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Joshua Kirby

Joshua Kirby RHP

  • Des Moines, IA
  • Des Moines Lincoln
  • Travel Team: Iowa sticks
  • Grad 2023
  • Ht 6'2''
  • Wt 190 lbs
  • Throws Right
  • Bats Right
  • Arm 78 mph
  • 60 YD 8.06 Sec
  • Class

Running

  • 1.75 sec 10 Yds
  • 5.57 sec 40 Yds
  • 8.06 sec 60 Yds
  • 5.80 sec H > 1B (RHH)
  • 5.08 sec Shuttle (L)
  • 5.02 sec Shuttle (R)

Strength

  • 7'6'' Broad Jump
  • 5'11'' Lateral Jump (L)
  • 6'1'' Lateral Jump (R)
  • 99 psi Grip (L)
  • 102 psi Grip (R)

Throwing

  • 78 mph mph Velocity
  • 40 Arm Grade

Hitting

  • 42 Hitting Grade (R)
  • 40 Power Grade (R)
  • 75 mph mph Exit Velocity

Pitching

  • High 3/4 Arm Angle
  • 42 Arm Action Grade
  • 40 Control Grade
  • 48 Delivery Grade
  • 77 – 79 mph FASTBALL
  • 40 FB Grade
  • 64 – 66 mph CURVEBALL
  • 42 CB Grade
  • 69 – 70 mph CHANGEUP
  • 45 CH Grade

ADVANCED SWING METRICS BY SWINGTRACKER

Official Scouting Report

  • Class Rating
  • RHP/2BPosition Projection

01/14/2022 - Baseball Factory's Spring Training at Jackie Robinson Training Complex(Ages 14-18) Joshua is a team player who plays RHP/2B in the class of 2023 out of Des Moines, IA. At 2B, he did a good job of getting square to the baseball to make the routine play. He had a quick exchange to get rid of the ball fat with accurate throws to his targets. At the plate, he showed the ability to control the barrel throughout his swing ensuring solid contact at different pitch locations. He used his backside well to drive through the zone and create pop. On the mound, he worked a solid 3 pitch mix with a short arm action. His fastball showed run and life at (79 mph), his slider had good tilt while his change up was a deceptive pitch to hitters. Joshua could benefit from programs/drills such as arm care (bands), towel drills, strength training, long toss, speed & agility.

10/24/2021 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Stillwater (Minneapolis), MN Joshua is a tall RHP prospect who continues to showcase his skills on the field. On the diamond, Joshua gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works with a clean arm and extends through his release, staying inline toward the plate. Joshua operates with a four pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 78mph with arm side run. Breaking ball sits from 64-66mph with 10-4 break. Knuckleball sits from 63-66mph with good downward movement. Changeup sits from 65-68mph with sinking action as he throws with deceptive arm speed. Finishing with his chest square to the plate can help Joshua improve his pitch command. Overall, Joshua is a solid prospect who has the potential to further build upon his skills on the field.

04/11/2021 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Omaha, NE Joshua is a lean OF/RHP who will graduate in 2023. At the plate is where he shows best through an athletic setup. 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 / fluid actions. He takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. Feet are active as he works to get behind balls but needs to play through with momentum to his target. Glove action is clean but needs to present earlier and more out front. He moves well laterally with range improving as he increases foot quickness. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 65-71 mph. Breaking ball displaying 10/4 shape with early break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with sinking action. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. With 2 years to further develop, Joshua has potential with time and room to progress his game.

Profile

Joshua Kirby Des Moines, IA info@factoryathletics.com 800-641-4487 @baseballfactory
Primary Position RHP
Grad Year 2023  
High School Des Moines Lincoln Bats Right
Height 6'2'' Throws Right
Weight 190 LBS Arm 78 mph
60 YD 8.06

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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