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Pierce Johnson

#58 | RHP
San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants
Pierce Johnson
Name: Pierce William Johnson
Born: May 10, 1991 in Arvada, Colo. USA
High School: Faith Christian Academy, Arvada, Colo.
College: Missouri State
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
2018425.361.334.717.07
Career435.231.374.817.33
Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (43rd overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2012 (signed for $1,196,000)
Few colleges can match Missouri State's recent track record for producing pitchers. Since 2001, the Bears have had three hurlers drafted in the first or sandwich rounds and sent a total of seven to the big leagues. The next in line is Johnson, who started to come on at the end of his sophomore season a year ago and ranked sixth in NCAA Division I in strikeouts per nine innings (11.5) in mid-May. The 6-foot-3, 180-pounder misses bats with a lively 92-93 mph fastball that reaches 96 mph and a hard three-quarters breaking ball. He'll mix in an 86-87 mph cutter a few times per game and has improved his feel for his changeup. While scouts have no quibbles with Johnson's stuff, they do have some concerns, most notably his health. He missed two starts this spring with a forearm strain, an issue that also cropped up in high school and during the fall of his freshman year. He wasn't as sharp in his first three starts after his layoff, which could drop him from the first round to the supplemental first. He also dislocated a knee while warming up in the bullpen last summer in the Cape Cod League, and missed much of his high school senior season after breaking his hand on a comebacker. Johnson has just decent control and command, though he has improved in both regards this year. He also can fall in love with his breaking ball a bit too much.
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