11/19/2017 - Interactive Video Program - Marlborough (Boston), MA Francis is a C/RHP who will graduate in 2023. Defensively behind the plate, he sits and stays low as he receives pitches with a soft mitt. He comes up with a quick/clean exchange and makes accurate throws down to 2B. On the hill, this RHP shows a simple delivery with loose/quick arm action. He delivers a (FB, CB, CH) from a hi 3/4 arm slot and stays directional towards home plate. With the stick, Francis displays a quiet setup with smooth rhythm. He takes aggressive hacks through the zone and is a solid contact hitter. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
Catching 1. Quick footwork 2. Quicker to block 3. Arm strength (long toss) Pitching 1. Get to a balance point 2. Develop CH 3. Fill up zone with strikes Offense 1. Develop a load 2. Improve bat speed 3. Level out swing path