05/31/2020 - Official Player Development Membership - Greenville, SC
Joshua continues to shine on the diamond. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. At 2B, feet are aggressive as he works around balls and plays through with his body. Glove action is clean but will benefit by presenting more out front. Throws are accurate but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows a squared setup. Hands are loose and work to and through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently.
12/27/2019 - Baseball Factory Winter Classic (Ages 12-14)
Joshua continues to show the makings of a special type player and promising future on the diamond. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. At 2B, he displays smooth / athletic actions. Feet are active and plays through balls with his body. Glove action is clean but needs to present more out front. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. At the plate, he shows a squared setup. Hands are loose and work through an aggressive swing path. He works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 59 mph. Fastball showed a range of 55-59 mph. He maintains arm speed on his changeup but throws too hard, resembling fastball. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be.
09/08/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Greenville, SC
Joshua is a tall, thin, 2-way player who plays SS and RHP. Defensively, Joshua has fluid footwork, agile movements, and he fields in a low/square position. He moves well laterally, makes plays consistently, and throws with accuracy from a short arm action across the diamond. On the mound, Joshua has a good pitchers frame, solid balance, and a clean arm circle. He keeps his eyes on target, works well to his balance point, and he competes in the zone. At the plate, Joshua has a tall/open stance, he loads well, and his hands are quick. He has a direct barrel, works the ball gap to gap, and he uses his lower body. Overall skills can continue to get better with work on the following.
2. Long toss
2. Lower body
1. Lower body
3. Barrel accuracy