IP 163
ERA 4.583
WHIP 1.706
BB/9 6.847
SO/9 10.325
  • Full name Jay Robert Johnson
  • Born 12/21/1989 in Sussex Corner, NB, Canada
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: R / Throws: L
  • School Texas Tech
  • Drafted in the 26th round (786th overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2010.
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    Jay Johnson posted an 8.26 ERA with more walks than strikeouts (50-49 in 57 innings) in his first season at Texas Tech, and he has three elbow surgeries (Tommy John in 2004, cleanups in 2005 and 2008) on his medical history. But scouts still are interested in him because he's a lefthander with late armside run on a 91-95 mph fastball. Six-foot-1 and 214 pounds, he throws from a low arm slot and uses a sweeping slider as his second pitch. He agreed to terms with the Orioles as a 25th-round pick out of Lethbridge (Alberta) CC last year, but flunked his physical. Johnson signed for a $20,000 bonus on July 1, but the Blue Jays later voided his contract.

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