Josh Copeland

HS Grad 2004
Age 31 and 4 mos
Age on 2004 Draft 18 and 5 mos
Position(s) RHP  1B, 3B
Ht/Wt 6-3, 200 lb
B/T R/R
School  Northgate
Hometown  Palmetto, GA USA
Summer Team  Ohio Warhawks
Fall Team 
MLB Draft 
Round 47 by Angels  in 2008
National Rank - Class of 2004 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2004
Overall
28
Position - RHP
NA
GA State Rank - Class of 2004 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2004
Overall
NA
Position - RHP
NA
GPA
3.0
SAT
880
ACT
--

4 yr Commitment
Alabama 

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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
10
1/10/2004
Latest Showcase Report
2004 World Showcase   Jan 10, 2004
PG Grade: 10
Copeland was the top prospect at the World Showcase and solidified his ranking among the top 2004 prospects in the country. Everyone knows about Copeland’s outstanding arm strength but it seemed as if he wanted to make sure everyone noticed just a little extra. Normally RHP/3B, Copeland threw from both the outfield and from behind the plate in the skills workout and recorded the two best velocities at each position, 92 mph from the outfield and 89 mph with the gear on. Copeland’s 89 mph time, is believed to be the top velocity ever recorded on a catcher at a Perfect Game event. Copeland took a very strong batting practice, knocking a couple balls over the fence and showing above well average MLB raw power potential, but it’s beginning to look more and more like Copeland will be considered a pitcher first by pro scouts. Although listed at 6-3, 200 lbs, Copeland resembles Colorado Rockies RHP Jason Jennings, a former College Player of the Year and NL Rookie of the Year. He has very strong hips and upper thighs and uses them to the maximum in his delivery. Copeland’s second warm up pitch clocked in at 93 mph and he touched 95 mph a couple times in game competition in the unusually frigid Ft Myers climate. His curveball was not quite as hard and deep as it was in Jupiter in October, clocking in at 77-78 mph but we’ve seen the plus breaking ball in the past. Copeland has no problem throwing strikes or repeating his delivery, either. Remember the Jason Jennings comparison. Josh has committed to Alabama.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 95 mph
1/10/2004
99.69% Rank
best 95  avg 83
 (2004 class in 2004)

best 95  avg 83
 (2004 class)
60 7.70 sec
1/10/2004
16.10% Rank
best 6.29  avg 7.30
 (2004 class in 2004)

best 6.29  avg 7.39
 (2004 class)
OF 92 mph
1/10/2004
96.67% Rank
best 93  avg 82
 (2004 class in 2004)

best 95  avg 82
 (2004 class)
C 89 mph
1/10/2004
98.98% Rank
best 89  avg 76
 (2004 class in 2004)

best 89  avg 74
 (2004 class)
Pop 1.89 sec
1/10/2004
76.09% Rank
best 1.72  avg 2.00
 (2004 class in 2004)

best 1.72  avg 2.04
 (2004 class)
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