Joshua Blount
Joshua Blount
Joshua Blount
Joshua Blount
Joshua Blount
Joshua Blount

CLASS OF 2021

OF
1B

Joshua
Blount

Illinois State
West De Pere (HS) • WI
5-11 • 185LBS • L/L
Travel Team: Impact Sports Academy

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7/18/19

Illinois State commit. Ranked No. 20 in Wisconsin’s 2021 class. 5-foot-10, 160-pound left handed hitting first baseman. Hit leadoff and played first base against Great Lakes. Blount sets up in an open stance, leg kick stride with smooth loading actions. has an advanced approach at the plate, consistently working the count. Reached base in all four plate appearances. Showcased the ability to drive the baseball to all fields, including a line drive double down the left field line that drove in three runs and gave ISA the lead. Followed that up with a hard hit ground ball up the middle for a base hit. Finished the game 2-for-2 with a pair of walks, a pair of runs scored, and three RBI. 

7/15/19

Verbally committed to Illinois State.

3/03/19

3.3.19 - Positional Profile: OF Advance speed and power combination profile, likely projects as a middle of the order CF/LF. 
Body: 5-11, 185-pounds. Athletic build, advanced strength and speed.
Run: 6.83 runner in the 60. Plus for age, athletic.
Hit: LHH. Open stance, tall relaxed setup, short stride to even, athletic pre pitch and balanced through contact. Level path, stays flat through contact, showed ability to get extension.
Power: 94 mph exit velocity from the tee. Mostly line drive gap to gap contact but flashes above average pull pop. 
Arm: LH. OF - 77 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Easy actions, smooth footwork through the baseball, crow hop to release, hands showed softness.

2/24/19

Body: 5-foot-11, 185-pounds. Athletic quick twitch body with above average strength.
Positional Profile: OF/1B
Run: 6.84 runner in the 60. Plus for age, athletic gait.
Hit: LHH. Open stance, smooth loading action, short stride, athletic pre pitch, good balance through contact. Short path, flat through contact with extension, loose hands, hits in rhythm with feel for the barrel. Gap to gap backspin contact, ball jumps off the bat.
Power: 94 mph exit velocity from the tee. Above average pop, ball jumps off the bat, present bat strength.
Arm: LH. INF - 69 mph. Long deliberate action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Athletic around the bag at 1B, feet works, above average athleticism for the position, hands showed softness.

2/17/18

2/17/18 - 5-foot-11, 185-pound, physically strong two-way player. Defensively, loose arm action, high ¾ arm slot, fluid footwork, clean on exchanges, plays through the ball, 76 mph from the outfield. Offensively, tall, open setup, leg kick timing trigger. Power hitter, long, uphill barrel path, present bat speed, 89 mph exit velocity off a tee. Ran a 6.92 laser-timed 60. On the mound, long arm action, high ¾ arm slot, tall and fall delivery works on-line, lands square, finishes athletically. Fastball, slight run and sink, 67-72. Slider, 2/8 shape, gradual break, 60-64. Changeup, fade action, 63-64.

4/02/17

4/2/17 - 5-foot-10, 170-pound, athletic, strong-frame, left-handed pitcher and outfielder. Offensively, open setup, leg kick timing-trigger, incorporates lower half, maintains balance. Slightly uphill barrel path, swings aggressively, makes hard contact, 93 mph exit velocity. Ran a 7.01 60. Defensively, long, loose arm action, high ¾ slot, plays through the ball with carry, 78 mph from the outfield. On the mound, over-the-top slot, quick arm action. Tall and fall delivery, smooth rhythm, works on-line, lands square, finishes athletically. Fastball sat 69-71 mph, topped out at 74 mph. Slider, sweep action, 64-67 mph. Changeup, sinking action, kept down in the zone for strikes, 64-64 mph.

4/20/16 - 5-foot-10, 155-pound left-handed two-way player. Offensively hits from the left side, balanced stance, short stride, lower half works, good balance. Showed looseness in his swing, above average bat speed for his age, level path, line drive type hitter. ­­­83 mph exit velocity from the tee. 7.39 runner. Defensively showed feel around the bag at first base, natural actions, good hands, played the position with ease. Arm action is short from a high ¾ slot, 62 mph across. On the mound arm played similarly, delivery worked in line. Fastball ranged 65-69 mph, slight arm side action, tendency to get underneath and occasionally missed up. Curveball has 1/7 action, showed good feel for his age, 52-56 mph. Changeup showed sink and fade, controlled, 56-60 mph.

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