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Aug 13, 2004 - Aug 15, 2004   Navy  1
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, NC
Josh Rickards
LHP 5-11 170   L/L

FB
86
60
6.92
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
86
CB
72
SL
75
CH
73
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Josh Rickards is a 5'11", 170 lb. left handed pitcher from Glenolden, Pennsylvania, with athletic quickness (6.92-60) and plenty of fast twitch actions. He showed us three quality pitches with an 86 mph fastball, 72 mph curveball, and a 73 mph change up, and most impressively, showed the ability to command each pitch to different parts of the strike zone. Josh's curveball has late and sharp two-plane break, and his change up has nice tailing action. Josh's delivery is very clean and repeatable with very good hip load and balance. His late unloading action adds to deception, and also gives the illusion of sneaky quick velocity. Josh is the type of pitcher who can go through a line up in a big hurry. It's certainly possible that Josh will add more velocity in the future and go from an excellent college prospect to a pro prospect as well. He's an athletic pitcher who can run and play the game.
PG Grade 8.0




Mar 14, 2004 - Mar 14, 2004   Red  9
All Star Baseball Academy - West Chester, PA
Josh Rickards
LHP 5-10 160   L/L

FB
83
60
40
4.91
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
83
CB
73
SL
CH
75
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Josh is an "05" LHP/OF from PA. He has a live, very athletic body and outstanding overall athletic ability. First, he runs very well and shows outstanding instincts. His arm is a big time tool that gets your attention quickly. We didn't get to see him hit, but would like to. On the mound he threw 83, but there's no doubt he can and has thrown a lot better. We heard 89! He has sound mechanics and great minimal effort arm action. His breaking ball is a tight, sharp, deep one with mid 70s velocity. His change showed good sink, fade and decption. He's a highest level college prospect.
PG Grade 8.5




Jul 15, 2003 - Jul 20, 2003   All Star Baseball Academy  19
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Josh Rickards
LHP 5-11 170   L/L

FB
83
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
81-83
CB
67
SL
CH
70
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance