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Jamie Johnson

Jamie Johnson
Name: Jamie Elliot Johnson
Born: Apr 26, 1987 in Minden, La. USA
High School: West Ouachita HS, West Monroe, La.
College: Oklahoma
Ht.: 5'9" / Wt.: 180 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
Drafted in the 7th round (210th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2009 (signed for $125,000)
Johnson was drafted in the 50th round out of a Louisiana high school in 2006, but went unselected at Texarkana (Texas) JC in 2007 and as a draft-eligible sophomore at Oklahoma last June. That won't happen again because he has developed into one of the better all-around college players in the Midwest. Though he stands just 5-foot-8 and 185 pounds, Johnson has the bat speed and surprising strength to hit for average and at least gap power from the left side of the plate. He needs to cut down on his strikeouts, especially if he's going to remain a leadoff man in pro ball, but he has the patience to draw walks and the plus speed to steal bases. His quickness also serves him well on defense, where he has good range in center field and a strong arm for the position.
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