Uncommitted Senior Spotlight: Akili Johnson (St. Albans)

Dan Williams
West Virginia Director of Scouting

As we move into the winter months and begin preparations for 2018 we will periodically highlight prospects that have made an impression over the summer and fall. Today we continue our coverage of a group of uncommitted seniors with potential to contribute at next level as late additions by highlighting Akili Johnson (St Albans).

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Akili Johnson

Class of 2018 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: St. Albans
    State: WV
  • Summer Team: Show California
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


INF Velo
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

7/12/17 5-11, 175-pound right-handed hitter initiates swing with a pronounced knee to knee leg kick and an aggressive weight shift. Hands are quick and there is obvious athleticism. A limited hip turn following heel plant is associated with some swaying of the hips.  Sway also creates an uphill swing path. Johnson recorded an 86 mph bat exit velocity.

Defensively,creates good angles and demonstrates excellent agility with above average range.  Soft, quick hands and clean transfer are present. Arm strength across infield of 74 mph and 7.03 sixty time was recorded. Johnson did have tendency to play somewhat upright.