A look at Pierce Johnson the recalled right handed pitcher for the Chicago Cubs
The Chicago Cubs bring up right-handed pitcher Pierce Johnson in an attempt to help out their bullpen with some new blood in the mix
The always making moves Chicago Cubs sent down infielder Jeimer Candelario back down to AAA and called up Pierce Johnson from Iowa. Johnson will make his first appearance on a major league roster for his career and will be available ASAP for the Cubs as the play the Reds.
Johnson who is 26 was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 2012 draft in the compensation round 43rd overall. He has had a pretty good career in the minors going 28-10 with four saves and a 3.10 ERA. Pierce has had 99 career minor league appearances, which includes 73 starts and 26 relief outings. In his 2016 season, he saw 23 of his 34 outings occur in relief including 12 this season.
The 6’3″ 200-pound right-hander is 2-0 and a 3.21 ERA in his 12 outings this year with Iowa. Which saw him strike out 21 batters in 14 innings pitched.
Johnson came out of Faith Christian Academy in CO and attended Missouri State. He was ranked among the Cubs top ten prospects in 2013,14,15.