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Meet Todd Johnson

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About Me

Message from Todd Johnson

In the real world, I teach US History, Geography, and World History and I write about prospects in my spare time. I am also into photography and you will see those pics from time to time on this site. I live about 20 minutes SW of Rockford with my wife Anne and our four pups.

 

Recent Articles from Todd Johnson

Players of the Day for June 28, 2022 – A No-No in Tennessee and Jared Young Is Back at Second Base

Players of the Day for June 28, 2022 – A No-No in Tennessee and Jared Young Is Back at Second Base

Anderson Espinoza - Picture by Micah Manuel Three out of the four teams won today with South Bend beating Beloit 6-3, Iowa won 7-2, and Tennessee won 2-0 as the Smokies no-hit Rocket City!!! That should give you a little clue about today’s pitchers of the day!...

The Breakdown- A First Half Wrap-up, a First Half All-Star Team, and the Players of the Week

The Breakdown- A First Half Wrap-up, a First Half All-Star Team, and the Players of the Week

Pete Crow-Armstrong - Picture by Todd Johnson We’ve got a lot to cover today so let’s get right to it. The first half is officially over for Myrtle Beach, South Bend and Tennessee. The Pelicans had the best record in all of Minor League Baseball at 47–19 and they won...

Players of the Day for June 26, 2022 – Remy Repeats, Reyes Rules, and Verdugo Vanquishes while Canario Crushes

Players of the Day for June 26, 2022 – Remy Repeats, Reyes Rules, and Verdugo Vanquishes while Canario Crushes

Luis Verdugo - Picture by Todd Johnson Today was just a beautiful day here in northern Illinois. The temps were in the low 70s and I got to mow the front yard today as well as trim it and I just enjoyed having fresh air funneling through the house this afternoon while...

Rookie League Recap – Going Inside Some Numbers

Rookie League Recap – Going Inside Some Numbers

I have a lot of stuff to get to today. Several things took place in Mesa and Boca Chica that need to be discussed. Some of them are news, some are stats, and some are just a change of scenery. Let’s start with news item number 1. 2020 5th round  pick Koen Moreno...

The Weekly – Players of the First Half, Upcoming NSB Prospect Rankings, Mock Drafts Aplenty, and Alcantara Pub

The Weekly – Players of the First Half, Upcoming NSB Prospect Rankings, Mock Drafts Aplenty, and Alcantara Pub

Welcome to the final “Weekly” of the first half of the 2022 MLB season. It’s hard to believe that Myrtle Beach and South Bend ended their first half on Thursday and Tennessee wraps theirs up today. While there is no first half All-Star team today, I do have some...

Players of the Day for June 25, 2022 – That Herz Kid Wins Again and a Tough Choice for Hitter of the Day

Players of the Day for June 25, 2022 – That Herz Kid Wins Again and a Tough Choice for Hitter of the Day

DJ Herz - Picture by Todd Johnson Today was a strange one as Myrtle Beach lost for the first time all week to Kannapolis. They fell behind early before a late rally closed it to 6-4. South Bend faced off in a pitcher’s duel. It was a 0–0 game in the ninth-inning when...