NORTH CAROLINA – JOSHUA DESLAURIERS

2016 POWER SHOWCASE NATIONAL
“14U”
North Carolina Representative

 

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Joshua Deslauriers

CF/C/LF

6’0 / 140

AGE: 14

 

PLAYING IN:

14U HOME RUN DERBY

14U/13U COMBO All-American

WATCH JOSH’S 2016 PSC NTL HIGHLIGHT VIDEO

WATCH JOSH’S 10th PSC HIGHLIGHT VIDEO

10th Annual POWER SHOWCASE RESULTS

1 HRs
LD 328′


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In my 18 years of coaching High School and Travel baseball I am not sure I have ever coached a kid with as much knowledge about the game or with more natural baseball ability than Josh Deslauriers. As a catcher, Josh excels in his pure athleticism. His blocking and receiving skills has given my pitchers, and pitching coaches, the ability to throw any pitch in any count. Umpires and opposing coaches commonly comment on his skill set being years beyond his age. Josh is also, by far, my best outfielder. Josh‘s speed and ability to read the ball off the bat, has produced many outs that other outfielders would simply not be able to catch. As a hitter, Josh is one of the purest hitters I have ever coached or watched in this or any other age group. Josh is the kid that’s constantly staying after practice to get more and more cuts. Last season Josh led the team with a .700 OBP, .574 BA, .806 SLG, 2K’s and 28 SB’s through (70 AB’s) 24 games while batting leadoff. His exceptional knowledge of the strike zone and his ability to hit with power to all parts of the field has made Josh one of the top hitters I’ve seen at his age. Josh has the 5 tools needed to succeed now, and be very successful at the next level. Most kids you meet with his ability and skill set carry themselves very differently than Josh. He’s a very humble, good-natured kid that has yet to realize how special he is. By selecting Josh Deslauriers to participate in your event, you have selected a young man that has the desire, knowledge, approach and pure ability to be successful at the highest level of baseball. “Happy, but not satisfied” is a quote that I use to inspire my teams/players to push themselves to their full potential. Josh is the one athlete that has met that challenge with pure enthusiasm and desire to keep learning and pushing himself to be the best.

Jesse Coe/ Bengals Baseball

ATHLETIC INFORMATION
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Showcase State: NC


Primary Pos: CF

POS 2: C
POS 3: LF

Bat: Right

Throw: Right

BTA: .590

HRs Hit SEASON: 8

Arm Velocity (MPH): 70

Catcher Pop Time: 2.1

Run Time 60: 8.2

Having a player as good as Josh is a luxury for any coaching staff. Other players become better just by watching his work ethic. Josh is an outstanding young man with a passion and high IQ for the game that many times is missing for players his age. He understands how the game is supposed to be played and soaks up information quickly. His pure athletic ability enables him to play all over the diamond at a high level and his instincts for the game help him to excel at many different positions. Last season I was in desperate need for an athletic centerfielder so I plugged Josh into the spot and relaxed knowing that the position was in good hands. This year I look forward to having Josh behind the plate for me and taking control of the pitching staff. At bat, Josh has a nice compact swing that consistently barrels up the baseball and produces solid contact and line drives to all parts of the field. His power is developing and as he matures more and grows into his body, that part of his game will evolve and create an even bigger threat to opposing teams. Overall, Josh is an outstanding young man that works hard on and off the field and is a joy to coach. I would love to have 9 of him on my team.

Mike Davis—Northern Middle School Baseball

SCHOOL INFORMATION
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Grade: 8

Northern Guilford Middle School
Greensboro, NC

GPA: Straight A Student / Duke Talent ID Program

INDIVIDUAL ATHLETIC AWARDS/HONORS COACH INFORMATION
  • 2016 Rookie of the Year 
  • Nighthawk Character Award for Excellence
  • Duke University Talent ID Program / State Recognition Award for 7th grade
    High ACT Scores as compared with competing High School Juniors/Seniors

 

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School Coach: Mike Davis
336-605-3342
davism4@gcsnc.com

NIGHTHAWKS

  • Baseball Conference Runner-Up

Summer League Coach: Poe

HIGH SCHOOL COLT BALL / NIGHTHAWKS


Travel League Coach: Jessie Coe
336-382-8135
sourbumpy@gmail.com

BENGALS

  • 2015 Elite 8 Cal Ripken Experience (5th out of 39 teams)
  • Nations Baseball 13U Summer World Series, NC
  • 3 Runner Up Tournaments NC

 

 

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Josh has partnered with NyKee Cabiness  for Home Runs that Help

CONTACT INFORMATION

Chris & Anita Deslauriers
336-644-6051
joshdeslo@gmail.com