32 Chase Johnson
32 Chase Johnson
Birth Date: 1-9-92
Height: 6-3
Weight: 190
Year: So.
Hometown: Fallbrook, CA
High School: Fallbrook HS
Position: RHP
Bats/Throws: R/R
Experience: 1V

Could be a weekend starter on the mound as a sophomore for Cal Poly after earning eight starts as a true freshman.

2011: Opened true freshman season as weekend starter, but moved to bullpen in final month … finished with 2-5 record and 3.67 ERA … ERA dropped to 1.93 after allowing one run in 5.1 innings against Pepperdine in fourth appearance (second start) of season … struck out 34 batters in 49 innings, including season-high five against UC Riverside … picked up first win against Cal State Northridge on April 17, allowing two unearned runs and four hits in 5.2 innings … other win was against UC Davis on May 15 with 2.1 scoreless innings in relief … left-handers hit .373 while righties hit .220 ... 65 ground ball outs verses 38 fly ball outs ... led team by inducing six ground ball double plays ... 2-2 with 2.96 ERA at home and 0-3 with 4.38 ERA on the road ... played summer ball for West Coast Collegiate Baseball League champion Corvallis Knights … compiled 3-1 record and 2.03 ERA in regular season, striking out 25 batters in 31 innings … tossed seven shutout innings, allowing four hits, for win as Corvallis blanked Bend 3-0 in final game of WCCBL's West Division series … named WCCBL Pitcher of the week for that performance, striking out six and walking one … named No. 10 Major League prospect out of WCCBL by Baseball America.

High School: A three-year varsity letter winner under head coach Jesse Schuveiller at Fallbrook High School in San Diego County ... a pitcher and outfielder as a prep, but has the potential to be a weekend starter on the mound as a true freshman at Cal Poly ... compiled 4.05 grade-point average at Fallbrook and was named to San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic Team ... allowed 40 hits and 16 walks in 52 1/3 innings as a senior, earning first-team All-Avocado League honors ... drafted in 26th round by Texas Rangers in June 2010 ... despite missing several games due to injury as a junior, posted a 3-2 record and 2.94 ERA ... struck out 30 batters in 52 1/3 innings ... in sophomore season (2008), Johnson threw a no-hitter against El Camino as part of a 26-inning scoreless streak and earned second-team All-Avocado League honors ... earned his team's Cy Young Award, was named San Diego Union Tribune Player of the Week and played on the Area Code Grey Team ... also played in the Tommy Lasorda Dodgers Elite Games and is a scholar/athlete award winner ... tried out for Team USA in the summer of 2010 ... a California Scholarship Federation member and made the principal's honor roll ... Wake Forest, UCLA, Duke and Stanford also recruited Johnson, but he chose Cal Poly because "it has an excellent combination of athletics and academics while the location is great."

Personal: Son of Jim and Cathy Johnson ... one brother, Dane ... enjoys surfing, backpacking in the High Sierras and fishing as hobbies ... born January 9, 1992, in Fallbrook, Calif. ... majors in business administration.