Prep Baseball Report

Preseason All State: Class of 2018 Breakdown

By Doug Freeman
Florida Scouting Director

An extremely impressive and highly touted group of 2017-2020s came to Preseason All-State at IMG Academy on Saturday, January 21st and did not disappoint. Over the course of the next couple weeks we will continue to break down every single player in attendance.

Today we take a look at nine class of 2018's in attendance:

Joey Kinker, 1B/C, Venice HS, FL (2018)

The 6-foot-2, 220-pound 1B/C has a big frame that is “country strong,” and he is more athletic than he looks, running a 7.2 60-yard dash. His swing produces an exit velocity of 91 mph, and while his hands can get away from his body, they are quick and produce line drives with some gap to gap power. Behind the plate, Kinker produced pop times of 1.9-2.01 from a higher stance with solid footwork and transfer. In the game, Kinker received well, and presented a large frame for pitchers to throw to. Kinker’s best days are ahead of him, and with some more seasoning at the plate and behind the dish, he will be a solid catcher at the next level.

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