Joey Ireland
Joey Ireland
Joey Ireland
Joey Ireland

CLASS OF 2026

SS
RHP

Joey
Ireland

Mount Carmel (HS) • IL
6-0 • 135LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Chicago White Sox Ace
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TrackMan Hitting
Blast
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Pitch Scores
Pitching Velos
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Best Of Stats

Hitting
22
Hand Speed (max)
9/17/22
70.3
Bat Speed (max)
7/26/22
11.9
Rot. Acc (max)
9/17/22
-
Hard Hit %
Power
86.8
Exit Velocity (max)
9/17/22
80.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
9/17/22
319
Distance (max)
4/19/22
70
Sweet Spot %
9/17/22
Run
7.08
60-yard
9/17/22
3.94
30-yd
9/17/22
1.71
10-yd
7/26/22
19.5
Run speed (max)
9/17/22
Defense
81
INF Velo
9/17/22
-
OF Velo
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time
Pitching

Fastball

78
Velocity (max)
7/26/22
72.4 - 75.2
Velo Range
4/19/22
2041
Spin Rate (avg)
4/19/22

Changeup

66.1 - 70.2
Velo Range
4/19/22
1503
Spin Rate (avg)
4/19/22

Curveball

65 - 67
Velo Range
4/19/22
1899
Spin Rate (avg)
4/19/22

Positional Tools

2022
2021
60 Yard Dash
7.08
Infield Velocity
81.0
Power / Speed Score
12.3
60 Yard Dash
7.26
Infield Velocity
71.0
White Sox ACE Scout Day
Sep 17, 2022
Position
7.08
60-yard
81
INF Velo
87
Exit Velo
Lockport Rising Stars ID
Apr 19, 2022
Position
7.23
60-yard
72
INF Velo
87
Exit Velo
2021 Junior Future Games
Jul 28, 2021
Position
7.26
60-yard
71
INF Velo

Hitting

2022
Exit Velocity Max
86.8
Exit Velocity Avg
79.4
Distance Max
319
Distance Avg
214
Launch Angle Avg
21.0
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
White Sox ACE Scout Day
Sep 17, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
86.8
Exit Velocity (max)
80.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
221
Distance (avg)
306
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
PBR Junior Future Games
Jul 26, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
85.6
Exit Velocity (max)
76.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
208
Distance (avg)
302
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Lockport Rising Stars ID
Apr 19, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
86.8
Exit Velocity (max)
80.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
213
Distance (avg)
319
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2022
Hand Speed Max
22.0
Hand Speed Avg
18.8
Bat Speed Max
70.3
Bat Speed Avg
66.6
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
White Sox ACE Scout Day
Sep 17, 2022
Blast - Hitting
22.0
Hand Speed (max)
20.4
Hand Speed (avg)
70.1
Bat Speed (max)
67.9
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
PBR Junior Future Games
Jul 26, 2022
Blast - Hitting
20.2
Hand Speed (max)
17.3
Hand Speed (avg)
70.3
Bat Speed (max)
65.5
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitching

2022
Fastball
Velocity Max
75.3
Fastball
Velocity Avg
73.8
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
2041
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
27.6
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
65.8
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
1899
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
68.2
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1503
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Lockport Rising Stars ID
Apr 19, 2022
Trackman - Fastball
75.3
Velocity (max)
72.4 - 75.2
Velo Range
72.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,171
Spin Rate (max)
2,041
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
66.5
Velocity (max)
65.0 - 66.5
Velo Range
62.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,009
Spin Rate (max)
1,899
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
70.2
Velocity (max)
66.1 - 70.2
Velo Range
66.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,753
Spin Rate (max)
1,503
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Pitch Scores

2022
Fastball
Hop+
Fastball
Sink+
Fastball
Rise+
Curveball
Hammer+
Curveball
Sweep+
Lockport Rising Stars ID
Apr 19, 2022
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+

Pitching Velos

2022
Fastball
Velocity Max
78.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
73.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
66.0
Changeup
Velocity Avg
68.0
Lockport Rising Stars ID
Apr 19, 2022
Pitching
75
Max FB
72 - 75
FB
65 - 67
CB
66 - 70
CH

