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#66 Drake Fellows


Class Junior
Height 6'5"
Weight 205 LBS
Hometown Plainfield, Ill.
High School Joliet Catholic Academy

Coach Corbin Quote: “Consistent, competitive and durable are the words that come to my mind when speaking about Drake. He stepped into the role of our Friday starter this past season and did so with great maturity. He commands several pitches and shows very good presence. He has shown a lot of growth as a leader in our program and continues to develop his communication skills. He will again be one of the leaders of our staff.”

As a Junior (2019)

  • Selected with the sixth round (173rd pick) of the MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres
  • Second-Team All-American (CB, NCBWA) and Third-Team All-American (PG)
  • Named to NCAA Nashville Regional All-Tournament Team (1-0, 2.00 ERA)
  • Tied for second in Vanderbilt single-season history for wins (13)
  • Tied for national lead in victories (13) and finished eighth in strikeouts (133)
  • Sixth in Vanderbilt career strikeouts (308)
  • Did not allow more than two earned runs in seven of his final 13 starts
  • Tossed five-plus innings in 14 of his last 16 starts
  • Limited opponents to a .238 average (53-for-223) with runners aboard
  • Held opponents to a .213 average (27-for-127) with two outs
  • Threw Vandy’s first complete-game shutout since 2017 on March 22 vs. Florida
  • Set a career high with 13 strikeouts against Dayton on March 1
  • Fanned seven-plus batters 10 times including 11 vs. Missouri on May 10
  • Lifted Vandy to a 1-0 win against Mississippi State with six shutout innings on May 23

As a Sophomore (2018)

  • Regular Friday starter with a 7-4 record and 3.92 ERA
  • Led the Commodores with 107 strikeouts (46th nationally) in 96.1 innings
  • Clemson Regional All-Tournament Team selection after limiting St. John’s to three hits while striking out eight across seven scoreless innings
  • Six or more strikeouts in 11 of 16 starts
  • Only 12 extra-base hits allowed in his last 76.2 innings
  • Two or fewer walks allowed in his final seven starts
  • First sophomore since 2012 to start on Opening Day
  • Finished 24th nationally with 16 starts and was sixth in the SEC with 7.01 hits allowed per nine innings
  • 1.14 WHIP
  • Ranked ninth in the SEC

As a Freshman (2017)

  • Career-best 10 strikeouts in 6.2 innings against Alabama, allowing three runs, two earned, on four hits (May 20)
  • First career save at Georgia in second game of doubleheader to clinch series (April 22)
  • 3.2 innings pitched, allowing two unearned runs on one hit with four strikeouts
  • First career relief appearance against Tennessee Tech with one hit and two strikeouts (April 11)
  • SEC Freshman of the Week after stellar start against Saint Mary’s (March 12)
  • Career-high eight innings, allowing only one unearned run on two singles with no walks and eight strikeouts
  • Retired 18 straight batters
  • Second freshman pitcher in the Corbin era to earn a spot in starting rotation for opening weekend
  • Pitched six scoreless innings with five strikeouts and just two hits in win at San Diego (Feb. 19)

The Fellows File

  • Lettered in baseball and basketball at Joliet Catholic Academy in Joliet, Ind.
  • 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game second team All-American
  • Perfect Game’s top-ranked pitcher in Illinois’ class of 2016
  • 2014 & 2015 ESCC Pitcher of the Year and All-Conference selection
  • Sociology major
  • Native of Lawrenceburg, Ind.
  • Son of Robert and Annie Fellows, brother to Carter and Jaden