5 - DJ Johnson
DJ Johnson
Height: 5-9
Weight: 176
Year: So.
Hometown: Adel, Ga.
High School: Cook Co.
Position: 2B/RHP

2011 (Freshman): Made significant contributions on the mound, at the dish and in the field as a second baseman and right-handed pitcher for Coach Gibson … Appeared in 49 games as a true freshman, making 47 starts all at second base … Hit .263 on the year with 10 doubles and 21 RBI … Worked primarily as a middle reliever on the mound, putting up a team-low 1.91 ERA in 17 appearances … Had a 1-2 overall record with two saves while striking out 31 batters in 33.0 innings pitched … Also excelled in the field, accumulating a .985 fielding percentage from his second base position … Was recognized for his versatility and talent both on the mound and in the field by being one of just 25 players named to the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award Watch List ... After a slow start to the season, had a coming out party against SEC power Georgia (March 8), with a 3-for-4 showing at the plate while throwing two shutout innings of relief in the contest … Had a solid series against Campbell (April 1-2), going 9-for-14 with a triple, three RBI and five runs scored … Put together his best pitching performance of the year in the A-Sun Championship Final Round against Belmont (May 28), allowing just one run on four hits in a season-high 5.2 innings pitched … Capped off his season by being named to the A-Sun All-Freshman Team.   

 

High School: Was a two-sport star at Cook High School, earning four letters in both baseball and basketball … Helped guide the Hornets to three-straight Region 1AA Championships and a 2010 AA State Runner-Up finish … Was a dominant two-way player putting up incredible numbers as a starting pitcher and shortstop … Holds the Cook High School single-season records in both wins (13) and strikeouts (157) … Won the 1-AA Region Pitcher of the Year award twice as a junior and a senior and was named to the 2010 Louisville Slugger All-American team as a senior.

 

Personal: Son of Harold Gray and Sabrina Johnson … Was taken by the New York Mets in the 21st round (632nd pick) of the 2010 MLB Draft … Plans to major in business at Mercer … Chose to attend Mercer because he loved the coaching staff and the campus … Born on December 4, 1991 in Adel, Ga. … Lists Chris Tucker as his favorite actor and Lil Wayne and Drake as his favorite musical artists.

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