Josh Fleming

Born: 05/18/1996 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right
Throws: Left
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 190
Primary Position: LHSP
Seconday Position: LHRP
Acquisition Period: 5th Rd., 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TAM)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: July 17th, 2018
Dates Seen: May 31, 2018
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Bowling Green Hot Rods
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
High-waisted with solid athleticism. Slight projection in upper body remaining, filled out, strong lower half.
Mechanical Notes
Semi-windup with effort; turns away at the top, heavy tilt to clear arm, limited extension and release points. Clean arm-circle, 3/4 slot.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2021 P 45 Swingman High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 40 45 Projects for a fringy but playable fastball. Gets hit hard when he elevates.
Projects for a fringy but playable fastball. Gets hit hard when he elevates.
Fastball Velocity 50 50 90-91 88-92 Average LH velocity, sits low-90s.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 45 50 FB gets sink w some run when down. When not down, soft run and hittable. Half-grade improvement from better command down.
FB gets sink w some run when down. When not down, soft run and hittable. Half-grade improvement from better command down.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 45 Late arm; sails armside. Leaves up and can be squared up. When finishes all the way through to home plate, locates down and is playable. Above-average athlete, should improve w reps.
Late arm; sails armside. Leaves up and can be squared up. When finishes all the way through to home plate, locates down and is playable. Above-average athlete, should improve w reps.
Curveball
Curveball 50 50 75-76 73-76 1-7 w average depth. Through repeatedly for Ks looking, swinging, weak foul. Plus location helps it play up. Used as second pitch but not as good as slider; blends them.
1-7 w average depth. Through repeatedly for Ks looking, swinging, weak foul. Plus location helps it play up. Used as second pitch but not as good as slider; blends them.
Slider
Slider 55 55 78-79 78-79 Mixed in very few but flashed as best secondary. Sharp down action, good back footer.
Mixed in very few but flashed as best secondary. Sharp down action, good back footer.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 45 79 79 Threw one or two; didn't need it. Poor location up in zone; showed some fade and he had a little feel for it, didn't trust. Better repetition will help; 4th pitch
Threw one or two; didn't need it. Poor location up in zone; showed some fade and he had a little feel for it, didn't trust. Better repetition will help; 4th pitch
Control
Control 45 50 Pitchability guy who attacks the zone w/ secondary pitches. Gets away with challenging hitters over the plate at this level more than he has the stuff to do at higher levels. Strikethrower who projects to average control.
Pitchability guy who attacks the zone w/ secondary pitches. Gets away with challenging hitters over the plate at this level more than he has the stuff to do at higher levels. Strikethrower who projects to average control.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Plus Plus
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
#6-7 type starting pitcher. Could slot into a #5 role on a bottom-tier team. Lacks fastball command and quality to stick in rotation; will lean on pitchability and three secondaries to get weak contact and some swing and miss on the slider.