Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Rays 15th Round Pick - 469th Overall: Pierce Johnson

Hey, first they take Glaesmann now they take Johnson. He's a RHP from a Colorado HS.

Righthander Pierce Johnson missed two months of the season after a comebacker broke his hand. Before that, he was pitching at 92-93 mph and locating his fastball to both sides of the plate while mixing in a good breaking ball and changeup. The 6-foot-2, 165-pounder still has room to fill out and has beautiful mechanics that he repeats well. One scout compared him to Bret Saberhagen. If the limited looks this spring scare teams away, Johnson will head to Missouri State.
Another injury guy!


  1. I played against Pierce when he was pitching early this spring season, he is a flat out beast. This says he has a 92-93 mph fastball, but what it fails to say is that he locates it at the knees EVERY time. And his curve isn't good, it is sick and nasty at the same time. And he is a good hitter. He hit 2 hr's in one game against us.

  2. I played with Pierce in a summer/fall league for two years and flat out beast is an understatement. I watched Pierce dice juco hitters when he was a freshman in high school. Everything he throws is nasty I am just glad he was on my team and I never had to face him.