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Joseph Yost ‘20 Recruiting Profile

  • Huntington Beach High School
  • HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA
  • Baseball
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Joseph Yost's Baseball Recruiting Profile
Club:
CBA Long Beach Bears 2020
Height:
5'9"
Weight:
170
Dominant Hand:
Right
Age:
19
Prim. Position:
3B
Sec. Position:
SS
Home to 1st
4.1
Exit Velocity
94
60 Yard Dash
6.9

Personal Statement

Baseball had always come very easy for me. Baseball is even “in my blood” as my Grandfather, Eddie Yost, was a starting third baseman and coached in the Major Leagues for 40 years and my brother, Eddie Yost, was a LHP at Pepperdine. But, that all changed when I made the team at Huntington Beach High School (HBHS), a Southern California, Division I, nationally competitive and recognized baseball program. Everyone in our program shared similar accolades. I no longer stood out nor could rest on my laurels. Everyone in our program was extremely talented and equally qualified. I had to quickly learn that my past will not count towards earning playing time, let alone a starting position. What was in my past had absolutely no bearing on my future.

At HBHS, I had to drastically change my mind set and focus and accept a new intensity of scrutiny, criticism and commitment in order to continue to improve and compete at this next level.

My first three years competing at HBHS were extremely physically and mentally challenging. But, I weathered the storm and my hard work paid off. As a freshman, I earned a starting infield position, and was ultimately voted "Team MVP" by my peers. The following season, I was one of three sophomores on the Varsity team and fought hard to earn a starting position at third base on a team that went on to clinch a spot in the highly competitive Southern Section, Division I, CIF playoffs for the fourth year in a row. This past season as a Junior, I started at 3B on a Varsity team that had eight Division I and four Division II commits and went on to place 3rd at the National High School Invitational, clinch the Sunset League championship and compete through the semis of the CIF championships.


Although never easy, I realize that this entire experience has only made me a better competitor, athlete, ball player, but more importantly, a better person. Understanding the new challenges of playing for a program of this caliber, I'm a mentor for the younger ball players. I have an immense respect for my coaches and fellow team mates, particularly those team mates who have strived for and are now committed to playing at the next level. I’m a very positive, supportive, team player, while at the same time, I continue to compete neck-and-neck with my fellow team mates for playing time and a starting position.

     I will continue to appreciate and build on my past, which has made me well-prepared, both mentally and physically, to battle challenges that I will face, both as a person and student athlete, in the future. My primary goal is to remain committed to these ongoing challenges for not only myself, but also my team, in both high school and at the next level. My hope is that baseball will never come easy for me again.




Athletics

High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 3 years
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 3 years
  • 2020 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #53
  • Team Awards:
    Selected to Sunset League Conference Dream Team
  • Season Schedule
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #53
  • Team Awards:
    Conference Champs
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #53
  • 2017 Freshman Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #53
  • Individual Awards:
    team MVP
  • Team Awards:
    Team MVP

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 2 seasons
  • 2020 CBA Long Beach Bears 2020
  • 2015 Adam Kennedy Baseball (U14)
  • Notes: Started at short for 4 years with this team. Adam Kennedy (Anaheim Angels) was the head coach. Adam will be available for a reference.

Coach References

  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Adam Kennedy
  • Club Coach
  • Coach Patrick Murphy
  • High School Head Coach
  • Benji Medure

Academics

Grades

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Test Scores

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High School Information

High School:
Huntington Beach High School
State:
CALIFORNIA
Phone:
(714) 536-2514

Academic Accomplishments

Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?
Yes

Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Activity
    • I have been actively involved in community service my entire scholastic life. I was an active member of the "Lions Heart" organization for the past four years and completed a minimum of thirty community service hours annually with a variety of local organizations such as "Challenger Baseball"
  • Activity
    • the "Surfrider Foundation"
  • Activity
    • the Huntington Beach Senior Center
  • Activity
    • Orange County Animal Shelter
  • Activity
    • and the Huntington Beach Therapeutic Riding Center (TRC)
  • Activity
    • to name a few. I love animals and hanging out with kids
  • Activity
    • so this year and moving forward
  • Activity
    • my focus of service is with the TRC where I volunteer about six hours a month guiding mentally and physically disabled youth through their therapeutic horseback riding lessons.

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Contact Information

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Mailing Address

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Statistics

Statistic 2020 Varsity Te
Avg. .391
AB 46
R 17
H 18
2B 5
3B 3
HR 0
RBI 6
SLG% .595
BB 12
HBP 1
SO 8
OB% .525
SB/Attempts 9/10
PO 10
Errors 1
Fielding % ..944
CS/SBA 0
Team Record 16-5
 

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