Joey Ward
Joey Ward
Joey Ward
Joey Ward
Joey Ward




Maine South (HS) • IL
5-8 • 155LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Cangelosi Sparks North


2023 National

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Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-8, 155-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, slight crouch, leg lift, strong base, simple pre-pitch actions. Short, aggressive swing, direct to inside baseball, max bat speed of 68.7 MPH, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 89.44 max exit velocity, averaged 79.45 mph. 305’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 85 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Sets up behind ball, active feet, plays through it.
Run: 7.12 runner in the 60. 


Positional Profile: 2B/OF
Body: 5-8, 145-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, open setup, short stride, easy pre-pitch actions. Path works inside the ball, looks to make contact out front, used middle of the field at times, flashed fluidity.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. OF - 83 mph. Over-the-top arm slot, short, compact action.
Defense: Outfield: Quiet actions, sets up behind the baseball, plays through it. Infield: fields from a wide base, fields from center, steady hands.
Run: 7.32 runner in the 60. 


Compact frame. Right-handed hitting shortstop. Balanced setup, rhythmic pre-pitch movement, short stride to even. Swings a quick bat that stays short and level through the zone. Found the barrel in all three at-bats against PBA Wisconsin. Showed impressive defensive actions at shortstop with fluid feet, steady hands, and range up the middle. 


Positional Profile: 2B
Body: 5-foot-7, 145-pounds. Strong, well-proportioned frame.
Hit: RHH. Open setup, smooth load, leg-lift timing trigger, short stride.  Bat travels on a short plane through the zone, extension through contact, showed some gap-to-gap pop.
Power: 80 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 71 mph. Short draw, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Sits back on the ball, hands play under center, two-hand gather. 
Run: 7.55 runner in the 60. 


Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-5, 150-pounds.
Defense: 2.30-2.44 pop times. Soft hands, clean exchange.
Arm: RH. C - 67 mph. INF - 70 mph.  Long arm action, throws flashed carry.
Hit: RHH. Crouched, slightly open setup. Quick bat, gap to gap approach.
Power: 78 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Run: 7.68 runner in the 60.

8.5.18 (Junior Future Games) - 5-foot-4, 130-pound, right-handed hitting multi-positional prospect. Showed ability to play the middle of the field and behind the plate in-game. From the infield, hands work, clean transfers, high 3/4 slot, throws topped 62 mph across the diamond. Offensively, flashed line drive abilities with an all field approach. Lined out hard to the pull side and drove a single to right field with two strikes. Exit velocity topped 77 mph from a tee. 7.75 runner in the 60.

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