Josh Powell
Josh Powell
Josh Powell
Josh Powell

CLASS OF 2024

SS
RHP

Josh
Powell

Russellville (HS) • AR
5-10 • 143LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Fieldhouse Bears

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2/20/21

Player Spotlight 

Josh Powell: SS/RHP, (2024) Russellville, AR. 5-foot-10, 143-pound lean frame. Solid at the plate, the right-handed hitter recorded an exit velocity of 81 mph. Starts in an open athletic stance with a smooth controlled load, then uses a small leg kick. Bat speed is average, exhibits a short flat swing plane and high finish. Produced some loud contact and found multiple barrels. Line drive approach. Fluid while in the infield, recorded position velocities up to 74 mph; showed soft consistent hands, a quick clean exchange, and rhythmic athletic feet. Movements laterally were athletic and he fields the ball out front. Used a quick arm action with a high ¾ slot while showing consistent accuracy to the base. Solid on the mound, used a short arm action with a high ¾ arm angle while showing quick arm speed. Feel type pitcher and shows easy effort. Displays even shoulders and an athletic balance point. Lands square with an athletic finish. Threw his fastball 70-74 mph; shows control low in the zone and some action with straight movement. Had gradual action and command around the zone on his 11/5 curveball (57-60). Has control low in the zone and slight action on his straight changeup (66-69). 

Scout Evaluation 

Josh Powell, Russellville, 2024, AR

Position: SS/RHP

Body: 5-foot-10, 143-pound lean frame.

Hit: (RHH) Began in an open athletic stance with a smooth controlled load, then used a small leg kick. Average bat speed. High finish, short flat swing. Line drive approach. 

Power: 81 mph exit velocity. 

Defense:  (IF) Soft consistent hands, rhythmic athletic footwork, quick clean exchange. Fluid.  Laterally, movements were athletic and fielded the ball out front. 

Arm: 74 mph infield velocity. Quick arm action, high ¾ slot, consistent accuracy. 

Pitching: Solid. Feel delivery, easy effort. High ¾ arm angle, quick arm speed, short arm action. Athletic balance point, even shoulders, lands square, an athletic finish.

FB: T74. 70-74 mph. Low in the zone accuracy, some action, straight movement. 

CB: 57-60 mph. Around the zone control, gradual action, 11/5 shape. 

CH: 66-69 mph. Low in the zone command, slight action, straight movement. 


6/16/20

5-Foot-7, 124-Pound frame, Lean frame with room for strength, ran a 8.20, Offensively; open et leg lift to stried, small hand dig to set barrel backside limited rotation to contact, short stroke, short finish, rotate to contact, line drive approach, 76 mph exit velo, Defensively; Infield: active feet, deep field, fingers down to field, gather to throw, average carry 63 mph arm strength.

Pitching: high ¾ slot, average arm speed, short arm action, good balance point, easy effort, big front side, short stroke behind body, closed toe land, repeats delivery, minimal effort, fastball 68-70 mph, straight action, pitches at bottom of zone to both sides of plate, curveball 53-56 mph, 11-5 shape, early action gradual break, fastball arm speed, rolls out of hand towards plate, change up 59-63 mph,  fastball arm speed, straight with occasional arm side run, some angle with occasional push.

2/22/20

Josh Powell: SS/RHP, (2024) Russellville, AR. 5-foot-7, 122-pound slim frame. At the plate, the right-handed hitter had a max exit velocity of 70 mph. Starts in a balanced stance with a quick load, then uses a small leg kick to initiate his swing. Used a level swing plane. Up the middle approach. In the infield, his best throw was recorded at 61 mph across the field; had soft hands. Had a high ¾ slot with compact arm action. He clocked a 60 time of 8.36 at the event. 

Positional_Profile: SS/RHP

Body: 5-foot-7, 122-pound slim frame

Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, quick load, small leg kick stride. Level swing. 

Power: 70  mph exit velocity.  up the middle approach. 

Defense: 61 infield velocity. Soft hands. 

Arm: RH. Compact arm action, high ¾ slot. 

Pitching:  high ¾ slot, average arm speed, long arm action, stiff arm swing, good balance point, easy effort, rhythm to delivery, level shoulders, lands square and in line, athletic finish, fastball 65-69 mph, straight action, control to glove side, curveball 44-46 mph, 12-6 shape, gradual break, early action, near fastball arm speed, change up 53-54 mph, near fastball arm speed, sink to arm side, showed some control.

FB: T69. 65-69 mph. 

CB: 44-46 mph. 

CH: 53-54 mph.

5/30/19

5-Foot-4, 100-Pound frame, athletic body, Ran a 8.40 60, Offensively; even set leg lift to stride, hand trigger to leg lift, barrel cocked at foot strike, loses stability at time sin front foot at contact, backside works underneath body, slight over rotation to contact, line drive approach, sprayed line drives to all fields, 67 mph exit velo, Defensively; athletic feet, fingers down to field, funnels to midline, clean arm stroke with pure carry, 61 mph arm strength. Pitching; high ¾ slot, smooth rhythm,. Strong front side, long arm action, closed toe land, slight spin of front foot to release, controlled the zone with fastball at 61-64 touched 66 mph, change up near fastball arm speed, stays arm side with fade, 53-54 mph, curveball 53 mph with shape and spin, controlled in zone for strikes.

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