Resides in Stockton, CA...Signed by Kurt Kemp...1996 graduate of A.A. Stagg (Stockton, CA)
High School, where he played baseball...Led Lewis-Clark State College to their 10th NAIA National Championship since
1984, picking up the win in relief for the title and earned the Charles Berry Hustle Award.2005After signing with the Braves in spring training, John appeared in 62 games, notching 12 holds.
... Was signed to a Triple-A contract on 3/7. Appeared in three games for Richmond, posting a 1.59 ERA.
... Contract was purchased from Richmond (AAA) on 4/14.
... Made 2005 debut 4/23 (1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 Ks).
... Earned first career save 4/26 at NYM, getting C. Floyd to pop out with two men on and a one-run lead.
... Went 10.2 scoreless IP over 17 games before allowing his first run of the season on 6/8 vs. LAA when he
got his first loss, going 0.1 IP and giving up three runs on two hits.
... From 6/24 to 9/7, allowed one ER over 20 outings, but he allowed six runs in his last eight outings.
...2005 POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Division Series (Hou.): Entered in the eighth inning of Game One with
the bases loaded and walked in a run and allowed another run on a wild pitch...Allowed his only batter faced,
Lance Berkman, to single with runners on the corners in the seventh inning of Game Three.