Tanner Johnson - Baseball - University of Kentucky Athletics 46


  • height 6-2
  • Weight 200
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Crestwood, Ky.

• Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League All-Star (2018)

Phenomenal athlete with what coaches call “superior” hand-eye coordination…Plus, plus runner…Unique ability to find the barrel…Coaches believe he’ll hit over .300 for his career…Short to baseball and has shown he can hit good pitching…Has already put on 15 pounds of strength…Raw and needs more seasoning but coaches see some Evan White characteristics in him.

Appeared in 43 games for the Elmira Pioneers of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League…The 43 games played were the most by any Kentucky player in a summer league…Batted .263 with seven doubles, a triple, 19 RBI, 23 walks and a .681 OPS…Ranked seventh in the league in runs (36) and ninth in steals (17)…Was named a PGCBL all-star…Played multiple positions for the Pioneers, showing the versatility UK’s coaches love…Had 13 multi-hit games…Drove in three runs on three occasions…Hit by seven pitches as part of his .372 on-base percentage…Played with UK teammates Mason Hazelwood and Jimmy Ramsey.


Four-year letterman at South Oldham HS, where he was a four-time district champion…Coached by David Watkins…Owns school record with three home runs in a game…Earned all-state honors in both 2016 and 2017…Played in the Kentucky KHSBCA East-West All-Star Game in 2015 and 2016…Spent summer playing with the Kentucky Baseball Club U-18 team…Was a member of the National Honor Society and earned Summa Cum Laude valedictorian of his class…2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American…Perfect Game Central – All Region 2nd Team …Perfect Game 2016 Underclass Honorable Mention…Rated the No. 63 catcher in the country and No. 6 prospect in Kentucky.

Full name is Tanner Alan Johnson…Born in Louisville, Ky. … Son of Jeff and Tonya…Has younger sister, Maddy… Considers himself a technology nerd and Apple fan…Major is Management.

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