Joseph Yermal

HS Grad 2007
Age 29 and 8 mos
Age on 2007 Draft 18 and 9 mos
Position(s) RHP  IF
Ht/Wt 6-7, 210 lb
School  Mcdonogh
Hometown  Bel Air, MD USA
Summer Team  Harford Sox
Fall Team  MD Oriolelanders
MLB Draft 
Round 39 by Orioles in 2007
All Americans/All Regions
2007 Atlantic - All Region Players
National Rank - Class of 2007
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Position - RHP
90 mph fastball is just the start. 88 in Jupiter with good CH
MD State Rank - Class of 2007
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Position - RHP

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4 yr Commitment

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2006 National Showcase   Jun 16, 2006
PG Grade: 9
Joseph Yermal is a 2007 right hand pitcher from McDonough HS, residing in Bel Air, MD. Yermal has a body that certainly attracts attention. He has a big, broad, long body and a 6'7" 200 lb. plus frame that has a lot of room to fill out. He is more of a projection right hander than one with big time stuff in the present, but he showed well enough to be ranked #54 among PG National Top 85 pitchers. Yermall pitches from an over the top slot and has a long arm action. He did a nice job of staying over the rubber during the early part of his delivery, which is pretty good. His head can leak a bit, but he showed the type of body control for a young, big, still developing pitcher that speaks well to his future. His fastball was up to 90 mph and sat in the 85-89 mph range. As he continues to develop physically, Yermal should be able to get that fastball on a steep downhill plane through the zone, resulting in a lot of ground ball outs. Not only that, with more extension, his long arm and tall body will make his fastball seem much firmer than it's true velocity, simply by the nature of being able to reach further to the plate than a 6'3" pitcher. For some reason Yermal did not show a curveball. His change-up was 73-75 mph and is a usable pitch. For the most part, Yermal is still developing feel on the mound. Give him some time to come together and he will be a solid prospect. That could be this spring, or in three years time... either way, 6'7" righties do not grow on trees so he is going to get plenty of opportunities to develop and find his ceiling.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 9.50
0.50 improvement beginning on Jun 16, 2006
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 90 mph
92.50% Rank
best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class)
60 8.04 sec
12.70% Rank
best 6.37  avg 7.59
 (2007 class in 2005)

best 6.33  avg 7.45
 (2007 class)
1B 78 mph
61.39% Rank
best 89  avg 75
 (2007 class in 2005)

best 90  avg 75
 (2007 class)
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