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2016 Mets draft profile: RHP Trent Johnson

With their 17th selection in the 2016 draft (Round 16, Pick 490), the Mets selected Trent Johnson, a pitcher from Illinois.

Name: Trent Johnson
Born: Williston, Florida
Age: 19 (8/12/96)
Height/Weight: 6'5"/185 lbs
Position: RHP
Bats/Throws: R/R
School: Santa Fe Community College (Gainesville, Florida)

Born in Illinois, Trent Johnson stood out on the mound at his native Williston High School. Among Florida high schoolers, Johnson was highly ranked by baseball publications. He was not drafted, and went on to attend Santa Fe College in nearby Gainesville. He made 27 starts there, winning 17 of them. His 17-3 record makes him the winningest pitcher in the history of the Santa Fe baseball program, while his 162 strikeouts are second all-time in school history, just eight short of the school record. Johnson captured the attention of scouts as a high schooler with a solid arsenal of pitches and the ability to throw strikes, but recaptured their attention this season, where he went 8-2 with a 2.20 ERA and 89 strikeouts in 98.1 innings.

Johnson has a fairly generic delivery. He throws from a high 3/4 arm slot, utilizing a high leg kick. He strides well and finds himself in good fielding position after delivering the pitch. The right-hander has solid stuff, anchored by a fastball that sits at about 90 MPH. He complements that with a developing curveball and a developing changeup.