VA Unsigned Senior Spotlight: Jared Johnson


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By John Nolan
Virginia Assistant Director and Content Manager

VA Unsigned Senior Spotlight: Jared Johnson

Jared Johnson

Class of 2018 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Kettle Run
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: Richmond Braves 17 National Team
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 165lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


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Exit Velo

Scouting Report

9.15.17:  Johnson has added some strength to his athletic frame. In the field, very soft hands, quick exchange and release, accurate arm. At the plate, short simple line drive swing, works middle of the field, potential high average hitter with some doubles power. Ran a 4.31 home to first.

5.31.17: Johnson played third in this game, has a good first step and soft hands, clean transfer and works through the ball well. Short arm action with average arm strength. Short line drive swing, uses the whole field, ran a 4.40 on a groundout.

2.18.17:  Johnson is 5-9 with an athletic frame, hits from the right side from an open athletic stance. Short stride on line, smooth load back, good rhythm, explosive hips and some balance to swing. Short to ball, level to slightly uphill path with some extension through it, line drive swing, good approach using middle of field, exit velocity was 85. At short, quick clean footwork, fields with wide base, above average hands. Clean exchange, throws from three-quarters arm slot, short arm action, position velocity was 77. Ran a 7.33 60.

6.21.16:  Johnson has an athletic 5-9 frame and hits from the right side. Athletic stance, loads back into a wrap with a leg kick stride. Explosive lower half with good balance throughout his swing. Short path with some extension and a fast bat. Exit velocity was 87. Fluid rhythm with a good approach, line drive swing that worked gap to gap. Three-quarters arm slot with a loose arm action. Accurate throws, position velocity of 76. Soft hands and quick fluid footwork with a clean, fast exchange. Athletic defender that plays through balls well. 7.09 60 time.

10.31.15: Hit from a slightly narrow stance that stood tall.  Smooth load back with a controlled stride that stays on line.  Decent lower half turn to the ball.  Maintains good balance throughout swing.  Bat exit velocity of 78 mph.  Short, level path to the ball with decent extension.  Line drive hitter with quality mechanics.  Good feel for hands, should be an elite hitter with increased strength.  Threw from a quick, high ¾ arm slot with accuracy.  Positional velocity of 72 mph.  Quality hands with clean footwork.  At times rigid.  Quick, clean exchanges.  Plays through the ball.  Athletic infielder with smooth range.

9.23.15:  Hit from balanced and athletic stance.  Smooth load back with a controlled stride that stays on line.  Average lower half turn to the ball, at times sits on back side.  Good balance maintained throughout swing.  Bat exit velocity of 77mph.  Short path to the ball that stays level and extends through the ball.  Line drive hitter.  In the field, threw from a quick, loose high ¾ arm slot.  Throws had accuracy.  Positional velocity of 72mph.  Good glove presentation.  Soft hands with quick, clean exchanges.  Footwork was quick and fluid.  Played through the ball.  Showed some athleticism and ability to move laterally.