Josh Pennington XST  |  Pitcher


Age: 19
Born: July 6, 1995
Cape May, NJ
Height: 6-0
Weight: 175
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 29th round, 2014
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Lower Cape May Regional HS (NJ)

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Scouting Scratch (10.16.15)

Physical Description: Average size with an athletic frame. Minimal projection remaining, but should add strength as he matures. 

Mechanics: High-three quarters arm slot. Effort in delivery. Starts on the first base side of the rubber and throws with a short arm action and a quick arm. Stays in line to the plate.

Fastball: 94-96 mph. On the straight side, lacks plane due to his height. Generally around the strike zone, but command needs improvement. Potential plus-to-better offering.

Curveball: 76-78 mph. Tight rotation and sharp break. Has solid feel for offering and can throw it both in the zone for called strikes and outside the zone when ahead in the count. Plus potential.  

Changeup: 86-88 mph. Firm. Work in progress. Below-average potential.

Career Notes: Tore his UCL in April 2014 and had Tommy John surgery in the summer of 2014. Originally committed to St. John's.

Summation: Potential late inning bullpen arm if things break right, but long way to go and a lot of risk due to previous Tommy John surgery. Because of prior arm trouble, delivery, build, and lack of a third pitch, doesn’t profile as a starter although will likely be developed as one. 

  Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2014 Lower Cape May --- HS --- 18 1 0 1.000 0.75 2 --- --- 12.0 6 2 1 --- --- 25 --- --- 18.75
  2015 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 19 2 1 0.667 0.82 7 6 0 22.0 17 3 2 0 13 22 1.36 1.69 9.00
  Additional Player Info  
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First Pro Contract:
July 17, 2014 by Ray Fagnant
Signing Bonus: $90,000
MiLB Debut: June 25, 2015 (GCL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2020
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2018
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
MLB Service Time (through 2015):
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2016): MiLB contract
Trade Restrictions
: July 2015 (2014 draftee)
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