John Poterson

HS Grad 2004
Age 32 and 4 mos
Age on 2004 Draft 18 and 3 mos
Position(s) OF  C
Ht/Wt 6-1, 215 lb
School  Millennium
Hometown  Chandler, AZ USA
Summer Team  Legacy baseball
Fall Team 
MLB Draft 
Round 1 Comp by Yankees in 2004
National Rank - Class of 2004
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2004
Position - OF
AZ State Rank - Class of 2004
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2004
Position - OF

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2003 National Showcase   Jun 13, 2003
PG Grade: 10
Poterson is a strong, mature athlete with some serious pop in his bat from the left side of the plate. Based on his hitting potential alone, Poterson compares strongly with some of the high school bats who were picked near the top of the 2003 draft. Not only did Poterson show the bat speed and loft power to hit the ball 400 feet with wood, he really impressed us with his polish and ability to keep his hands back and adjust his swing. Facing one of the top pitchers at the showcase, he was frozen by a quality slider one pitch, then raked an 89 mph fastball into the gap on the next. Later that game he reversed the pattern, taking a high velocity fastball, then lining a good slider over the shortstop’s head. That’s good work with wood. What position Poterson ends up at is an open question. He played first base and caught in Lincoln and with 7.05 speed and a very playable arm, he could undoubtedly man the corner outfield positions as well. Behind the plate is where Poterson might end up. He showed a good arm and some cat like quickness. There's no question as to whether he's tough enough. With time he could become a MLB caliber catcher. He’s also smooth defensively at first base. Another aspect of Poterson’s game we respected was his emotional approach to competing. It’s the kind of approach that is a leadership example to one’s teammates and probably hacks off the opponents frequently. We really like the way he plays and of course the way he hits. He rates right up there with the best bats in the class of "04".
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 10.00
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

60 7.05 sec
83.50% Rank
best 6.35  avg 7.40
 (2004 class in 2003)

best 6.29  avg 7.39
 (2004 class)
C 75 mph
56.99% Rank
best 86  avg 74
 (2004 class in 2003)

best 89  avg 74
 (2004 class)
Pop 2.00 sec
58.27% Rank
best 1.79  avg 2.04
 (2004 class in 2003)

best 1.72  avg 2.04
 (2004 class)
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