01/16/2015 - Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Collins continues to shine on the diamond. This 6'1"/190 RHH shows a balanced approach with simple/quiet actions. He swings on a short/direct path to and through the zone. He barrels the ball up consistently with the ability to drive it to all parts of the field. In the OF, he shows active prep and works on the balls of his feet. He tracks down FB's in the gaps with speed. Smooth/athletic actions allow him to gather well and fire throws with carry into his target. A well rounded athlete - Collins has a ton of upside and will play at a high level.
09/21/2014 - College PREP - Chattanooga, TN
Josh is a tall, athletic 1B that will graduate in 2016. Foot speed is outstanding as indicated by his 6.99 60 time. Defensive grades are outstanding as well, displaying quick / athletic actions. He presents hands well out front, displays proper foot work around the bag and is a quality receiver. He moves well laterally, displaying range as consistently showed the ability to pick balls out of the dirt, saving throws. Arm strength is a plus as he topped out at 85 mph at the arm strength station with throws displaying life, accuracy, and on line carry as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. At the plate, he continues to shine, displaying well above average hitting with solid power potential through an athletic setup. Hands are quick, generating bat speed to and through the ball at contact, creating extension. He shows a feel for the barrel with baseball jumping off the bat when centered, mainly to the pull side. With 2 years to further develop, Josh has the makings of a special type player and will get looks from the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.