Josh Karp
Josh Karp

Player Profile

Bothell, WA

High School:
Bothell HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 195






UCLA Set to Open NCAA Los Angeles Regional Against San Diego State

Bruins will take on Aztecs at 6 p.m. on Friday at Jackie Robinson Stadium.


Bruins Secure Pac-12 Pitcher and Defensive Player of the Year Honors

Berg named Pitcher of the Year while Valaika earns Defensive Player of the Year honors.


David Berg Named to USA Baseball Collegiate National Team

Sophomore right-hander to compete for USA Baseball for second straight summer.

Overview — Named a 2000 preseason first-team All-American by Baseball America and after two outstanding years, will be the No. 1 starter... Throws a fastball, curveball, and changeup … Throws in the mid-90s … “Josh is an unbelievable prospect who competes with a great attitude and is one of the hardest working pitchers and players on the team,” said Head Coach Gary Adams … “Josh is legitimatly the No. 1 pitcher on the staff by pure stuff, by knowledge, by endurance and stamina. He’ll pitch on Fridays and will be matched up against everyone else’s No. 1. He undestands that will be a low scoring game and I think he looks forward to that challenge,” said Assistant Coach Gary Adcock.

2000 (Summer) — Pitched for the USA National Team … Helped team finish the season with a 27-3-1 record, which broke all previous national team winning percentage records … Team won the international tournament in Holland … Karp finished the summer with a 3-0 record and a 1.82 ERA … Started six games and pitched 34.2 innings …Finished the summer with 38 strikeouts … One of his victories came in front of a hometown audience as he pitched six shutout innings against Korea in Tacoma, Washington … He allowed only four hits, striking out six and walking two in the 3-0 win … He combined with three other pitchers to toss a two-hitter in defeating Chinese (Taipei) 6-1 in front of 3,569 fans in Trenton, NJ … Karp struck out seven batters and allowed only one hit and two walks in six scoreless innings of work.

2000 (As A Sophomore) — Made 13 starts in the second spot in the rotation and two starts in the No. 1 spot … Bruins were 13-3 when Karp started … Received first career spot on the All-Pac-10 team … Named to the Oklahoma City Regional All-Tournament team.

Notes: Went 8-1 in his final ten starts … Led the team with ten victories … Finished the regular season 6-0 against Pac-10 opponents … Named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week on April 24 after holding third-ranked Arizona State to just two hits through 7.1 innings, allowing three runs (only one earned) and striking out ten … Conference opponents hit just .219 against Karp.

Inside the Numbers: Picked up his tenth win of the season in the Bruins’ second game of the Oklahoma City Regional vs. Oklahoma, allowing four runs, two earned, on seven hits while striking out six through 7.1 innings … With ninth victory of the season vs. Arizona, eclipsed previous career-high of eight wins … Picked up his seventh straight victory vs. Arizona on May 13 and was perfect through the first five innings, allowing three runs on six hits through 7.1 innings … Struck out a career-high 12 batters vs. USC on April 8, and allowed just two earned runs on three hits through seven innings … Threw five scoreless innings and allowed just two hits and struck out seven at Washington State on April 29 … Against Cal State Northridge on April 14, allowed two hits and two unearned runs through six innings and struck out six batters … Allowed just nine hits and three earned runs, while striking out 35 during a span of 25.1 innings pitched from April 8 through April 29.

1999 (Summer) - One of three Bruins (Brandt, Scott) granted a spot on the 1999 USA Baseball Summer team ... Traveling on the USWest Red, White, and Blue Summer Tour from June through August, Karp established himself as one of the top young pitchers not only in the nation, but in the baseball world ... He went 4-2 with a 3.72 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 36.1 IP ... In his first start for Team USA, Karp dominated Team Canada by allowing just one run over six innings while walking one and striking out ten in the American victory, 6/20.

1999 (As A Freshman) - Appeared in 16 games, starting 13 of them ... Averaged 6.0 IP per start ... Had a team-high eight wins.

