Team FL Future Games Player Spotlight: 2019 LHP Josh Kinker



By Mike Maerz
Director of Florida Operations/Area Scout

The Prep Baseball Report Future Games is the premier summer scouting event for uncommitted class of 2019 prospects and select 2020 prospects from our 30-plus state coverage area. Last year, more than 130 colleges from all over the country were in attendance. This one-of-a-kind event will take place on August 2 - August 5 (Wednesday-Saturday) at Grand Park, a state-of-the-art 22-field baseball complex located in Westfield, IN, just north of Indianapolis.

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Leading up the event, we will highlight each member of Team Florida. Today we look at the standout incoming junior 2019 LHP Josh Kinker of Venice HS, FL.


Josh Kinker

Class of 2019 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Venice
    State: FL
  • Summer Team: 5 Star National
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/L

Statistics

Pitching
86
Max FB
83 - 85
FB
69 - 71
CB

Scouting Report

01/21/17- The 6-foot-1, 165 pound lean and athletic LHP also took batting practice in pregame and showed some gap to gap power at the plate and the ball jumps off his bat. Big arm. Medium arm swing and worked fastball 83-85 topping at 86 mph. This was a nice jump from the 80-82 mph in August at the Future Games. Clean and easy and worked entirely out of the stretch.  Worked a back-leg slider with tilt for strikes and also out of the zone at 67-68 mph.  Had some trouble with his release point, but will continue to get better and be a top end arm.  Still has a baby face and looks very young.  Needs to add strength, and when he does the velocity should continue to jump.

PBR Future Games- Threw well in his two innings vs. Team Missouri where his fastball sat 80-82 mph in his second inning where he struck out the side. He has a long limbs with a lean, projectable build standing at 6-foot-1, 170 pounds. Arm works well. Showed some polish by gathering himself and repeats his delivery. His curveball sat 66-67 mph with some shape. Works quickly and goes after hitters.