06/18/2021 - Baseball Factory All-State Tournament (HS)
Joey is an athletic C/RHP prospect who showed well during the All-State Tournament. Behind the dish, Joey shows active footwork and is agile moving to block. He sits in a low stance and receives with soft hands. His exchange is clean and he gets rid of the ball quickly, firing pop times as low as 1.89 seconds. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a tall stance and shows good barrel control. He gets good extension through the ball and produces loud contact and gap to gap power. On the mound, Joey gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works with a loose arm and extends through his release, staying inline toward the plate. Joey operates with an electric two pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 90mph. Breaking ball sits from 71-73mph with sharp 12-6 break, showing to be a real put away pitch. Overall, Joey is a talented prospect who will be one to follow as he continues to progress.
02/12/2021 - Baseball Factory Opening Day Classic (HS - West)
Joey is a 2023 C/RHP. Compact frame and athletic build with present strength. Recorded a 6.94 60-yard dash time. Primary catcher with short and quick actions, shows a flexible lower half. Great catch and throw skills, gains ground towards second and has a quick trigger. Arm velo of 94mph and a pop time of 1.97. Fluid process and pure arm stroke. Impressive blocking and receiving skills in the games as well. Right-handed hitter with an even stance and low hand set. Simple and smooth operation with a quick trigger. Compact swing with some jump off the barrel, generates good bat speed through the zone. Repeats the swing well and has the ability to lift at contact. Consistent all-field approach with loud contact. Exit velo of 85mph. 3-6 in live game action with a double to RCF gap. Right-handed pitcher, balanced and directional delivery on the mound, long and loose arm circle in back and high 3/4 arm slot coming through. Does a good job of working down in the zone with FB topping out at 86mph. Has nice spin on his curveball, shows sharpness with some 11/5 shape (Didn't throw in game). Exciting all-round player with obvious skills that shows a passion for the game. With 3 more years to develop, we foresee this 2-way player making big strides and having opportunity to play at the next level.
01/15/2021 - 2021 Baseball Factory Pre-Season All-America Tournament (TX)
Joey is an athletic C/RHP prospect who showed well during the Pre-Season All-America Tournament. Behind the plate, Joey shows fluid footwork and moves well laterally to block. He sits in an athletic stance and receives with soft hands. His exchange is clean and he gets rid of the ball quickly, making on-line throws with carry through the 2B bag. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a tall stance and takes a short stride. He gets back into his load and drives through well with his lower half. He generates fast bat speed through the zone and produces loud contact to all fields. On the mound, Joey gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works with a quick arm and extends through his release, finishing square to the plate. Joey shows a two pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 87mph with arm side run. Breaking ball sits from 66-68mph with late 11-5 break. Overall, Joey is a talented prospect who will be one to follow as he continues to progress.
10/04/2020 - All-In Membership - San Bernardino, CA
Joey is a strong, athletic C/RHP who has a promising future on the diamond. Behind the dish, he presents a soft/sure mitt showing great pocket awareness sticking pitches. He utilizes his body well through the blocking process, centering balls well out front. Receiving / blocking skills show as outstanding tools that will play well at the next level. Pop times showed in the 2.07 range with accuracy / carry (88 mph velocity) on his throws. At the plate, he continues to shine, displaying well above average hitting / power potential a squared setup. Hands are quick (84mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He has strength in his swing and shows a feel for the barrel with gap-to-gap pop. On the mound, he showed a controlled / repeatable delivery that allows his arm action to work well to the plate. Fastball showed range of 79-80 mph with cutting action. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break. Slider is harder with tight spin and short break. Control is solid as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. With 3 years to further develop, Joey has the makings of a special type player and will get looks from the collegiate coaches as he continues to progress his game.