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2022 MLB Draft Profile: Termarr Johnson

Should the Marlins select Johnson if he’s available with their first-round draft pick?

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Termarr Johnson is a 5’10” 175-pound infield prospect who plays for the Mays Raiders. Johnson is one of the top draft-eligible players in the 2022 class and might be the best pure hitting prospect we have seen in years.

On Perfect Game, Johnson is the #1 high school prospect in the country and recently announced his commitment to Arizona State with his brother. On MLB Pipeline, Johnson is their third-ranked prospect for the 2022 MLB Draft.

Johnson’s best tool is his hitting tool. On the 20-80 scouting scale, MLB Pipeline rates it as a 70 but some argue that he’s a true 80. Johnson also possesses plus raw power and good speed on the base paths, making him one of the most sought-after prospects in this draft class.

Strengths

  • Elite hit tool
  • Plus raw power
  • Advanced plate approach
  • Good speed
  • Competes against elite talent
  • Drive the ball to all fields

Weaknesses

  • Limited defensively
  • Could be tough to sign away from Arizona State
  • Doesn’t have an elite frame

Pro Comparison: José Altuve

Projection: Top 10 pick


Bottom Line

Termarr Johnson might be the best hitting prospect in this draft class even with other elite bats available like Druw Jones and Brooks Lee. He’s a candidate to come off the board with one of the first three picks, but there is an outside shot he could be available at six.

If Johnson is somehow there for the Marlins, they should rush to the podium to select him without hesitation. He’s such an advanced hitter that scouts have been comparing him to Hall of Famers such as Wade Boggs and Vladimir Guerrero Sr. Termarr Johnson would be an incredible value at No. 6 overall.