Joe Valchar
Joe Valchar

CLASS OF 2021

3B
RHP

Joe
Valchar

Army
Heritage (HS) • NC
6-1 • 180LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Dirtbags 16u James

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2021 National

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8/08/19

Athletic frame at 6 foot 1, 180-pounds.  Sit into his legs with an open setup from the right side.  Short stride getting back to even with his hands working back.  Looks to lift with an uphill bat path.  Works mostly middle to his pull side.  Average to above average bat speed with his exit velocity recorded at 90 mph.  Fluid feet on the infield with better than average hands.  Funnels to his belt after catch with feel for different arm angles.  Accurate arm with carry to first base that topped at 85 mph.  Recorded a 7.65 in the 60.
Stretch only on the mound.  Level and tall with normal effort and some rhythm.  Tall, rolling through balance at times.  Long arm swing, slight hand hook, to a high-3/4 slot with above average arm speed.  Athletic arm, occasionally altering the release point when timing issues were present.  Fastball has arm side run to the arm side.  Fastball ranged 84-87.  Good feel for locating the fastball to the glove side.  Breaking ball has hard, late, sharp tilt with 10/4 arc at 73-74.  Good hand speed and landed the pitch.  Slows the arm a bit, tending to choke the change-up, at 74.

10.27.18

6 foot 1, 170-pound athletic build.  Hits from the right side with a balanced, athletic setup.  Weight and hands work down and back during his load.  Small leg kick, getting his lower half through the ball.  Loose hands with above average bat speed. Looks to drive the ball, showing strength to his pull side.  Exit velocity recorded at 86 mph.  Athletically plays through balls on the infield with fluid feet and above average hands.  Strong accurate arm across the diamond that peaked at 83 mph.  Athletic behind the plate with quick feet and quick transfers.  Short arm action, throwing from an over the top slot.  Accurate arm with pop times ranging from 1.97-2.13.  Positional velocity topped at 75 mph.  On the mound has a fluid tempo to his delivery with a high compact leg lift.  Works in line to the plate with a long arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Quick arm, with some effort in the delivery.  Fastball has down angle, with some run at 79-81 mph.  Curveball has 11/ 5 action at 68-70 mph. Curveball showed flashes of being an above average pitch.  Flashed a changeup with fade at 74 mph.  Strike thrower with good feel for both secondary pitches maintaining fastball arm speed.  Recorded a 7.43 in the 60.

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