Josh Crowding
Josh Crowding
Josh Crowding
Josh Crowding

CLASS OF 2019

C
3B

Josh
Crowding

Immaculata University
Kingsway (HS) • NJ
6-0 • 205LBS • R/R
Travel Team: MSI

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2018 New Jersey State Games (7.24.18)
Crowding has a broad shouldered frame at 6-foot 195-pounds. Ran the 60 yard dash in 7.40 seconds and recorded an exit velocity of 88 MPH. At the plate, Crowding starts in an opened stance with weight on back side and hands above back shoulder. Uses a leg lift and toe-tap stride to start swing. Hands load up and back. Creates extension in hands and arms for line drive pop. Uphill finish on back leg. Defensively, took ground balls at third base. Throws topped at 81 MPH across the infield. High-¾ slot, the ball jumps out of his hand with carry and throws were on the bag. Fields ball out in front and brings to chest for a transfer. Clean footwork throughout fielding process. Plays through his throws with momentum.
2017 New Jersey State Games (July 26-27, 2017)
Crowding has a broad shouldered build at 5-foot-11 180-pounds. Ran the 60 yard dash in 7.69-seconds, exit velocity topped at 86 MPH. Offensively – had one of the best overall individual performances at the plate of any player at the event during gameplay. Mashed three doubles into the gaps throughout the two days. At the plate, starts in a narrow stance and in a crouch with hands above back shoulder. Uses a foot stride and toe tap to start swing. Hand load is minimal as hands move back slightly. Uses torque in hips and extension in hands and arms to the baseball to create some power. Finishes tall and balanced with a stiff front leg. Defensively – took reps at third base. Throws topped at 81 MPH across the infield. Short arm, high-3/4 slot. Hesitant with footwork, with average hands and clean exchange. Throws had some armside run. Pitching – fastball topped at 81 MPH and sat mostly 79-81 throughout his outing. Curveball showed 11/5 bite at 68-69 and also flashed a changeup with armside fade at 70-73. Long, stiff arm action. Level shoulders going down the mound. Lands firm on lead leg with balance maintained throughout release. Will spin off slightly on release toward first base side of rubber, especially on offspeed pitches. 


Futures Preview South (June 4th, 2017)

Crowding has strong, athletic build at 5-foot-11 180-pounds. Ran the 60 yard dash in 7.74 seconds and recorded an exit velocity of 86 MPH. At the plate, starts in an opened stance and in a crouch with weight on back side. Hands over back shoulder. Uses a toe tap and stride to start swing. Hands load back and up slightly. Loose hands and hips to the ball in his swing. Creates extension in arms to produce power. Hands, wrists, and arms are fluid to the baseball. Controlled and athletic swing and finish. Gap to gap type hitter. Defensively– took ground balls at third base. Throws topped at 78 MPH with a short, sling-shot like arm slot. Throws had some armside run. On the mound, fastball topped at 84 MPH and sat mostly 81-83. Flashed a curveball at 69-71 with smaller 11/5 shape. Changeup had fastball arm action and some armside fade at 75-76. Long arm action from a high-3/4 slot. Ball creates some natural armside run with his fastball. More in the tank, projectable frame both at the plate and on the mound.
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