The Cubs signed supplemental first-round pick Pierce Johnson on Tuesday. He received a $1,196,000 bonus, matching the assigned value for his No. 43 overall slot.
The fourth Missouri State pitcher drafted in the first or supplemental first round since 2001—the Bears have sent seven pitchers to the big leagues in that span—Johnson is a righthander with a 92-93 mph fastball that touches 96, a hard breaking ball and an 86-87 mph cutter. He might have gone in the first round had he not missed two starts with a forearm strain this spring.
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