Jake Johansen, RHP, Dallas Baptist University
Class: Sophomore (Red Shirt); Height: 6-6; Weight: 235
A big, 6-foot-6 right-hander with a history of control problems, Johansen, who’s averaged 7.32 BB/9 during his first two seasons at Dallas Baptist University, took a huge developmental step forward this season. In 88.3 innings, he’s walked just 26 batters or 2.65 BB/9. Along with his new found control, Johansen’s strikeout rate also held firm, at 7.64K/9.
Projection: Johansen’s otherwise solid season will be masked by a horrifically poor 5.53 ERA. However, his FIP, 3.81, is more in line with his actual skill set. And his BABIP is also incredibly high, at .373. He’s going to be a very wise selection for a numbers savvy organization. And if his control really is a tangible skill, there’s no reason to believe that he couldn’t have a future in the big leagues, maybe even as a backend guy in the rotation or bullpen.
Ceiling: 1.5- to 2.0-win player
Likelihood of Reaching His Ceiling: Moderate
Drafted: Second or Third Round
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