Tuesday, June 19 , 2018, 5:01 pm | Fair 69º

Sports: A Noozhawk Partnership with The Lab and American Riviera Bank
The LabAmerican Riviera Bank

Dos Pueblos’ Joyce Ranked Among Top MLB Draft Prospects

The UCSB recruit, left-handed pitcher and first baseman is listed 184th on the top 200 list.

Dos Pueblos High School standout Chris Joyce, who signed a letter of intent to play baseball at UCSB next season, has been ranked 184th in Baseball America‘s list of the top 200 prospects for the 2008 Major League Baseball draft.

Joyce, a left-handed pitcher and first baseman, is in his senior year at Dos Pueblos in Goleta. On the hill for the Chargers in 2008, Joyce went 3-2 with a 1.60 earned run average in 35 innings pitched. He struck out 67 while walking just 23 and picked up one save during the campaign. Joyce led the staff in innings, appearances, ERA, wins and strikeouts.

In 21 games played, Joyce batted .385 with 17 runs and 15 RBIs. Of his 25 hits on the year, four were doubles and two were home runs.

In 2007, Joyce was selected to the All-California Collegiate League Team after becoming the youngest player ever to pitch for the league’s Santa Barbara Foresters. He compiled a 5-1 record in seven starts with the Foresters, sporting a 1.34 ERA, while striking out 50 in 40.1 innings. He allowed just 16 hits along the way.

In addition to receiving First Team All-Channel League honors, Joyce also was selected to the Milwaukee Brewers Blue Area Code team, as well as being nominated to pitch in the California Major League Baseball Scout Ball All-Star Game at the MLB Academy in Compton.

Joyce and infielder Ryan Palermo, of Serra High School in Redwood City, were inked by the Gauchos during the November 2007 early signing period.

The Gauchos finished a stellar 2008 season with a 35-21 overall record and tied for third place in the ultracompetitive Big West Conference with a 14-10 mark, barely missing a postseason invite.

Scott Flanders is UCSB‘s associate media relations director.

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Enter your email
Select your membership level

Payment Information

You are purchasing:

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >