Orioles Top Prospects: No. 25 Steve Johnson

Posted: 7th October 2009 by Zachary Ball in MLB
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Steve Johnson is yet another prospect who joined the Orioles as a result of a 2009 trade. This one sent O's closer George Sherrill to the Dodgers in exchange for Josh Bell (who you'll see later on this list) and Johnson. Johnson turned in quite an impressive performance in his debut with the organization who desperately needed arms after promoting five of its top pitchers to the Major League level. Coming to Baltimore was like coming home for Johnson, both literally and figuratively. Johnson was born in Baltimore, and pitched in high school for the nearby Brooklandville squad. Johnson's father, Dave, was drafted by Baltimore and pitched for them two years (1974-5), and is now a broadcaster for the O's. In fact, the elder Johnson was broadcasting the O's game on July 30th when he was giv ...

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