Notes: Struck out seven batters in five innings to record first collegiate victory over then-No. 2 Georgia Tech, 2/6 ... Struck out seven Golden Bears in six IP in a win over Cal, 2/27 ... Cal All-American Xavier Nady was 0-3 with 1 K in that game vs. Karp ... Was the winning pitcher in Gary Adams' 1,000th career victory, 3/13 at Arizona ... Scattered eight hits, one run, and two walks in 8.1 IP (tied career high) against the Wildcats ... Had one of the best freshman outings in UCLA history when he carried a four-hit shutout into the top of the ninth (8.1 IP, tied career high) vs. Arizona State, which had the number one offense in the country at the time ... Struck out a career-high 10 Sun Devils, including eight of nine starters ... Struck out the side twice and recorded nine of ten strikeouts swinging ... ASU All-Americans Andrew Beinbrink and Willie Bloomquist were a combined 1-8 against Karp ... Shut down crosstown foe USC on one run (earned) and struck out five in six innings in UCLA's huge 3-2 win at USC, 5/1 ... Shut out Oregon State on three hits through eight innings, striking out seven and walking just three ... Teammate Tyler Dersom completed the shutout for Karp, who threw just 99 pitches ... Was named to the All-Wichita Regional team for his playoff debut against Oklahoma State, in which he pitched 6.2 innings, allowing just three hits and one run while striking out eight in the Bruin victory ... Recorded a clean sweep of Freshman All-America honors, garnering first team nods from Baseball America, Baseball Weekly, and Collegiate Baseball ... Was named to the All-Pac-10 honorable mention team ... Shared "Top Pitcher" honors with Jon Brandt at the team's year-end banquet.

Inside the Numbers - Led the pitching staff with a 4.29 ERA and 5-1 record in eight Pac-10 appearances (seven starts) ... Also led in innings pitched (50.1), strikeouts (43), and Pac-10 opponents batting average (.250) ... Take away one bad sart at Washington, 3/28, and Karp would have a 3.06 ERA and 5-0 record in conference play ... Bruins were 12-4 overall and undefeated in the last eight appearances Karp made on the hill ... Bruins were 10-3 when he started ... Posted a 1.62 ERA (16.2 IP) against the Arizona schools ... Went 5-1 with a staff-best 3.86 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 44.1 IP at home ... Was 5-0 with a 3.15 ERA, 44 K's, and a .200 opponents' batting average over last eight appearances (45.2 IP).

1998 (Summer) - Pitched for the Washington Bankers of the Connie Mack League under coaches Howard Hayes and Tom McCase ... Earned the win in the All-Star Game ... Threw a two-hit shutout in the Connie Mack League World Series, winning 1-0 ... A first-team World Series selection.

Bothell HS (Bothell, WA) - Lettered in baseball for three years under coach Tom Robinson, in basketball for two years under coach Ron Bollinger and in golf for four years under coach Steve Lottnair, serving as team captain for all three teams ... Primarily played shortstop before making the transition to pitcher ... Started pitching full-time the summer after his junior season ... Earned 1998 Louisville Slugger Preseason All-American honors ... Named as the No. 1 pro prospect by Baseball America in its preseason and midseason issues ... Posted a 6-2 record and a 2.01 ERA, fanning 74 in 54 innings his senior season ... Named as the 1998 Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Washington.

Personal -- Selected in the eighth round of the 1998 draft by the Atlanta Braves ... Also recruited by Stanford, Arizona State, USC, Miami, and Florida State ... Favorite MLB player is Pedro Martinez ... Greatest athletic thrill is finding out the Bruins made the '99 Wichita Regional on ESPN ... Undeclared major... Parents are Joe and Pamela Karp ... Has an older sister, Kacey ... Full name is Joshua Follett Karp ... Born on Sept. 21, 1979, in Longview, Wash.

Career Statistics

1999 4.26 8-3 16-13 0 0 86.2 84 47 41 44 79 14 1 11 6 10 .251 2 11 2 .867
2000 5.06 10-2 16-16 0 0 85.1 72 61 48 46 91 6 2 10 15 21 .231 3 15 2 .900
Totals 4.66 18-5 32-29 0 0 172.0 156 108 89 90 170 20 3 21 21 31 .241 5 26 4 .886