08/05/2009 - Pirate City World Series - Session 2 JJ continues to show steady improvements in his baseball abilities. Arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity of 81 mph. He will benefit by getting on a strict long toss program to aid in further developing more arm strength, raising velocities. Fastball showed a range of 77-81 mph with late, tailing action. Off speed pitches need further development to be quality pitches at the next level. At the plate, Johns shows a solid approach as he keeps his head on the ball. He was 2 for 8 at the event and managed to get on base 6 of his 10 at-bats. Currently, JJ projects as a pitcher at the next level.