2012 Draft Scouting Report: Josh Conway

Scouting reports are the foundation of the talent evaluation system, and the reports that are used on draft day are developed from multiple viewings over the course of a player's amateur career. As part of our 2012 draft coverage here at Scout.com, we'll be providing team quality first-hand scouting reports on the names you need to know on draft day. Here's a look at pitcher, Josh Conway.

Name: Josh Conway
Position: Pitcher
School: Coastal Carolina
Height: 6-foot-1
Weight: 175
Bats/Throws: R/R

Events Scouted: Cape Cod League


Physical Description

Conway is slightly undersized for a right-handed pitcher but is an outstanding athlete. He has a solid frame and has even been used as a pinch runner in some instances. So, he may not have the height of a typical righty pitcher, but athleticism is on his side.

Mechanics

There's some effort to Conway's delivery but nothing overly alarming. He works from a high three-quarter arm angle and gets good extension out front. He does have some issues repeating his delivery now and then, however.

Fastball

One of the biggest selling points with Conway is his power fastball. He throws a lively 90-94 mph heater with some good hop and movement through the zone. He locates well and typically proves willing to attack the heart of the plate.

Slider

The slider is likely Conway's best secondary offering. He shows sharp, two plane break at 84-87 mph and it shows true slider type bite. His location is not entirely consistent yet, but it's already a very good put away pitch for him. It flashes plus action now and eventually should grade out plus on a consistent basis.

Changeup

Even in short stints, Conway makes a very strong effort with his changeup. He throws it at 83-85 mph and uses it often enough to lefty hitters to keep them honest and this could have the makings of being an average offering at the professional level.

Summation

Conway has the three pitch arsenal to start in the big leagues. His command will probably never be a great strength, but there's potential for two plus pitches and if he can have average command he'll make a very good number three starter in the majors.

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