DeCarlo is a sturdy athlete with a decent swing and good arm strength. He signed to play at Georgia and may be better off proving himself in college as he starts the spring behind the 8-ball in terms of the draft. There's upside in the power department, however, and has does have good hands and natural instincts in the field.
--Jason A. Churchill
Univ. of Georgia Release, Nov. 16, 2011
A 6-1, 205-pound right-handed hitting third baseman from Glenn Mills, Penn., Joe is the son of Susan and Michael DeCarlo. He is ranked No. 57 on Baseball America's Top 100 High School Prospects list. A first team All Delco (Delaware County) selection, DeCarlo also made 1st Team All Central as a standout infielder for the Garnett Valley Jaguars and coach Rudy Shiller. He has started since his freshman year when he batted .340 with five home runs. DeCarlo comes from an athletic family featuring his father who played football at the University of Delaware, brothers Nick and Mike played baseball at William & Mary, his sister Alissa played lacrosse at Virginia and his sister Natalie plays Special Olympics basketball.
"Joe is one of the better third baseman we've come across in quite some time," said (Georgia head coach David) Perno. "He has a power bat, he's very strong and one guy we'll have to battle with when it comes to the professional draft."