Pirates Purchase Patrick Johnson

2015 American Association Pitcher of the Year, Patrick Johnson, has been signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Johnson last played affiliated ball (reaching High A) in 2013 for the Colorado Rockies, the team that drafted him in the 25th round of the 2011 MLB Draft.

For the last two seasons, he has pitched for the Sioux City Explorers. In 2015, the right hander was dominate with a 2.08 ERA and 15-1 record in 20 starts.

Currently, Johnson is playing winterball in Venezuela, where he has an 0.96 ERA in seven starts.

Baseball America has ranked him as the 5th best indy ball prospect. Their scouting report shows that he mixes a 90-94 mph fastball with a solid average breaking ball and a change-up.

Source: BuccoNation – Pirates Purchase Patrick Johnson


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