John, acquired from Cleveland in December of 2008, made his major league debut with the Cubs in 2011...he recorded a 6.75
ERA (2 ER/2.2 IP) with no record in four big league relief appearances...The southpaw is 12-12 with a 3.60 ERA (85 ER/212.2 IP) and 17
saves in 171 career minor league games, all but one as a reliever...Has struck out 298 batters compared to just 136 walks in 212.2 career
minor league innings, good for an average of 12.6 strikeouts per 9.0
innings pitched...Selected to the Pacific Coast League mid-season All-Star team in 2011,
his first professional All-Star selection...Named 2011 Iowa Cubs Pitcher of the Year after going 4-4 with a career-
high seven saves, 11 holds and a 3.42 ERA (21 ER/55.1 IP) in 50
relief appearances with the club...Attended the University of Minnesota...selected by Cleveland in the
21st round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft.2011John made his major league debut after he was recalled from Triple-A Iowa, September 6...was his fifth professional season,
and his third in the Cubs system...Made his major league debut, September 12 in Cincinnati, retiring
the side in order in the seventh inning before allowing two runs in the
eighth...Named Iowa Cubs Pitcher of the Year after going 4-4 with a career-high
seven saves, 11 holds and a 3.42 ERA (21 ER/55.1 IP) in 50 relief
appearances with the club...Selected to the Pacific Coast League mid-season All-Star team, his first
professional All-Star selection...Fanned 75 batters in 55.1 innings pitched with Iowa, an average of
12.2 strikeouts per 9.0 innings...was 2.0 innings shy of qualifying for
the league lead in strikeouts per 9.0 innings...Pitched scoreless relief in 19 of his first 22 appearances with Iowa to
begin the season...Earned a save in three-straight appearances with Iowa, June 19-25...Set career-highs with 4.0 innings pitched and seven strikeouts while
earning the win in relief in the I-Cubs' 6-5, 15-inning victory vs.
Albuquerque, June 27...Was 1-0 with a 2.38 ERA (3 ER/11.1 IP), three saves and 15 strikeouts
in 10 June appearances with Iowa.2010John was 3-4 with a three saves and a 6.52 ERA (21 ER/29.0 IP) in 30 relief appearances for Triple-A Iowa before missing the
second half of the season with left shoulder inflammation.
... Held right-handed hitters to a .188 batting average (13-for-69).
... Recorded a 1.59 ERA (2 ER/11.1 IP) in 11 May relief appearances after
starting the year with a 6.35 ERA (4 ER/5.2 IP) in seven April outings.
... Held the opponent scoreless in eight-straight outings, May 1-25,
spanning 7.1 innings of work.
... Had a 4.33 ERA at the end of June, but allowed eight earned runs in his
final three outings (2.0 IP), July 1-6, to raise his ERA over two runs to his
season-ending 6.52 mark.
... Spent time on the disabled list with left shoulder inflammation ... made
one rehab appearance with Single-A Mesa, August 1, before he was shut
down for the remainder of the year.2009John went 4-2 with five saves and a 2.25 ERA (15 ER/60.0 IP) in 52 games with Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa... Held the opponent scoreless in 41 of his 52 relief appearances, including 14-straight outings, July 17-August 16 (20.0 IP)... Fanned 80 in 60.0 innings of work, an average of 12.0 strikeouts per 9.0 innings pitched... Handcuffed the opponent to a .172 batting average (36-for-209)...right-handed batters hit .156 (22-for-141) off the lefty... Tossed 2.0 or more innings eight times, including a season-high 2.2 August 11 with the I-Cubs... Opened the season with Tennessee, going 3-1 with four saves and a 2.83 ERA (9 ER/28.2 IP) in 26 games for the Smokies...held the opponents to a .188 batting average... At the Double-A level, right-handed hitters batted .183 (13-for-71) with 26 strikeouts against him while left-handed hitters batted .200 (6-for-30) with 14 punchouts... Was 1-1 with one save and a 1.72 ERA (6 ER/31.1 IP) in 26 games with Iowa, June 25 through the rest of the season... Landed on the seven-day disabled list with a left-shoulder sprain, July 3-16.2008Went 1-1 with two saves and a 3.38 ERA (24 ER/64.0 IP) in 34 relief appearances for Single-A Lake County in his first full professional campaign...was traded to the Cubs December 31 with two other prospects for infielder Mark DeRosa... Struck out 100 batters in 64.0 innings, an average of 14.1 strikeouts per 9.0 innings pitched...surrendered only three home runs, 0.4 home runs allowed per 9.0 innings... Walked just 32 batters compared to those 100 punchouts, good for a 3.1-to-one strikeout-to-walk ratio... Limited opponents to a .195 batting average, including a .181 mark by left-handed hitters and a .201 average by righthanders.2007John began his professional career pitching in four games for the Gulf Coast League Indians...had no record with a 2.25 ERA (1 ER/4.0 IP)