Gunnar Johnson
Gunnar Johnson
Gunnar Johnson
Gunnar Johnson
Gunnar Johnson

CLASS OF 2020

C
2B

Gunnar
Johnson

Wofford
Newington (HS) • CT
5-11 • 170LBS • R/R
Travel Team: CT Capitals

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8/19/18

5-foot-10, 155-pound right-handed hitting catcher. Ran a 4.7 down the line on his dig to first base. The receiving behind the dish is soft and appropriate. Does a nice job of securing the catch and keeping pitches inside his body frame. Threw 75 mph down to second base at the workout, pop time of 1.99. The bat has a tee exit velocity of 90 mph. The setup is wide in base, bottom half under control throughout the swing. The hands work freely and the path to the ball is simple and on time. The ability to spread the field with the barrel is present. Uses a 1-handed finish after contact. Solid high level catching prospect.

Tee Exit Velocity- 90 mph
Catching Velocity- 79 mph
Pop Time- 1.99

2/25/18

5-foot-10, 155 pound, average athletic frame, a fast twitch athlete, has plenty of room to fill out. A right-handed hitter, top tool is his overall athletic ability, swing is advanced. At the plate, is balanced throughout, has good separation, with swing path being flat through the zone, keeps barrel in there a long time. Squares the baseball up hard, approach is from gap to gap, one line drive after another. The tee exit velocity was clocked at 87 mph, with more in the tank as he gains strength. The 30 yard-dash was recorded at 3.93, runs above average. Defensively plays all over, behind the dish arm was clocked at 75 mph, with easy carry and flight to it. The pop time was 2.0- 2.22, looks to stand up could stay lower throughout, arm action is clean out of a ¾ slot. Transfer is more of a jump turn, gets over rotated and leads to a slightly longer pop time, easy fix with reps and practice. During infield play, arm was clocked at 78 mph, good flow moved throughout. Time will tell where he lands defensively, serious follow, need to see early this spring.

30 Yard-Dash: 3.93
Tee Exit Velocity: 87 MPH
Arm Velocity: C-75 MPH, INF- 78 MPH

9/17/17

5-foot-10, 150-pound right-handed hitting catcher and infielder. My favorite player of the day, the swing is excellent and it translated to the game Tee exit velocity of 87 mph. Sets up with his feet even, uses a small pick up and put down of the front foot as the ball approaches. The bat path is excellent and he stays in his legs throughout contact. Uses a 1-handed finish after contact. Had 3 hits in the game, hammering the ball all over the yard. Ran a 4.7 down the line on his dig to first base. Defensively, threw 71 mph across the infield. The glove is solid, prep steps to and through the ball need to be incorporated. Behind the dish, threw 72 mph down to second base. The feet and transfer need to continue to improve. Pop time of 2.19. A long toss program in the off-season will help his arm strength. The receiving needs to be developed, securing the catch and softening the glove are imperative. Big time prospect with the bat.

Tee Exit Velocity-87 mph
Catching Velocity- 72 mph
Pop Time- 2.19
INF Velocity-71 mph

2/25/17

5-foot-9, 150-pound, average athletic frame, has plenty of room to fill out. A right-handed hitter, the stance is taller, feet are slightly open and hands are loose, set above the shoulders. The swing is down to level, the lower half is under control, has a small leg kick for timing, front foot needs to get down sooner, will have more behind the swing. The approach is more to the pull side, the barrel has some whip to it out front, maneuvers the barrel nicely. Defensively, showed to have very quick feet behind the plate catching. The transfer is quick, arm action is super short, works out of a slightly lower slot, clocked at 66 mph. The front side could get closed up a bit more, arm would stay on top, throws would be more true. At Shortstop, hands are soft works from the ground up, the transfer is clean, feet move throughout towards the target. The arm was clocked at 69 mph, double play feeds were started correctly, could use the legs more. Projects for me as more as a catcher, shows to have above average athletic ability back there.

Sixty-Yard Dash: 7.12
Exit Velocity: 80
Arm Velocity: INF- 69 mph, C-66

Future Games
5-foot-10, 155-pound, solid, athletic frame, shoulders are sloped use fill out and put added strength and mass on.  A right-handed hitting catcher, top tool is his ability to swing the bat and overall athleticism. At the plate, has a balanced approach, hands are held, works level through the baseball, stays through it. The lower half is under control simple stride. The approach is more middle to pull, collected a double and had quality at bats through the three games. The tee exit velocity is advanced clocked at 99 mph, had  good solid batting practice rounds. Ran the sixty-yard dash at 7.03. Defensively, had a pop time of 1.97-2.08 during showcase part, with an in game time of 2.11 and arm was clocked at 77 mph. The feet are extremely quick and accurate during the transfer and release, hands are soft on the catch and anticipates the breaking ball and dirts balls very well. Showed solid feel for working with all pitchers, was a vocal leader. Big follow, can play multiple positions.

Sixty-Yard: 7.03
Exit Velocity: 99 MPH
Arm Velocity: 77 MPH

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