07/17/2018 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 1 (Ages 12-14)
Joshua continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. In the OF, he displays smooth / fluid actions. He utilizes his quick feet well in working to get behind balls and plays through well with his body. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. He shows good game awareness and does a nice job of backing up bases. At the plate, he shows an athletic setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 69 mph. Fastball shows a range of 67-69 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with loose spin and gradual break. He throws a slider that resembles breaking ball. Delivery is repeatable and simple as he works in line to his target. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, works hard, and is very coachable.
10/29/2017 - Interactive Video Program - Peachtree City (Atlanta), GA
Joshua worked hard and showed improvements at the OF/RHP position. Defensively in the OF, he shows aggressive footwork as he comes and gets the GB. He present his hands with a clean exchange and makes accurate/on-line throws to his target. On the mound, this righty gathers over the rubber with a 3-pitch mix. He delivers a (FB, CUT, CH) from an over the top arm slot and stays directional towards home plate. With the bat, Joshua sets up square with fluid rhythm. He utilizes his lower 1/2, swings on-plane through the zone and consistently drives pitches on a line. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
1. Quicker footwork
2. Secure catch at its highest point
3. Arm strength (long toss)
1. Loose arm action
2. Pound zone with strikes
3. Finish strong
1. Develop a load
2. Loose hands
3. Finish with extension
10/23/2016 - Interactive Video Program - Peachtree City (Atlanta), GA
Joshua is a hardworking 1B/RHP prospect who continues to show improvements on the field. At 1B, Joshua utilizes effective footwork around the bag. He has an aggressive approach and receives the ball with a firm glove. Joshua has a clean exchange leading into a long arm action from an over the top arm slot. He plays with momentum towards his target and has a quick release producing accurate throws that are online with carry. Offensively, Joshua has a square setup with a short stride that maintains direction. He maintains a centered balance throughout his swing. Joshua has a line drive approach with a short, direct swing path. On the mound, Joshua has a balanced delivery throwing from a high 3/4 arm slot with a clean arm action. He stays square towards home plate with the proper stride length and a controlled landing. Joshua has a full arsenal of pitches featuring a fastball, cutter, and change-up. Overall abilities will improve with work on the following.
1. Long toss
2. Agility drills
1. More load
2. Looser movements
3. Lower half drive
1. On time hand separation
2. Finish direct towards the plate