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CLASS OF 2025

LHP

Joshua
Holst

Libertyville (HS) • IL
6' 2" • 205LBS
L/L • 17yr 8mo
Travel Team: East Cobb Astros 17u

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Pitching

Fastball

88
Velocity (max)
2/25/23
85.7 - 87.1
Velo Range
2/25/23
2151
Spin Rate (avg)
2/25/23

Changeup

77.7 - 79.4
Velo Range
2/25/23
1353
Spin Rate (avg)
2/25/23

Curveball

66 - 69
Velo Range
3/11/24
1555
Spin Rate (avg)
7/26/23

Slider

72 - 73
Velo Range
2/25/23
1966
Spin Rate (avg)
2/25/23
Run
7.23
60
7/26/23
3.95
30-yd
7/26/23
1.72
10-yd
7/26/23
18.7
Run speed (max)
7/26/23

Positional Tools

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Pitching

2023
2022
Fastball
Velocity Max
87.8
Fastball
Velocity Avg
84.1
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
1947
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
23.1
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
65.2
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
1555
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
74.0
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1330
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Slider
Velocity Avg
71.0
Slider
Spin Rate Avg
1907
Slider
Total Movement Avg
Fastball
Velocity Max
74.6
Fastball
Velocity Avg
73.9
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
1794
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
24.3
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
57.1
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
1462
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
65.7
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1134
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
2023 PBR Future Games
Jul 26, 2023
Trackman - Fastball
86.8
Velocity (max)
82.3 - 85.3
Velo Range
84.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,170
Spin Rate (max)
1,916
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
66.6
Velocity (max)
63.5 - 66.6
Velo Range
65.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,634
Spin Rate (max)
1,555
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
65.7
Velocity (max)
66.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,614
Spin Rate (max)
1,614
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
73.8
Velocity (max)
69.8 - 73.5
Velo Range
71.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,449
Spin Rate (max)
1,318
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Preseason All-State: Underclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 25, 2023
Trackman - Fastball
87.8
Velocity (max)
85.7 - 87.1
Velo Range
85.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,208
Spin Rate (max)
2,151
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - Slider
72.6
Velocity (max)
71.6 - 72.6
Velo Range
70.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,978
Spin Rate (max)
1,966
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - ChangeUp
79.7
Velocity (max)
77.7 - 79.4
Velo Range
79.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,401
Spin Rate (max)
1,353
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)

Pitch Scores

Pitching Velos

2024
2023
2021
2020
Fastball
Velocity Max
88.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
85.0
Curveball
Velocity Avg
66.8
Changeup
Velocity Avg
71.0
Fastball
Velocity Max
88.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
86.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
78.5
Slider
Velocity Avg
72.5
Fastball
Velocity Max
75.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
74.0
Curveball
Velocity Avg
56.0
Fastball
Velocity Max
69.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
68.0
Changeup
Velocity Avg
62.5
National Program Invitational (NPI)
Jun 6, 2024
Pitching
87
Max FB
83 - 86
FB
64 - 68
CB
70 - 72
CH
2024 IHSA Season
Mar 11, 2024
Pitching
88
Max FB
84 - 87
FB
66 - 69
CB
2023 IHSA Season
Mar 13, 2023
Pitching
86
Max FB
83 - 85
FB
74 - 75
CH
67 - 69
SL
Preseason All-State: Underclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 25, 2023
Pitching
88
Max FB
86 - 87
FB
78 - 79
CH
72 - 73
SL
PBR At The Rock 14U
Jun 10, 2021
Pitching
75
Max FB
73 - 75
FB
55 - 57
CB
PBR at The Rock Championships
May 29, 2020
Pitching
69
Max FB
67 - 69
FB
62 - 63
CH

Game Performance

2023
10 Yard Dash
1.72
30 Yard Dash
3.95
60 Yard Dash
7.23
Top Speed (MPH)
RSi
Vertical Jump
2023 PBR Future Games
Jul 26, 2023
Swift
1.72
10-yd
3.95
30-yd
7.23
60-yd
18.7
Run speed (max)
FG Workout IL/IN/MDW/WI
Jul 26, 2023
Swift
1.72
10-yd
3.95
30-yd
7.23
60-yd
18.7
Run speed (max)
Preseason All-State: Underclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 25, 2023
Swift
1.97
RSi (max)
1.97
RSi (avg)
1,996
Jump Power (max)
29.3
Jump Height (max)
29.3
Jump Height (avg)

Visual Edge

Pitch Ai

2022
Arm Speed
Arm Slot
Knee Extension Velo
Deception
Hip-Shoulder Separation
Preseason All-State: Underclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 26, 2022
ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
Elbow Flexion (avg)
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
ProPlayAI - MER
External Rotation (avg)
Stride Length (avg)
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
ProPlayAI - Release
Arm Speed (max)
Arm Speed (avg)
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
Knee Flexion (avg)
Arm Slot (avg)
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
Arm Path (avg)
Deception (avg)
Torque (avg)
Efficiency (avg)
Sequencing (avg)

Notes

Comments

5/08/24
Air Force Commit. Holst had an impressive performance in their win over Zion, throwing a complete game with 17 strikeouts, two walks and one hit allowed. In his last five games, he’s hitting .538 (7-for-13) with one home run, two triples, two doubles, eight RBIs and five runs scored.
10/28/23

Verbally committed to Air Force.

