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Height: 6' 5" Weight: 225 lbs
College Experience: Purdue University
Resides: San Diego, California
2021 is Kyle Johnson's fourth year playing professionally and first with the ThunderBolts. He signed with the Bolts on March 26, 2020. Kyle's career began in 2016, when the New York Yankees signed him as an undrafted free agent. Despite injuries, he appeared in 25 total games out of the bullpen during his three years in the Yankees system, going 3-0 wth a 1.69 ERA, peaking at Short Season Class A Staten Island in 2018. He also posted a 1.15 ERA over 13 appearances in Joliet's City of Champions Cup in 2020.
In four years at Purdue, Johnson pitched just 5.1 innings but was a four-year starter in the outfield. He had a career .277 batting average and hit 17 home runs over 199 games. In 2013, he was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team. He attended Torrey Pines High School in San Diego, California.