Blake Johnson

HS Grad 2004
Age 31 and 10 mos
Age on 2004 Draft 18 and 11 mos
Position(s) RHP  
Ht/Wt 6-4, 195 lb
School  Parkview Baptist
Hometown  Baton Rouge, LA USA
Summer Team  Red Lizards
Fall Team  Yankees/Pards league
MLB Draft 
Round 2 by Dodgers  in 2004
National Rank - Class of 2004 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2004
Position - RHP
LA State Rank - Class of 2004 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2004
Position - RHP

4 yr Commitment
Louisiana State 

College(s) interested in
Louisiana State 
Mississippi State 
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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
Latest Showcase Report
2003 National Showcase   Jun 13, 2003
PG Grade: 10
Johnson came into the PG National Showcase as one of the most highly touted prep pitchers in the country. However, we suspect that he may have taken a few weeks off between the end of his high school season and the mid-June event. We’ve seen Johnson before in his more customary 91-93 mph range with a sharp 80 mph slider, but in Lincoln he was mostly 88 mph, touching 90 but losing velocity quickly. One thing we like about Johnson’s fastball in Lincoln was that he showed nice sinking action and would occasionally get some late cut to it. When he carries this kind of movement up to 93 mph, he’s very difficult to hit. Another thing that highlight’s Johnson’s overall package is that he’s a very good athlete with a strong, but projectable MLB pitchers body. He swings the bat very well, with a short wristy swing, and generates power with wood. He’s also an above average fielding pitcher with quick, sure actions on the mound. He could end up being a very high pick next June. If not he will go to a national power DI school. Blake is a very good student.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 90 mph
91.84% Rank
best 94  avg 84
 (2004 class in 2003)

best 95  avg 83
 (2004 class)
60 7.34 sec
55.03% Rank
best 6.35  avg 7.40
 (2004 class in 2003)

best 6.29  avg 7.39
 (2004 class)
IF 86 mph
95.91% Rank
best 89  avg 77
 (2004 class in 2003)

best 91  avg 77
 (2004 class)
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