Uncommitted Spotlight: Ashton Johnson


Cade Walker
Staff Writer

Scouting Report: Medium frame and solidly built ‘22 LHP with a simple, clean delivery. A classic north/south approach and steps back at a 45 degree angle and gathers with a compact flexible NWU high kick and coils well up top and breaks his hands over the rubber. He lands on his toe and slightly closes with the toe on foot strike. The arm is a medium to full circle arc with a HTQ arm stroke and gets enough ext. out front, yet is somewhat upright. Gets his FB 82-85 for K’s and works effectively down the mound. The CB 70-72 has some late break with full depth at times. The CH also 70-72 is ideal with another foot added to the FB. Throws K’s with all 3 and has had success pitching for Mountain West and the Mets Scout Team ‘22 in AZ in the fall. Johnson dominated during his '21 high school season with an 0.60 ERA, 121 strikeouts, and 2 no-hitters. Was PBR player of the week on three separate occasions. Johnson's combination of skills and success should make him an intriguing arm for schools. 



Ashton Johnson

Class of 2022 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Olympus
    State: UT
  • Summer Team: Team Utah '22
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/L

Statistics

Pitching
83
Max FB
(08/13/21)
79 - 80
FB
(11/28/20)
69 - 72
CB
(11/28/20)
72 - 72
CH
(11/28/20)
Pitching
Max FB
80
FB
79 - 80
CB
69 - 72
CH
72 - 72
Position
7.13
60-yard
(03/06/21)
83
OF Velo
(03/06/21)
96
Exit Velo
(08/13/21)
Position
60-yard
7.52
OF Velo
79
Exit Velo
96
Position
60-yard
7.52
OF Velo
79
Position
60-yard
7.42
OF Velo
77
Trackman - Fastball
83.4
Velocity (max)
(08/12/21)
81.8 - 82.5
Velo Range
(03/06/21)
82.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/06/21)
2072
Spin Rate (max)
(03/06/21)
1930
Spin Rate (avg)
(11/28/20)
22.5
IVB (max)
(11/28/20)
21.3
IVB (avg)
(11/28/20)
-9.2
HM (max)
(08/12/21)
-3.2
HM (avg)
(08/12/21)
6.4
Extension (avg)
(03/06/21)
6.3
Release Ht (avg)
(03/06/21)
26
Spin Score (max)
(11/28/20)
83
Zone %
(11/28/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
83.4
Velo Range
79.8 - 82
Eff Velocity (avg)
80.9
Spin Rate (max)
1967
Spin Rate (avg)
1817
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
82.6
Velo Range
81.8 - 82.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
82
Spin Rate (max)
2072
Spin Rate (avg)
1900
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
82.2
Velo Range
79.6 - 81.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
79.8
Spin Rate (max)
2070
Spin Rate (avg)
1930
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
73.0
Velocity (max)
(08/12/21)
69.8 - 72.9
Velo Range
(08/12/21)
70.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/06/21)
2008
Spin Rate (max)
(11/28/20)
1854
Spin Rate (avg)
(11/28/20)
-3.9
IVB (max)
(08/12/21)
10.8
IVB (avg)
(11/28/20)
11.8
HM (max)
(11/28/20)
5.9
HM (avg)
(03/06/21)
5.8
Extension (avg)
(11/28/20)
6.0
Release Ht (avg)
(03/06/21)
28
Spin Score (max)
(11/28/20)
44
Zone %
(08/12/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
73
Velo Range
69.8 - 72.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
70.3
Spin Rate (max)
1824
Spin Rate (avg)
1696
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
72.6
Velo Range
70.8 - 72.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
70.7
Spin Rate (max)
1929
Spin Rate (avg)
1830
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
72.6
Velo Range
70 - 72.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
70.4
Spin Rate (max)
2008
Spin Rate (avg)
1854
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Slider
72.1
Velocity (max)
(08/12/21)
70.9 - 72.1
Velo Range
(08/12/21)
70.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
(08/12/21)
1698
Spin Rate (max)
(08/12/21)
1627
Spin Rate (avg)
(08/12/21)
0.2
IVB (max)
(08/12/21)
3.0
IVB (avg)
(08/12/21)
6.6
HM (max)
(08/12/21)
5.7
HM (avg)
(08/12/21)
5.7
Extension (avg)
(08/12/21)
5.5
Release Ht (avg)
(08/12/21)
24
Spin Score (max)
(08/12/21)
25
Zone %
(08/12/21)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
72.1
Velo Range
70.9 - 72.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
70.6
Spin Rate (max)
1698
Spin Rate (avg)
1627
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
74.5
Velocity (max)
(03/06/21)
73.7 - 74.5
Velo Range
(03/06/21)
74.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/06/21)
2026
Spin Rate (max)
(11/28/20)
1823
Spin Rate (avg)
(11/28/20)
18.5
IVB (max)
(11/28/20)
16.9
IVB (avg)
(03/06/21)
-7.3
HM (max)
(08/12/21)
-3.7
HM (avg)
(08/12/21)
6.7
Extension (avg)
(03/06/21)
6.1
Release Ht (avg)
(03/06/21)
28
Spin Score (max)
(11/28/20)
100
Zone %
(08/12/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
73.7
Velo Range
72 - 73.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
72.3
Spin Rate (max)
1687
Spin Rate (avg)
1648
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
74.5
Velo Range
73.7 - 74.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
74.5
Spin Rate (max)
1816
Spin Rate (avg)
1722
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
72.9
Velo Range
70.2 - 72.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
70.4
Spin Rate (max)
2026
Spin Rate (avg)
1823
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
95.8
Exit Velocity (max)
(08/12/21)
89.0
Exit Velocity (avg)
(03/06/21)
232
Distance (avg)
(11/28/20)
348
Distance (max)
(03/06/21)
54
Hard Hit %
(08/12/21)
70
Sweet Spot %
(03/06/21)
40
Line Drive %
(03/06/21)
55.6
Fly Ball %
(11/28/20)
54
Ground Ball %
(08/12/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
95.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
83.4
Distance (avg)
148
Distance (max)
337
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
93.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
89
Distance (avg)
218
Distance (max)
348
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
84
Exit Velocity (avg)
78.6
Distance (avg)
232
Distance (max)
304
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
26.4
Hand Speed (max)
(03/06/21)
24.7
Hand Speed (avg)
(03/06/21)
74.3
Bat Speed (max)
(08/12/21)
70.1
Bat Speed (avg)
(03/06/21)
25.7
Rot. Acc (max)
(11/28/20)
23.3
Rot. Acc (avg)
(03/06/21)
75
On Plane Eff (avg)
(03/06/21)
84
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(11/28/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
24.4
Hand Speed (avg)
22.9
Bat Speed (max)
74.3
Bat Speed (avg)
69.7
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
26.4
Hand Speed (avg)
24.7
Bat Speed (max)
71.3
Bat Speed (avg)
70.1
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
24.4
Hand Speed (avg)
23.6
Bat Speed (max)
68.6
Bat Speed (avg)
66.3
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitch_Scores

Pitch Scores - Fastball
79
Hop+
(08/12/21)
75
Rise+
(11/28/20)
72
Sink+
(08/12/21)
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
50
Hammer+
(11/28/20)
63
Sweep+
(11/28/20)
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+
Pitch Scores - Slider
49
Hammer+
(08/12/21)
73
Sweep+
(08/12/21)
Pitch Scores - Slider
Hammer+
Sweep+

Videos

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