09/27/2017 - Arizona Freshman Fall Classic
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, he only showed from the right side. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He makes consistent contact through a line drive approach with power showing best to the pull side. In the OF, he displays smooth / athletic actions. He reads balls well off the bat and utilizes his athletic feet well in tracking down balls through proper routes / angles. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. He works behind the baseball and plays through with momentum to his target and gets rid of the baseball quickly. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 67-71 mph. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with early break. He slows arm speed on his changeup, tipping off pitch to hitters. 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. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and works hard to be the best he can be.
07/18/2017 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 1 (Ages 12-14)
Joseph is a RHP/OF who continues to improve his game. At the plate, he shows athletic actions as he starts from an open stance with plus bat speed and he uses his lower half efficiently. He has a smooth rhythm which helps him to be level and short to the baseball. He was able to make hard consistent contact to all fields. In the OF, Joseph gets behind the baseball, and uses a clean transfer to make accurate throws to bases. On the mound he throws from a 3/4 arm slot and showed a fastball, curveball and changeup. He showed consistent mechanics and good feel for his fastball and changeup. Getting tighter spin on his curveball, will help Joseph get more downward tilt. Joseph is a versatile two-way player with solid potential.
05/28/2017 - Interactive Video Program - Salem, OR
Joseph is an athletic OF/RHP. Defensively in the OF, he takes efficient routes as he tracks down fly balls. He gets into a square fielding position on GB's and comes up with a clean exchange to throw. On the hill, this RHP commands a 3-pitch mix with free arm action. He drives his lower 1/2 off the rubber as he works in line and finishes strongly towards home plate. With the stick, Joseph is a line drive type hitter. He whips his barrel fast through the zone and consistently sprays pitches to all parts of the field. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
1. Lateral range
2. Develop soft hands
3. Loose arm action
1. Keep eyes on target
2. Get to a balance point
3. Arm strength (long toss)
1. Develop rhythm/timing
2. More lower 1/2 drive
3. Level out swing path