Josh Winckowski Minors Pitcher

       
 
Age: 22
Born: June 28, 1998
Birthplace: Toledo, OH
Height: 6-4
Weight: 200
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 15th round, 2016 by TOR
How Acquired: Acquired from the NY Mets with a PTBNL in a three-team deal along with Franchy Cordero and 2 PTBNL from Kansas City, with Andrew Benintendi and cash to KC, and Khalil Lee from KC to NYM (Feb. 2021)
College: (Florida SW State Commit)
High School: Estero (FL)
   

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Pronunciation: win-KOW-skee
First Pro Contract: July 11, 2016 (TOR)
Signing Scout: N/A
Signing Bonus: $125,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
MLFA Eligible: November 2022
   
Pro Debut: July 13, 2016 (GCL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/21): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2021): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @joshwinckowski
Instagram: @joshuawinckowski

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Tall, sturdy frame. Minimal remaining projection.

Mechanics: Throws from a high-three-quarters arm slot. Delivery is on the stiff side and lacks fluidity. Arm gets out of sync with his delivery and he does not effectively utilize his hips and lower body.

Fastball: 93-96 mph. Tops out at 97 mph. Fastball command is below-average and needs refinement. Pitch lacks movement and does not miss as many bats as you would expect given his velocity. Will also show a sinker. Potential plus-to-better offering with refined command.

Slider: 84-88 mph. Pitch will show hard, late break at its best. Struggles to consistently locate the pitch and get on top of it due to his delivery. Potential average offering.

Changeup: 88-90 mph. On the firm side and lacks separation from his fastball. On occasion, will show good fade. Flashes average potential.

Split-Finger Fastball: Reportedly started throwing at the 2020 Fall Instructional League.
  Career Notes: Grew up in the Ft. Myers area. Acquired by the Red Sox from the Mets as a part of the three-team Andrew Benintendi trade in February 2021. Mets acquired him from the Blue Jays in January 2021 as part of a trade for Steven Matz. Originally drafted out of Estero HS (Ohio) in 2016 and signed away from a commitment to Florida Southwestern State. Spent three seasons in short-season and another in Class A, while still being relatively young for his level, as he climbed the ladder. Missed time in 2019 with a finger injury that lingered and impacted his stuff throughout the year. Was left unprotected and went unselected in the 2020 Rule 5 Draft.

Summation: Intriguing arm who needs to work on his arsenal and command. Has the velocity you look for, but still learning how to pitch and harness his stuff. Secondary pitches lag behind and need significant refinement. Slider shows the most potential right now. Fastball/slider combination could profile well in a bullpen role. Needs to refine his arsenal and find a consistent secondary to have a chance to remain in the starting rotation.

Note: This page will be updated with a complete scouting report after the scouting team has seen the player in person.

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    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2016 GCL Blue Jays GCL Rk Tor 18 2 2 4.61 5 3 0 13.2 16 9 7 2 0 4 13 1.46 8.56 2.63
  2017 Bluefield Blue Jays App Rk Tor 19 2 2 5.33 12 11 0 54.0 61 41 32 8 2 24 45 1.57 7.50 4.00
  2018 Vancouver Canadians Nwst A- Tor 20 4 5 2.78 13 13 0 68.0 68 27 21 2 6 15 71 1.22 9.40 1.99
  2019 Lansing Lugnuts Midw A Tor 21 6 3 2.32 13 13 0 73.2 62 20 19 3 3 26 71 1.19 8.67 3.18
  2019 Dunedin Blue Jays FSL A+ Tor 21 4 5 3.19 11 10 1 53.2 48 24 19 5 2 17 37 1.21 6.20 2.85
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 22 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
   
     
    2021 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2021 TBD - - Bos 23     stats                            
   
     
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  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  Northwest League Pitcher of the Week (July 30 - August 5, 2018)
Northwest League Pitcher of the Week (August 13-19, 2018)
Northwest League Season-End All-Star (2018)
Northwest League Pitcher of the Year (2018)
Midwest League All-Star (2019)
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