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Joshua Hatcher

Joshua Hatcher OF

  • Albany, GA
  • Lee County
  • Travel Team: Chain Baseball
  • Commitment: Mississippi State University
  • Grad 2017
  • Ht 6'2
  • Wt 175 lbs
  • Throws Left
  • Bats Left
  • Arm 86 mph
  • 60 Yd 6.60 Sec
  • Class

Running

  • N/A sec 10 Yds
  • N/A sec 40 Yds
  • 6.60 sec 60 Yds
  • 4.53 sec H > 1B (LHH)
  • 4.50 sec Shuttle (L)
  • 4.52 sec Shuttle (R)

Strength

  • 8'5'' Broad Jump
  • N/A Lateral Jump (L)
  • N/A Lateral Jump (R)
  • 132 psi Grip (L)
  • 123.40 psi Grip (R)

Throwing

  • 86 mph mph Velocity
  • 55 Arm Grade

Position - OF

  • 55 Fielding Grade

Hitting

  • 62 Hitting Grade (L)
  • 55 Power Grade (L)
  • 89 mph mph Exit Velocity

ADVANCED SWING METRICS BY SWINGTRACKER

Official Scouting Report

  • Class Rating
  • Position Projection

06/29/2016 - 2016 Under Armour Showcase: Baseball Factory's National South Joshua has the makings of a special type player. This athletic OF can cover a ton of ground (6.70 60 time). He takes a quick first step and moves lightly on the balls of his feet. Transfer is smooth with strong throws through his cut-off man, displaying excellent arm strength. As a hitter - this righty maintains centered balance with a strong base. Swing is short/quick (89 exit velocity) and works on a direct path as he drives the ball to the gaps with pop. An all-around solid prospect - Joshua tools will translate well into the next level.

01/15/2016 - Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament Hatcher can just flat out hit. His left-handed stroke is pretty and fluid and he always appears confident and relaxed in the box. The approach is advanced with great knowledge of the strike zone and he seems to see the ball very well out of the hand. It is rare to see young hitters that can handle velocity without issue and react well to off-speed stuff, but Joshua is one of those guys. At 1B, he is one of better defenders you will see at the high school level with soft, sure hands and an excellent feel around the bag. He is athletic enough and has enough arm to play the corner OF spots as well. Overall, this is well-rounded player who is a mature hitter and seems to have a quality at bat every time we see him step in the box.

10/17/2015 - 2015 Under Armour Showcase: Baseball Factory's Futures South Hatcher is an extremely talented all-around player with no glaring weakness. He ran 6.99 in the 60 yard dash, and is capable of playing the OF in addition to 1B. At 1B, he is an advanced defender with standout hands and overall actions. He moves with ease both to play the ball and around the bag, and has arm strength for the throw across the infield along with the ability to shorten up and make the throws more realistically required for the position. At the plate, he featured a fluid and easy left-handed stroke with bat speed and strength to impact the ball. It is a pretty stroke to watch, but more impressively it is a stroke that plays better against live pitching than it does in batting practice. Overall, among the top defensive 1B in the 2017 class with a high-level hit/power combination -- he is one to follow closely in the class of 2017.

Profile

Joshua Hatcher Albany, GA info@factoryathletics.com 800-641-4487 @baseballfactory
Primary Position OF
Grad Year 2017  
High School Lee County Bats Left
Height 6'2 Throws Left
Weight 175 LBS Arm 86 mph
60 YD 6.60

The chart below shows the levels of college baseball, along with the range of players with potential to be recruited at that level.

Division I Class 1 – 4
Division II Class 1 – 5
Division III Class 1 – 8
NAIA Class 1 – 6
JUCO Class 1 – 8

Tool Grade Scale

Our main goals with the BF "10-70" Scouting Scale are to provide the player with a realistic evaluation of his "PRESENT" abilities (what he can do today), and to provide college coaches with information they can use to identify and/or compare potential recruits.

Tools are graded for all players and pitchers, regardless of age or graduation year. However, for High School players we use only grades 20-70 (grades 10-18 do not apply), while for Middle School players we use only grades 10-52 (grades 55-70 do not apply).

