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Erik Johnson

RHP | PadresSD
Erik Johnson
Name: Erik Craig Johnson
Born: Dec 30, 1989 in Los Altos, Calif. USA
High School: Los Altos (Calif.) HS
College: California
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 230 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career564.13.291.253.097.96
Drafted in the 2nd round (80th overall) by the Chicago White Sox in 2011 (signed for $450,000)
Johnson has a big, 6-foot-2, 240-pound frame and sometimes has trouble maintaining his mechanics. His delivery can get a little rigid and he loses his arm slot at times, though he's been better about getting it back than he was last year. Johnson is quick to the plate and sits in the 90-94 mph range with his fastball and tops out at 95. His best secondary offering is a hard slider that he can throw for strikes or use as a wipeout pitch and he also mixes in a slow, show-me curveball and a changeup that is inconsistent, but shows flashes of being a quality pitch. Johnson sometimes tries to be too fine with his fastball instead of trusting that he can overpower hitters with it. While he needs to sharpen his fastball command, Johnson has shown a good enough feel for pitching to get by and go deep into games without it.
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