Future Games: Josh Butler


Brett Thorney
State Scouting Director

PBR Future Games is set for July 28th- July 31st

Prep Baseball Report's one-of-a-kind event will feature the best uncommitted 2023 prospects and select 2024 prospects from our 40-plus state coverage area. The Future Games will take place on July 28th through July 31st at LakePoint Sports in Cartersville, GA. 

The Future Games is the premier summer scouting event for Class of 2023 prospects and select 2024 prospects. In a typical year, more than 320 college coaches from all over the country are in attendance. The event is huge draw for college with many of the top uncommitted players from across the country in attendance. The Prep Baseball Report services are also subscribed by more than 800 colleges and pro scouts. Last year, due to COVID, scouts weren't able to be in attendance but they were able to follow along through our online streaming platform that is hooked up on every field at this premier facility. 

Players will also receive maximum visibility from college coaches all over the country, in addition to being promoted through the Prep Baseball Report multimedia platforms. 

Each state team will play three games. Day 1, all position players will be put through a showcase workout in which they will run 60s, take batting practice and be evaluated at their primary position. The following days players will compete in live game setting vs teams & top players from other states.

2023 RHP/1B Josh Butler JOINS TEAM ARIZONA

2023 RHP/1B Josh Butler (Sandra Day O'Connor)- 6-foot-6, 205-pounds, tall, proportionate long-levered body, moves extremely well for size. Competes as a two-way player with upside on both sides. Right-handed hitter, spread out base, squared neutral stance, rocks into back leg with leg lift, glides into front foot strike, short simple load. Handsy swing with above average pop & some feel for the barrel, pull approach, decent job staying back and adjusting. Pre-pitch hop, good timing. Above average athleticism for position, easy footwork. Ran a 7.32 60-yard dash. Natural big target with long wingspan. Fields the ball out in front in the center of his body with soft hands. Average arm strength across the diamond with lower intent at 75mph. Continues to make big strides on the mound into the summer where he has seen more innings. Upper-body dominant delivery, 1B side of the rubber, small up & over leg kick, long stride, lands square with some early trunk rotation. Throws from a naturally higher release with long arm action, ¾ arm slot. FB was thrown with good extension with some natural ride through zone at times from higher release point, average movement profile currently, sat 87-88mph pretty consistently at our recent West Coast Select. Offspeed developing over time, throws a low spin CV was thrown with 11/5 shape. CH has slight sink/run at 76-77mph. Body & athleticism should provide upside on both sides of the ball, should improve significantly on the mound. Development should be followed.

 



Joshua Butler

Class of 2023 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Sandra Day O'Connor
    State: AZ
  • Summer Team: AZ Athletics
  • Height: 6-6
    Weight: 205lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
88
Max FB
(07/28/21)
82 - 87
FB
(07/28/21)
71 - 76
CB
(07/28/21)
79 - 80
CH
(07/28/21)
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
82 - 87
CB
71 - 76
CH
79 - 80
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
81 - 84
CB
68 - 68
CH
77 - 77
Position
7.07
60-yard
(07/28/21)
82
INF Velo
(07/28/21)
93
Exit Velo
(01/31/21)
Position
60-yard
7.07
INF Velo
82
Position
60-yard
7.32
INF Velo
75
Exit Velo
93
Trackman - Fastball
88.13
Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
84.86
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/28/21)
2236
Spin Rate (max)
(07/28/21)
2064
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/28/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
88.13
Velo Range
83.21 - 87.05
Eff Velocity (avg)
84.86
Spin Rate (max)
2236
Spin Rate (avg)
2064
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
84.88
Velo Range
81.34 - 84.02
Eff Velocity (avg)
83.36
Spin Rate (max)
2135
Spin Rate (avg)
1986
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
75.52
Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
72.57
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/28/21)
1870
Spin Rate (max)
(07/28/21)
1768
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/28/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
75.52
Velo Range
71.94 - 75.25
Eff Velocity (avg)
72.57
Spin Rate (max)
1870
Spin Rate (avg)
1768
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
68.59
Velo Range
67.74 - 68.53
Eff Velocity (avg)
67.36
Spin Rate (max)
1562
Spin Rate (avg)
1462
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
79.25
Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
78.58
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/28/21)
1813
Spin Rate (max)
(01/31/21)
1813
Spin Rate (avg)
(01/31/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
79.25
Velo Range
78.64 - 79.15
Eff Velocity (avg)
78.58
Spin Rate (max)
1720
Spin Rate (avg)
1619
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
77.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
78.41
Spin Rate (max)
1813
Spin Rate (avg)
1813
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
93.47
Exit Speed (max)
(07/28/21)
84.45
Exit Speed (avg)
(07/28/21)
241
Distance (avg)
(01/31/21)
356
Distance (max)
(07/28/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
93.47
Exit Speed (avg)
84.45
Distance (avg)
222
Distance (max)
356
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
92.76
Exit Speed (avg)
83.24
Distance (avg)
241
Distance (max)
318
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %
Blast - Hitting
24.10
Hand Speed (max)
(07/28/21)
22.45
Hand Speed (avg)
(07/28/21)
74.70
Bat Speed (max)
(07/28/21)
70.87
Bat Speed (avg)
(07/28/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
24.1
Hand Speed (avg)
22.45
Bat Speed (max)
74.7
Bat Speed (avg)
70.87
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
22.1
Hand Speed (avg)
21.41
Bat Speed (max)
68.1
Bat Speed (avg)
65.92
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %

 

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