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Jun 06, 2013 - Jun 08, 2013     
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Josh Conway
OF MIF 6-0 160   R/R

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3/22/12: Conway’s evolution into one of the nation’s premier pitching prospects for the 2012 draft began in earnest only after he enrolled in college at Coastal Carolina. In 2009, out of a Maryland high school, Conway was selected in the 42nd round of that year’s draft by the Atlanta Braves—as an outfielder. He hit .500 with five homers and 16 stolen bases as a prep senior, and a majority of scouts were more enthralled with his all-around package than his singular ability as a pitching prospect. Though he had obvious arm strength and went 4-0, 0.98 on the mound in his final season for Smithsburg High, his ability to run, hit and hit with power were viewed as equal tools. The versatile Conway split time between the mound and a field position in his first two seasons at Coastal Carolina. As a freshman, he hit a respectable .274 with 16 RBIs in 62 at-bats, and was perfect on all six stolen-base attempts. He also went 2-0, 3.30 in 19 pitching appearances (5 starts), while striking out 33 in 46 innings. If it wasn’t apparent then that Conway’s future role was on the mound, it became graphically evident a year later. He went 8-2, 2.69 with three saves as a sophomore for the Chanticleers, while walking 23 and striking out 70 in 77 innings. He began the season as a midweek starter, and was soon installed as Coastal’s closer before finally joining righthander Anthony Meo, a second-round pick in last year’s draft, in the weekend rotation. He also accumulated 74 at-bats while seeing limited duty in the outfield and both infield corners, though hit just .176 with one homer in the process. This season, with the draft again at hand, Conway has concentrated all of his efforts on pitching while moving into a Friday role. Though he didn’t win his first game of 2012 until his third start, when he dismantled Ohio State with a route-going three-hitter, he has come on strong and easily been the dominant arm on a Coastal staff that had no returning pitchers with a win to his credit a year ago (except Conway), and yet led the nation with a 1.94 ERA. He is currently 2-1, 1.00 with nine walks and 19 strikeouts in 27 innings, and has limited opposing hitters to a meager .161 average. Conway has only a medium-sized frame at 6-feet-1 and 190 pounds, but unusually long limbs and boasts a very quick, powerful arm from a traditional three-quarters slot. He has a lively fastball that has fluctuated from 91-94 mph this spring. He often generates good arm-side cutting action on the pitch in the high-80s, and there has been a tendency to confuse his cutter with a second-above average offering in his arsenal, a true two-plane, mid-80s power slider. He also mixes in a solid-average 83-84 mph changeup with sink and fade. Despite his slender frame, Conway has a clean, easy delivery, alleviating concerns that he might not be durable enough to hold up as a starter over the long haul. He has work to do, though, it repeating his delivery on a consistent basis, and his command tends to fluctuate when his mechanics gets out of sync, though he is routinely around the plate with all three of his pitches. Conway’s superior athletic ability is readily evident in the way he moves around the mound and fields his position, and it’s apparent that he has the all-around talent to be drafted again as a position player, though his tendency to chase pitches proved his undoing as a sophomore at Coastal Carolina. At this stage in his development, Conway projects as a back-end of the rotation starter at the major-league level and should be a solid first-round supplemental or second-round pick in June, depending on how scouts view his stamina and durability.




Jun 30, 2009 - Jul 06, 2009   Braves Scout Team  4
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Josh Conway
OF MIF 6-0 160   R/R

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Jul 08, 2008 - Jul 14, 2008   Maryland Select  11
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Josh Conway
OF MIF 6-0 160   R/R

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Jul 01, 2008 - Jul 07, 2008   Maryland Select  11
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Josh Conway
OF MIF 6-0 160   R/R

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