TROY, NY-Last month, former Tiger hurler Reggie Johnson added to his professional resume, being selected to and pitching in the New York Penn League All-Star game. Johnson, who signed a contract with the Houston Astros in 2016, is in his second year with the organization and has been enjoying an excellent stint with the Tri-City Valley Cats of the Class A Short Season New York Penn League.
Johnson has been strong for the Cats and owns a perfect 5-0 record in his 12 relief appearances. In 21.1 innings pitched, he's struck out 28 while walking just four and boasting a 1.69 ERA. Impressively, he's given up just 11 hits.
Since his debut in 2016, Johnson has pitched in 33 games for four teams in the Astros' organization with an overall record of 8-3. He has a 3.98 ERA having surrendered 24 earned runs in 54.1 innings of work with 48 strikeouts to 20 walks.
As a Tiger from 2013-16, Johnson played as both a pitcher and center fielder while being named an All-Region honoree in 2016. The righty pitched in 36 games, starting in 26 of those appearances. He posted a career record of 9-8 with an impressive 2.60 ERA and five complete games. In 173.1 innings, he struck out 133 – which is seventh all-time in program history – while walking 48. His 66 strikeouts in 2016 are the fifth best single season mark for the Tigers.
To see Johnson's complete bio with the Tri-City Valley Cats, click here.