3/27/17 Game Notes: The 2016 IHSAA strikeout leader came in for relief for the Athenians. Johnson featured a straight fastball that sat 83-85 with feel for both side of the plate. He also showcased a hard, sharp breaking ball that sat 74-76. Breaking ball drew several swing and misses. Defensively, hands are sure with clean footwork. Throws have carry across the field. At the plate, Johnson is slightly closed with a compact swing. Above average bat speed and good box presence. 2/20/16: 6-foot-2, 180 pound right-hander pitches from an over-the-top slog. Changes arm action between long and short. Rhythm is choppy. Fastball was up to 84, sitting 80-82. Breaking ball had some bite at 70-72. Changeup was 70-71. 7/29/14: 6 foot, 165 pounds, 7.40/60. Talks and thinks the game. Throws 78 mph across the infield with a long, high ¾ arm angle. Average hands with a good feel for his position. Spray hitter that hits with his hands low in a balanced stance and a short stride, fast bat speed on a short path to the ball.2/22/14: 5-foot-11, 155 pound freshman was 69 mph with some accuracy across the diamond from a long arm action. Throws uphill. Feet are slow, but plays through the baseball well with a clean exchange. At the plate starts balanced with a high back elbow. Loads back with a short stride. Needs to continue to improve the use of his lower half. Registered an exit velo of 76 mph.