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Cooper Johnson

Cooper  Johnson

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Mundelein, Ill.

High School:
Carmel Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 205

Position:
C

Experience:
HS

2017: Played in 42 games, making 38 starts behind the plate … Threw out 17 baserunners (15 caught stealing, two pickoffs) … Hit .213 with 17 runs, eight RBI and six doubles … Went 2-for-4 and caught a runner stealing in the series finale win over No. 19 Texas A&M (5/14) ... Matched his career high with two hits against Texas A&M (5/14) ... Tallied a career high in runs with three against ULM (5/2) ... On his 19th birthday, went 2-for-4 with a double and one RBI, while catching two runners attempting to steal (4/25) ... Threw out two baserunners in the win over UAPB (4/19) ... Went 2-for-3 with two runs, one RBI and a double in the victory over No. 19 Kentucky (3/23) ... Tallied two hits at No. 19 Kentucky (3/23) ... Threw out three baserunners (two pickoffs, one caught stealing) versus No. 6 East Carolina (2/17-2/19).

HIGH SCHOOL:
Attended Carmel Catholic High School where he lettered three years and was coached by Bill Taylor ... Selected in the 28th round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Cincinnati Reds … Among college and high school players, rated the No. 56 draft prospect by D1Baseball.com and No. 68 draft prospect by MLB.com … Ranked the best player from the state of Illinois, including the No. 39 recruit by Perfect Game … Tabbed a 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game first team All-American and first team Central All-Region … Won a gold medal at the 18-and-under World Cup as a member of Team USA … Played in the 2015 Under Armour All-America Game at Wrigley Field … Named a top-500 prospect by Baseball America … Made the 2016 Rawlings Top Prospect list … As a senior, named the conference’s defensive player of the year for his superb play behind the plate … Earned all-state honors in 2016 … Three-time all-conference and two-time all-area honoree … Hit .342 over his high school career, adding 33 doubles, 33 runs and 88 RBI … Competed in the 2015 Area Code Games … Earned 2015 Underclass All-American first team honors after hitting .382 as a junior.

PERSONAL: Son of Phil and Cyenna Johnson … Born: April 25, 1998 … Has two siblings, Quincy and Sadie … Would like to open up his own gym following his playing career … Exercise Science major.

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