Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
Scouting report says Joseph throws 91-94 mph. That's good enough, especially considering his 13.4 K rate.
Except that scouting report is either old or inaccurate. Joseph was mostly 90-92 this year. I have not seen him hit 94 MPH as a pro. Doesn't mean he hasn't or that he can't, but if he does, its quite rare. He is going to need to learn to throw his slider in the strikezone a little more often in order to keep his strikeout rate at a very high level from here on out. Guys at the lower levels chased it out of the zone quite a bit more than guys will in AA/AAA/MLB. I like him quite a bit, just not yet. He doesn't profile as a closer and if he doesn't, his value just isn't as high.