Smaller frame, but strong and in shape; Quick-twitch athlete.
Hagerstown Suns (Low A, Nationals)
Calm player, goes about his business with out much emotion. Doesn't get too high or low.
40; Reserve outfielder
Mild leverage, balanced follow through; plus bat speed, pull hitter, at his best when turning on inside pitch, tendency to roll over on pitches on the outer half, will sell out for power at times, struggles keeping his balance against offspeed on the outer half, aggressive hitter; projects below-average utility.
Above-average raw power, keeps weight back, uses his lower body to create power, produces loud contact, can drive with high launch angle, gets underneath hittable pitches, ability to go down and lift pitches low in the zone, advanced power approach; Projects fringe-average utility.
Clocked 4.00; Plus-plus runner, aggressive, burst to take the extra base, hustles.
Plus range, ability to make flash plays, average glove skills, could take better routes in both outfield positions; makes up ground due to speed.
Plus arm strength, uses lower body strength well when throwing to a base.
While his plus tools shine when a bat isn't in his hands, Johnson flashes plus raw power and should continue to be able to barrel up balls as he moves up. His ability to wait for his pitch and improve his bat control on outside offerings is what will determine if he can be a regular at the major league level. I’m not so confident that he will make enough adjustments in order to reach this point, but he’ll find a place on a big league roster given his power, speed and fielding ability.