- LocationMinerva, OH
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John is listed as a utility player on the Missouri Baptist college website but is expected to be playing in both the outfield and at first base for the Miners in 2017. The big 6-5, 230-pound junior, has been one of the undeniable factors with the bat that has helped propel the Spartans through games of April 6, 2017. In John’s first 32 games (31 starts) of spring games of 2017, he logged a .295 batting average (33-for-112) while tying for the Missouri Baptist team lead in runs batted in with 28. He also displayed extra-base hitting power during that time period that saw him second on the team in homers (6) and doubles (9) to go along with 25 runs scored, a slugging percentage of .536 and an on-baseball percentage of .357. He also added speed to his offensive profile at that same time by stealing nine bases in eleven attempts.
His debut season in 2016 for Missouri Baptist saw the Orlando, FL area resident hit .242 in 50 games (39 starts) with seven doubles, 23 stolen bases and an on-base percentage of .348.
His freshman season of collegiate baseball was spent at Seminole State, a junior college in his home state of Florida, where he appeared in 49 games and compiled a .266 batting average (42-for-158) that featured seven homers and 32 RBI. He also was successful on the basepaths by stealing 12 bases in 13 attempts.