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Steve Johnson
Birthdate: 8/31/1987 (29 y, 6 m, 29 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-1/220     Position: P
Drafted: 2009 Rule 5 Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 15, Overall: 15, Team: San Francisco Giants
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RotoWire News: Johnson signed a minor league deal with the Orioles on Saturday, Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun reports. (3/4/2017)
Profiles:  2013  2014  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Steve Johnson (not to be confused with the former Bills receiver) has an interesting skillset. His fastball velocity is decidedly below 90 mph yet his Triple-A strikeout rate has been north of 31% the last two seasons (with the Orioles and Mariners). Of course, none of this has been terribly useful at the major league level -- Johnson has whiffed only 22% of the batters he's faced since 2015. He might be able to get by with that if he limited the free passes, but that's not something he's been interested in doing recently, pushing a walk rate north of 15%. There's little intrigue in a deeper dive, either. His swinging strike rate is below average and his SIERA and xFIP are both ugly. The former first round pick opted for free agency rather than try to stick around in the Mariners system, but its tough to see him making an imprint on a major league roster anytime soon.(Colin Zarzycki)

The Quick Opinion: In 2009, Johnson was a top pitching prospect for the Baltimore Orioles. In 2017, Johnson is barely hanging on in professional baseball, owning mediocre stuff and lacking the control required of a major league reliever.

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Total- - -- - -489.089.7    79.867.5  78.7  
2012-09-29BALBOS188.7     78.467.4  79.2  
2012-09-24BALTOR188.6     79.467.8  78.1  
2012-09-18BAL@SEA090.7     79.867.1  79.5  
2012-09-15BAL@OAK089.2     79.568.3  78.5  
2012-09-11BALTBR089.4      69.3  78.3  
2012-09-07BALNYY089.5     78.465.0  78.3  
2012-08-29BALCHW090.1     80.965.8  77.8  
2012-08-25BALTOR187.9     80.267.2  78.7  
2012-08-22BAL@TEX088.5      66.3  77.9  
2012-08-16BALBOS089.6     77.766.3  80.1  
2012-08-08BALSEA188.689.3    78.967.2  78.3  
2012-07-15BALDET090.690.1    81.469.2  80.0