Johnathan (J R) Graham

HS Grad 2008
Age 28 and 4 mos
Age on 2008 Draft 18 and 4 mos
Position(s) SS  RHP
Ht/Wt 6-0, 175 lb
School  Livermore
Hometown  Livermore, CA USA
Summer Team  California Smoke
Fall Team  same
MLB Debut 
Twins Apr 06, 2015
MLB Draft 
Round 4 by Braves in 2011
Round 46 by Athletics in 2008
All Americans/All Regions
2008 California - All Region 1st Team
National Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - SS
Serious 2 way ability, has the tools and 90 on the mound
CA State Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - SS

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4 yr Commitment
Santa Clara

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2007 National Showcase   Jun 15, 2007
PG Grade: 9.5
Johnathan (J.R.) Graham is a 2008 SS/P with a 5'11'', 165 lb. frame from Livermore, CA who attends Liveremore HS. He has a small, wiry frame and looks smaller than he's listed. Graham has big tools, though, and is one of the better two-way prospects in the country. He is a good runner with quick actions and ran the 60 in 6.68. His big tool is his arm strength. Graham's actions at shortstop are pretty simple and basic but he gets to balls and uses his 91 mph arm strength to gun down runners. He won't dazzle you defensively but he makes the plays and the arm is the equalizer. Not surprisingly, Graham also throws 90-92 mph off the mound from a quick, fast paced delivery. He shows good feel for his fastball and for a big and sharpt 72-73 mph curveball. The big question with Graham in the future will be his bat. He has good basic swing fundamentals and a line drive swing plane but lacks the strength right now to generate real bat speed to drive the ball. He should keep with what he is doing at the plate and future strength gains will help him.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 9.50
0.50 improvement beginning on Jan 20, 2007
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

60 6.68 sec
96.87% Rank
best 6.17  avg 7.37
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 6.17  avg 7.44
 (2008 class)
IF 91 mph
99.04% Rank
best 95  avg 77
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 95  avg 76
 (2008 class)
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