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Joshua Rivera

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High School: IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla.
State: Fla.

Ht.: 6'2"
Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: R
Throws: R
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Scouting Report

The co-MVP of Perfect Game’s Jupiter tournament, Rivera led his Florida Burn travel ball team last fall and stood out for his balanced offensive approach and defensive contributions at shortstop, though he has played third base for IMG this spring and projects better at the hot corner at the next level. Rivera has an above-average, loose swing from the right side and currently uses an opposite field approach that limits the amount of impact he has, but at 6-foot-2, 205-pounds, Rivera has lots of strength and could add more weight in the future, with plus raw power down the line not out of the question. Rivera has solid arm strength and good hands at third base and should have no problem handling the position at the next level, though some scouts question his lateral mobility and will want him to stay on top of his conditioning moving forward. Rivera had offseason surgery on his knee, which limited his playing time throughout the spring, and he didn’t show his hitting ability as frequently as he did during the fall and at times last summer. Rivera is committed to Florida.

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