Chase Johnson

HS Grad 2007
Age 29 and 0 mos
Age on 2007 Draft 19 and 1 mos
Position(s) RHP  
Ht/Wt 6-4, 210 lb
B/T R/R
School  Deer Valley
Hometown  Glendale, AZ USA
Summer Team 
Fall Team 
MLB Draft 
Round 21 by Phillies  in 2009
All Americans/All Regions
2007 West - All Region 1st Team 
National Rank - Class of 2007 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Overall
135
Position - RHP
NA
Big RHP who was up to 94 mph at the PG National in June. Mechanics could improve. 93 in Jupiter some control problems
AZ State Rank - Class of 2007 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Overall
NA
Position - RHP
NA
GPA
2.5
SAT
--
ACT
--

4 yr Commitment
Arizona State 

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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
10
6/16/2006
Latest Showcase Report
2006 National Showcase   Jun 16, 2006
PG Grade: 10
Chase Johnson is a 2007 right hand pitcher from Deer Valley HS, residing in Glendale, AZ. Johnson has a power pitcher body. He has thick and strong proportions and looks like he will be an innings eater with his 6'4" 210 lb. frame. Not only does he have a power type body, Johnson also has a very strong arm and was ranked #30 among PG National Top 85 pitchers. He pitches from an over the top slot with a long arm action. On the backside Johnson takes his arm to deep extension, creating leverage for his strong arm. He has a drop and drive type of delivery and not only is built like a power pitcher, he approaches pitching that way. He sort of gathers in hunched up manner over the rubber before exploding to the plate. There is some effort in Johnson's arm stroke, but he can maintain velocity. His fastball was up to 93 and sat 88-92 mph. Despite the effort, it still came out of his hand well and was heavy in the zone. He can simply beat hitters with his challenge type fastball, particularly if he is down in the zone. Johnson also showed a slippery 77-78 mph slider that is a good change of pace pitch and can be developed into something better than that. His change-up was 77-79 mph and used as a third, show me type pitch. Johnson's primary pitch is the fastball and it should remain that way. He is a top level D1 arm but will also get strong area scout interest, particularly if he flashes any 94s or 95s this spring, which is possible in Arizona.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 94 mph
6/16/2006
98.91% Rank
best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class)

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