Joe Simpson
Joe Simpson
Joe Simpson
Joe Simpson

CLASS OF 2021

OF
RHP

Joe
Simpson

Kirkwood CC
Clinton (HS) • IA
6-3 • 195LBS • R/R

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2/24/21

Athletic 6-foot-3, 195-pound build. Kirkwood CC commit. Simpson showcased a level swing plane from the right-side of the plate with above-average bat speed, posting an exit velocity of 106 mph. Mid/pull approach with hard line-drives off the bat during BP. Raw mechanically at times but makes up for it with his natural athleticism. In the outfield, good footwork and reliable glove making online 94 mph throws with carry and accuracy. 6.62 runner in the 60. On the mound, simple low-effort delivery out of the stretch that repeats well. Clean, compact arm action from a high-¾ release slot. Fastball shows arm-side run and sink at 86-89 mph, spinning at 2126 rpm. Slider has small 11/5 cut action with flashes of depth, 75-77 mph spun at 2169 rpm. Deceptive changeup has late diving action, 78-80 mph.

8/09/20

Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-3, 180-pounds.
Defense: RH  OF - 90 mph. Tends to field on side of ball, athletic ability, easy arm strength with above avg. carry and accuracy on online throws.
Hit: RHH. Square stance, inverted swing plane, spray contact, flashes raw bat speed.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Run: 6.40 runner in the 60. 

Pitching:  
Delivery: RH. Higher tuck and turn, simple mechanics, repeats well, compact arm action, above avg. hand speed out front with easy effort.
FB: T88, 84-88 mph. Shows run and sink to arm side of plate.
CB: 70-71 mph. Early break with 12/6 shape.
CH: 72-75 mph. Hard diving action with above avg. deception and arm speed.

3/03/19

6-foot-2, 170-pound right-handed pitcher. Projectable arm to follow in the Iowa 2021 class. Lean athletic frame, short turn into athletic balance point, longer arm swing, good extension out front, easy effort in delivery. Simpson has a live arm delivering fastballs at 81-82 mph on downhill plane for strikes. Tends to show breaking ball early; but is thrown with good hand speed which will cause hitters to chase the arm for swing and miss. Late run and sink on changeup with above avg. action to arm-side of plate.

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