Grade Middle School (Ages 11-13) Description High School (Ages 14-18) Description 10 Yard Dash (seconds) 40 Yard Dash (seconds) 60 Yard Dash (seconds) Home-1B LHH (seconds) Home-1B RHH (seconds) 5-10-5Shuttle [LEFT] (seconds) 5-10-5Shuttle [RIGHT] (seconds) Broad Jump (inches) Lateral Broad [LEFT] (inches) Lateral Broad [RIGHT] (inches) Grip Strength [LEFT] (psi) Grip Strength [RIGHT] (psi) FB & Raw Velocity (mph) Bat Exit Velocity (mph) Catcher Release (seconds)
10 Poor -----N/A----- 2.50+ 7.50+ 10.50+ 6.70+ 6.80+ 6.80+ 6.80+ 35- 35- 35- 30- 30- 40- 30- 3.70+
12 Well Below Avg -----N/A----- 2.40 7.40 10.00 6.40 6.50 6.60 6.60 40 38 38 35 35 42 35 3.50
15   -----N/A----- 2.35 7.30 9.75 6.10 6.20 6.40 6.40 45 42 42 40 40 45 38 3.25
18 Below Avg -----N/A----- 2.30 7.20 9.50 6.00 6.10 6.20 6.20 50 46 46 45 45 48 40 3.15
20   Poor 2.25 7.00 9.25 5.90 6.00 6.00 6.00 55 50 50 50 50 51 45 3.10
22 Near Avg   2.15 6.50 9.00 5.80 5.90 5.85 5.85 60 54 54 55 55 54 50 3.00
25   Well Below Avg 2.10 6.25 8.75 5.70 5.80 5.75 5.75 64 58 58 60 60 58 55 2.90
28 MS Average   2.05 6.15 8.50 5.45 5.55 5.50 5.50 68 62 62 65 65 62 60 2.80
30   Below Avg 2.00 5.95 8.25 5.40 5.50 5.25 5.25 74 64 64 70 70 63 62 2.70
32 Solid Avg   1.95 5.80 8.00 5.20 5.30 5.10 5.10 78 68 68 80 80 67 65 2.60
35   Near Avg 1.90 5.65 7.75 4.90 5.00 5.00 5.00 82 72 72 90 90 71 70 2.50
38 Above Avg   1.88 5.45 7.50 4.80 4.90 4.95 4.95 86 74 74 100 100 75 75 2.40
40   HS Average 1.85 5.25 7.40 4.70 4.80 4.90 4.90 93 76 76 110 112 79 80 2.25
42 Well Above Avg   1.82 5.20 7.30 4.60 4.70 4.80 4.80 98 80 80 115 115 81 82 2.15
45   Solid Avg 1.80 5.18 7.20 4.50 4.60 4.70 4.70 103 84 84 118 118 83 84 2.10
48 Excellent   1.78 5.16 7.10 4.45 4.55 4.60 4.60 108 88 88 120 120 85 86 2.05
50   Above Avg 1.76 5.14 7.05 4.40 4.50 4.50 4.50 113 92 92 125 125 86 88 2.00
52 Outstanding   1.74 5.12 7.00 4.35 4.45 4.40 4.40 118 96 96 128 128 87 90 1.98
55 -----N/A----- Well Above Avg 1.72 5.10 6.95 4.30 4.40 4.30 4.30 123 100 100 130 130 88 92 1.95
58 -----N/A-----   1.70 5.05 6.90 4.25 4.35 4.25 4.25 128 104 104 135 135 89 94 1.93
60 -----N/A----- Excellent 1.68 5.00 6.85 4.20 4.30 4.20 4.20 133 106 106 138 138 90 95 1.90
62 -----N/A-----   1.66 4.95 6.80 4.15 4.25 4.15 4.15 138 108 108 140 140 91 96 1.88
65 -----N/A----- Outstanding 1.64 4.90 6.70 4.10 4.20 4.10 4.10 143 110 110 145 145 93 97 1.85
68 -----N/A-----   1.62 4.85 6.60 4.05 4.15 4.05 4.05 148 112 112 150 150 94 98 1.82
70 -----N/A----- Superior 1.60- 4.80- 6.50- 4.00- 4.10- 4.00- 4.00- 150+ 115+ 115+ 155+ 155+ 95+ 99+ 1.80-
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