12/30/13

Draft 14 - A Quick Look - OF - Kel Johnson - Home School (GA)

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Kel Johnson

6-9-13  -  18.Kel Johnson, 1B (Georgia HS): One of the best power bats in the high school ranks. Remains to be seen if he ends up at 1st base, or if he can play a solid outfield. http://www.minorleaguerundown.com/2013/06/09/2014-mlb-draft-top-30-prospects/     

6-13-13  -  12. San Diego Padres — Kel Johnson, OF, Home School (GA) - A 6’-4”, 210 pound right-hander who has been a fixture on Perfect Game tournaments, Johnson is home schooled by his parents and plays for the East Cobb Braves — one of the premiere youth baseball operations in the country. Power would be his best tool right now as he generates a ton of it with his string wrists and bat speed. A player who you come to watch hit batting practice. Committed to Georgia Tech. http://beforeitsnews.com/sports/2013/06/2014-mlb-mock-draft-1-0-no-time-like-the-present-2513748.html?currentSplittedPage=2    

7-2-13  - 2014 Top 100 High School Prospects -  6. Kel Johnson- OF-1B, Palmetto (GA) - Hits everything hard. Had a home run at TOS and a three home run day a couple days ago at a Perfect Game event http://www.ninebaseball.org/Wordpress/jeff-sullivans-top-100-2014-prospects/    

7-22-13 - Perfect Game USA ‏@PerfectGameUSA  - 2014 Kel Johnson just drilled a HR to put the East Cobb Braves on top. Ball comes off his bat different. Wow! #PGTourney

7-24-13  -  Kel Johnson, of/1b, Homeschooled, Palmetto, Ga./FTB Mizuno - Johnson showed toughness and determination battling through a stomach virus during TOS. He has strength throughout his large 6-foot-4, 210-pound frame. The Georgia Tech commit’s calling card is his bat. Johnson, who has a loud setup with lots of moving parts and unique timing mechanisms for his hands and front leg, has good bat speed with a swing path conducive to power—especially to his pull side. He has above-average raw power and can put on a show in batting practice. The righthanded hitter is faster than quick and has enough arm and speed to handle an outfield corner. Johnson is homeschooled, a rarity for potential pro prospects. http://www.baseballamerica.com/draft/tyler-koleks-heavy-fastball-among-tournament-of-stars-standouts/    

2013 East Coast Pro Showcase Top 50 Prospects    - 7. Kel Johnson – OF, Palmetto (GA) HS - Big time power bat. Has the most raw power of any player I’ve seen in the 2014 class. Has been raking all summer for East Cobb. http://www.ninebaseball.org/Wordpress/sullys-top-50-ecp-prospects/  

 

8-11-13 - Player:  Kel Johnson   Primary Position:  OF  Secondary Position(s):  1B  Height/Weight:  6’4/215  Bats/Throws:  R/R Date of Birth:  7/8/1995  Home Town:  Palmetto, GA  School:  Home School  Travel Team(s):  East Cobb Braves  Class of:  2014  Committed To:  Georgia Tech = Scouting Notes: - 2013 Tournament of Stars notes from Don Olsen: - Kel is a tall proportional lean athletic frame with strength in the wrists and forearms.  He shows some projection, could gain another 20-25 pounds in a Jayson Werth type mold.  Defensively, he has a good deal of arm strength and carries, routinely ropes it.  Good first step and reacts well off the ball, logically a RF down the line.  Bat stands out, extremely loud contact with a ton of backspin that leads to a great deal of raw power, easily in the plus grade and could rise higher. He displays outstanding pull power, and power to all fields.   In game approach, works with good pitch recognition and turns on good velocity with line drive power, pulls mistakes with power.  Sometimes stretches the zone, but shows the ability to drive the RCF gap, should be at least average contact, maybe above average with maturation. Speed should be at least average, good instinctive player on the bags, moves well, good double potential.  Kel has across the board average to above average tools with a chance to plus, maybe higher power. http://bigleaguefutures.net/1/2013/08/11/2014-mlb-draft-profile-kel-johnson/  

 

8-14-13 – Through The Fence – Top 50 Prospects – 35. Kel Johnson, OF, Home School, (GA) - A 6’-4”, 210-pound right-hander who has been a fixture on Perfect Game tournaments, Johnson is home schooled by his parents and plays for the East Cobb Braves — one of the premiere youth baseball operations in the country. Power would be his best tool right now as he generates a ton of it with his strong wrists and bat speed. A player who you come to watch hit batting practice. Finished second to Gatewood in the home run derby at Citi Field, hitting 11 in total. Committed to Georgia Tech. http://throughthefencebaseball.com/2014-mlb-draft-top-50-prospects/36463#mwWwsFxSUZy7YC5V.99    

9-4-13 – Mack’s Mock Draft v1.0 – 19 –   OF Kel Johnson – Home School (GA) – This is easiest the most talented home schooled ballplayer in the history of the game. Plays for the legendary travel team, the East Coast Braves. As one scout said, ‘you go out just to see this guy hit batting practice’.  A ton of raw power.

9-11-13 - Sully’s 2014 Top 100 MLB HS Draft Prospects – 13.Kel Johnson – OF, Palmetto (GA)  http://www.ninebaseball.org/Wordpress/sullys-2014-top-100-mlb-hs-draft-prospects/ 9-30-13 – TTF Mock 2.0 - 37. Milwaukee Brewers — Kel Johnson, OF, Home School, (GA)  A 6’-4”, 210-pound right-hander who has been a fixture on Perfect Game tournaments, Johnson is home schooled by his parents and plays for the East Cobb Braves — one of the premiere youth baseball operations in the country. Power would be his best tool right now as he generates a ton of it with his strong wrists and bat speed. A player who you come to watch hit batting practice. Finished second to Gatewood in the home run derby at Citi Field, hitting 11 in total. Committed to Georgia Tech. http://throughthefencebaseball.com/2014-mlb-mock-draft-2-0-draft-order-set/38280#5E3F5j1jWOgE69bJ.99

10-28-13 – Jim Callis - East Cobb's top 2014 Draft prospect, left fielder Kel Johnson (home-schooled in Palmetto, Ga.), didn't do much on Saturday. He went 0-for-3, grounding out and striking out on a 77-mph breaking ball against Blewett. He has tremendous raw power, but the Georgia Tech recruit will have to show he'll hit enough to get to it consistently. http://ht.ly/qeYJz

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