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Joey Ward
2023 GRAD
 |  OF/MIF, RHP
 |  Park Ridge, IL
COMMITMENT
Best PG Grade
8.5
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NATIONAL RANKING IL STATE RANKING
Top 1000 578
114 20
OVERALL OF OVERALL OF
Maine South
HIGH SCHOOL
5-8
  170

HEIGHT/WEIGHT
R/R
BATS/THROWS
19 and 5 mos
AGE
18 and 9 mos
Age at 2023 Draft
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PG EVENT RESULTS
79 mph
FB VELO 5/29/2021
7.06 sec
60 YARD DASH 3/5/2022
1.65 sec
10 YARD SPLIT 5/29/2021
84 mph
OF VELO 3/5/2022
82 mph
IF VELO 3/5/2022
87 mph
EXIT VELO 3/5/2022
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LATEST PG SHOWCASE REPORT
2022 North Indoor Showcase  
Joey Ward is a 2023 OF/RHP/MIF with a 5-8 170 lb. frame from Park Ridge, IL who attends Maine South. Strong and compact athletic build. Right handed hitter, hits from a slightly open stance with a wrapped barrel start, well timed short lower half shift into his swing, rocks back and in, long and loose swing with some present bat speed, worked gap to gap with some impact and carry off the barrel, polished and confident in his approach. 7.06 runner in the sixty. Primary outfield on defense, work through the ball well and has a quick exchange and release into his throws, throws had on line carry and good accuracy. Looked solid in the infield on defense as well while showing his arm strength, same compact arm action with some carry on his throws, impressive ability to charge the ball for a primary outfielder. Solid all around player with skills and athleticism and defensive versatility.
PG CAREER PROGRESSION
+1 MPH
FB Velo since 09/11/2020
-0.30 SEC
60 Time since 05/29/2021
+2 MPH
OF Velo since 05/29/2021
+3 MPH
IF Velo since 10/16/2021
+7 MPH
Exit Velo since 05/29/2021
+8.74 MPH
Max Barrel Speed since 05/29/2021
+3.18
Impact Momentum since 05/29/2021
+9.25 Gs
Max Acceleration since 05/29/2021
+27 %
Swing Efficiency since 05/29/2021
Best PG Grade: 8.5
PERCENTILE RANKINGS
CLASS OF 2023 in the recorded year
CATEGORY TOP RESULT CLASS AVG PERCENTILE
FB 79 mph 78 mph
51.60%
60 7.06 sec 7.43 sec
77.23%
10 SPL 1.65 sec 1.73 sec
73.90%
OF 84 mph 79 mph
73.13%
IF 82 mph 77 mph
74.53%
CATEGORIES TOP RESULT CLASS AVG PERCENTILE
Exit Velo 87 mph 80 mph
80.84%
PG Tech FAQ
2022 North Indoor Showcase
Right Handed Hitting

Swing Efficiency™

79%

Exit Velo

87mph

Swing Sequence

The order in which each body segment reaches its peak speed

#1 Pelvis
#2 Torso
#3 Arm
#4 Hand
2021 Fall Top Prospect National Showcase
Right Handed Hitting

Swing Efficiency™

65%

Exit Velo

80mph

Swing Sequence

The order in which each body segment reaches its peak speed

#1 Pelvis
#2 Torso
#3 Arm
#4 Hand
2021 Sunshine Midwest Showcase
Right Handed Hitting

Swing Efficiency™

52%

Exit Velo

77mph

Swing Sequence

The order in which each body segment reaches its peak speed

#1 Pelvis
#2 Torso
#3 Arm
#4 Hand
CATEGORY TOP RESULT CLASS AVG PERCENTILE
Max Barrel Speed 62.712 mph 62.85 mph
48.47%
Impact Momentum 22.936 23.34
41.87%
Max Acceleration 28.489 g's 30.73 g's
37.31%
BEST SINGLE GAME STATS
BATTING STATSLAST OCCURRENCE
At bats: 4 Jul 07, 2022 vs. Building Champions UA 17U Green
Runs: 3 Jul 02, 2022 vs. Motor City Hit Dogs
Hits: 2 Jun 27, 2023 vs. Wrigley Baseball Club 18u
RBI's: 2 Sep 04, 2021 vs. Citius Illinois 17U Navy
Doubles: 1 Jun 25, 2023 vs. Nelson Baseball School
Triples: 1 Sep 04, 2021 vs. Citius Illinois 17U Navy
Total bases: 3 Jun 25, 2023 vs. Nelson Baseball School
Walks: 4 Jul 02, 2022 vs. Motor City Hit Dogs
SAC flies: 1 Sep 04, 2021 vs. Citius Illinois 17U Navy
Stolen bases: 3 Jun 25, 2023 vs. Tornadoes Baseball 18U
Hit by pitch: 1 Jun 28, 2023 vs. WOC Scout Team
PITCHING STATSLAST OCCURRENCE
Inn. pitched: 4.2 Sep 12, 2020 vs. Nebraska Prospects 2023 Scout
Runs allowed: 0 Oct 17, 2021 vs. 2-Green
Earned runs: 0 Oct 17, 2021 vs. 2-Green
Hits allowed: 0 Oct 17, 2021 vs. 2-Green
Strikeouts: 5 Sep 12, 2020 vs. Nebraska Prospects 2023 Scout
Walks allowed: 0 Oct 17, 2021 vs. 2-Green