North Texas Underclass Games: More Top Performers

Toby Bicknell
Texas Scouting Director

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FT. WORTH, TX - Some of the top talent in Texas converged on TCU’s campus to compete in the North Texas Underclass Games on July 22. Here are more top performers from this event.



SS / RHP / JOHNSON, TX / 2019

Johnson appears slightly bigger than his listed 5-foot-9, 155-pound frame. The junior was impressive during the workout portion of the North Texas Underclass Games with his presence the plate and his feel on the infield. At shortstop, Johnson moves methodically, appearing under control at all times with quickish feet, soft hands, and clean exchange into a fast release. His velocity was average at 81 mph across the infield, but the ball comes out clean and has excellent carry with accuracy. He makes the play on the run and can throw from different slots with ease. A right-handed hitter, Johnson has big-time potential with the bat. He starts from a tall, slightly open stance, easy load back with quiet rhythm to land square with balance. Loose hands, quick, explosive hips as he transfers his weight through contact. Short path with strength at contact, ball sounds different off his bat. Johnson produced gap power during batting practice with a loose, easy, high finish of the barrel with more power to come.


SS / RHP / OAK RIDGE, TX / 2020

6-foot-1, 160-pound, wiry, athletic, fast-twitch frame. Cramer is a confident, aggressive player with good presence, and is one of the those players that college coaches will want to see in the coming year. Moves with easy, long strides on defense and flashes fluid actions. At shortstop, Cramer is an athletic defender with quick footwork, soft hands with smooth rhythm and timing as he plays through the ball. Short arm swing from a high-¾ slot, he threw 71 mph across the diamond. Made a nice play in the game on a hard charging ground ball, then showed good body control to get the runner at first base. The rising sophomore ran a 7.15-second 60-yard dash and posted an exit velocity 88 mph off the tee. Cramer, a right-handed hitter, has a lot of moving parts in his swing, but produces solid bat speed with rhythm and strength at contact. He starts from a crouched stance, big load back, aggressive leg-kick as triggers his hands down and back, quick hips into a powerful weight transfer. Quick hands through the zone, hard contact during batting practice, loose-high finish creates lift and carry. During the game he had a single up the middle and squared up a ground ball right at the second baseman.


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