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Tommy Joseph

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Tommy Joseph
Name: Thomas Richard Joseph
Born: Jul 16, 1991 in Phoenix, Ariz. USA
High School: Horizon HS, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 255 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 2nd round (55th overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2009 (signed for $712,500)
Hailing from the same Horizon High program that has produced Giants righthander Tim Alderson and Angels shortstop Brandon Wood, Joseph likely won't be a first-rounder like those two. But he shouldn't lag far behind. Having split time between catching and first base in the past, Joseph is behind the plate full time this year. At 6-foot-1 and 215 pounds, the Arizona recruit is a big kid with tree trunks for thighs. He has worked on his defensive fundamentals to stay behind the plate as a pro and is above-average in both arm strength and accuracy. He's been sitting lower and working on the mechanics for blocking. With comparisons to both Mike Napoli and Kelly Shoppach, Joseph's calling card is his bat. In the 2009 Power Showcase, an offseason home run derby, Joseph showed off his well-above-average power by putting a few balls in the upper deck at Tropicana Field, and hit a 465-foot bomb that fluttered the American flag hanging from the catwalk in the left-center field power alley.
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