8/01/23

PBR Future Games: LHP Joshua Holst (Libertyville, 2025) really looks the part in a uniform, standing at a strong, well-proportioned 6-foot-2, 205-pounds. Holst, who toed the rubber for Team Illinois twice at the event, moves down the mound well for his stature. His fastball played in the low-to-mid-80s, touching 87 mph in his first outing, and he spotted a curveball/changeup mix around the zone to change paces.

5/13/23

Uncommitted, 6-foot-2, 205-pound, broad-shouldered, physical, left/left first baseman. Most notably known for his ability on the mound but he showed well hitting out of the five-hole and playing first base on this day. Presence to his overall game. Confident, physical tone in the box. Aggressive swings, present bat strength and looks to drive the baseball with authority from gap-to-gap. Finished 1-for-3 with a double and a walk. Drove a pitch down and in, into the opposite field gap (into the wind) for a double and one of the hardest hit balls on the day. Impressive frame and skill set for a sophomore.

 
4/11/23

Uncommitted. Ranked No. 41 in the state of Illinois. A 6-foot-2, 205-pound left-handed pitcher with a strong lower half. Holst got his fourth start of the season against Lake Forest, tossing a complete game one hitter with 11 strikeouts and one earned run. The no-hitter was carried into the top of the seventh inning. Working with a quick pace, Holst starts staggered to home, the shoulders close off to home, a quick balance point, with a closed footstrike to home. The arm works out of a long, loose action with a 3/4 arm slot. Filling the zone with a four seam fastball to get ahead of the hitters, sat 83-85 mph early and topped at 86 mph before settling at 82-83 mph later in the outing. Backing the fastball was a changeup that plays similar to the fastball held 74-75 mph and a slider with 2/8 plane that comes from the same slot as the fastball, played at 67-69 mph. Holst has struck out 22 batters in 18 innings with a 1.667 WHIP and a .209 batting average against. An uncommitted sophomore to keep an eye out for as he continues to improve on the mound and be a top pitcher in the class.

 

3/01/23

LHP Joshua Holst (Libertyville, 2025) was another arm that should rise considerably up the state rankings. Holst catches your eye immediately with his 6-foot-2, 205-pound, hulking, physical build, which is made even more impressive by the way he moves down the mound. Holst is highly-athletic down the mound working with smooth tempo, staying on-line, repeating and filling up the strike zone with his fastball (80% clip) that sat 85.7-87.8 mph with an average of 16.9 inches of induced vertical break and 13.3 inches of horizontal movement. He complimented the fastball with two above-average offerings in a sweeping slider at 71.6-72.6 mph and a changeup that is thrown with intent and showed above-average feel at the bottom of the zone. Has a chance to be a high-level left-handed arm in the class. 

2/25/23

Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-2, 205-pounds. Physical, broad-shouldered build.
Delivery: Fluid, athletic, uptempo delivery, controls body well, works with rhythm and balance throughout.
Arm Action: LH. Clean, quick, strong arm, 3/4 slot.
FB: T88, 86-87 mph. Filled up the zone, worked mostly straight, and jumped out of the hand. T2208, 2151 average rpm.
SL: 72-73 mph. Maintains arm speed, 2/8 shape, horizontal action, feel. T1978, 1966 average rpm.
CH: 78-79 mph. Fastball arm speed, kills spin, advanced feel at the bottom of the zone, slight fade. T1401, 1353 average rpm. 

2/25/23

LHP Joshua Holst (Libertyville, 2025) was another arm that should rise considerably up the state rankings. Holst catches your eye immediately with his 6-foot-2, 205-pound, hulking, physical build, which is made even more impressive by the way he moves down the mound. Holst is highly-athletic down the mound working with smooth tempo, staying on-line, repeating and filling up the strike zone with his fastball (80% clip) that sat 85.7-87.8 mph with an average of 16.9 inches of induced vertical break and 13.3 inches of horizontal movement. He complimented the fastball with two above-average offerings in a sweeping slider at 71.6-72.6 mph and a changeup that is thrown with intent and showed above-average feel at the bottom of the zone. Has a chance to be a high-level left-handed arm in the class.

6/06/21

6-foot-2, 190-pounds, big muscular lefty. Clean-up type hitter, slightly open stance, smooth load and weight transfer. Has the ability to use the whole field and adjust to low pitches, is disciplined at the plate. In the semi-final game of the PBR at The Rock Championships, against Hitters, he went 2-for-2 with a walk and two RBI’s. On the mound works out of an over the top slot, long arm action. Fastball plays with feel, mostly straight four seam type, 73-75 mph. Curveball played soft at 55-57 mph, with depth and landed for strikes.

6/02/20

Long and lean frame at 6-foot, 175-pounds. Left-handed pitcher, clean, easy delivery. Low effort on a 67-69 mph fastball, comes out of the hand clean and with ease, ability to control with makings of late finish. Changeup played 62-63 mph, fade action. Showed curveball at 52 mph, 1/7 shape, some depth.

LHP Joshua Holst (Libertyville, 2025) really looks the part in a uniform, standing at a strong, well-proportioned 6-foot-2, 205-pounds. Holst, who toed the rubber for Team Illinois twice at the event, moves down the mound well for his stature. His fastball played in the low-to-mid-80s, touching 87 mph in his first outing, and he spotted a curveball/changeup mix around the zone to change paces. 

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