January 1, 2008
Age: 19 Height: 6'3" Weight: 205 Bats: Right Throws: Right
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This spring Joey had an average fastball (84-88 MPH) with good late movement that was good enough to make him the High School Player of the Year in Oregon. During the summer, before he signed, he pumped it up to as high as 94 MPH. He also has a sinker, slider and a changeup with his slider being his best pitch. He already is filling out, has a durable body and comes from an athletic family as his father played as a linebacker in the NFL and his mother was a college athlete and this shows as he competes well. John Mirabelli called Joey out as possibly being the sleeper of the Indians 2007 draft. Next year, Mahalic likely will stick around for additional instruction in extended spring training, before moving to Lake County or a short-season league team by mid-season.