Josh Qualls
Josh Qualls
Josh Qualls
Josh Qualls
Josh Qualls
Josh Qualls
Josh Qualls
Josh Qualls
Josh Qualls

CLASS OF 2021

SS
2B

Josh
Qualls

Kent State
Amherst Steele (HS) • OH
5-9 • 160LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Force Ohio

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2/06/21

Josh Qualls: SS/2B, (2021) Amherst Steele, OH. Kent State Commit, 5-foot-9, 160-pound projectable frame. In the box, Qualls had an exit velocity of 95 mph. Starts in a balanced stance with a smooth load, then uses a leg kick. Bat speed was above average, and used a flat swing plane. Advanced while in the infield, recorded position velocities up to 80 mph; has soft hands, smooth fluid feet, and a clean exchange. Fields the ball one hand, movements laterally were athletic. Arm action was very quick. 


7/21/20

Hit: Right-handed hitter that starts in an upright setup. Oozes feel in the box and continues to get more physical everytime we see him. Laced line drives to both sides of the field in BP. Impressive showing.
Power: Gap pop.
Offensive Projection: Multiple roles.
Max BP Exit Velocity: 92mph.
Max BP Distance: 293ft.
Field: Uber athletic actions with advanced ball skills. Can do it all/is a guy who you could easily see sticking at short at the next level.
Throw: Clean arm with easy jump.
Defensive Projection: SS.

2/15/20

2/15/20 Position Player
Hit: At the plate Qualls uses a mini leg kick/ front hip hinge to initiate his load. He shows good balance and rhythm throughout his swing. He shows a somewhat flat bat path. 
Power: 85 mph tee exit velocity.
Top BP Exit Velocity: 88.1 mph
Top BP Distance: 309 feet
Offensive Projection: TBD
Field: In the infield he shows quick feet and good instincts. He could still refine some basic footwork skills but he shows good natural
movements and athleticism.
Throw: 84 mph across the diamond.
Defensive Projection: SS/2B

2/09/20

2/9/20 Position Player
Hit: Balanced setup with athletic motions in the box. Small front foot leg kick creates timing. Hands work well through the zone. Level bat path creating natural loft.
Power: Line drive/gap to gap type guy. Flashes occasional power to his pull side.
Offensive Projection: Top of the lineup/table setter.
Top Rapsodo BP Exit Velocity: 87 mph.
Top Rapsodo BP Distance: 289 ft.
Field: One of the most advanced defenders for his class. Glove skills are elite and hands work very quickly. Ability to throw for accuracy from multiple arm slots.
Throw: Clean arm action through a ¾ slot. Arm strength has made a significant jump.
Defensive Projection: Shortstop.

7/16/19

Body Type: 5-foot-8, 140-pound thin, athletic frame.
Swing Mechanics: Right-handed hitter that starts in a balanced setup. Uses a fluid leg kick load during bat top with upper half.
Hit: More physical rounds than we've seen from him in the past. Level path with feel for contact. All fields approach. Found the barrel often in BP. Impressive round.
Power: 87.9 off the bat in BP. Line drive approach.
Offensive Projection: Top of the lineup.
Run: 7.22 60-yard dash.
Field: Very smooth, athletic defender in the infield. Looks the part. One of the top defenders in his class.
Throw: Very clean arm that generates effortless velocity. 82 mph across the diamond.
Defensive Projection: Real chance to stick at the shortstop position.
Additional Comments: Continues to look to the part of one the premier defenders in his class.

6/03/19

Body Type:  5-foot-8, 140-pound thin and athletic frame.
Swing Mechanics: 
Very simple and smooth movements in his load.
Hit: 
Level bat path that works to all fields. Spray hitter.
Power: 
Just needs to add size, everything else works well.
Offensive Projection: 
Top of the lineup guy.
Field:
As clean as it gets in the infield. Athletic guy with bounce out of his stance and the ability to play with consistent rhythm. Aggressive/confident defender that attacks the baseball and throws on the move with ease. Legit chance to stay at the shortstop position in college. If he can add physicality he’s going to turn himself into a real prospect.
Throw:
Strong arm with enough strength to stay on the left side.
Defensive Projection:
SS. 

6/20/18

Really talented defender that has a chance to stay at shortstop in college. Actions are athletic and ball skills are through the roof. Made a ton of plays look easy, especially on the move. At the plate he has an efficient stroke from the right side. Hands are quick through the zone on a level path. Line drive type guy. Swing plays just needs to get more physical.

Home to 1st: 4.65
Infield Velocity: 77
Exit Velocity: 78

2/03/18

An interesting follow for when he twitches up. Shows present functional athleticism and the most athletic actions we saw at the event in the infield. Plays with good rhythm and adjust footwork well to create the hop he wants. Maintains actions on the move and can throw from multiple arm angles. Very impressive looking young infielder. A line drive swinger at the plate who projects for more as he adds strength. Movements are athletic and create consistent timing. Found the barrel often in BP. Tools across the board have opportunity for big jump as he is far from his ceiling physically.

60-yard dash: 7.87
Infield Velocity: 75
Exit Velocity: 74

6/28/17

A righty singer that starts in an athletic setup. Loading sequence is fluid and movements are well timed. An aggressive hitter that swings with intent. Bat speed and strength stand out. Ball gets off his bat well. Produced consistent backspin when he was on plane. Three-hole type guy. Checks all the boxes in the infield. Actions are athletic and he is mechanically sound. Plays with confidence in and out of his funnel. Ball skills are advanced for his age. Transfer is smooth. Showed the ability to use multiple arm angles.

60-yard Dash: 7.69
Infield Velocity: 71
Exit Velocity: 80

6/13/17

A fluid swinger from the both sides. Looks confident and athletic in the box. Swing is mechanically efficient and he has obvious twitch through the zone. Any added strength with maturity will translate to added pop. Showed solid barrel awareness and the ability to create backspin to all fields. The type of hitter that can fit anywhere in a lineup. Stood out in the infield. The top defender we had at the event. Actions are athletic and confident. Glove is advanced for his age. Throws from multiple arms angles and on the move with ease.

60-Yard Dash: 7.58
Infield Velocity: 71
Exit Velocity: 80

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