Josh Swartz

CLASS OF 2018

RHP
1B

Josh
Swartz

Western Carolina
Sun Valley (HS) • NC
6-1 • 240LBS • R/R
Travel Team: On Deck O's

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2018 National

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05.03.17
One inning relief appearance for the big bodied righty.  Fastball ran up to 89, sitting 87-88.  Fastball only in the appearance.  An over-the-top slot with a segmented arm swing.  Works on-line with some effort.

11.06.16 
A physically imposing 6-foot-1, 240 pound athlete.  Right hander shows a feel for his body and some quick twitch in short bursts.  Works from a high-3/4 slot with a long, loose arm stroke.  There is some effort with the body transitioning from balance to release as the lower half is coiled slightly and the front side fights to work on time.  Fastball touched 86, and sat 84-85, playing heavy and jumping on the plate.  The curveball, while inconsistent, flashes depth and tilt.  Ranging 73-75 with 11/5, late downer action.  The change-up is a distant third pitch, sitting 74-76, with a slower hand.  Strength over quickness in the arm.  Defensively, Swartz’s feet can get heavy at times, but he showed an ability to bend and catch the ball.  Some effort in the arm action leading to good arm strength that registered 84mph across the diamond.  Offensively, works from a slight crouch, loading down and in.  A short stride and good balance leads to better than average bat speed.  Exit velocity touched 93mph.  Wants extension.  Pull conscious.  Power potential.  Occasionally rushed getting through his triggers and lacked some barrel awareness at times.  Ran a 8.12 sixty.

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