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May 10, 2002 - May 10, 2002   
  

Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium - Cedar Rapids, IA
Josh Merino
RHP 6-5 210   /

60yd
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
FB
89
Range
88-89
CB
75
SL
CH
74
Split
Knuckle
10yd
30yd
Exit Velo
Distance
Bat Speed
Hand Speed
Time to Impact
FB
Josh Merino is a RHP/ with a 6-5 210 lb. frame from Vinton, IA. Merino is a big presence on the hill and is an attacker on the mound. He works quickly and has shown the ability to throw 2 average to above average pitches with the makings of a good change-up. In the Pre Draft game, Merino showed an 88-89 mph fastball with life that we saw 2 days earlier at 91. He also showed an average curve at times when he got on top of it, in the 75 mph range. His change-up at 74 mph was detectable as he opened his front side early and slowed his arm but if he stays back and rotates late as he does with his fastball, he could have another plus pitch. He can pitch and takes an offensive style on the mound.