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Daniel Johnson

Born: 07/11/1995 (Age: 21)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 5' 10" Weight: 200
Primary Position: RF
Secondary Position: CF
Smaller frame, but strong and in shape; Quick-twitch athlete.
Evaluator Greg Goldstein
Report Date 06/22/2017
Dates Seen 4/9/17, 6/9/17-6/11/17
Affiliate Hagerstown Suns (Low A, Nationals)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2020 Moderate 45 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 40 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.
Power 45 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.
Baserunning/Speed 70 Clocked 4.00; Plus-plus runner, aggressive, burst to take the extra base, hustles.
Glove 55 Plus range, ability to make flash plays, average glove skills, could take better routes in both outfield positions; makes up ground due to speed.
Arm 60 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.

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