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Chris Joyce
2008 GRAD
 |  LHP/1B
 |  Goleta, CA
MLB DRAFT

ROUND 19 - 2011
DRAFT HISTORY
COMMITMENT
Best PG Grade
9
ABOUT PG GRADES
NATIONAL RANKING
CA STATE RANKING
169 NA
NA NA
OVERALL
LHP
OVERALL
LHP
Upper 80s lefty, good cb, good slider, good change, 90 at Cal PG All star
Dos Pueblos
NA
6-0  
195
HIGH SCHOOL TEAM LAST PLAYED HEIGHT/WEIGHT
L/L
29 and 10 mos
18 and 5 mos
BATS/THROWS AGE Age at 2008 Draft
PG EVENT RESULTS
8.16
60 YARD DASH
87
1B VELO
LATEST PG SHOWCASE REPORT
2007 California Underclass Showcase  
Chris Joyce is a 2008 LHP/1B with a 6'0'', 190 lb. frame from Goleta CA, who attends Dos Pueblos HS. Selected as a Top Prospect at this event. Joyce has a sturdy build on a strong, thick frame. It would seem likely that Joyce will continue to throw harder but regardless, he can really pitch. He has excellent feel for the baseball, has an easy arm action, and pitches with good tempo. His three pitch mix includes a fastball, curveball and a change-up and he commands all three well. Joyce's fastball (83-86 mph) moves a lot, with good down angle and some sink. He is going to succeed as a ground ball pitcher but he also showed the ability to elevate the fastball. His curveball (73-74 mph) is thrown with good arm speed and has late downer action. It is a legitiamte swing and miss pitch that also can lock up hitters on occasion with the late action. Joyce's change-up is a third starter quality offering, with some sink and thrown with feel. He looks to be a future weekend starter at the D1 level, sooner rather than later. Though he is likely to only pitch in college and beyond, Joyce does swing the bat really well. He has some bat speed and drives the ball with some spin and carry. West Coast D1 programs should be on him hard, as he is not likely to get strong draft interest out of high school, but should after three years of college.
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CLASS OF 2008 in the recorded year
CATEGORY TOP RESULT CLASS AVG PERCENTILE
60 8.16 sec 7.37
3.21%
1B 87 mph 75
97.19%
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