01/18/2019 - Baseball Factory National Spring Training at Pirate City Joe is an athletic and coachable 2022 catching prospect that was eager to learn. Behind the dish, Joe has a balanced primary and athletic secondary stance. When receiving, he presents a low/early glove, works behind the ball, and stays quiet. When blocking, he leads with his glove and creates a good angle over the ball. Improving hip mobility and anticipating balls in the dirt will increase his range to block laterally. He has a clean exchange and makes accurate throws. Creating momentum in his lower half and taking a jab step will quicken his release. At the plate, Joe starts in an athletic stance, loads his hands back, and has good pitch recognition. He gets barrel flat to the ball and shows a gap to gap approach. He needs to continue to attack the inside part of the ball, create backside drive with his lower half, and stay balanced through contact. Joe has room to grow and we hope to see his progress in the future.