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Jared Johnson

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Jared Johnson
Name: Isaiah Jared Johnson
Born: Mar 15, 2001 in Smithville, MS
High School: Smithville (Miss.) HS
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career15.13.521.242.357.04
Drafted in the 14th round (427th overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2019 (signed for $257,500)
Johnson was one of the most fascinating pop-up prospects of the spring. Because he didn’t pitch in any showcases, he wasn’t really known by many teams when the season began, but come March, rumblings of a 6-foot-3 righthander who could touch 97 mph in a tiny Smithville, Miss. (population of 947) started to filter through the scouting community. The recruiting war among Southeastern Conference teams heated up around the same time scouts started using Google Maps for routes to Smithville. Johnson ended up committing to Mississippi State and led Smithville to a 1A state title, earning a complete game win in the first game of the championship series and hitting a home run for the only run of the deciding second game. Johnson went 9-0, 0.68 on the mound this season, blowing away 1A hitters with a 90-97 mph fastball. He’s understandably raw, and his velocity has varied from start to start, sitting 93-96 mph in his strong starts and 90-93 mph in his less impressive outings. Perhaps most imposing about Johnson is the ease with which he reaches that premium velocity. He has the frame to continue to get stronger and add more consistent velocity, and he has shown an ability to throw strikes. He throws a low-80s slider that will need plenty of refinement, but he already flashes a feel for spin. Johnson’s short track record makes him risky, but he’s a low-mileage, projectable arm without any major red flags in his delivery.
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