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Uncommitted Spotlight: '20 Joshua Johnson


Brett Harrison
Nevada Scouting Director

The top prospect in Nevada still on the board, Josh Johnson is a two-way prospect with a mid 80's fastball and projectable secondary stuff. This under the radar prospect with raw ability on the mound makes him attractive prospect with the feel for his projectable secondary stuff and the ability to reach back for a PBR Verified fastball up to 86 mph. His three pitch repertoire has shown the ability to be swing and miss stuff, evident by his eight strikeouts in just 3.1 inning of work in the shortened 2020 season.

"Josh is a very projectable right-handed pitcher who can throw all three pitches for strike." - Coronado Head Coach, Rich Santigate

Along with his ability on the mound, Johnson has flashed his abilities in the field as well. At the Southern Nevada Preseason ID event last year with clean infield actions with a smooth transition into an above average infield arm that topped out at 86 mph across the diamond. At the plate he showcased his excellent bat speed and pull side power potential after earning at 94 mph Exit Velocity.

Josh Johnson - Player Profile

Positional Profile: RHP/SS - projects to be able to do both at the next level, but abilities on the mound may carry him further in his baseball career
Body: 6-foot-1, 180-pounds. Athletic build, can still add strength to his frame
Defense: Clean actions, smooth transitions through the ball.
ArmIF - 86. High 3/4 slot with carry and accuracy, could translate anywhere on the field 
Hit: RHH. Athletic stance with barrel toggle load. Medium leg kick into slightly rushed, hard landing on the front side. Excellent hand speed. Maintains balances throughout the swings with ability to spray the ball to all field. Pull side power potential
Power: 94 mph exit velocity from the tee. 
Run: 6.96 runner in the 60. Underway runner, could improve time with cleaner mechanics

Delivery: Works with tempo, drop and drive type, polished, smooth mechanic, strides on-line, repeated delivery
Arm Action: Short, quick arm action, quick out front, high ¾ slot.
FB: T86, 84-86 mph. Flashes some arm side actions. Spots up
CH: Flashes both sink and fade. Locates down in the zone. 
CB: Go to strikeout pitch. 11/5 action with good shape. 

Joshua Johnson

Class of 2020 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Coronado
    State: NV
  • Summer Team: LVR
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.96
60-yard
(02/10/19)
86
INF Velo
(02/10/19)
94
Exit Velo
(02/10/19)
Position
60-yard
6.96
INF Velo
86
Exit Velo
94

Josh Johnson strikes out three, allowing one hit in three inning of work for Coronado

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