Prep Baseball Report

Uncommitted Spotlight: '25 1B/LHP Josh Stonehouse

Steven Hardesty
Central Coast/North LA Area Scout


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The Uncommitted Spotlight Series continues as the calendar rapidly approaches the start of the '24 CIF High School baseball season Prep Baseball California is now highlighting some of the top uncommitted class of '25 athletes. The players featured are pulled directly from our '25 Class Rankings. These JR year players are ones that college coaches and fans should be keeping their eyes on over the coming months.

We invite you to get to know them through the eyes of our Prep Baseball California staff of scouts and the data-backed numbers collected at our events with our partnered companies. TrackMan, Blast Motion, Swift Performance, and Visual Edge provide comparable data to project and evaluate players. All of these systems come together to give a clear picture at what colleges will get when a players steps onto their campus.

Today, we put the spotlight on a SoCal '25 1B/LHP Josh Stonehouse out of Crespi Carmelite High School. A physically well built 1B prospect who shows present strength at 6'1 205 lbs with the solid athletic ability. Stonehouse is an intriguing LH hitting profile who shows a good feel for hitting with an up the middle approach and consistent feel for finding his barrel. He can drive the baseball with impact to the gaps with a flatter swing plane that will consistently produce a lot of hard contact. His frame has the strength to add loft to his swing path and look to turn on the ball which would tap into his power potential. Overall, he looks the part of an above average hit tool LH hitter who should flash at least average power, but has potential for more. A solid defender who has decent feet with sure hands at 1B, but does have the athletic ability to potentially slot in LF. No matter where Stonehouse lands defensively his bat should add length to a college lineup with impact potential. College coaches should be keeping an eye on an Stonehouse as an intriguing LH bat for their '25 class.

College coaches and fans be sure to click on Stonehouse's profile to see full video and statistics. 

Josh Stonehouse

Class of 2025 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: LHP
  • High School: Crespi
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Legacy
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 204.4lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Scouting Report


Josh Stonehouse, Crespi (CA), 2025
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP Stonehouse is a qualified athlete with an improving bat from the left side.
Body: 6-1, 204-pounds. Big frame, good proportions.
Hit: LHH. Neutral, upright setup with high hands; shifts weight back easily generating coil before driving into the ball. Consistent, out front contact with an all fields approach; present pull side power with the ability to impact the baseball to all fields. 65.6 mph bat speed with 16 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 92 max exit velocity, averaged 86.4 mph. 288' max distance.
Arm: LH. INF-81 mph. Whippy arm action. Generally accurate.
Defense: Heavy steps, knocks the ball down and sets feet for throw.
ATH: 7.29 runner in the 60. 1.68 and 3.99 in the 10 and 30 yard splits.


Josh Stonehouse, Chaminade, 2025
Positional Profile
: 1B/OF
Body: 6-1/193. Physical build. Squared shoulders with present strength in lower/upper half.
Defense: Relaxed actions from both spots. Avg. quickness to release. Present glove skills. Glove-tap to before release. Good actions around the bag at 1B. 
Arm: RH. INF - 80 , OF - 79. Avg. strength for level. Present accuracy. Shorter circle in the back. Easy effort. More in the tank.
Hit: LHH. Balanced/athletic stance. Higher set hands. Early/rthymic loader. Hands/barrel get into a good launch positon. Slight uphill path. Violent into contact. More LDs than FBs/GBs during BP round. Above avg. bat speed for level (72 mph max). Hard hit knock to RF in-game.


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