MLB Future Watch: Daniel Johnson Baseball Cards, Cleveland Indians – Daniel Johnson is showing promise in Cleveland. He was drafted by the Washington Nationals in the fifth round of the 2016 MLB Amateur Draft. His first stop was the Hagerstown Suns in A-ball. This outfielder hit .300 with 22 home runs and 72 RBI. Johnson played for two teams that season, and that was a great start to his career.
In 2018, his power wasn’t there. His speed was stealing, as he swiped 22 bases. He ended his season with the Harrisburg Senators in AA. Strong power and speed were needed to get him to the big leagues, yet consistency was an issue. During that winter, Johnson was traded to the Indians in the Yan Gomes deal.
In 2019, Johnson’s power came back big time. He finished out the year with the Columbus Clippers in AAA. His combined power numbers were 19 home runs with 77 RBI with a .290 batting average. His power comes from his strong lower body and his spread batting stance.
Johnson is a great fielder with a strong arm that helped him rack up assists in the minors. It’s the kind of package that teams are looking for, especially when they are rebuilding like Cleveland. He was up and down with the Indians during the 2021 season. He hit some key home runs and that bodes well for the 26-year-old who played on the Indians alternate site in 2020. Between 2020 and 2021, Johnson still won’t have half a season of MLB experience, but that could change next season.
MLB Future Watch: Daniel Johnson Baseball Cards – Cards to Chase
A fun rookie card is his 2021 Topps Chrome. The autograph is clean, and it looks like he’s on the base paths. That’s a place Indians fans want to see him because he can do some real damage there.
His 2021 Topps Series 1 rookie card shows his batting stance. It’s a classic stance that could get him far when he pulls it all together. The Indians have been very patient with him, and if that continues, there is no reason he wouldn’t.
I really like the Topps Gypsy Queen rookie card. It’s a great card that shows him in a possible home run trot. It captures a moment and evokes a response, as any great trading card should.
MLB Future Watch: Daniel Johnson Baseball Cards, Cleveland Indians – Stats
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MLB Future Watch: Daniel Johnson Baseball Cards, Cleveland Indians – More Resources
- MLB.com Player Profile – Daniel Johnson
- Secondary Market Pricing – Daniel Johnson
- Beckett Card Catalog – Daniel Johnson Baseball Cards
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