Nolan Johnson
Nolan Johnson
Nolan Johnson
Nolan Johnson

CLASS OF 2017

LHP
1B

Nolan
Johnson

Southern Illinois
Daviess County (HS) • KY
6-0 • 165LBS • L/L
Travel Team: Kentucky Naturals

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6/17/15 - 6-foot, 160-pound lanky LHP works through a high-3/4 arm slot with regular effort, good rhythm in delivery and repeats it well, fastball sat 77-79 mph topping at 80, works the bottom of the zone well, 61-65 mph curveball has solid 1/7 action with some depth, showed a 74 mph changeup thrown with good arm action, throws strikes with all pitches, allowed two hits, no walks, and struck out three (2 on FB and one swinging on CB) in his two innings of work, continues to show velocity gains with good pitchability.
7/23/14 - 6-foot, 150-pound prospect ran a 7.93 60-yard dash with 78 mph tee exit velocity. Hits from an open stance with a short stride, hands show some looseness, wraps some in load, went 0-for-3 in game play with two strikeouts.  Defensively, shows soft hands with 76 mph arm across the infield, good footwork around the first base bag.
On the mound, continues to show an increase in velocity at each event, uses medium arm action through a high ¾ arm slot, arm works easily, fastball sat 73-76 mph with occasional slight arm-side run, shows good command of his 59-64 mph curveball that displayed 1/7 action with some depth, good arm action on 65 mph changeup, pounds the strike zone with all three pitches, expect to see continued velocity gains.
1/19/14 - 5-foot-10, 147-pound prospect, uses long arm action through a high ¾ arm slot, fastball sat 69-71 mph touching 72 with occasional arm-side run (increase of 3 mph from June event), curveball continues to progress showing sharper 1/7 action than previous event at 58-60 mph and will continue to get better with physical maturity, throws 65-66 mph changeup with good arm action that shows some arm-side run when he stays behind it, has grown 2 inches and gained 35 pounds since first event in June, will continue to develop on the mound.  As a position player, shows good actions and feet around the bag, showed an increase in arm strength from previous event at 72 mph across the infield.  At the plate, hits from an open setup, squares front side with a short stride, wraps bat in load, limited use of lower half, line drive type hitter, ran 4.96 down the first base line, showed a 4 mph increase in tee exit velocity of 75 mph.
6/26/13 - 5-foot-8, 105-pound prospect, 5-foot-8, uses long arm action through a high ¾ arm slot, loose arm, on-line repeatable mechanics, good rhythm and tempo in delivery, fastball sat 67-70 mph, 2-seamer showed some arm side run, showed good command of 56-57 mph curveball with gradual 1-7 action, throws 61-62 mph changeup with good arm action that has good run and sink, has a good idea on the mound, will continue to add velocity and develop secondary pitches as he physically matures.  As position player, shows good actions around the bag, 70 mph arm across the infield.  At the plate, hits from slightly closed setup, smooth load, short stride, wraps some in load, showed barrel awareness squaring some pitches up, will continue to develop game as he gets stronger.
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