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Blake Johnson

RHP | DodgersLAD
Blake Johnson
Name: Blake Wayne Johnson
Born: Jun 14, 1985 in Baton Rouge, La. USA
High School: Parkview Baptist HS, Baton Rouge
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 2nd round (58th overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2004 (signed for $600,000)
Scouts have known all year that the state's top high school prospect resides in Baton Rouge. They just haven't been always sure which pitcher merits that honor. Johnson came into the year as the best, was surpassed by Matt Walker at midseason, then moved back ahead of Walker as he compiled an 8-3, 1.31 record and struck 116 in 64 innings. Johnson is more polished than Walker and should be better more quickly. His size (6-foot-4 and 195) and easy delivery are assets, and he throws an 89-93 mph fastball and a hard breaking ball. Johnson was inconsistent this spring, but he finished strong by leading Parkview Baptist to its third consecutive state 3-A title. He allowed just one run in two playoff starts and provided three hits in the championship game. Johnson has committed to Louisiana State but isn't considered a tough sign.
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