10/16/2011 - College PREP - Hoover (Birmingham), AL Joseph is a catcher that will graduate in 2013. He has quick, efficient feet that work in line to his target through a clean transfer / exchange. Pop times show a range of 2.15-2.27 with accuracy on his throws. In order to continue to lower pop times he needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. Receiving skills are solid through a quiet setup and soft hands. He uses his body to center balls in the dirt but needs to develop more lateral movement and angles to improve grade. At the plate, Rice shows a balanced setup and tracks balls well. He makes consistent contact through a level swing path. To improve offensive grades, he needs to increase bat speed and use lower half better through the swing. With 2 years to further develop, Joseph has abilities with time and room to improve.