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Jun 06, 2013 - Jun 08, 2013   
  

TBD - ,
Brian Johnson
LHP 1B 6-4 220   L/L

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2/9/12: Johnson has intriguing potential in his 6-foot-4, 225-pound frame as both a power-hitting first baseman and power-armed lefthander. Opinions are mixed among scouts where his greater upside lies, but he has had plenty of opportunity in two years at the University of Florida and his various forays into summer baseball to showcase his full range of talent. As a regular starter in 2011 for the Gators, the national runner-up, Johnson went 8-3, 3.62 with 15 walks and 72 strikeouts in 80 innings. He also contributed a .307 average with five homers and 29 RBIs at the plate. That came on the heels of an equally-impressive freshman season. Johnson also excelled with USA Baseball’s college national teams in both of the last two summers, primarily as a pitcher in 2010, as a hitter in 2011. Following his freshman season at Florida, he worked mostly in relief for Team USA and led the team with a 0.63 ERA. A year ago, he topped the team with three home runs—all hit in just four games as Florida’s appearance in the College World Series limited his opportunity with the national team. The versatile Johnson also found time last summer to play in the Cape Cod League, where he won two of his three starts while hitting .280-2-14 in 14 games. He homered and drove in five runs in his first game with Yarmouth-Dennis. Though Johnson has obvious major-league potential on both sides of the ball, a majority of observers in the scouting community appear to see him on the mound at the professional level because of his clean, easy delivery, fastball up to 94 mph and command of a four-pitch repertoire. He also has an excellent feel for pitching. Johnson also has impressive raw power at the plate and makes consistent hard contact to all fields. In particular, he can punish mistake pitches, though has been vulnerable, at times, to high-velocity arms. Below-average speed and range limit him in the field to first base, and he has actually seen most of his time in college in a DH role. As a 27th-round draft pick of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2009 out of a Florida high school, Johnson was a centerpiece of a stellar Florida recruiting class that has elevated the Gators to arguably the top college baseball program in the country. Coming off the team’s appearance in the CWS championship game, the Gators are the nation’s consensus No. 1 team to begin the 2012 season. Johnson has continued to develop his talents as both a pitcher and hitter in his time at Florida, but his improvement on the mound is more noteworthy. He has the big, durable frame to be a workhorse starter and has consistently filled the strike zone with fastballs in the 90-93 mph range, along with his slider, curve and changeup. His slider is considered his most-advanced secondary pitch. As Florida's No. 3 starter for much of his sophomore year, Johnson appeared in 16 games, making 15 starts. His lone relief outing came in Game Two of the national championship series against South Carolina, when he threw a scoreless sixth inning. Johnson also made headlines, of sorts, with the Gators late last spring when he was hit in the back of the head by an errant throw to second base from his catcher, Mike Zunino, during the Southeastern Conference tournament. The throw knocked him unconscious temporarily and forced him to sit out Florida’s games in regional and super regional play with a concussion. Throughout last summer, Johnson stimulated plenty of debate whether his future at the professional level lay with a ball or a bat in his hands. Many believed he showed legitimate raw power with a wood bat to warrant being taken in the first rounds; others saw a big, durable arm with quality stuff and an excellent feel for pitching. No doubt the two-position debate will continue to rage this spring as Johnson, the most valuable two-way player in the college game, will try and take care of unfinished business by leading the talented Gators to an elusive national title.




Jun 30, 2009 - Jul 06, 2009   Florida Stars 18U
  

East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Brian Johnson
LHP 1B 6-4 220   L/L

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Oct 23, 2008 - Oct 27, 2008   Team Worth
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Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
Brian Johnson
LHP 1B 6-4 220   L/L

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Sep 19, 2008 - Sep 21, 2008   Florida Stars 18U
  

Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Brian Johnson
LHP 1B 6-4 220   L/L

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Jul 16, 2008 - Jul 21, 2008   Brevard Aces
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Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Brian Johnson
LHP 1B 6-4 220   L/L

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Jul 08, 2008 - Jul 14, 2008   Florida Bombers Braves
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East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Brian Johnson
LHP 1B 6-4 220   L/L

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Jul 01, 2008 - Jul 07, 2008   Brevard Aces
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East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Brian Johnson
LHP 1B 6-4 220   L/L

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Oct 25, 2007 - Oct 29, 2007   Florida Bombers Scout Team
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Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
Brian Johnson
LHP 1B 6-4 220   L/L

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Oct 05, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007   Florida Bombers Blue
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Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Brian Johnson
LHP 1B 6-2 195   L/L

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Jul 03, 2007 - Jul 09, 2007   Florida Stars
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East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Brian Johnson
LHP 1B 6-3 205   L/L

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Jun 22, 2007 - Jun 24, 2007   Florida Stars
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Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Brian Johnson
LHP 1B 6-3 205   L/L

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Jul 18, 2006 - Jul 23, 2006   Brevard Stars 16U
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East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Brian Johnson
LHP 1B 6-2 195   L/L

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Jul 19, 2005 - Jul 24, 2005   Brevard Stars 16U
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East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Brian Johnson
LHP 1B 6-1 175   L/L

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