- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 203 lb.
- Born July 20, 1991 in Auckland New Zealand
Blair Johnstone pitched for the New Zealand national team in the 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers. In his first game for the Diamondblacks, he relieved Ben Cone with a 3-0 deficit in the 4th against host Australia and tossed 2 1/3 shutout innings, allowing no hits, though he did walk four. Jamie Wilson relieved. In his second outing, he replaced John Lee in the 3rd with a 2-0 deficit against South Africa, one on and no outs. He walked Jonathan Phillips, got Kyle Botha on a bunt, intentionally walked Brett Willemburg, induced a run-scoring grounder from Wesley Hoskins and gave up a RBI double to Rowan Ebersohn. Keegan Swanepoel added a two-run single for a 5-0 lead before Johnstone got Benjamin Smith to end the frame. Scott Cone relieved him in the 4th. His brother Elliot Johnstone later signed with the New York Mets.
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