Shane Drohan Portland Sea Dogs Pitcher

       
 
Age: 23
Born: January 7, 1999
Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Height: 6-3
Weight: 175
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
   
Drafted: 5th round, 2020 by BOS;
23rd round, 2017 by PHI
How Acquired: Draft
College: Florida State
High School: Cardinal Newman (FL)
ETA: Late 2024

Photo © Salem Red Sox
Pronunciation: DROE-hann
First Pro Contract: July 17, 2020 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Dante Ricciardi
Signing Bonus: $600,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2023
MLFA Eligible: November 2027
   
Pro Debut: May 8, 2021 (Salem)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/23): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2023): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @shanedrohan1
Instagram: @shanedrohan

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Tall, athletic pitcher’s frame. Some remaining projection. Long limbs. Room to add strength. Looks the part.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Free and easy delivery. Short stride and arm action. Hides the ball well behind. Delivery works. Controlled and repeats it well, especially considering he did not commit fully to baseball until college.

Fastball: 88-92 mph. Tops out at 94 mph. Pitch shows natural sink and has a good spin rate. Has some life up in the zone; hitters seem to pick up the ball late. Has the delivery and athleticism that lend to a solid command and control profile in the future, but right now both are works in progress and are below-average Potential fringe-average offering.

Changeup: 78-81 mph. Pitch shows fade down and away from right-handed hitters. Throws with good arm speed; does a good job of not telegraphing the pitch. Pitch improved in college and then took a massive jump forward in 2022. Developed into his go-to out pitch and showed bat-missing ability. Potential plus offering.

Curveball: 75-78 mph. Pitch has 1-to-7 break and will flash depth and tight rotation when he finishes it. Power breaking ball with a plus spin rate. Throws often; solid feel. Will start at-bats with it or use it to put hitters away. Throws to hitters on both sides. Potential average offering.
  Career Notes: Father, Bill, was a pitcher in the Royals organization from 1987 to 1990. Was selected in the 23rd round of the 2017 draft by the Phillies. Successful quarterback in high school and did not commit fully to baseball until he was in college. First professional experience came in the 2020 Fall Instructional League. Participated in the Fall Performance Program in 2021. Was among the top 20 minor league leaders in strikeouts in 2022. Was set to participate in the 2022 Fall Performance Program that was cancelled due to Hurricane Ian.

Summation: Potential up-and-down depth arm. Ceiling of a back-end starter or, more likely, middle reliever. Athletic left-hander who will show a three-pitch mix, but needs to develop physically and add velocity. Has more upside remaining than a typical college draftee. Has the type of athleticism you look for in a pitcher. Has shown a general feel for pitching and a repeatable delivery. Fastball command needs improvement, but changeup development and left-handedness give him a chance, most likely in a bullpen role.

Links
Red Sox select Shane Drohan with fifth-round pick (6.11.2020)
Scout Chatter (11.24.2020)
Scouting Report Updates (3.1.2021)
Scouting Report Update (3.4.2022)
 
   
     
    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
2018 Florida St. Seminoles NCAA Coll -- 19 0 0 20.77 6 0 0 4.1 3 10 10 2 2 10 1 3.00 2.08 20.77
  2019 Florida St. Seminoles NCAA Coll -- 20 3 1 3.66 16 11 0 51.2 47 22 21 2 2 48 71 1.84 12.45 8.36
  2020 Florida St. Seminoles NCAA Coll --- 21 0 1 4.08 4 4 0 17.2 15 12 8 0 1 11 27 1.47 13.75 5.60
2020 Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 21 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2021 Salem Red Sox LAE A Bos 22 7 4 3.96 23 23 0 88.2 81 44 39 3 2 45 86 1.42 8.70 4.60
2022 Greenville Drive SAL A+ Bos 23 6 7 4.00 22 20 0 105.2 91 56 47 15 5 40 136 1.24 11.58 3.41
  2022 Portland Sea Dogs East AA Bos 23 1 1 3.38 5 5 0 24.0 21 13 9 5 0 11 21 1.33 7.88 4.12
  2023 Portland Sea Dogs East AA Bos 24     stats                            
   
     
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  -   SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (July 26-August 1, 2021)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (April 19-24, 2022)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (Aug. 8-14, 2022)
2022 SoxProspects.com All-Star
 
   

   
     
 
 
 
     
 
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