Agoura High's Jonny DeLuca is poised to complete journey from Dodgers fan to starter

Jun 12, 2023 579

A big league promotion that caught Jonny DeLuca by surprise last weekend came as no shock to the Dodgers outfielder’s former coach at Agoura High. Anthony Chevrier saw this coming nearly a decade ago, when DeLuca was a 5-foot-9, 165-pound wisp of a freshman who started in right field and hit ninth for a 2014 varsity team that sent 10 players to Division I programs.

“I remember speaking to Jonny and his father when he was a freshman and I said, ‘Man, you’re gonna play in the big leagues one day,’ ” Chevrier said. “His dad kind of giggled, but you could just tell. The physical tools, the intangibles, the decision-making skills were there. He was the complete package.”

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