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Josh Copeland
2004 GRAD
 |  RHP/1B, 3B
 |  Palmetto, GA
MLB DRAFT

ROUND 47 - 2008
COMMITMENT
Best PG Grade
10
ABOUT PG GRADES
NATIONAL RANKING
GA STATE RANKING
28 NA
NA NA
OVERALL
RHP
OVERALL
RHP
Northgate
6-3
  200
HIGH SCHOOL TEAM LAST PLAYED HEIGHT/WEIGHT
R/R
34 and 2 mos
18 and 5 mos
BATS/THROWS AGE Age at 2004 Draft
PG EVENT RESULTS
95
FB VELO
7.70
60 YARD DASH
92
OF VELO
89
C VELO
1.89
C POP
LATEST PG SHOWCASE REPORT
2004 World Showcase  
Copeland was the top prospect at the World Showcase and solidified his ranking among the top 2004 prospects in the country. Everyone knows about Copeland’s outstanding arm strength but it seemed as if he wanted to make sure everyone noticed just a little extra. Normally RHP/3B, Copeland threw from both the outfield and from behind the plate in the skills workout and recorded the two best velocities at each position, 92 mph from the outfield and 89 mph with the gear on. Copeland’s 89 mph time, is believed to be the top velocity ever recorded on a catcher at a Perfect Game event. Copeland took a very strong batting practice, knocking a couple balls over the fence and showing above well average MLB raw power potential, but it’s beginning to look more and more like Copeland will be considered a pitcher first by pro scouts. Although listed at 6-3, 200 lbs, Copeland resembles Colorado Rockies RHP Jason Jennings, a former College Player of the Year and NL Rookie of the Year. He has very strong hips and upper thighs and uses them to the maximum in his delivery. Copeland’s second warm up pitch clocked in at 93 mph and he touched 95 mph a couple times in game competition in the unusually frigid Ft Myers climate. His curveball was not quite as hard and deep as it was in Jupiter in October, clocking in at 77-78 mph but we’ve seen the plus breaking ball in the past. Copeland has no problem throwing strikes or repeating his delivery, either. Remember the Jason Jennings comparison. Josh has committed to Alabama.
PG CAREER PROGRESSION
+2 MPH
FB VELO SINCE 10/24/2003
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PERCENTILE RANKINGS
CLASS OF 2004 in the recorded year
CATEGORY TOP RESULT CLASS AVG PERCENTILE
FB 95 mph 83
99.07%
60 7.70 sec 7.30
16.39%
OF 92 mph 82
95.08%
C 89 mph 76
99.00%
Pop 1.89 sec 2.00
74.47%
DIAMONDKINETICS TRENDING DATA
NON-PG VERIFIED SWINGS
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