Arizona State: Had successful Tommy John surgery in the fall ... low-90s explosive fastball ... loads of potential ... must develop a third pitch ... has only been pitching for two years ... has the potential to be an outstanding pitching prospect with continued hard work ... drafted by the Anaheim Angels in the third round in 1998.
1999 (Freshman): Saw limited action due to injury ... notched a 2.45 ERA on the season in three appearances ... pitched two shutout innings in his debut on the mound vs. Utah (1/15) .... held opponent batters to a .143 average at the plate ... did not give up an extra base hit.
High School: A 1998 graduate of Northgate High School in Walnut Creek, Calif. ... four-year letterwinner ... captained baseball team his senior year ... coached by Dave Clark ... team MVP in '98 ... all-conference selection in '97-'98 ... senior season went 5-3, 1.59 ERA, in 44 innings had 66 strikeouts ... pitched five complete games ... played with the USA Junior National Team in the summer of '97 which won a bronze medal ... went 2-0, 3.49 ERA with 18 strikeouts.
Personal: Majoring in business ... parents are Mike and Estella French of Concord, Calif. ... has two brothers, Brian (23) and Ronny (21) ... brother Ronny is currently in the San Diego Padres organization ... born on February 16, 1980 in Walnut Creek, Calif. ... full name is Paul Allen French.
Career Highs IP: 2.0 vs. Utah, 1/15/99 K: 2 vs. Utah, 1/15/99