POTD: 2018 1B/C Joe Turek (Arthur L. Johnson HS, NJ)



By TJ Hunt
Scouting Director, New Jersey

Name: Joe Turek
School:  Arthur L. Johnson
Class: 2018
Position: C/1B
Rank: 33

Stats
60: 7.13
Pop Time: 2.08-2.13
Catcher Velocity: 76
Exit Velocity: 86

Scouting Report
Futures Preview (6/4/16)
Turek is a strong bodied 5-foot-10 190-pound catcher with some pop. Offensively- Turek showcased one of the better batting practices and a polished overall swing and approach. He starts in a tall crouch with his weight on his back foot. Uses a small stride and a fluid hand load. Turek's swing is explosive - hips and wrists clear the zone with force. Occasionally rises up in his finish to get lift on the ball, Exit Velocity was one of the top at the event at 86Defensively- Turek showcased a pop time between 2.08-2.13 to second base, and threw 76 MPH. Footwork is sound, but could shave some time off his pop with a shorter, quicker arm action and release. Named Second Team All-State as a sophomore.


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