Super 60 Spotlight: Josh Pearson


By Andy Sroka
Illinois and Wisconsin Assistant Director

On Sunday, Feb. 7, Prep Baseball Report will host the 19th edition of its prestigious, flagship event: the Super 60 Pro Showcase. Since the event’s inception in 2003, more than 300 players have been selected in the MLB Draft, including 22 first-round picks and 25 second-rounders.

We started our our march toward the Super 60 earlier this week, by highlighting the prospects set to join us, shining a light on their impressive player profiles that they've groomed through their high school years and beyond.

Josh Pearson

Class of 2021 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: West Monroe
    State: LA
  • Summer Team: Louisiana Knights
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Position
6.50
60-yard
(11/07/20)
80
INF Velo
88
OF Velo
(02/07/21)
96
Exit Velo
(02/07/21)
Position
60-yard
6.58
OF Velo
88
Exit Velo
96
Position
60-yard
6.5
OF Velo
86
Exit Velo
94
Position
60-yard
6.76
INF Velo
79
Exit Velo
95
Position
60-yard
6.66
OF Velo
80
Exit Velo
88
Trackman - Hitting
102.6
Exit Velocity (max)
(02/07/21)
96.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
(02/07/21)
273
Distance (avg)
(02/07/21)
405
Distance (max)
(02/07/21)
93
Hard Hit %
(02/07/21)
21
Barrel %
(02/07/21)
71
Sweet Spot %
(02/07/21)
43
Line Drive %
(11/07/20)
35.7
Fly Ball %
(02/07/21)
29
Ground Ball %
(11/07/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
102.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
96.8
Distance (avg)
273
Distance (max)
405
Hard Hit %
Barrel %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
93.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
86.8
Distance (avg)
202
Distance (max)
322
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
24.0
Hand Speed (max)
(02/07/21)
21.5
Hand Speed (avg)
(02/07/21)
80.1
Bat Speed (max)
(02/07/21)
74.8
Bat Speed (avg)
(02/07/21)
26.1
Rot. Acc (max)
(02/07/21)
21.6
Rot. Acc (avg)
(02/07/21)
79
On Plane Eff (avg)
(02/07/21)
84
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(02/07/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
24
Hand Speed (avg)
21.5
Bat Speed (max)
80.1
Bat Speed (avg)
74.8
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Vizual_Edge

Visual Skills
64.36
Edge Score
(02/07/21)
Visual Skills
Edge Score
64.36

Scouting Report

11/7/20

Pearson, an LSU recruit, continued to show off his ability to turn the barrel from the left side, and also showcased a 5-foot-10, 195-pound frame that appears leaner and more athletic than in the past. He began the day with an impressive 6.5 60-yard dash time before getting off some big swings in batting practice that produced some mid 90s exit velocities. Pearson’s swings play up in-game, and he features present power to the pull side thanks to lightning-quick hands that allow him to strike the ball with impressive force. Some movement of the feet pre-pitch almost appear to present a more “raw approach”, and Pearson “just missed” sending a couple of balls high over the wall (they were each towering fly outs) in game play, but there is clearly some power present to the pull side. He moves adequately in the outfield, but also shifted to second base for some time, but the bat will ultimately be what helps him enter the lineup for the Tigers during his time in Baton Rouge.

11/02/19

Josh Pearson: OF/2B, (2021) West Monroe, LA.  Louisiana State Commit, 5-foot-10, 195-pound solid frame. At the plate, the left-handed hitter showed his power in the box with a strong exit velocity of 95 mph. Begins in a strong athletic  stance with a big load, then uses a small leg kick to initiate his swing. Had an uphill swing plane and explosive bat speed, and he ended his swing with extension on his finish. Found a lot of barrels in his round. Pull side approach. In the infield, his best throw was registered at 79 mph; had smooth footwork, a clean exchange and sure hands. Showed a high ¾ slot with long arm action. The athletic recruit showcased his speed with a sub-seven 60 time of 6.76.

11/4/17

One of the top prospects in Louisiana’s 2022 class. Athletic 5-foot-7, 175-pound frame, with strong build in lower half. Premium level of athleticism posting a 6.66 60-yard dash. Left-handed hitter with balanced, athletic setup smooth load, short stride and explosive lower half. Line-drive, gap to gap type hitter with fluid rhythm, up-hill path and explosive bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 88 mph. Solid defender with average hands and clean exchange. Short arm action into high-¾ release with accuracy on throws that produced a positional velocity of 80 mph.

3/13/16

A 5-foot-7, 155-pound infielder with an average, strong frame. Solid defender with average hands and clean exchange. Long arm action into ¾ release with accuracy on throws that produced a positional velocity of 62 mph. Left-handed hitter with balanced, athletic setup smooth load, short stride, explosive lower half and quality balance. Line-drive, gap to gap type hitter with fluid rhythm, short, level path and explosive bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 77 mph. Excellent athlete that posted a 7.39 60 yard dash.


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