Top Viewed Profiles of 2019: No. 5 Josh Hartle


Brandon Hall
Executive Director, PBR NC

The start of 2020 brings a lot of excitement and goal setting for players, coaches, and scouts across the country.  As we begin to look forward, we also take a brief look back at 2019 and some of the exciting things that happened, along with some of the players that made waves in the state of North Carolina. 

In 2019, Prep Baseball Report saw 9 million views on stories published to the site.  We also saw over 8.9 million hits on player profiles hosted within PBR.  As part of our look back at 2019, we will countdown some of the top viewed profiles and top news stories from the year.  Today we continue the look at the Top Viewed Profiles in NC from 2019 with No. 5 on our list.

 

Top Viewed Profiles of 2019

No. 5 Josh Hartle

Josh Hartle (LHP/1B, Reagan HS, 2021) has been on the board since entering high school.  A polished left-hander, he committed to Wake Forest during his freshman year after a big summer with the 15U Team USA team that won a gold medal. 

In 2019, Hartle maintained his grip on the No. 1 ranking in North Carolina for the 2021 class, as well as a high marking throughout the year in the overall rankings.  His Reagan Raiders had a very good spring, sitting inside the PBR Power 25 for most of the year.  In one of the games of the year, PBR was on hand to see Davie County at Reagan where Hartle matched Davie ace Carson Whisenhunt (RHP, 2019) into the 7th inning.

As good as Hartle has been, there are expectations that he still has room to his ceiling.  In the coming year, he will be a follow for the 2021 MLB Draft.  The full profile of the 5th most viewed profile from 2019 can be seen below.



Josh Hartle

Class of 2021 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Reagan
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Team Elite
  • Height: 6-5
    Weight: 220lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
92
Max FB
(02/21/21)
87 - 91
FB
(06/30/20)
75 - 79
CB
(02/21/21)
77 - 83
CH
(06/30/20)
Pitching
Max FB
92
FB
87 - 89
CB
75 - 79
Pitching
Max FB
91
FB
87 - 91
CB
69 - 74
CH
77 - 83
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
86 - 88
CB
70 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
83 - 87

Scouting Report

4/30/19

 

Wake Forest commit.  Tall, slender build.  Body will continue to mature but will probably maintain a straight line build.  Balanced over the rubber, using an average leg kick.  Stable head.  Long arm action, reaching down with length before getting short at the top as the foot strikes, working to a low-3/4 slot.  Quick arm.  Athletic through release.  Lands online and square.  Advanced feel for control and command showing an ability to locate to the glove side and stick balls in to right handed hitters.  Can elevate to change eye level.  Fastball ranged 86-88 with late tilt to the arm side when down.  Seemed to play better than the gun reading, getting a lot of swing and miss on the fastball.  Breaking ball sweeps with late, tight depth.  Spin works with length creating issues for hitters as both a freeze pitch and a swing and miss pitch at 70-74.  Ceiling remains very high with pitch-ability and command matching current stuff.

 

 

10.01.17
The 6-foot-3, 160-pound Hartle already possesses some polish on the mound. He pitched for Team USA’s 15U gold medal club over the summer and showed advanced command while including weak contact with a fastball that has late life and touches 84 at times. His change-up produces swings and misses and he throws it with good hand speed, mimicking the fastball. He has a loose, easy arm swing that screams projection. He is already committed to Wake Forest.

 


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04.24.19 (Pitching)

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