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Joji Sakata
2023 GRAD
 |  OF/1B, LHP
 |  Valencia, CA
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Best PG Grade
7.5
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OVERALL OF OVERALL OF
Castaic High School
HIGH SCHOOL
5-9
  175

HEIGHT/WEIGHT
L/L
BATS/THROWS
18 and 3 mos
AGE
17 and 7 mos
Age at 2023 Draft
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PG EVENT RESULTS
84 mph
FB VELO 1/21/2023
7.74 sec
60 YARD DASH 8/14/2021
1.87 sec
10 YARD SPLIT 8/14/2021
81 mph
OF VELO 8/14/2021
82 mph
EXIT VELO 8/14/2021
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LATEST PG SHOWCASE REPORT
2021 West Coast Prospect Showcase  
Joji Sakata is a 2023 LHP/1B, OF with a 5-9 175 lb. frame from Valencia, CA who attends Castaic High School. Lean athletic build. Ran the 60 yard dash in 7.74 seconds. Primary left-handed pitcher, throws from an over the top arm slot and has a high-effort delivery with some athleticism. Gets down the mound easy and has good arm speed. Hides the ball well, get hitters out due to his deception. The fastball sat 73-78 mph, works best at the bottom of the zone generating swing and misses. Paired it with a curveball that sat 68-71 mph and had downward break. Also worked out in the outfield, came to the ball well, showed good footwork with a quick transition. Displayed a strong arm with accurate throws. At the plate, hits from an even base with a high back elbow. Has a downward hand path swing with a pull side approach that consistently found barrel. Good student.
PG CAREER PROGRESSION
+6 MPH
FB Velo since 08/14/2021
+4.61 MPH
Max Barrel Speed since 08/14/2021
+1.60
Impact Momentum since 08/14/2021
+3.03 Gs
Max Acceleration since 08/14/2021
Best PG Grade: 7.5
PERCENTILE RANKINGS
CLASS OF 2023 in the recorded year
CATEGORY TOP RESULT CLASS AVG PERCENTILE
FB 84 mph 78 mph
80.20%
60 7.74 sec 7.43 sec
23.28%
10 SPL 1.87 sec 1.73 sec
11.64%
OF 81 mph 79 mph
55.08%
CATEGORIES TOP RESULT CLASS AVG PERCENTILE
Exit Velo 82 mph 80 mph
55.13%
PG Tech FAQ
2021 West Coast Prospect Showcase
Left Handed Hitting

Swing Efficiency™

74%

Exit Velo

80mph

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 62.295 mph 62.85 mph
45.43%
Impact Momentum 22.778 23.34
39.40%
Max Acceleration 31.040 g's 30.73 g's
56.50%
BEST SINGLE GAME STATS
BATTING STATSLAST OCCURRENCE
At bats: 4 Jan 21, 2023 vs. LV HORNS
Runs: 2 Jan 22, 2023 vs. Aggie Farm Team
Hits: 2 Jul 10, 2022 vs. 3n2 Sticks Baseball 17U Hankins
RBI's: 1 Jan 22, 2023 vs. Aggie Farm Team
Doubles: 1 Jan 21, 2023 vs. LV HORNS
Total bases: 2 Jan 21, 2023 vs. LV HORNS
Walks: 2 Jan 22, 2023 vs. Aggie Farm Team
Stolen bases: 1 Jul 10, 2022 vs. 3n2 Sticks Baseball 17U Hankins
PITCHING STATSLAST OCCURRENCE
Inn. pitched: 2.2 Aug 14, 2021 vs. 2-Gray
Runs allowed: 0 Jan 22, 2023 vs. Prospect Nation 17u
Earned runs: 0 Jan 22, 2023 vs. Prospect Nation 17u
Hits allowed: 0 Jan 22, 2023 vs. Prospect Nation 17u
Strikeouts: 4 Aug 14, 2021 vs. 2-Gray
Walks allowed: 0 Aug 14, 2021 vs. 2-Gray