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Johnny Bishop Almaraz
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 190 lb.
- School Texas State University
- Born September 1, 1965 in San Antonio, TX USA
 Biographical Information
Pitcher Johnny Almaraz played one season in the minor leagues, 1988. Taken by the Cincinnati Reds in the 14th round of that year's amateur draft, Almaraz donned the Billings Mustangs' uniform and went 5-5 with a 5.04 ERA in 13 games (nine starts). In 55 1/3 innings, he struck out 54 batters.
Throughout the 1990s, Almaraz worked as a scout for the Cincinnati Reds and San Diego Padres. In 2010, he became the Atlanta Braves' Director of International Scouting and Operations. He signed, among others: Adam Dunn, Johnny Cueto, Jason LaRue, Daniel Rodríguez, B.J. Ryan, Jacobo Sequea and Marcos Mateo. In 2014, he was named the Philadelphia Phillies director of amateur scouting.