College Draft Profile: Jake Johansen

 

Jake Johansen, RHP, Dallas Baptist University

Class: Sophomore (Red Shirt); Height: 6-6; Weight: 235

Updated: 06/03/13

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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After serving as a video scout/analyst for Baseball Info Solutions, Joe Werner began writing at his original site, ReleasePoints.com. He’s since transitioned into his current niche, prospect analysis, at ProspectDigest.com. He has been fortunate — and incredibly blessed — to have some of his work published and mentioned by several major media outlets, including: ESPN, Cleveland.com and the Baseball Research Journal. He can be reached at: JosephMWerner@yahoo.com.