Broughton Caps Off Year Of Improvement With Commitment To Pitt


Bruce Hefflinger
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Broughton Caps Off Year Of Improvement With Commitment To Pitt

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Joey Broughton

Class of 2024 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Northville
    State: MI
  • Summer Team: Motor City Hit Dogs
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/L

Statistics

Pitching
88
Max FB
(03/05/22)
85 - 87
FB
(03/05/22)
70 - 73
CB
(06/21/22)
76 - 78
CH
(06/21/22)
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
83 - 85
CB
70 - 73
CH
76 - 78
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
85 - 87
CB
71 - 72
CH
73 - 76
Position
84
INF Velo
(03/05/22)
94
Exit Velo
(03/05/22)
Trackman - Fastball
87.8
Velocity (max)
(03/05/22)
85.0 - 86.8
Velo Range
(03/05/22)
84.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/05/22)
2314
Spin Rate (max)
(03/05/22)
2220
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/05/22)
20.3
IVB (max)
(03/05/22)
17.8
IVB (avg)
(03/05/22)
-15.8
HM (max)
(03/05/22)
-11.8
HM (avg)
(03/05/22)
6.0
Extension (avg)
(03/05/22)
5.2
Release Ht (avg)
(03/05/22)
27
Spin Score (max)
(03/05/22)
60
Zone %
(03/05/22)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
87.8
Velo Range
85 - 86.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
84.9
Spin Rate (max)
2314
Spin Rate (avg)
2220
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
71.5
Velocity (max)
(03/05/22)
71.5 - 71.5
Velo Range
(03/05/22)
69.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/05/22)
2660
Spin Rate (max)
(03/05/22)
2617
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/05/22)
-9.4
IVB (max)
(03/05/22)
-9.3
IVB (avg)
(03/05/22)
13.2
HM (max)
(03/05/22)
12.3
HM (avg)
(03/05/22)
5.1
Extension (avg)
(03/05/22)
5.0
Release Ht (avg)
(03/05/22)
37
Spin Score (max)
(03/05/22)
50
Zone %
(03/05/22)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
71.5
Velo Range
71.5 - 71.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
69.7
Spin Rate (max)
2660
Spin Rate (avg)
2617
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
75.6
Velocity (max)
(03/05/22)
73.0 - 75.6
Velo Range
(03/05/22)
71.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/05/22)
1793
Spin Rate (max)
(03/05/22)
1776
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/05/22)
12.1
IVB (max)
(03/05/22)
9.0
IVB (avg)
(03/05/22)
-17.4
HM (max)
(03/05/22)
-15.9
HM (avg)
(03/05/22)
5.7
Extension (avg)
(03/05/22)
4.9
Release Ht (avg)
(03/05/22)
25
Spin Score (max)
(03/05/22)
33
Zone %
(03/05/22)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
75.6
Velo Range
73 - 75.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
71.9
Spin Rate (max)
1793
Spin Rate (avg)
1776
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
94.1
Exit Velocity (max)
(03/05/22)
88.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
(03/05/22)
226
Distance (avg)
(03/05/22)
316
Distance (max)
(03/05/22)
50
Hard Hit %
(03/05/22)
92
Sweet Spot %
(03/05/22)
83
Line Drive %
(03/05/22)
17
Ground Ball %
(03/05/22)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
94.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
88.2
Distance (avg)
226
Distance (max)
316
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
20.5
Hand Speed (max)
(03/05/22)
20.1
Hand Speed (avg)
(03/05/22)
75.9
Bat Speed (max)
(03/05/22)
72.4
Bat Speed (avg)
(03/05/22)
15.6
Rot. Acc (max)
(03/05/22)
13.3
Rot. Acc (avg)
(03/05/22)
62
On Plane Eff (avg)
(03/05/22)
70
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(03/05/22)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
20.5
Hand Speed (avg)
20.1
Bat Speed (max)
75.9
Bat Speed (avg)
72.4
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Vizual_Edge

Visual Skills
64.93
Edge Score
(03/05/22)

Broughton Caps Off Year Of Improvement With Commitment To Pitt

NORTHVILLE - Just a year-and-a-half ago Joey Broughton weighed 140 pounds and was throwing 75 miles an hour. Now the 6-1 185-pound  Northville junior is hitting 88 on the radar and a University of Pittsburgh commit.

“I got in the gym to get where I am today,” the third-rated 2024 left-handed pitcher in Michigan said.

Interest from Pittsburgh started during the summer when Broughton was seen pitching in Ohio for the Motor City Hit Dogs.

“They saw video on twitter so they came to see me,” the 16-year-old reflected. “I talked to them that night and they gave me an offer. It was a very surreal moment. Two days later I went on a visit and they took me on a tour to look at the classrooms and dorms. I loved everything about it.”

Three days after a commitment was made.

“I talked it over with family,” Broughton noted. “The coaches, the campus … I loved everything there. I knew it was the place I wanted to be.”

The 10th-ranked junior in Michigan had been to Pitt one time prior for a camp.

“The architecture of the buildings just stuck out,” Broughton said. “The class sizes are small which is another drawn-in factor for me.”

The southpaw made an impression on Pittsburgh as well.

“I’m a left-hander who’s projectable,” Broughton explained. “They like how I throw the ball, the curve and the change. What the staff said motivated me to work to be bigger and stronger so I’m ready to earn the money when I go there.”

The idea of being part of college baseball has been in the mind of Broughton for some time.

“I’ve always dreamed of playing college sports,” Broughton related. “It seemed like a dream in September of last year. That’s when coaches started to reach out and that motivated me to start to pursue this dream.”

Broughton had an offer from Dayton and was talking with Michigan State and Kent State during his recruitment, but the Atlantic Coast Conference school located five hours from home was an easy choice in the eyes of the Northville junior.

“Pitt, in my opinion, blew everyone out of the water from a coaching and campus perspective,” Broughton said. “It was just the best option for me.”

There was help in getting to the point of a commitment according to Broughton.

“Going to the Procase in the winter really helped me out,” Broughton noted. “I saw all my hard work was paying off and was pleased with my numbers. To be able to tweet those out really helped a ton with coaches.”

It has the left-hander confident about his future and what he can provide the program at Pitt.

“I consider myself a very competitive person,” Broughton explained. “I like to play the position with energy. I want to go there and show that Michigan kids can play baseball.”

A college major is an uncertainty at this time, with business a possibility for the 3.5 student, who is thrilled to have his recruitment come to an end.

“It was a dream come true, a real emotional time for me,” Broughton said of making a commitment. “I was overwhelmed and so happy. My parents were so proud of me. It was just a great feeling overall.”

The hope is more great feelings are ahead at Pittsburgh.

“I’m looking forward to meeting new people,” Broughton concluded. “I’m an outgoing person and I’m going to cherish meeting people from all over. That will be cool for me. I’m also excited to go out and be on my own. I’m excited for it all.”



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