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Florida's Johnson impresses against LSU

Updated: April 13, 2012, 2:22 PM ET
By Kiley McDaniel

Brian Johnson is a left-handed starter and first baseman for Florida that has a nice lefty stroke and some raw power at the plate but is a better prospect on the mound. I've seen two outings the junior from him this season and while the stuff and command varied some, the overall package was the same.

Johnson will sit 89-92, touching 94 mph with his fastball and can command the pitch well most of the time, but had some trouble later in his outing against LSU last weekend. He has a slider (80-83 mph, occasional hard horizontal bite gets under the hands of righty hitters), curve (75-78, most consistent off-speed offering that he commands well) and change (81-83, occasional late sinking action with good deception) that he will use based on which he has feel for that day.

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