Uncommitted Spotlight: Joshua Rivera


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Joshua Rivera

Class of 2022 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Heritage (Leesburg)
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: US Elite
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
91
Max FB
(07/18/21)
85 - 89
FB
(07/18/21)
76 - 77
CB
(02/04/22)
83 - 84
CH
(03/13/21)
74 - 75
SL
(06/16/20)
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
88 - 89
CB
72 - 74
CH
80 - 83
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
86 - 88
CB
76 - 77
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
85 - 89
CB
72 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
91
FB
85 - 89
CB
72 - 75
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
86 - 88
CH
83 - 84
SL
72 - 75
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
85 - 86
CH
81 - 82
SL
72 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
82 - 85
CB
69 - 72
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
83 - 86
CB
72 - 75
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
82 - 86
SL
74 - 75
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
79 - 81
CB
68 - 69
Pitching
Max FB
81
FB
77 - 80
CB
62 - 66
CH
70 - 73
Position
7.15
60-yard
(10/25/20)
89
OF Velo
(10/25/20)
91
Exit Velo
(03/13/21)
Position
60-yard
7.17
OF Velo
89
Exit Velo
91
Position
60-yard
7.46
OF Velo
89
Exit Velo
88
Position
60-yard
7.15
OF Velo
89
Exit Velo
87
Position
60-yard
7.59
OF Velo
83
Trackman - Fastball
88.3
Velocity (max)
(03/13/21)
86.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/13/21)
2276
Spin Rate (max)
(11/04/20)
2183
Spin Rate (avg)
(11/04/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
88.3
Velo Range
86.6 - 88
Eff Velocity (avg)
86.8
Spin Rate (max)
2243
Spin Rate (avg)
2103
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
87.1
Velo Range
85 - 86.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
84.3
Spin Rate (max)
2276
Spin Rate (avg)
2183
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
84.6
Velo Range
81.6 - 84.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
81.9
Spin Rate (max)
2223
Spin Rate (avg)
2033
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
71.9
Velocity (max)
(10/25/20)
69.3 - 71.9
Velo Range
(10/25/20)
67.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/25/20)
2456
Spin Rate (max)
(10/25/20)
2384
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/25/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
71.9
Velo Range
69.3 - 71.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
67.3
Spin Rate (max)
2456
Spin Rate (avg)
2384
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Slider
74.5
Velocity (max)
(03/13/21)
72.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/13/21)
2490
Spin Rate (max)
(11/04/20)
2415
Spin Rate (avg)
(11/04/20)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
74.5
Velo Range
72.4 - 74.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
72.6
Spin Rate (max)
2442
Spin Rate (avg)
2314
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
73.1
Velo Range
72.1 - 72.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
70.4
Spin Rate (max)
2490
Spin Rate (avg)
2415
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
83.7
Velocity (max)
(03/13/21)
82.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/13/21)
1682
Spin Rate (max)
(11/04/20)
1682
Spin Rate (avg)
(11/04/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
83.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
82.7
Spin Rate (max)
1460
Spin Rate (avg)
1460
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
82.3
Spin Rate (max)
1682
Spin Rate (avg)
1682
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Hitting
91.2
Exit Velocity (max)
(03/13/21)
78.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
(10/25/20)
218
Distance (avg)
(03/13/21)
323
Distance (max)
(10/25/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
91.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
76.8
Distance (avg)
218
Distance (max)
305
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
88.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
73.7
Distance (avg)
154
Distance (max)
219
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
86.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
78.1
Distance (avg)
214
Distance (max)
323
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Blast - Hitting
24.9
Hand Speed (max)
(03/13/21)
22.2
Hand Speed (avg)
(10/25/20)
74.7
Bat Speed (max)
(03/13/21)
69.0
Bat Speed (avg)
(03/13/21)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
24.9
Hand Speed (avg)
22.1
Bat Speed (max)
74.7
Bat Speed (avg)
69
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
23.9
Hand Speed (avg)
22.2
Bat Speed (max)
66.8
Bat Speed (avg)
64.9
On Plane Eff (avg)

Scouting Report

10/25/20

 

VA/DC State Games

Rivera is 5-11 with an athletic frame that has some strength present and a lot of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly closed balanced athletic stance, no stride, smooth load back to a slight wrap. Hips rotate with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short to the ball, uphill swing path, some strength at contact point, showed a primarily pull approach with the ability to work gap to gap, natural loft in his swing, exit velocity was 87. In the outfield, gets behind ball and fields through it with soft hands, quick clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot with a short arm action, position velocity was 89. Ran a 7.15 60 yard dash. On the mound, he throws from a three-quarters arm slot, short free arm action and nomal effort to his delivery. Shoulders are uphill and slightly closed, lands slightly closed with an athletic finish. Fastball was 82-85, with some sink and a bit of late armside run. Curveball had good armspeed and was 69-72 with hard sharp downer 11/5 break to it, flashes swing and miss down.

 

6/16/20

 

VA/DC Limited Series East

Interesting two-way athlete in the 2022 class. Displayed range in the outfield with arm strength to play all three positions. Appears to get solid reads and jumps off the bat. At the plate Rivera just has a knack for getting the barrel on the baseball. Had multiple hits in his two games. It is a quiet short load and hands stay tight. Short level path to contact and did a nice job of pulling the hands in on inside pitches. Very intriguing on the mound. Long loose arm stroke from a three-quarter arm slot. Fastball was 84-86 mph early and settled in at 82-86 mph. Had solid spin on the fastball in the 2200-2400 range. Showed a power curveball with big 11/5 shape at 74-76 mph and got plenty of swings and misses. Really like Rivera with the athleticism and raw arm strength.

 

9/17/19

 

Mid-Atlantic Fall Championships

Athletic frame, longer arm action throwing from a high three quarter slot. Creates shoulder tilt upon separation. Gets nice down action on fastball that ranged 79-81 and touched 82. Breaking ball was tight with shorter action  and potnetial to be a good pitch up to 69 mph. Pitches with some effort.