Game Performance

2022
10 Yard Dash
1.71
30 Yard Dash
3.94
60 Yard Dash
7.08
Top Speed (MPH)
White Sox ACE Scout Day
Sep 17, 2022
Swift
1.71
10-yd
3.94
30-yd
7.08
60-yd
19.5
Run speed (max)
8.5
Run Speed (avg)
PBR Junior Future Games
Jul 26, 2022
Swift
1.71
10-yd
3.94
30-yd
7.12
60-yd
19.3
Run speed (max)
8.4
Run Speed (avg)
Lockport Rising Stars ID
Apr 19, 2022
Swift
4
SwiftThirtyYard
7
SwiftSixtyYard
1.75
10-yd
2
SwiftTenYard
4.02
30-yd
7.23
60-yd
19.1
Run speed (max)
8.3
Run Speed (avg)

Visual Edge

Pitch Ai

Notes

Comments

9/17/22

SS Joey Ireland (Mount Carmel, 2026) is an early name to know in the freshman class. The former Junior Future Games participant continues to impress our staff with his ability. Ireland is an elite defender on the infield with soft hands, quick feet and uncanny instincts that allow him to make the toughest plays look relatively routine. Ireland moves with long strides and agile movements and is as sure handed as they come at his age. Offensively he has a line drive gap to gap approach with some occasional pop to the pull side.  As his frame fills out he has a chance to have some sneaky juice for a middle infielder. High-follow 2026 in the state.

8/28/22

Junior Futures Games: Leadoff hitter Joey Ireland reached base with a walk and single. Ireland is an elite defender in the middle infield and possess quick, clean footwork and a strong arm with the ability to make all of the plays. Ireland is a top-of-the-order hitter with an advanced feel for the barrel and strike zone. He has advanced bat speed and is ultra confident in the batter's box. He looks to do damage during every plate appearance but is willing to take the a walk to help the team.

4/19/22

Positional Profile: SS
Body: 5-10, 140-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Quiet. Balance and rhythm throughout. Short stride.  Loose athletic hands with bat speed. Barrel stays in the zone, works on an uphill plane to contact. Easy gap-to-gap juice off the barrel, plenty of power projection to come. Easy, fluid all-around operation and stayed in sync throughout.
Power: 86.8 max exit velocity, averaged 80.6 mph. 318’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. Short/quick arm from an over the top slot, backspin with carry.
Defense: Soft hands, fluid feet, plays through with easy range to both sides.
Run: 7.23 runner in the 60. 

Positional Profile: RHP
Delivery: Controlled leg-lift into balance point, slight drop/drive lower-half, controls body well down the mound, strides in-line.
Arm Action: RH. Short draw out of the glove into a high 3/4 slot.
FB: T75.3, 72.4-75.2 mph. Arm-side run.  T2171, 2040 average rpm.
CB: 65.0-66.5 mph. 11/5 downer action.  T2008, 1899 average rpm.
CH: 66.1-70.2 mph. Mostly straight, fastball arm-speed, slight fading action at times.  T1753, 1503 average rpm.


4/19/22

INF Joey Ireland (Mount Carmel, 2026) is a name that we’ve become familiar with over the last calendar year, having represented Team Illinois at the PBR Junior Future Games this past summer. The 5-foot-10, 140-pound highly projectable middle infielder was amongst the top prospects in attendance at last week’s event, starting his day off with a 7.23 in the 60-yard dash and showcasing a high-ceiling skill set at the plate. Ireland worked gap-to-gap with ease in BP, displaying loose athletic hands and an uphill plane to contact while keeping his barrel in the zone. Ireland’s fluidness transferred to the infield, where he displayed soft hands and rhythmic footwork, ranging easily to both sides. He also featured a quick arm that produced backspin with carry across the diamond, topping at 72 mph on his hardest bullet. Ireland’s quickly emerging as a high-follow prospect in the Illinois’ 2026 class. 

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