Josh Johnson, Toronto Blue Jays
Josh Johnson joined the Marlins franchise in 2002 as a 4th round of the Amateur Draft. After moving quickly through the Minor Leagues, Josh made his Major League debut in September of 2005. In 2006, Josh was runner-up in the Rookie of the Year voting after compiling a 12-7 record with a 3.10 ERA.
2009 proved that Josh Johnson belonged in the elite class of Major League hurlers. By season's end, Josh had compiled a 15-5 record to go along with 191 strikeouts. On January 14, 2010, Johnson signed a four-year extension with the Marlins worth $39 million. It is the second richest contract in baseball history for a pitcher entering his second year of arbitration.
Josh continued his remarkable success in 2010, posting a record of 11-6 and finishing fifth in the NL Cy Young voting. In addition, Johnson also led the National League with a 2.30 ERA.
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I will never change agents. I have known Matt for 10 years, and he has never steered me wrong. He's like an uncle to me.
- Josh Johnson (via ESPN)