09/11/2022 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Dublin (Columbus), OH
Joey is a C/3B who will graduate in 2023. Medium frame athletic build, with strong lower half, and strength present. Behind the dish, showed efficient footwork, with flexible hips, and tracks ball to mitt. Sets up in an square primary position, with an easy sway, working his thumb under and keeping balls in the zone. Creates good blocking angles, while covering the 5-hole, and uses his chest to deaden the baseball. He gains ground to second base, with a clean transfer, and creates momentum to his target. Made on-line throws consistently from a high 3/4 arm slot, with a short arm stroke, and an arm velocity up to 78mph with a best pop time of 2.25 seconds. At 3B, he starts with a good prep-step and efficient footwork. Showed ability to field through the ball, with hands out front, and gets rid of the baseball. Creates momentum on his throws with the ability to throw from multiple arm angles. At the plate, he hits from a tall and open stance. Starts with a square glide step, with activated hands, and has smooth rhythm to his swing. Gets on-plane early as he sprays balls to all fields with a bat exit velocity up to 77mph. As he continues to develop and mature, we foresee Joey having a bright future on the baseball field.
11/11/2021 - Baseball Factory Fall Select Tournament at Pirate City
Joey continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. Behind the plate, feet are active as he works in line through a clean transfer / exchange. Pop times showed in the 2.53 range with accuracy on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program and works to get rid of the baseball quicker. He shows a solid setup, sticks balls in the zone and utilizes his body through the blocking process, centering balls well out front. Receiving / blocking skills show as quality tools that will play well. At the plate, he shows a wide setup. Hands are quick and work 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. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, works hard, is very coachable, and plays with high energy.
07/12/2021 - All-In Membership - Cleveland, OH
Joey is an athletic C/SS who will graduate in 2023. Behind the dish, he presents a soft/sure mitt showing great pocket awareness sticking pitches. He uses his body through the blocking process, centering balls out front. Pop times showed in 2.31 range with accuracy on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength. At SS, he displays smooth / fluid actions. Feet are active as he works around the ball and plays through with his body. Hands are clean and presents well out front. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. At the plate, he shows an open 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. With 2 years to further develop, Joey has potential with time and room to progress his game.