04/09/2017 - Interactive Video Program - Costa Mesa (Los Angeles), CA Joseph is a strong, 2-way player at C/3B. Behind the plate, this catcher displays a solid base with quick/active footwork. He receives pitches with a quiet glove as he gets rid of the ball with a clean exchange and fires accurate throws down to 2B. At 3B, he shows lateral quickness fielding gb's in a low/athletic position. He makes good adjustments as he plays the in-between hops well and makes strong throws across the infield. Offensively at the plate, Joseph can swing the stick showing a fluid rhythm to load. He explodes his lower 1/2 creating power as he swings on a short bat path and drives the ball from gap to gap. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
Infield 1. Accurate throws 2. Quicker exchange to throw 3. Loose arm actions Catching 1. Lateral range 2. Quicker to block 3. Arm strength (long toss) Offense 1. Use middle of field approach 2. Improve hands a little more 3. More lower 1/2 drive