• Full name Osiris Marcel Johnson
  • Born 10/18/2000 in Oakland, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 198 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Encinal
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (53rd overall) by the Miami Marlins in 2018 (signed for $1,350,000).
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    The second cousin of Jimmy Rollins, Johnson is a twitchy, athletic prospect who has played shortstop and center field but is committed to sticking in the dirt. Last summer, many scouts would have said that Johnson was destined to move to the outfield, where his athleticism would play well, but he's made impressive strides on his defense throughout the fall and spring. He has immensely quick hands that allow him to react to late hops and he has enough arm strength for the position as well. He's done enough to allow some teams to believe he can stick at shortstop, while others still believe he's destined for the outfield. His quick hands translate to the batter's box, where Johnson has plus bat speed and power, with scouts projecting plus power as he continues to fill out a 6-foot-1, 185-pound frame. The quality of his swings vary wildly, as does his pitch recognition. There are swing-and-miss concerns, but like his defensive work, Johnson has made improvements throughout the spring. In addition to Rollins--who has worked with Johnson on every part of his game, especially at shortstop where the former major leaguer recommended he raise his arm slot--Johnson's father, Marcel, played three seasons in the minors with the Mets and Braves organizations. Johnson, a Cal State Fullerton commit, is one of the youngest players in the class.

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Career Transactions

  • Beloit Sky Carp activated SS Osiris Johnson from the 7-day injured list.
  • Beloit Sky Carp placed SS Osiris Johnson on the 7-day injured list.
  • SS Osiris Johnson assigned to Miami Marlins.
  • SS Osiris Johnson roster status changed by Miami Marlins.

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