- Sep 27, 2004
Full Name: Christopher Brian Johnson
Birthplace: Cocoa Beach, FL
Height: 6' 3"
Selected in 1st Round of 2012 Draft
Ranked No. 14 among Red Sox prospects by MLB.com entering the 2013 season. ... Spent most of his first professional season on the disabled list. ... Selected by the Boston Red Sox in the first round (31st overall) of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Florida. ... Was one of three finalists for the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award in 2012. ... Was named a first team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and Perfect Game and second team All-American by Baseball America and Louisville Slugger. ... Was named to the Southeastern Conference All-Freshman Team as a starting pitcher and designated hitter in 2010 and was named a Freshman All-American by Baseball America. ... Also was named Florida Today 2008 Player of the Year and Brevard County Player of the Year as a junior at Cocoa Beach High School. ... Selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 27th round of the 2009 Draft but did not sign.
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Johnson was hit in the face with a line drive at the Futures game last August and broke two orbital bones. He did not sustain a concussion. He was hit in the head in college by a catcher's throw and sustained a mild concussion.