Date of Birth: 04/29/1991
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 225 lbs
Resides: Rocky Mount, NC
The 2017 season will mark Johnson's 5th season in professional baseball, 2nd with the X's.
Johnson signed with the Explorers late last season on July 29 and appeared in 9 games with the X’s, pitching 17.2 innings, collecting 18 strikeouts. Johnson was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 14th round of the 2013 MLB Draft and split his first professional season at the Rookie level and Single-A, posting a combined 0.86 ERA in 11 appearances. In 2014, Johnson spent the entire season impressing at the Advanced-A level where he was among the Florida State League leaders in wins (12, T-3rd), ERA (2.93, 4th), opponent’s batting average (.221, 2nd), and innings pitched (147.2, 4th). For his efforts, Johnson was named an organizational All-Star for Milwaukee and was also ranked as the #23 prospect. In 2015 Johnson was selected as a Southern League mid-season All-Star while pitching for the Double-A Biloxi Shuckers. Prior to pitching professionally, Johnson played collegiately at the University of North Carolina and in 2013 pitched 8.1 shutout innings in a College World Series win.