Johnson signed with the Gary SouthShore RailCats as a free agent on April 17, 2017. Johnson was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 26th round of the 2015 MLB Draft out of the University of Illinois. Johnson pitched for two seasons in the Rockies organization, reaching as high as Lo-A. In 2016, Johnson went 7-5 with a 4.34 ERA in 37 games (11 starts) for the Asheville Tourists. In 2015, Johnson went 2-4 with a 2.37 ERA in 15 games (four starts) for the Boise Hawks (Class-A Short Season).
Johnson earned ABCA First-Team All-Mideast and Second-Team All-Big Ten honors in 2015 as a redshirt senior at Illinois. Johnson went 10-3 with a 2.01 ERA in a team-high 16 starts. A native of Chillicothe, Ill., Johnson led the Big Ten in innings pitched (116.2) and finished tied for third in wins (10).
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