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Joseph Charles

| RHP
High School: TNXL Academy, Altamonte Springs, Fla.
State: Fla.
Commitment: North Carolina

Ht.: 6'3"
Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: R
Throws: R
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Scouting Report

A 6-foot-3, 190-pound righthander committed to North Carolina, Charles has big arm strength and regularly runs his fastball into the mid-90s. He’s touched as high as 97 mph, but he consistently pitches in the low 90s. Charles’ fastball is his best offering, although he does flash average breaking balls in the 76-82 mph range that can sometimes blend together depending on the day. He infrequently throws a mid-80s changeup, but when he did throw the pitch last summer it would often spike in the dirt. Charles throws out of a three-quarter arm slot, but he has a very short arm action. The ball comes out of his hand right behind his ear, and while that does give him some deception, scouts point to the shortness of his arm stroke and a high back elbow when talking about the inconsistencies of Charles’ breaking ball. Charles has below-average control and can scatter the zone regularly when his delivery gets out of sync, and he has a tendency to yank and overthrow his fastballs. However, when everything is working properly for Charles, he has an electric fastball and a solid breaking ball that can overwhelm hitters. He’ll need to refine his control and figure out how to be more consistent on a day-to-day basis in order to get the most out of his raw stuff.

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