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Steven Johnson – 2016, 2017 League MVP, Starting RHP who can also hit for average with home run power (SIGNED FOR 2018 SUMMER)

STEVE SIGNED TO PLAY IN CANADA FOR THE 2018 SUMMER

Steven Johnson is a 2013 graduate of Avila University (NAIA) out of Kansas City Missouri. During the 2015 summer season, in his first year as a professional player, Steve and his 5:1 SO/BB ratio played an important part in the Alpine Cowboys winning their division in the Pecos League. From there Steve decided to take his career overseas for the winter to Brisbane, Australia to play with the Carina Redsox of the Queensland State League for the 2015-2016 season. There Steve continued with his winning ways while also finding himself as a regular part of the offence, something he hadn’t experienced since high school when he was a standout hitter.

After his season in Australia, Steve spent the winter shaking off the rust and finding his swing again before going to Austria to play for the Attnang Athletics in 2016. His hard work paid off as Steve hit hit .391 with 5 homeruns during the regular season, including a walk-off grand slam in his last at-bat of the season. His performance at the plate and on the mound (3.71 era ewith 61 K’s) helped the Athletics climb from the bottom of the league in 2015 to the Austrian championship in 2016, earning him league MVP honors.

Steve returned to the A’s again in 2017 and put up even better numbers hitting .466 with 9 homeruns and holding down an era of 2.69 while striking out 114 in 87 innings while surrendering only 15 walks. Steve also led the league by far in RBI with 52. To nobody’s surprise, Steve won the league’s MVP award again.

His fastball sits in the mid 80’s topping out at 87-88 mph. He throws a 72-74 mph change up and a mid 70’s 12-6 curveball. The past has shown that Steve is a very durable pitcher who will often go the distance and give his team a chance to win. In fact, since 2013 Steve has gone 30-9 and has thrown 10 complete games.

Steve is looking for a team for the 2018 summer that is seeking a quality starting pitcher with a middle of the order bat.


DEMOGRAPHICS

D.O.B.: 21/02/1991

Height/Weight: 6’2″/175 lbs

Nationality: American

Residence: Chico, California

Throws/Bats: R/R

Positions: Starting pitcher, Outfield


PERSONAL INFO

College: Avila University (NAIA)

Education: Bachelors Degree in Business Administration

Hobbies & Interests: Hunting and fishing

Relationship Status: Single and free to travel the world to play ball

Recent Injuries: None


BASEBALL BACKGROUND

Playing Experience

2017: Attnang Athletics (Austria)

2016: Attnang Athletics (Austria)

2015-2016: Carina Redsox Baseball Club (Brisbane, Australia)

2015: Alpine Cowboys (Pecos League)

2012 & 2013: Avila University Division 1 NAIA (Kansas City, MO)

Coaching Experience

2016: Assistant coach, U12 & U14. Attnang Athletics

Accomplishments

2016: Hit a walk off grand slam July 2, 2016. Attnang Athletics vs. Dornbirn Indians

2015: Nominated to the 2015 Pecos League All Star game.

2015: Won 2015 Southern Division Pecos League championship

2013: First pitcher Avila U history to throw a complete game shutout in a regional playoff

game.

2012:Heart of America Collegiate Conference Champion (HACC)


STATISTICS

HITTING STATS
Year Club AB AVG R H 2B 3B HR RBI SO BB SB OBP SLG
2017 Attnang Athletics 88 0.466 28 41 8 1 9 52 5 20 8-8 0.563 0.886
2016 Attnang Athletics 69 0.391 16 27 7 0 5 29 6 9 7-7 0.451 0.710
2015-2016 Carina Redsox 109 0.248 25 27 0 0 1 12 14 11 6-6 0.328 0.275
2015 Alpine Cowboys 7 0.286 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.286 0.429

 

PITCHING STATS
Year Club ERA W-L GS CG SV IP H R ER BB SO WHIP B/AVG
2017 Attnang Athletics 2.69 9-2 12 4 0 87 70 33 26 15 114 0.977 0.208
2016 Attnang Athletics 3.71 6-2 9 2 0 60.2 65 32 25 12 61 1.279 0.265
2015-2016 Carina Redsox 3.06 9-5 16 8 0 97 100 46 33 25 94 1.289 0.266
2014 Alpine Cowboys 4.04 7-1 1 0 0 55.2 63 26 25 12 60 1.437 1.359
2013 Avila University 2.45 8-1 10 5 0 69.2 63 21 19 20 54 1.199 1.199

 


REFERENCES

Brett Kennedy – General Manager, Alpine Cowboys. Email: brettk10@bellsouth.net

Wayne Ough – Head Coach, Carina Redsox. Email: wo78@hotmail.com

Daryl Cronk – Head Coach Avila University. Phone: (816)985-3463

Cody Newman – Head Coach: Midwest A’s Ban Johnson summer league. Phone: (816)289-1535

David Burns – International Baseball Community website and Player-Manager of the Athletics. Email: dburns@baseballjobsoverseas.com


SIGNING PREFERENCES

Steve is looking for a club for the 2017 summer who is willing to pay his fights, provide accommodations and offer a small salary or job to cover living expenses.


CONTACT INFO

Email: stvn_johnsonjr@yahoo.com

Whatsapp: +1 (530) 354-2578


VIDEOS

Little morning BP before tomorrow's game

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The International Baseball Community has verified the background and statistics of this athlete as well as contacted the listed references to confirm character and abilities. Therefore all information within the profile has been verified by a source who knows the athlete. The International Baseball Community does not guarantee a certain level of performance of this athlete and in most cases has not witnessed the athlete compete first hand. It is recommended that baseball clubs interested in acquiring the services of this athlete do their own due diligence in determining if this athlete is the right fit.

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