Jake Johnson

HS Grad 2007
Age 28 and 7 mos
Age on 2007 Draft 18 and 4 mos
Position(s) C  3B
Ht/Wt 6-2, 205 lb
B/T R/R
School  La Mirada
Hometown  La Mirada, CA USA
Summer Team  Long Beach Cardinals
Fall Team 
All Americans/All Regions
2007 California - All Region 1st Team 
National Rank - Class of 2007 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Overall
441
Position - C
NA
Big catcher, 1.9 pop, 81 mph, power potential. Looked good in Jupiter
CA State Rank - Class of 2007 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Overall
NA
Position - C
NA
GPA
3.3
SAT
1420
ACT
--

4 yr Commitment
Fresno State 

College(s) interested in
Long Beach State 
UC Irvine 
UCLA 
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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
9
6/16/2006
Latest Showcase Report
2006 National Showcase   Jun 16, 2006
PG Grade: 9
Jake Johnson is a 2007 right hand hitting catcher from La Mirada HS, residing in La Mirada, CA. Johnson has a strong and physical build on a well-developed 6'2" 200 lb. frame. He is as strong as he looks and that strength comes out in a few areas of his game. Johnson was ranked #82 among PG National Top 100 position players and showed the power/power combination that is prized in catcher... power arm and power in the bat. At the plate Johnson gets the attention of scouts pretty quickly because the ball comes off his bat very well. He makes a lot of hard and loud barrel contact in BP and flashes that ability in games. His barrel is in the zone for a length of time and results in him having the ability to spray the ball with power to all fields. For the most part his body says that he has a pull side approach but he can be late and still drive the ball the other way as his arms get extension in his swing. Johnson is a middle of the order type bat, somewhere in the 5-7 spot where his power will drive in runs. Behind the plate he showed that he has strong hands and did a nice job of catching some pitchers with big velocity. He also blocked the ball in the dirt well. Johnson has a pretty big arm and a good exchange from glove to hand. His feet work and he gets in good position to throw. He showed sub 2.0 pop times in between innings and was on the bag with a 2.06 toss in a game. Johnson has a chance to be a very solid catch/throw prospect, probably a bit above average. He ran 4.99 home/1st with a 7.57 60 but is more athletic behind the plate than those times suggest. With good receiving and catch/throw skills to go with the pop in his bat, Johnson is going to generate plenty of interest from the area scouts. There are not a lot of young catchers with his overall skill set and those skills for him are pretty playable right now.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 83 mph
9/18/2004
85.71% Rank
best 89  avg 78
 (2007 class in 2004)

best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class)
60 7.57 sec
6/16/2006
31.54% Rank
best 6.38  avg 7.39
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 6.33  avg 7.45
 (2007 class)
IF 76 mph
9/18/2004
60.34% Rank
best 87  avg 73
 (2007 class in 2004)

best 94  avg 76
 (2007 class)
C 81 mph
6/16/2006
95.73% Rank
best 87  avg 74
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 87  avg 73
 (2007 class)
Pop 1.91 sec
6/16/2006
89.24% Rank
best 1.81  avg 2.04
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 1.78  avg 2.05
 (2007 class)
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