Not the same. HC at Hopkins does have influence to support academically qualified athletes. JH was interested in my 2018 and stated "unequivocally he needed a minimum 32 ACT to support his application regardless of how much they liked him".
JH carries a big roster supporting both a JV and V college baseball program. Your son would have to be considered a top prospect with that min 32 ACT to even think he has the shot of playing on V. (So odd to speak about JV and V for college ball). Great school, sweet turf field, can't stray to far from the campus in the evening.... security shows up every where at dusk.
There is a member on this Board with a P at JH...she will likely pipe in. I think her son had very strong scores as well and the JH HC encouraged her son to apply without his support, he did and was accepted. She's quite dialed in. The HC doesn't want to burn the leverage he may have to support 4-6 players (who have the min 32 ACT) when a 35-36 ACT player may get in on his own (maybe the HC still gives a nod to admission, no clue).