Luke Johnson
Luke Johnson
Luke Johnson
Luke Johnson
Luke Johnson
Luke Johnson

CLASS OF 2021

C
2B

Luke
Johnson

Southwest Guilford (HS) • NC
5-10 • 165LBS • R/R
Travel Team: NCBA Golden Spikes
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1/26/20

Positional Profile: C/2B.
Body: 5’10”, 165 pounds. Average build.
Defense: 2.04 - 2.18 pop times. Gets in line to second base, with clean trasfers across his chest. Receives with a low target and average hands.
Arm: R. C - 73 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot with some feel for the second base bag.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup. Weight loads back with a short stride and minimal hand movement. Slightly uphill path. Barrel can get in and out of the zone to quickly at times.
Power: 86 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Middle of the field approach with average bat speed and barrel feel.
Run: 4.13 runner in the 30.

11/03/19

5 foot 9, 165-pound average build.  Hits from the right side with a wide base, sitting into his legs.  Loads against his back leg with his hands working back and a short stride.  Has lift in his swing, while using the whole field.  Lined several balls to the opposite field gap during batting practice.  Average bat speed with his exit velocity recorded at 86 mph.  Quick feet with a quick transfer behind the plate with a short arm action, throwing from an overhand slot.  Accurate arm with some carry to second base that topped at 73 mph.  Pop times ranged from 2.00-2.19.  Easy receiver in games that worked with each pitcher he caught.  Seems to enjoy being back there.  Flashed an ability to block and recover with bend in the hips.  Recorded a 7.36 in the 60.

8/08/19

5 foot 9, 161-pound average build.  Right hand hitter with a balanced setup.  Simple load with a short stride and his hands working slightly back.  Gap to gap approach with his barrel working slightly uphill through the zone.  Stayed through a ball with two strikes making hard contact to center field in game action.  Average bat speed with his exit velocity recorded at 87 mph.  Quick feet with clean transfers using a short arm action, throwing from an over the top slot.  Positional velocity topped at 75 mph from a crouch position. Some feel for the second base bag with his pop times ranging from 2.07-2.14.  Recorded 7.41 in the 60.

6/18/19

5 foot 9, 160-pound average build with room to add strength.   Sets up balanced and relaxed from the right side of the plate. Short stride during his load with his hands getting ready to attack the ball.  Loose hands, working short to the ball and keeping his barrel in the zone. Consistently found his barrel during batting practice, lining balls out gap to gap.  Has strength to his pull side with above average bat speed. Exit velocity recorded at 86 mph. Gains ground on his throws to second base with quick, fluid feet.  Quick transfers with a short arm action, throwing from an over the top slot with some feel for the bag. Pop times recorded at 2.05-2.06 with his positional velocity topping at 72 mph with some carry from a crouch position.  Recorded a 7.49 in the 60 and a 4.78 home to first time. 


10.27.18

5-foot-9, 150-pound average build.  Hits from the right side using a balanced setup.  Works back during his load, using a short stride.  Quick barrel, keeping it in the zone.  Feel for the barrel using a line drive, gap to gap approach.  Exit velocity recorded at 82 mph.  Shows athleticism behind the plate with fluid feet.  Short arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Accurate arm with pop times at 2.00-2.16.  Positional velocity peaked at 71 mph.  Plays through balls on the infield with an accurate arm across the diamond at 75 mph.  Recorded a 7.42 in the 60-yard dash on a soft track.

08.09.18
Lanky and thin frame at 5-foot-9, 150 pounds.  Still a lot of maturation ahead.  Right handed hitter is tall at the dish, using a leg kick to generate rhythm and a load.  Waggle in bat head quiets as he works to a consistent launch point. Average bat speed and a gap-to-gap approach, saw a lot of barrels in BP.  Works for extension with looseness in swing.  Exit velocity of 80 mph.  Late with stride at times in game at-bats.  Solid target in a normal setup behind the plate.  Hands works with quickness and ease through the catch, exchanging across his chest.  Quick, clean transition to a short arm action and high-3/4 slot.  Average carry with some accuracy.  Pop times ranging 2.19 – 2.29 with a positional velocity of 75 mph out of the crouch.  On the infield, works to play through the baseball.  Hands fight through some stiffness, typically catching the ball off his right inside hip.  Clean exchanges to a short arm action, loading his scapular.  High-3/4 slot with accuracy at 77 mph across the diamond.

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