12/27/2016 - Baseball Factory Christmas Camp & Tournament at Pirate City - Session 2
Joseph is a hard working/coachable 3rd baseman, who will graduate in 2019. Offensively, he sprayed the ball to all fields, with power, through a tall setup. Lower 1/2 was fully incorporated through contact, and he worked to the baseball with very quick hands (86 mph exit velocity). Working to stride his front foot slightly less distance and then extend his arms thru contact, will improve his already impressive power. Defensively, he read the ball off the bat quickly and took efficient angles to the baseball. Hands were soft and reliable as he did a fine job of working low with his hips and working through the baseball. Arm plays well for the position, as his throws were strong and accurate on a consistent basis. Joseph is a very talented, young player, who has a high ceiling in this game, and with continued hard work will be on the radar of collegiate coaches in the coming years.
08/08/2016 - College PREP - Trenton, NJ
Joseph is a tall, strong 3B/RHP who has a promising future on the diamond. On the bump, this righty throws a 3-pitch mix coming from a high 3/4 arm slot and loose/free arm action. He works through a strong balance point and has smooth overall actions. FB ranges from 77-81 mph with tailing action. Breaking ball has 10/4 shape with sharp break. He throws a slider that resembles his breaking ball but is harder with short / sharp break. Arm speed is maintained on his changeup but needs to develop more movement on pitch. Off speed stuff show as quality pitches as he continues to develop and get more reps. Getting on a long toss program will help to increase arm strength which will aid in his development on the mound. At 3B, defensive abilities are solid as he displays smooth / fluid actions. He works around balls and plays through with his body. Glove action is soft / sure and presents well out front. At the plate, he continues to shine, displaying solid hitting abilities through an athletic setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He uses his lower half well and works inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap to gap pop. With 3 years to further develop, Joseph has potential with time and room to progress his game.