Joseph Kwaak
Joseph Kwaak
Joseph Kwaak
Joseph Kwaak
Joseph Kwaak
Joseph Kwaak

CLASS OF 2018

1B
3B

Joseph
Kwaak

Sullivan County CC
Naugatuck (HS) • CT
6-1 • 225LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Waterbury Legion

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10/17/20

Physical: 6-foot-1, 225 pounds; physical frame. 7.44 runner in the 60.
Offensively: RHH. Neutral feet with bend in both knees, keeps upper body rigid with high hands and an upright bat; uses an exaggerated lift and replace while the hands hitch down and back up. Average use of the lower half, rolls the hips through while lunging forward at the ball with displayed adjustability in his swing, turns the barrel quickly with intent and delivers it on time to the pitch.  Lifted the ball effectively to all parts of the field, also struck hard hit line drives to the pull side; peak Trackman exit velocity of 85 MPH.
Defensively: Tall, upright stance with some bounce in his feet; uses easy footwork to field, turn and throw on the double play turn. Displayed athleticism in his movements. Soft hands that field way out in front and funnel/transfer nicely; long, whippy actions from a long 3/4 slot.   INF - 75 MPH.

7/18/17

6-foot-1, 220-pound, thick, strong, wide, physical frame. The hands and wrists have above average strength to them. A right-handed hitter, the top tool is his ability to swing the bat. Maneuvers the barrel to the baseball at very good rate. At the plate, the stance is even, hands are loose at shoulder height, work with ease, swing is level to up, stays on it and gets through the baseball. Showed to have above average power, has enough juice to beat the outfielders. On the day collected four hits including a convincing double and triple to the pull alley. The tee exit velocity was clocked at 91 mph, baseball jumps off his bat with ease.  Defensively, hands are soft and feet work well around the bag. The arm action is clean and clocked at 76 mph across the diamond. High follow, needs to continue to get in better shape, the hands at the plate are well above average.

7/27/16

6-foot-1, 200-pound, strong athletic frame, hands and wrists have strength to them. A right-handed hitter who shows the ability to drive it well to both gaps. Is aggressive in the box, doesn't get cheated but, squares balls up consistently. At the plate, the hands are loose with movement to them, set at shoulder height. The swing is level to up, has whip and life to it. The tee exit velocity was 88 mph, has looseness and feel for his swing, made solid contact throughout BP. In game swings were good, made solid contact in 2 at bats. Defensively, shows soft hands at first with good feet around the bag and starting the double play. The arm was clocked at 76 mph across the diamond. Potential to hit at the next level, loves the game and likes to compete.

7/12/16

6-foot, 200-pounds, thick, physical, strong, athletic frame and his hands and wrists have some strength to them. Stance is open to even, hands are loose and set at shoulder height, slightly away from his body, swing path is down level to up, finishes with one hand. Tee exit velocity was 89 mph. In game swings were very good, collected a gap triple and lined out on a laser to shortstop. Defensively, footwork around the bag are good and drop steps are good on starting double plays. Works from the ground up when fielding and his hands are soft. Arm action on throws are short and clocked at 73 mph across the diamond. Third PBR event, continues to impress, potential to hit at next level.

2/14/16

6-foot, 200-pound solid, physical body frame. A right-handed hitter, stance is slightly open and  wider than shoulder width. Hands are relaxed set off the back shoulder, path is level and has some whip through the zone, hands are loose and work. The finish is with one hand, could stay on it a bit longer. Showed the ability to drive the ball on a line to both gaps. The tee exit velocity was 85 mph, with more in there. Shows plus pop, has a chance to hit with serious power down the road. Defensively, he plays both corners, better suited for first. Showed good footwork around the bag and starting the double play, feet are quick. Hands are soft, fields ball out front, arm works of a higher slot, it’s short on the backside, opens chest early, could stay closed longer. Clocked at 76 mph, up some from previous workout.

10/24/15

At 6-foot-1, 205 pounds the frame is large, athletic and has above average strength. Hits from the right side, the stance is wide hands are set just at shoulder height and are slightly away from his body. The path is level through the zone, looks to hook it, shows plus pop to pull side.  Swung the bat real well in the game, showed athletic ability on the bases as well. The tee exit velocity was 86 and ran a 4.83 down the line, might be a bit better than that. In the field, he worked out at both first and third base. The hands are soft and feet are quick around the bag at first, the arm was 74 across the diamond. Will need to get feet and hands working smoother together to stick at the hot corner, probably projects out as a first baseman, time will tell if he stays at third. Definitely a kid to follow, has some life in his hands, is going to hit for some power. Showed the ability to see the spin on curveball, which isn't easy at his age.

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