose, easy arm action and a quick tempo on the mound. His fastball sits 90-93 mph with natural sinking life, and he pairs it with an 80-84 mph changeup that mimics the same trajectory. Drohan also throws a 77-80 mph curveball with 1-to-7 shape that is effective against lefthanders when he locates it down and away. Drohan's solid three-pitch mix, athleticism and remaining physical projection give him a chance to take another step forward in pro ball and possibly remain a starter. His poor control, however, has most scouts projecting him to the bullpen. Drohan's stuff doesn’t have the explosion or plus potential that back-end relievers have in the majors, so his upside as a reliever may be limited if starting doesn’t work out.
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