Josh Vining

HS Grad 2007
Age 28 and 8 mos
Age on 2007 Draft 18 and 3 mos
Position(s) RHP  C, IF
Ht/Wt 6-1, 185 lb
B/T R/R
School  Metter
Hometown  Swainsboro, GA USA
Summer Team  Ola Swamp Dragons
Fall Team  Ola Swamp Dragons
National Rank - Class of 2007 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Overall
1864
Position - RHP
NA
86 mph with good slider, works quick
GA State Rank - Class of 2007 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Overall
NA
Position - RHP
NA
GPA
4.0
SAT
1470
ACT
--

Juco Commitment
Young Harris College 

College(s) interested in
Clemson 
Georgia 
Southern California 
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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
8
9/16/2006
Latest Showcase Report
2006 Southeast Top Prospect Showcase   Sep 16, 2006
PG Grade: 8
Josh Vining is a 2007 RHP/C/IF with a 6'1'', 185 lb. frame from Swainsboro GA, who attends Metter HS. He has an athletic body and a strong lower half. Vining has a quick loose arm with compact mechanics, as one would expect with a dual pitcher/catcher. Vining hides the ball well and repeats his delivery. He could get better extension out front, which results in a pretty straight fastball. Vining's vastball was 82-84 mph. His best pitch was a 71 mph curveball that was very sharp at times. He also threw a 73 mph change up. Vining showed prospect tools as a catcher as well. He threw 74 mph during catching drills with a best pop time of 1.98. His swing was short and quick and Vining had good bat speed. He hits with low hands and a hand hitch, which leaves him out of hitting position occasionally, but he made solid line drive contact when he got his hands up and over the ball. Vining's pitching and catching/hitting skills are about equal right now but he projects better as a position player and this might be the best long-term place for him. He has the overall skills to be a real asset in the right college program. Vining is also an excellent student.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 86 mph
10/26/2006
73.45% Rank
best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class)
60 7.77 sec
9/16/2006
15.71% Rank
best 6.38  avg 7.39
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 6.33  avg 7.45
 (2007 class)
C 74 mph
9/16/2006
49.80% Rank
best 87  avg 74
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 87  avg 73
 (2007 class)
Pop 1.98 sec
9/16/2006
68.99% Rank
best 1.81  avg 2.04
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 1.78  avg 2.05
 (2007 class)
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