Fast OF with 173 Stolen Bases and 38 Homeruns in Professional Career Seeking European Team for 2019 | Baseball Jobs Overseas

Fast OF with 173 Stolen Bases and 38 Homeruns in Professional Career Seeking European Team for 2019

Name: Willie (Coco) Johnson

Height: 5'11"

Weight: 195 lbs

DOB: May 3, 1991

Status Available

Date Available: April 8, 2019


Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: OF, CF

Positions (alt): RF, LF

College: University of Louisville

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A native of Benton Harbor, Michigan, Willie attended Stevensville-Lakeshore High School where he was a two-time 1st team all-state selection.  He played two years at Central Arizona College where he won MVP of his team region, then transferred to the University of Louisville for where he made the 2nd team Big East selection and joined the school as they went to their 2nd College World Series.  The Miami Marlins selected Willie in the 11th round of the 2013 MLB draft.

Abilities summary: Hitting, Base running, Defense, IQ

Playing Experience

2009-11 Central Arizona Arizona Community College Athletic Association MVP LF/CF
2013 University of Louisville NCAA D1 2nd Team Big East Selection LF/ Hit 4th
2013-14 Miami Marlins MiLB: Reaching A+ Drafted in 11th Round CF/LF/RF
2015-17 Windy City ThunderBolts Frontier League 2017 All-Star Leadoff/CF
2017 Macarthur Orioles NSW State League (Australia) CF Hit 3rd or 4th
2017 Sydney Blue Sox Australian Baseball League CF/LF Leadoff or 9 hole
2018 Ottawa Champions CanAm League Leadoff LF/CF

Coaching Experience

2018-19 Instructor Slam Athletic Center Academy Hitting and fielding coach


Pro Batting

2013-14 Miami 78 244 26 44 3 1 3 25 23 48 4 2 .180 .267 .238
2015 Windy City 94 391 52 106 26 2 10 32 21 55 30 11 .271 .313 .425
2016 Windy City 93 367 47 93 13 1 6 36 23 65 48 8 .253 .300 .343
2017 Macarthur 21 76 28 36 7 2 7 27 15 13 15 3 .474 .574 .895
2017 Sydney 4 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .167 .167 .167
2017 Windy City 96 374 60 111 19 5 7 48 39 60 57 6 .297 .378 .430
2018 Ottawa 71 253 47 61 17 1 5 30 30 57 19 7 .241 .336 .375

College/Amateur Batting

2013 Louisville 57 204 41 66 11 2 8 50 17 27 22 10 .324 .426 .515


These Testimonials Have Been Verified

Kye Hislop-Dewar

Macarthur Orioles, GM

Our club recruited Coco Johnson on the advisement of one of his former teammates. He came to us out of the Frontier league where he had been putting up great numbers. Sometimes when a player comes to a league a couple levels below what they’re used to it can take some time for them to find the the feel for the league. Not the case with Coco. He immediately showed his class. He is gifted with speed and power and has the baseball IQ to match. He is a great teammate and has the ability to lift others up around him. He has a great eye for breaking down a swing and loves talking hitting and approach, always happy to help teammates if they ask and he sees something they can work on. Our club runs a Junior program which Coco was a great addition to, he was great with the kids and definitely made some fans. Outfielders are rarely targets when recruiting on the international baseball scene, but any team that has a spot for one you won’t find better than this guy. He is a game winner in the box and I look forward to seeing what damage he can do if he chooses to take the international baseball path.

Ron Biga

Windy City Thunderbolts, Head Coach

CoCo Johnson has played for me for 3 seasons. He is first and foremost, a great individual both on and off the field. He excelled in the Frontier League and the ThunderBolts for 3 seasons. He is a + runner, and a plus plus baserunner. He can steal 30 to 40 bases a year without hesitation, he has developed into a very good gap to gap hitter w/ occasional power. He has played centerfield for one season, and corner OF the other 2 seasons. His numbers with me, speak for themselves. He was a fan favorite who always had kids waiting outside the clubhouse every evening. He always volunteered to work all kids camps, always signed autographs. Coco is suited well to hit in the one, or two hole. He is at his best , when he is using all fields, and will drive fastball when in hitters counts. He will run thru a wall to make a play. I couldn’t give him a higher recommendation. Class guy, class player.

Additional Info

Living preferences: Living on my own, Living with teammates with my own private bedroom


Status: Single


Prior engagements: April 6th, 2019


Ever convicted of a felony? No


Recent injuries/illnesses:


Traveling with a companion: No