Frank German Worcester Red Sox Pitcher

       
 
Age: 24
Born: September 22, 1997
Birthplace: Queens, NY
Height: 6-2
Weight: 215
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 4th round, 2018 by NYY
How Acquired: Acquired from NYY with Adam Ottavino and cash considerations for a PTBNL or cash considerations (Jan. 2021)
College: North Florida
High School: Bishop McLaughlin (FL)
ETA: 2023

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Pronunciation: HER-mahn
First Pro Contract: June 13, 2018 (NYY)
Signing Scout: Shawn Hill
Signing Bonus: $350,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2022
MLFA Eligible: November 2024
   
Pro Debut: July 17, 2017 (Lowell)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/22): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2022): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: -
Instagram: @fgswift

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Sturdy right-hander who has filled out considerably over the last few years. Minimal remaining projection.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Medium leg kick. Long arm action with lots of moving parts. Slight trunk twist before coming forward. Arm action includes a stab-and-point in the back. Effort in delivery. Repeats delivery well in short outings, better than he did in longer outings as a starter.

Fastball: 96-98 mph. Tops out at 99 mph. Control has improved and now grades as average-to-better. Command is a work in progress, but is creeping towards fringe-average. Velocity has increased in pro ball. Sat in the low-mid-90s as a starter, but velocity jumped considerably after moving to the bullpen. Potential plus-to-better offering with refined command.

Split-Finger Fastball: 84-87 mph. Best secondary pitch. Shows advanced feel for the offering and a confidence to throw it both in and out of the zone. Especially effective against left-handed hitters. Has improved since he got into pro ball and provides a nice compliment to his fastball. Still needs refinement and improved consistency. Potential above-average offering.

Slider: 81-86 mph. Will vary shape and add or subtract velocity from the pitch. Some have more vertical shape, while others are more horizontal. Primary out pitch against right-handed hitters, but has also shown the ability to bury it down and in to left-handed hitters. Will flash similar potential to his splitter, but does not have the same consistency. Potential solid-average offering.
  Career Notes: Velocity spiked during the Conference tournament of his draft year and stock rose, leading the Yankees to draft him in the 4th round. Named First Team All-Conference in his sophomore and junior years at North Florida. Participated in 2022 Winter Warm-Up. Moved into the bullpen for the last few weeks of the 2021 season and showed intriguingly improved stuff. Continued to excel in that role early in the 2022 season in Portland, earning a May promotion to Worcester. Missed two weeks in late April/early May 2022 for undisclosed non-baseball reasons.

Summation: Potential middle reliever. Ceiling of a late-inning relief arm. Stuff has taken off since he moved to the bullpen in September 2021. In short bursts, his velocity has increased and his secondaries have improved. Lacks a plus secondary pitch right now, but has shown bat-missing ability with both splitter and slider against minor league competition.

Links
Scouting Report Update (1.28.2021)
Scouting Scratch: Red Sox 2021 Rule 5 Preview (11.18.2021)
Scouting Report Update (3.13.2022)
 
   
     
    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2016 North Florida AtlSun NCAA --- 18 2 4 4.91 14 7 0 33.0 32 20 18 3 0 13 22 1.36 6.00 3.55
  2017 North Florida AtlSun NCAA --- 19 8 1 2.43 14 14 0 81.1 75 27 22 5 0 25 76 1.23 8.41 2.77
  2018 North Florida AtlSun NCAA --- 20 8 3 1.58 14 14 0 91.1 62 20 16 4 0 14 108 0.83 10.64 1.38
  2018 GCL Yankees GCL Rk NYY 20 0 0 0.00 1 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.00 13.50 0.00
  2018 Staten Island Yankees NYPL A- NYY 20 1 3 2.22 10 4 1 28.1 22 9 7 0 0 6 38 0.99 12.07 1.91
  2019 GCL Yankees GCL Rk NYY 21 0 1 6.75 2 2 0 4.0 3 3 3 1 2 1 5 1.00 11.25 2.25
  2019 GCL Yankees West GCL Rk NYY 21 0 0 18.00 1 1 0 1.0 2 2 2 0 0 2 0 4.00 0.00 18.00
  2019 Tampa Tarpons FSL A+ NYY 21 4 4 3.79 16 15 0 76.0 70 35 32 9 3 35 82 1.38 9.71 4.14
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- NYY 22 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2021 Portland Sea Dogs DNE AA Bos 23 3 9 5.12 24 18 2 84.1 99 61 48 12 39 72 1.53 7.68 3.20
   
     
    2022 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2022 Portland Sea Dogs East AA Bos 24     stats                            
  2022 Worcester Red Sox IL AAA Bos 24     stats                            
   
     
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