01/15/2018 - National Tryout Plus - Mesa (Phoenix), AZ
Joseph continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. At the plate, hitting abilities have improved through a tall setup with balance. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path. He works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he works to utilize his lower half more efficiently. At SS, feet are active as he works to square balls up but needs to play through more with his body. Glove action is clean but needs to present more out front. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 58-60 mph with gravity sink. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he develops off speed pitches and builds more arm strength through a long toss program.
07/18/2017 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 1 (Ages 12-14)
Joseph continues to show steady progress in his baseball abilities. At SS, as he displays smooth / clean actions. Feet are aggressive in attacking balls but needs to play through more with his body. Glove action is soft / clean but will benefit by presenting more out front. He shows off his athletic abilities on his feeds / turns of the double play. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he continues to shine through an athletic setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He works to keep hands inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will continue to increase as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program.
07/07/2017 - Cape Cod Select Training & Competition (Ages 12-14)
Joseph continues to show a promising future on the diamond. At the plate he shows an athletic setup. Hands are quick and work through a short / direct swing path. He works to stay inside the ball and shows plus barrel accuracy, displaying gap to gap pop. At SS, he moves well laterally, displaying range. He attacks balls with hands / feet working well together through the fielding process. Throws are accurate with carry as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be. Joseph has the makings of a special type player as he continues to improve.
01/16/2017 - Interactive Video Program - Mesa (Phoenix), AZ
Joseph is a tall SS/RHP who will graduate in 2021. Defensively at SS, he displays active footwork as he works to get into a square fielding position. He has a clean exchange and makes on line, accurate throws to his target. On the hill, this RHP shows a repeatable/simple delivery. He works in line towards home plate as he throws a 2-seam FB that runs and a 4-seam FB that pounds the strike zone. With the stick, Joseph presents a square setup in the box. He takes aggressive hacks through the zone as he drives pitches with pull side pop. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
1. Lateral quickness
2. Soft glove
3. Smooth backhand
1. Get to balance point
2. Long toss
3. Loose arm
1. Develop a load
2. Develop rhythm
3. Bat speed