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Top-10 Profiles of 2021: No. 7, Bjorn Johnson


By: Diego Solares
Staff Writer, Associate Scout

As we approach the end of 2021, we're taking account of the PBR Washington player profile pages to determine the players in our backyard whose profiles earned the most attention throughout the year. We're counting down the top-10 profiles in the state that received the most views, starting at 10 and on, concluding our countdown on New Year's Day by revealing the most-viewed profile of the year.

The seventh most viewed profile in Washington this year was LHP Bjorn Johnson (Lincoln), who’s one of the region’s top prospects for the 2023 class. The lanky, high-waisted southpaw offers plenty of physical projection attached to a wiry frame and he enjoyed a successful all-around summer this year. Johnson showed well in front of our PBR Georgia staff at the LakePoint Sports Complex this summer and earned an invitation to the Area Code Games as well. His arm works clean and loose from a high ¾ slot, currently generating easy high-80s velocity with carry and more untapped heat in the tank. Johnson owns the ability to spin a breaking ball with depth for strikes in the low-to-mid-70s, too.

Committed to Washington, Johnson has one of the highest ceilings in the region for his class, especially as he continues to physically mature. More information on the southpaw, found below. 



Bjorn Johnson

Class of 2023 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: LHP
  • High School: Lincoln
    State: WA
  • Summer Team: City Baseball
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
89
Max FB
(06/30/21)
84 - 89
FB
(06/30/21)
76 - 81
CB
(06/30/21)
78 - 79
CH
(07/22/20)
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
84 - 89
CB
76 - 81
CH
74 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
84 - 87
CB
72 - 73
CH
78 - 79
Trackman - Fastball
85.1
Velocity (max)
(07/22/20)
81.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/22/20)
2181
Spin Rate (max)
(07/22/20)
2088
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/22/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
85.1
Velo Range
84 - 85
Eff Velocity (avg)
81.6
Spin Rate (max)
2181
Spin Rate (avg)
2088
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
71.9
Velocity (max)
(07/22/20)
70.8 - 71.9
Velo Range
(07/22/20)
68.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/22/20)
1814
Spin Rate (max)
(07/22/20)
1785
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/22/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
71.9
Velo Range
70.8 - 71.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
68.3
Spin Rate (max)
1814
Spin Rate (avg)
1785
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
78.2
Velocity (max)
(07/22/20)
74.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/22/20)
1752
Spin Rate (max)
(07/22/20)
1671
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/22/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
78.2
Velo Range
75.8 - 78.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
74.8
Spin Rate (max)
1752
Spin Rate (avg)
1671
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Scouting Report

7/22/20

 

Strongly built, wiry frame at 6-foot-1, 175 pounds. Squarely built upper half with a wide build. Quick paced delivery with consistent tempo. High, balanced leg lift with some coil into his back hip. Shows some drop & drive after hand break as he begins stride down the slope. Gets full extension from glove side and creates slight shoulder tilt early. Levels out at landing as stride foot gets down. Lead leg opens up early, creating separation against his upper half. Clean, continuous arm path with whippy action through release. Works from a 3/4 slot. Stays on top of the ball and creates some downward angle on all 3 of his offerings. FB/CB/CH combination with all 3 flashing above average. Actions, frame and arm all project well for future development. 

 



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