Commitment Spotlight: '20 Josh Gullickson, RHP/3B, Wayzata


Andy Judkins
Prep Baseball Report Minnesota

 

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Josh Gullickson

Class of 2020 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Wayzata
    State: MN
  • Summer Team: Wayzata Legion
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
83
Max FB
(06/17/19)
81 - 83
FB
(06/17/19)
68 - 72
CB
(06/17/19)
75 - 76
CH
(06/17/19)
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
81 - 83
CB
68 - 72
CH
75 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
80 - 81
CB
68 - 70
CH
72 - 75
Position
7.50
60-yard
(06/17/19)
2.12 - 2.20
Pop Time
87
INF Velo
(06/17/19)
72
C Velo
87
Exit Velo
(03/17/19)
Position
60-yard
7.5
INF Velo
87
Exit Velo
83
Position
60-yard
7.51
INF Velo
86
Exit Velo
87

Scouting Report

6/17/19

6-foot-3, 175-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. #92 ranked player in MN 2020 class. 7.50 runner. Open narrow stance, hovers into hitting position, slight hitch in hands, uphill path, spray contact, gap to gap hitter, 83 mph exit velocity. Carry and accuracy from above avg. arm, sure hands, avg. footwork, shows ability to make plays, 87 mph arm across infield. On mound; rocker step into medium crouched balance point, wrapping action on back side of arm circle, has extension out front and ball comes out clean. Fastball was 81-83 mph, heavy action, with slight run. 11/5 breaking ball with avg. shape and spin. Solid down action with slight run on changeup for strikes.

3/17/19

6-foot-3, 175-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.51 runner.  Long frame.  Narrow open stance with weight started slightly back.  Toe tap and hands load back.  Slight arm bar.  Average swing.  Uses the whole field with line drive contact.  Average barrel contact and flashed pop.  87 mph exit velocity.  IF- Average actions.  Feet move well to field.  Glove is clean and fields ball out in front.  86 mph arm strength with good accuracy and carry on throws.  On mound- Long frame with room to fill.  Good balance and direction down mound.  Shorter stride.  Average arm action and throws from a ¾ arm slot.  Fastball has late run for strikes at 80-81 mph topping at 82 mph.  Curveball is 68-70 mph with 12/6 break and small shape.  Change-up has good late run and sink at 72-75 mph. 

6/17/18- 6-foot-2, 170-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.6 runner. Open stance, rolling hand load, quick hands to contact, lift in swing plane, flashes pop to pull side of field, 81 mph exit velocity. Clean arm action, tends to stop to field, athletic lateral movements, accurate to bag with carry, 85 mph arm across infield. On mound; medium crouched balance point, compact arm action, lands with closed foot, slightly upright on release. Fastball was straight at 77-80 mph delivered on a downhill plane to plate. Loose spin on breaking ball with 11/5 shape. Straight changeup with avg. fade and sink.

3/17/18- 6-foot-2, 170-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.7 runner. Open stance, knee to knee trigger, inverted plane, spins off at contact, shows solid contact on pitches middle/in, 81 mph exit velocity. Clean playable arm with accuracy and carry, solid defender, avg. range, sure hands, 83 mph arm across infield. On mound; rocker step, leaks early out of balance point which will improve with maturity and strength, lands inline, clean arm action and delivery, shows extension to plate, and should continue to add velocity. Consistent running action on fastball at 78-81 mph. Loose shape and spin on slurvy breaking ball for strikes. Throws changeup near fastball arm speed with solid fade and depth. Follow on mound in 2020 class.

7/5/17- 6-foot-1, 160-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 8.09 runner. Open stance, rolling shoulder load, length and lift in swing plane, solid bat speed, fly ball contact, gap to gap approach, 80 mph exit velocity. Pre-pitch movement, sure hands, has quicker feet, clean arm action, above avg. accuracy to bag, 79 mph arm strength. On mound; controlled rocker step, higher balance point, slight crouch at top, hitches in delivery create deception, short arm action from high ¾ slot. Fastball was 75-77 mph, heavy feel, with late arm-side run. 12/4 curveball flashes above avg. depth and tight spin. Changeup is thrown with above avg. arm action and has late fade and sink.


Videos

(6/17/19)



 

PBR: Why did you choose the school you did?

Gullickson: I chose Winona State because it felt like a really good fit when I was there, all of the players were really welcoming, and the coaching staff was very down to earth and very personable. 

PBR: What other schools were you considering?

Gullickson: I was considering La Crosse and had talked to Augustana also, but they had said that they needed to wait to see were their other recruits landed first.

PBR: Where did the coaching staff first see you? How did your relationship develop with him?

Gullickson: The coaching staff found out about me through an email that I sent their coaching staff. They also saw me at Legion and my parent’s financial advisor played there so he helped me out too. My fall baseball coach also played there.

PBR: Do you feel relieved now that the process is over and you can just focus on baseball and not deal with everything that goes into picking a school?

Gullickson: Looking at schools was fun but it was pretty stressful. It is really relieving to be done and be able to be excited for my future.

PBR: Was there one deciding factor that put your choice over the top?

Gullickson: What put me over the top was when I practiced with their team. All the players were welcoming and were a lot like me.

PBR: Who has helped you the most to get to where you are today?

Gullickson: There were a lot of people who helped me along the way with advice but the people who I would say helped me the most were definitely my parents. They had a ton of good advice and helped guide me along the way. Kevin Nunn was also really helpful and always gave me great advice.

PBR: What were your expectations about the recruiting process? Was it easy/difficult?

Gullickson: My expectations were pretty similar to what ended up happening. A lot of people had told me to be aggressive to get myself out there and to express interest in schools through emails and camps and I believe that helped a lot which was what I expected.

PBR: What plans does the coaching staff have in store for you in your freshman season?

Gullickson: From what they have told me, I have a good chance to pitch my freshman year and will most likely play the field later in my career there.

PBR: What is your most memorable baseball moment to date?

Gullickson: My most memorable baseball memory is probably winning the gopher classic this summer in Legion. That was my second year playing with those guys and we were all very close and winning the tournament was pretty special.

PBR: Who is the best player that you have competed against?

Gullickson: Playing in the Lake conference has allowed me to play against many great players but the best one is either Nick Juaire or Mac Horvath.