This 6-foot-3, 200-pound right-hander pitches at 88 to 91 mph but has touched 93 and throws two breaking balls, a 72 to 75 mph curveball and a 77 to 79 mph slider. His arm works well from a high, three-quarter slot and he's performed well in showcase events, something scouts remember throughout the spring.
--Jason A. Churchill
UCLA Release, Nov. 11, 2011
Two-year varsity baseball letterwinner at Fairmont Prep (Anaheim, Calif.) under head coach Mark Alves ... secured first-team All-San Joaquin League honors as a junior ... went 1-2 with a 0.67 ERA in four starts on the mound as a junior, totaling 35 strikeouts and four walks in 21.0 innings ... earned first-team All-CIF Southern Section Division VII honors as a sophomore (2010) ... went 5-2 in eight games as a sophomore, posting a 1.29 ERA ... recorded three complete games as a sophomore, totaling 87 strikeouts and three walks ... ranked No. 297 in Perfect Game USA's list of the top 300 prospects eligible for the 2012 MLB Draft ... competed on USA Baseball's 16U National Team in Oct. 2010, leading Team USA to a gold medal against Mexico in the COPABE Pan American `AA' 16U Youth Championships (Culiacan, Mexico) ... in the gold medal game, struck out five batters in three innings, allowing one unearned run ... was a first-team All-EBS selection at the 2010 Elite Baseball Series.
Head Coach John Savage: "Felipe is another top pitching prospect in this class. He has a great demeanor and is very durable for his size. Felipe is a power pitcher with excellent command and has a very bright future at UCLA."