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Draft Focus: Cobi Johnson

Draft : : Prospect Scouting Reports
David Rawnsley        
Published: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Every weekday leading up to the 2014 MLB Draft, Perfect Game will be providing a scouting profile on a notable draft-eligible prospect.  Stay tuned to Perfect Game and be sure to visit the Draft Page for all of the latest info and reports pertaining to the draft.

Cobi Johnson Perfect Game profile

Position:  RHP
Height:  6-4
Weight:  180
Bats/Throws:  R-R
Birthdate:  Nov. 6, 1995
High School:  James W. Mitchell
City, State:  Holiday, Fla.
Travel Team:  FTB Chandler
Commitment:  Florida State
Projected Draft Round:  1

The first time I saw Florida high school righthanded pitcher Cobi Johnson was in early October, 2012, at the WWBA Underclass World Championship in Fort Myers, Fla. Johnson, who was just starting his junior year at Mitchell High School near Tampa and weighed in at maybe 6-foot-2, 160-pounds, was pitching for FTB Chandler at the Stadium Field at Terry Park.

After watching Johnson throw for a couple of innings, I remarked to the young Perfect Game scout working the game, “If you ever wanted to know, that’s what a future first round draft pick is supposed to look like when he’s 16 years old."

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