Josh Advocate

Born: 01/18/1994 (Age: 26)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: High 3/4
Height: 6'0''
Weight: 195
Primary Position: RHRP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 20th Rd., 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TEX)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: September 30th, 2019
Dates Seen: 3x--August, September 2019
Level: AFL
Affiliate: Surprise Saguaros
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Short, compact frame w/ muscular build.
Mechanical Notes
NWU, stretch all; low leg kick w/ high front side that hides the ball; full arm-circle stays in line on backside; H3/4 slot recoils after release. Simple, repeatable operation.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 30 35+ 4A Up/Down Type High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 50 50 Tick above-avg velo on 4sm FB that's usually up in the zone. Avg overall pitch, though limited sink or command makes him prone to fly ball contact.
Tick above-avg velo on 4sm FB that's usually up in the zone. Avg overall pitch, though limited sink or command makes him prone to fly ball contact.
Fastball Velocity 55 55 93-94 92-96 Sits 93-94 w/ ability to reach back and flash occasional above-avg velo to 95-96.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 45 45 4sm FB gets hop/burst when elevated; occasional slight armside run, though lacks much lateral movement overall.
4sm FB gets hop/burst when elevated; occasional slight armside run, though lacks much lateral movement overall.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 40 Control over command type; often works in the middle-third or higher; only rarely can place FB down.
Control over command type; often works in the middle-third or higher; only rarely can place FB down.
Curveball
Curveball 45 45 80 79-83 Downer CB w/ long, vertical action through 12-to-6 tilt. Best ones show avg upside, though often struggles to finish causing it to roll and get loopy.
Downer CB w/ long, vertical action through 12-to-6 tilt. Best ones show avg upside, though often struggles to finish causing it to roll and get loopy.
Control
Control 45 45 Short two-pitch mix; lacks something to work away from LHH; lands both FB/CB for strikes, though propensity to work up in the zone makes him susceptible to hard aerial contact.
Short two-pitch mix; lacks something to work away from LHH; lands both FB/CB for strikes, though propensity to work up in the zone makes him susceptible to hard aerial contact.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Below Average Below Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Older prospect in Fall League after putting up big numbers versus younger A-Ball competition; close to a finished product and is ready for upper-minors competition; can fill as upper-org 'pen depth right now w/ some chance to provide 4A/callup value.