Busy, busy day for the Cubs brass today, first the Soler signing and now the announcement (by Johnson himself) of the signing of supplemental pick Pierce Johnson. This is the highest picks signed by the Cubs and the first of we hope a few announcements to come shortly. A number of Cubs prospects have been signed already, but the Cubs themselves have not announced anything official, I expect a major announcement letting everyone know all the signings so far, it will be in the double-digits.
Back to Pierce Johnson… Here’s his tweet tonight.
Awesome stuff, always exciting to hear a kid pumped to play for the organization. Here are a couple quotes from Johnson via Brett at Bleacher Nation, click for Brett’s full post.
“I wanted to get out and play,” said Johnson, according to KSPR. “There wasn’t much negotiation to be done. We just needed to dot some I’s and cross some t’s.
“Once I get down [to Arizona] they’ll give me a training routine,” said Johnson. “Right now, we’re just both really excited and looking forward to the future.”
Johnson, the 43rd overall pick buy the Chicago Cubs could be headed to Boise to start his professional career, I will keep you posted on all the signings once they are announced by the team, felt it was necessary to get this one out there considering Johnson was one of the higher picks. Congrats Pierce!
Thanks for reading, things are just starting to get exciting.