Josh headed back to Hillsborough after his season with his head held high. After a beginning filled with uneven playing time, a cross country trade, and offensive struggle, Josh ended up hitting his stride with the Bowie Baysox. Bowie, the AA affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles had exactly what Josh was looking for: Every day playing time and the opportunity to prove himself as a valuable mainstay in the lineup.
I spoke to Josh the other day at I.T.S. Baseball, as he’s already started training and working on his body with Will Fox, our Director of Performance. Josh had this to say about his season:
Some interesting takeaways from this interview:
The last thing you can take away is that I will never have a career as a radio interviewer. I didn’t even introduce Josh…or myself…Terrible.
You can see Josh’s full season stats below. Notice the August numbers that represent his best year in the minors at any level as well as his slow start in May. This goes to show some coaches and players, that all people need sometimes is an opportunity to prove themselves and that a slow start does not define a season.
Great job Josh on a good overall season and a red hot finish. With the solid start to his off season, I expect big things for Josh and whichever team decides to give him a shot.
Chas Pippitt, Leader of the Baseball Rebellion