11/17/2019 - National Tryout Plus - Montgomery, AL
Joshua continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date, now a 7.33 runner. In the OF, he displays smooth / clean actions. He takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He works to get behind but needs to play through more with momentum to his target. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. At the plate, he shows a squared, athletic setup. Hands are loose and works through a level swing path. He makes consistent contact through a line drive approach with power showing best to the pull side. Hitting grades will continue to improve as he works to get stride foot down sooner to work on time. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 67 mph. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup but needs to develop more movement on pitch. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program.
02/03/2019 - National Tryout Plus - Mobile, AL
Josh is an atheltic OF/RHP prospect who continues to showcase his skills on the field. In the field, Josh shows efficient footwork and is agile moving to the ball. He fields in an athletic position and makes a clean exchange. He gains momentum well on his throws, working to keep them accurate to his target. Josh can improve defensively by long tossing to build up his arm strength. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an athletic stance and takes a short stride. He gets into his load and drives through well with his lower half. He works to barrel up the baseball and drives to his pull side. Working a smoother rhythm into his load can help Josh improve as a hitter. On the mound, Josh shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 66mph. Breaking ball sits from 56-57mph with 11-5 break. Changeup sits from 59-61mph as he throws with deceptive arm speed. Josh can improve as a pitcher by gathering to a balance point over the rubber. With three more years to develop, Josh has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.
07/14/2018 - Baseball Factory D.C. All Star Experience (Ages 12-14)
Josh is a coachable OF/RHP prospect who continued to work hard on his skills during his time at the D.C. All Star Experience. In the field, Josh shows fluid footwork and is very agile moving to the ball. He gets into an athletic position and fields the ball out in front of his body. He makes a clean exchange and gains momentum well on his throws, keeping them consistent to his target. Josh can improve defensively by consistently taking his first step back when reading fly balls. At the plate. this RHH sets up in an open stance and takes a short, square stride. He takes a direct swing with decent bat speed which leads to consistent line drives. Josh can improve as a hitter by working a load into his swing. On the mound, Josh keeps his eyes on target as he gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He stays inline towards the plate and works to be aggressive in the zone. Josh has a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 60mph. Breaking ball ranges from 41-45mph with 11-5 break. Changeup sits from 54-56mph as he throws with fastball arm speed. Josh can improve as a pitcher by finishing with his chest over his front knee. With four more years to develop, Josh has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.
02/04/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Mobile, AL
Joshua is a tall, thin, 2-way player who pitches and plays OF. On the mound, Joshua has a quick/clean arm action, he keeps his eyes on target, and he works well to his balance point. He has a controlled landing toward home and is around the zone with his pitches. In the OF, Joshua has playable hands and feet, he makes the routine plays, and has a clean exchange with okay accuracy to his target. At the plate, Joshua has a square set-up, a good stride, and overall balance. Joshua can get better with work on the following.
1. Play through ball
3. Quicken feet
2. Lower body