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Jan 10, 2004 - Jan 11, 2004   Red  15
Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Joe Southers
C OF 6-2 180   R/R

FB
60
7.50
40
OF
IF
1B
C
78
Pop
1.91
Range
CB
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Southers has a nice, projectable 6-2, 180 lb frame that’s begging to add even more strength. His best present tools are defensive. Southers has close to average big league arm strength right now and good footwork and mechanics that result in consistent sub-2.00 pop times in workouts. He hits from an open stance at the plate and never really gets his hips closed or into the swing. He showed a good ability to make contact against very good pitching but lacks the lower half involvement to really drive the ball to his full potential. He's a very good catcher with lots of hitting potential. Joe is a very good student and will play a very high level of college baseball.
PG Grade 8.0




Jun 07, 2003 - Jun 08, 2003   8-White  13
Peoria Sports Complex - Peoria, AZ
Joe Southers
C OF 6-2 180   R/R

FB
60
7.08
40
OF
IF
1B
C
76
Pop
2.09
Range
CB
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Southers is a sharp catcher that can make an impact on both sides of the ball. He has a plus 6 foot 2 frame with 180 pounds of lean muscle and can get low without a problem behind the plate. He receives easily and has a good quick release to the bag. Any bag. He showed 76 mph velocity and a 2.09 pop time to second but he made a difference in the games by throwing behind the runner at 1st for a nice pickoff and then he hosed a runner attempting to swipe 3rd two innings later. Offensively, his bat was a hair long but he drove the ball very well in BP. In games, he strides into the pitch and might be fooled on good off-speed pitches but did get some good hacks in this weekend, showing some nice power to left field. He is one of the top players in Idaho and one to follow. Good student.
PG Grade 7.0