Joe Church

HS Grad 2008
Age 27 and 5 mos
Age on 2008 Draft 18 and 8 mos
Position(s) RHP  OF
Ht/Wt 6-2, 180 lb
B/T R/R
School  Pikeview
Hometown  Princeton, WV USA
Summer Team  Charlotte Megastars
Fall Team  Charlotte Megastars
MLB Draft 
Round 17 by Padres  in 2012
Round 40 by Angels  in 2011
All Americans/All Regions
2008 Atlantic - All Region 1st Team 
National Rank - Class of 2008 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Overall
313
Position - RHP
NA
6'1/170 RHP, 89 in Jupiter with 72 CB
WV State Rank - Class of 2008 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Overall
NA
Position - RHP
NA
GPA
3.1
SAT
--
ACT
--

4 yr Commitment
Marshall 

College(s) interested in
Coastal Carolina 
Louisville 
Tennessee 
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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
9.5
6/15/2007
Latest Showcase Report
2007 National Showcase   Jun 15, 2007
PG Grade: 9.5
Joe Church is a 2008 RHP/OF with a 6'2'', 180 lb. frame from Princeton, WV who attends Pikeview HS. He has a tall, lean build with long arms and some present core strength. Church has a upright, high energy delivery and an over the top release point. He has to fly open some with his upper body to get his arm through and he does struggle to repeat his release point and mechanics. Church's arm was very quick coming through and there is a ton of velocity in there waiting to be harnessed. Church's fastball was 88-91 mph with occasional running action. His breaking ball was a mid 70's curveball with a slurvy break that was occasionally big and sharp but was also loose at times due to his mechanics/release. He also threw a couple of change ups. Church has a power arm that needs some smoothing out but he has high ceiling potential. He is also a good student.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 91 mph
6/15/2007
95.04% Rank
best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class)
60 7.10 sec
6/9/2007
75.56% Rank
best 6.17  avg 7.37
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 6.17  avg 7.44
 (2008 class)
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