15th Round Pick- Ty Johnson P (Ball State University)
Here’s a guy that’s never put it all together (even against the subpar competition that the MAC has to offer) but he’s got the frame to tantalize at 6’6 205 pounds. In his career at Ball State, he’s carried a 5.39 ERA over 157 innings with 178 strikeouts. He walks too many guys (4.0 BB/9) but he’s got the right size.
When you start getting later into the draft, teams stop looking so much for a guy that can do a lot of things well and instead will hone in on one singular tool or tangible, etc. For Johnson, they liked that he could come at an under-slot price and that he is a big dude. If they can limit the walks he might be a player that could be a middle/long relief option moving forward. He will be turning 22 in September so the clock is ticking for him a little bit.