Brendan Cellucci Greenville Drive Pitcher

       
 
Age: 23
Born: June 30, 1998
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Height: 6-4
Weight: 215
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
   
Drafted: 12th round, 2019 by BOS
How Acquired: Draft
College: Tulane
High School: William Penn Charter (PA)
   

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Pronunciation: suh-LOO-chee
First Pro Contract: July 12, 2019 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Tim Collinsworth
Signing Bonus: $345,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2022
MLFA Eligible: November 2025
   
Pro Debut: July 26, 2019 (Lowell)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/21): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2021): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @brendan_mike27
Instagram: @brendan_cellucci

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Tall left-hander with a strong frame. Minimal remaining projection.

Mechanics: Throws over the top. Max-effort delivery. Very quick arm. Stiff, vertical delivery. Medium leg kick. Rigid, deceptive arm action. Keeps arm behind before coming forward. Violent head whack, is looking at third base when he releases the ball. Falls off hard to the glove side.

Fastball: 93-95 mph. Tops out at 97. Live fastball that has shown the ability to miss bats. Ball jumps on hitters. In the early stages of developing command and control, both currently well-below average. Potential plus pitch.

Curveball: 83-86 mph. Short, vertical break. Plus spin rate. At its best, shows depth and bite. Still developing consistency with the pitch. Potential above-average offering.

Changeup: 85-87 mph. Pitch shows late drop. Did not throw in outing scouted in 2021. Will flash average potential.
  Career Notes: Struggled as a freshman at Tulane, but emerged as the team's closer late in his sophomore season. Pitched in 1 game in the Cape Cod League in 2018. Signed following his sophomore season to an over-slot deal. Participated in Fall Instructional League in 2019 and 2020.

Summation: Potential up-and-down emergency reliever. Ceiling of an MLB middle reliever. Gap between from current projection and ceiling is driven by concerns about delivery and command and control profile. Struggles to throw strikes and current command is poor. Low floor, decent chance he will not throw enough strikes to get out of the minors. Pitch data is very impressive and grades out well in models. Both fastball and breaking ball have above-average spin rates.

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    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
2018 Tulane NCAA Coll --- 20 0 0 --- 16.87 7 0 0 2.2 4 5 5 0 7 3 5.00 0.43 10.13
  2019 Tulane NCAA Coll --- 21 2 3 0.400 5.57 27 1 3 42.9 45 32 26 6 21 46 1.57 2.19 9.86
  2019 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 21 1 0 1.000 5.25 8 0 0 12.0 14 7 7 1 7 17 1.75 2.43 12.75
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 22 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2021 Greenville HAE A+ Bos 23 2 3 0.400 5.30 36 0 0 37.1 36 24 22 3 28 59 1.71 2.11 14.20
   
     
    2022 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
2022 TBD --- --- Bos 24     stats                            
   
     
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