03/08/2015 - National Tryout - Indianapolis, IN
Joe continues to show an upward trend of growth and strength as a switch hitting catcher. Defensively, he showed sure hands to receive and was simple with his actions to exchange and throw. He flashed his lowest pops to date, sitting in the low 2.1 range and should continue to see improvements with more lower half to throw. Offensively, he showed good feel from the barrel from both sides, but hits with greater pop from the right. He stayed in the middle of the field with his approach and had good balance from both sides. Greater lower half drive from both sides and less shoulder involvement from the right will be crucial to his consistent hard contact. In all - Joe has another year left to add strength and consistency for next level play.
03/16/2014 - National Tryout - Indianapolis, IN
Joe is a sophomore C that hits from both sides of the plate. Offensively, he hits with similar approaches from both sides, appearing almost identical with his coordination and barrel delivery. He maintains good balance throughout his swing and will increase pop with a more direct barrel. Since his last outing, his left handed swing has caught up to the right side and he should continue to progress both sides evenly. Defensively, he projects well with his ability to track the ball in and receive with sure/ready hands. In all - Joe has another three seasons to improve further on his skills in preparation for play at the next level.
03/10/2013 - College PREP - Indianapolis, IN
Joe is an athletic catcher that will graduate in 2016. Foot speed is average as indicated by his 7.50 60 time. Feet are active, working in line through a clean transfer / exchange as he get rid of the baseball quickly. Pop times showed a range of 2.16-2.25 with accuracy / carry on his throws. Times will continue to drop builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Receiving / blocking skills shows as playable tools at the next level. At the plate, Gallatin is a switch hitter that projects best from the right side. He shows an open, athletic setup with rhythm. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path. He works to stay inside the ball utilizing all fields from the right side. For hitting grades to continue to improve, he needs to load more, attack ball with hands, and increase bat speed. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to use his lower half more. With 3 years to further develop, Joe has potential and will catch the eyes of the collegiate coaches as he continues to improve.