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Joseph Barrons ‘14 Recruiting Profile

  • Kingston High School
  • Deford, MI
  • Baseball
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Joseph Barrons's Baseball Recruiting Profile
Club:
Kingston Travel Team MI
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
175
Dominant Hand:
Right
Age:
25
Prim. Position:
RHP
Sec. Position:
SS
Top Fastball
90
FB
87
Change Up
76
Breaking Ball
75
60 Yard Dash
7.5
Top Infield Velocity
83
Consistent Infield Velocity
82
  • February 2013

Personal Statement

Hello, my name is Joseph Barrons and I am currently a junior at Kingston High School in Kingston, Michigan and getting ready to begin the new baseball season. I am the varsity ace pitcher and have been since my freshman year. . I will send updates as the season games go on. I am also a utility player that can play any other position. Besides my dream of playing college and/or professional baseball, I would also like to major in either sports management or physical or forensic sciences. At the end of my freshman year, since I started right on the varsity team, I was named to 1st Team All District, 2nd Team All Conference, 2nd Team All NCTL and 2nd Team All-Advertiser (County paper). This year I have also raised my batting avg to 353, my OPB to 510 and my slugging % to 559 so far. I also just helped my team by hitting in the winning run for the District Championship and by coming in with bases loaded to close out the game and preserve the win. I also have the honor of being the only pitcher in Kingston High School history with a win at Regional competition and so far this year I have been awarded the Team MVP award, 1st Team All Conference and 1st Team All-District. I also volunteer at a local food pantry and am an acolyte at my church. I help my dad do yard work for a couple of local widows that don't have any other help. I think that if ever anybody was meant be a baseball player, it has to be me.  My parents were long time Atlanta Braves fans and I was born during game 5 of the 1995 World Series.  At the age of 2 days, I was able to watch David Justice hit a solo home run and Marquis Grissom make the out in left field that would give the Braves their title.  From the age of 2 years on, I would sit in front of the television and study every pitcher's wind-up and every batter's stance.  I would play catch with my dad with a nerf baseball and call the pitches that I wanted him to throw.  Greg Maddux is my pitching idol. At the age of 8, I signed  up for the Midwest Baseball Academy and met an amazing pitching coach named Billy Cork that I work out with year round to this day.  I practice pitching in the mirror to make sure I'm holding the ball correctly.  I drove my parents crazy by putting pillows up against my bedroom door and then throw into them to work on mechanics. I work on pitching outside of football and basketball games and practice during the summer, usually while playing in at least one and sometimes 3 different club or tournament teams.  One of my aspirations is to show the SEC, the ACC, the PAC 12 and the other best of the best that yes a pitcher from Michigan, who has literally thrown in a snowbank, can compete with them.  I had the honor of throwing out the season-opening pitch for the Great Lakes Loons (Dodgers A-Ball affiliate) when I was 12 years old. I want to take that college or professional mound again as a team member.

Finally, as a Type II Diabetic, I would like to be an example of how other players with illnesses can still play the game. We occasionally need to make special acommodations, but younger players could look up to me and the importance of taking care of your health and your body.

Athletics

High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 3 years
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 3 years
  • 2013 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #10
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Area, Team Captain, Team MVP (2 years in a row), 1st Team All-Conference
  • Team Awards:
    Sectional 2nd Place, Conference 2nd Place, District Champion Runners-Up
  • 2012 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #10
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-Area, 1st Team All-Region, 1st Team All-County, Team MVP, NCTL (Conference) Dream Team, All County Dream Team
  • Team Awards:
    Conference 2nd Place, Regional 2nd Place, Sectional Champs
  • 2011 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #10
  • Individual Awards:
    2nd Team All-Conference, 2nd Team All-County, 2nd Team All-Region, 1st Team All-District
  • Team Awards:
    Conference 3rd Place

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 2 seasons
  • 2011 Kingston Travel Team MI (15 & Under)
  • Notes: 19 & 1 team record. Struck out every batter I faced in one game (15 batters)
  • 2011 Kingston Travel Team MI (15 & under)
  • Notes: Starting pitcher - team were tournament runners-up

Coach References

  • High School Head Coach
  • Carl Nicol
  • Private Coach
  • Billy Cork
  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Tristin Pennington

Additional Sports

  • Football
  • F
  • 4 Years
  • Varsity Team
  • Will be the varsity quarterback this upcoming year. Kingston is going to 8-man football. Up until now have been the jv qb
  • Basketball
  • F
  • 4 Years
  • Junior Varsity Team
  • Been a part of the Jr. High and JV Basketball teams. Not a starter but definitely improving and will probably play as a varsity player next year.
  • Basketball
  • 4 Years
  • Varsity Team

Academics

Grades

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Test Scores

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High School Information

High School:
Kingston High School
State:
MICHIGAN
Phone:
(989) 683-2550

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. ACT Score breakdown: Science 27; Reading 24; English/Writing 23; Math 18 Junior Schedule: English 11 (Required); Algebra II, Physics, Chemistry, Human Biology (electives) and I play drum set in the school jazz band. Senior Year Schedule: English 12, Spanish 2, Pre-Calculus, Forensic Science, Astronomy, Global Math, Current Events and Jazz Band
Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?
Yes

Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • Student of the Month - May 2010 & May 2011
  • Award
    • Reading Award
  • Award
    • Monthly CARDS award winner (Character
  • Award
    • Academics
  • Award
    • Responsibility
  • Award
    • Dedication & Service). Also
  • Award
    • since I am a diabetic
  • Award
    • I have struggled so me with grades due to low blood sugar issues. I was tested and intellectually I tested at the 12.8 level; however
  • Award
    • my grades are not where I want them to be. As a result
  • Award
    • In December of 2012 my doctor put me on Concerta
  • Award
    • a medication normally prescribed for ADD but also helped dramatically in my case and my grades have improved tremendously. I will also give any coach my best both academically and sports wise and maybe can help younger athletes going through this.
  • Activity
    • Jazz Band (Drummer)
  • Activity
    • food pantry volunteer
  • Activity
    • church acolyte
  • Activity
    • assist with a local program helping widows with yard work; umpire for local little league teams; event assistant for local MLB Pitch
  • Activity
    • Hit & Run competition; Blood Drive fundraiser volunteer and donor.

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Statistics

Statistic 2013 Varsity Te 2012 Varsity Te 2011 Varsity Te
Avg. .323 301 269
GP/GS 23/23 31 26
AB 62 93 67
R 14 21 15
H 20 28 12
2B 6 6 6
3B 0 0 0
HR 1 1 0
RBI 20 13 10
SLG% .468 398 358
BB 16 20 13
HBP 1 3 0
SO 16 17 24
OB% .468 432 383
SB/Attempts 4/4 12/12 8/8
PO 21 6 17
Assists 30 47 36
Errors 3 6 9
Fielding % .944 898 855
CS/SBA 4/11
Team Record 16-7 22-10-1 11-5 (League Only Available)
Types of Pitches FB, CU, CB, SL 2s FB, 4s FB, Change-Up, Curve Ball, Slider, Cut Fast Ball 2s FB, 4s FB, Curve Ball, Slider
ERA 0.79 1.43 (League is 0.60) 2.46
W-L (Pitching Record) 9-2 10-6 7-4 (Overall League & Conference)
Appearances 13 19 12
Games Started 11 14 11
Complete Games 9 13 11
Saves 1 1 1
Innings Pitched 71 98 71
Hits 49 68 67
Runs Allowed 17
Earned Runs 8 20 25
Batter's BB 12 22 (5 IBB) 14
Batter's SO 129 160 99
Batter's HBP 3 2 3
 

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