• Full name Don Atley Joseph
  • Born 11/01/1987 in San Marcos, TX
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 190 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Houston
  • Debut 07/11/2013
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (88th overall) by the Cincinnati Reds in 2009 (signed for $398,000).
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    Joseph had little success in his first two years at Houston, bouncing between roles while battling his control and command. He finally harnessed his arm strength this spring, posting a 2.16 ERA, 11 saves and 75 strikeouts in 50 innings. The athletic 6-foot-3, 185-pounder now works consistently with a lively 90-93 mph fastball after often having to dial it down to 87-90 to find the plate in the past. He also has come up with a reliable breaking ball, a hard slider that gives him two legitimate weapons for pro ball. Joseph still doesn't have a trustworthy offspeed pitch and his control still isn't sterling, so he profiles to remain a reliever at the next level. He has enough stuff to be much more than a lefty specialist, and he should go somewhere between the third and fifth rounds.

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