• Full name Josh Steven Pennington
  • Born 07/06/1995 in Cape May, NJ
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 190 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Lower Cape May
  • Drafted in the 29th round (884th overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2014 (signed for $90,000).
    View Draft Report
    Pennington entered the spring as one of the top arms in the Northeast, especially after his electric outing at last summer's Metropolitan Baseball Classic, but then he had Tommy John surgery. He had shown a 91-93 mph fastball this spring from a high three-quarters arm slot. He gets extension out front and the ball jumps out of his hand. Wiry, flexible and athletic, Pennington has one of the quickest arms in the class. His breaking ball also flashes above-average potential, and his changeup flashed average. He is a live-bodied 6-foot, 173-pounder with some strength to his lower half and is committed to St. John's.

Top Rankings

Organization Prospect Rankings

Draft Prospects

Minor League Top Prospects

Best Tools List

  • Rated Best Fastball in the Milwaukee Brewers in 2018

Download our app

Read the newest magazine issue right on your phone