Jay Johnson (baseball)
December 21, 1989 |
Sussex Corner, New Brunswick
|Bats: Right||Throws: Left|
|Competitor for Canada|
|Baseball World Cup|
|Bronze||2011 Panama City||National team|
|Pan American Games|
|Gold||2011 Guadalajara||National team|
Jay Robert Johnson (born December 21, 1989) is a Canadian professional baseball pitcher in minor league baseball organization of the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball. Prior to beginning his professional career, he played college baseball at Texas Tech University. He has also competed for the Canadian national baseball team.
Johnson went to Vauxhall High School in Vauxhall, Alberta, then enrolled at Lethbridge College. He transferred to Texas Tech University, where he played college baseball for the Texas Tech Red Raiders baseball team in the Big 12 Conference of National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) Division I.
Johnson was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 25th round of the 2009 MLB Draft and the Toronto Blue Jays in the 26th round of the 2010 MLB Draft, but did not sign with either club due to concerns about the health of his left elbow. Johnson signed with the Philadelphia Phillies prior to the 2011 season. He pitched for the Lakewood BlueClaws of the Class-A South Atlantic League in 2011, pitching to a 1-5 win–loss record, a 2.94 earned run average and five saves in 40 appearances.
After the season, Johnson played for the Canadian national baseball team. In 2011, he participated in the 2011 Baseball World Cup, winning the bronze medal, and the Pan American Games, winning the gold medal.
- Emrich, Robert (October 26, 2011). "Van Ostrand, Canada take Pan Am gold | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Minor League Baseball. Retrieved January 12, 2012.