24-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago Cubs
2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Everyone talks about all of the good hitting prospects in the Cubs' organization, but for some reason the pitchers get short shrift. With C.J. Edwards hurt most of the year and Kyle Hendricks promoted...
Pierce Johnson Contract Information:
Signed with the Cubs in June of 2012. He received a $1.196 million signing bonus, commensurate with his projected slot.
Johnson still has not pitched in a minor league game this season as he recovers from a strained lat muscle, CSN Chicago's Patrick Mooney reports.
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Chicago Cubs Roster
MajorsArrieta, Jake (P)
A+Blackburn, Paul (P)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
While the Cubs' hitting prospects get all the ink, they have a few good pitchers coming up through the ranks as well, and Johnson may be the best of them all. Between Low-A Kane County and High-A Daytona, he had a stellar 9.4 K/9 and only gave up five home runs in 118.1 innings. While his K:BB ratio declined when he was promoted to Daytona, it was still respectable. Johnson is probably a year or two away, but when he comes up to the Cubs, he should be solid.