PBR Future Games Player Spotlight: LHP Josh Beck
July 25, 2019
2019 marks the 8th year that Pennsylvania will be represented in the PBR Future Games. This one-of-a-kind event will feature the best uncommitted Class of 2021 & select 2022 prospects from our 40-plus state coverage area. The Future Games will take place July 31st - August 4th (Wednesday-Saturday) at the LakePoint Sporting Community in Cartersville, GA.
The Prep Baseball Report Future Games is the premier summer scouting event for Class of 2021/2022 prospects. Last year, more than 250 college coaches from all over the country were in attendance, making it arguably the most heavily recruited event of the summer.
We will be highlighting each player on the Team Pennsylvania roster in the week leading up to the event. Links to those players that have already been highlighted follows at the end of this article.
+ 2019 PBR Future Games Selection (Team Pennsylvania)
6-foot-6, 180-pound lefty with a very projectable frame. Sat 84-86 from a long armed high 3/4 throwing motion. Fastball showed arm side run and late life, but command was an issue as he worked to find a consistent release point. Curveball showed 1/7 rotation at 75-78. Changeup was thrown with good arm speed at 79-81 with late fade.
Projectable 6-foot-6, 180-pounder sat 81-82 from a high 3/4 arm slot with a low leg stack. A long arm takeaway and long levers leads to an inconsistent release point and some command issues at this point in his development. Delivery is controlled and far from max effort projecting for increased velocity in the future. Curveball shows 1/7 shape at 75/76 with some depth at times. Changeup is thrown with good arm speed but lacks any movement and is stiff at 78-79. Definite follow in this class.
6-foot-5, 175-pound primary pitcher sat 80-81 from a mid-3/4 arm slot with a long, loose arm action. Fastball displays some natural cut and was commanded will down in the zone. The lefty also showcased a 2-seam fastball with similar action at 79-81. The curveball has sweeping 2/8 break at 67-69 with occasional two-plane action. Beck also showcased a changeup at 75-76 at near fastball arm speed. The delivery is balanced and repeatable and significant velocity gains are likely moving forward. The left-handed hitter starts from a square stance and initiates his swing from a high back elbow load with a lift-and-replace stride. The deep load leads to some barrel drag with a bat exit velocity of 83 mph. Beck ran a 7.62 60-yard dash and showed athletic actions around the bag at first base with 80 mph arm strength across the diamond.
- 2021 High School Scout Blog: Edition 1 - Apr 5, 2021
- Inside The Rankings: Top 10 Class of 2021 LHP - Apr 30, 2020
- Summer 2019 Recap: Top Fastball Velocities - Sep 9, 2019
- PBR Future Games Player Spotlight: LHP Josh Beck - Jul 25, 2019
- PBR Limited Series: University of Scranton (17U Preview) - Jul 17, 2019
- Eastern PA Top Prospect Games Spotlight: 2021 LHP Josh Beck - May 28, 2019
- 2019 PBR Future Games: Early Look at Team Pennsylvania Roster - Mar 30, 2019
- 2019 Preseason All-State Showcase: LHP Analysis - Feb 25, 2019
- Eastern PA College Prospect Showcase: Class of 2021 & 2022 Pitchers & Two-way Prospects - Jul 14, 2018
Team Pennsylvania Roster
|Josh Beck||Lancaster Catholic||2021||LHP|
|Colton Book||Manheim Central||2021||LHP|
|Jake Books||Malvern Prep||2022||1B/OF|
|Justin Butler||Quakertown Community||2021||C|
|Derek Cease||Nanticoke Area||2021||SS/RHP|
|Luke Holman||Wilson West Lawn||2021||RHP|
|Michael Kilker||Hazleton Area||2021||RHP|
|Paxton Kling||Central (Martinsburg)||2022||OF|
|Chase Kriebel||Clarion Area||2022||LHP|
|Colin Lewandowski||William Penn Charter||2021||RHP|
|Andrew Muraco||Franklin Regional||2021||SS|
|Rafe Perich||Northwestern Lehigh||2021||SS/3B|
|Erik Ritchie||Souderton Area||2021||LHP|
|Evin Sullivan||North Penn||2021||C/OF|
|Carter Welch||Northwestern Lehigh||2021||LHP|
Previous Player Previews
|Junior Future Games||NATIONAL||07/30||LakePoint|
|2019 PBR Future Games (Pennsylvania Invite Only)||PA||07/31||LakePoint|
|2019 Fall Kickoff Showcase||PA||08/15||Millersville University|
|Play for Team PBR 17U (Fall Kickoff Showcase Tournament)||PA||08/17||Millersville University|
|2019 Fall Scout Day (Various Travel Organizations)||PA||09/07||Keystone State Baseball Academy|
|West Chester Dragons Scout Day||PA||10/05||Keystone State Baseball Academy|
|2019 Future Prospects Showcase||PA||10/19||Keystone State Baseball Academy|
|2019 Elite Prospect Showcase||PA||10/26||Keystone State Baseball Academy|
|2019 Fall Measurables & Evaluation Showcase||PA||11/02||Keystone State Baseball Academy|
|2019 Holiday Showcase||PA||12/28||Keystone State Baseball Academy|