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Pierce Johnson

24-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago Cubs

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Johnson has been one of the top pitching prospects for the Cubs for quite some time now, and with a 2.08 ERA for Double-A Tennessee last year, it's possible he's nearing his big-league debut. On the o...

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2016 ADP:  664.91

Rank (RP): Hidden

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 200   DOB: 5/10/1991   BORN: Denver, CO   COLLEGE: Missouri State      Show ContractHide Contract

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Pierce Johnson Contract Information:

Signed with the Cubs in June of 2012. He received a $1.196 million signing bonus, commensurate with his projected slot.

April 21, 2016  –  Pierce Johnson News

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Johnson (arm) will come off the 7-day disabled list and start Thursday for Triple-A Iowa.

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Pierce Johnson Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2012 21 R MES 4 2 0 3.0 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.33
2012 21 A BOI 4 4 0 8.0 10 4 0 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 1.63
2013 22 A+ DAY 10 8 0 48.2 41 12 1 50 21 6 1 0 0 0 2.22 1.29
2013 22 A KAN 10 13 0 69.2 68 24 4 74 22 5 5 0 0 0 3.10 1.30
2014 23 A KAN 2 2 0 11.0 4 3 1 8 3 0 1 0 0 0 2.45 0.64
2014 23 AA TEN 18 17 0 91.2 60 26 8 91 54 5 4 0 0 0 2.55 1.25
2015 24 AA TEN 16 16 0 95.0 76 22 4 72 32 6 2 0 0 0 2.08 1.14
2016 25 AAA IOW 3 3 0 12.2 14 5 0 17 8 0 1 0 0 0 3.55 1.80

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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2012 21 R MES 4 2 3.0 6.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.87 .382
2012 21 A BOI 4 4 8.0 13.50 3.38 4.00 0.00 69.2% 4.50 1.33 .486
2013 22 A+ DAY 10 8 48.2 9.34 3.92 2.38 0.19 82% 2.22 2.95 .318
2013 22 A KAN 10 13 69.2 9.62 2.86 3.36 0.52 76.7% 3.10 2.98 .346
2014 23 A KAN 2 2 11.0 6.55 2.45 2.67 0.82 66.7% 2.45 4.02 .115
2014 23 AA TEN 18 17 91.2 8.98 5.33 1.69 0.79 83% 2.55 4.29 .238
2015 24 AA TEN 16 16 95.0 6.82 3.03 2.25 0.38 82.7% 2.08 3.37 .269
2016 25 AAA IOW 3 3 12.2 12.54 5.90 2.13 0.00 77.3% 3.55 2.38 .446

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Pierce Johnson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The X-rays on Johnson's arm came back negative, Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register reports.

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Johnson will undergo X-rays on Tuesday after being struck by a line drive in his start Monday against New Orleans, Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register reports.

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Johnson threw four scoreless innings against the Indians on Saturday.

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Johnson was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Friday.

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Johnson took the loss Monday when he gave up five runs (four earned) and four hits in just two innings.

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Johnson started Friday's exhibition game and pitched a scoreless inning. He struck out two and gave up two hits.

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Johnson took advantage of his time off with injuries to work on his changeup in 2015, the Cubs' official site reports. "I was able to throw it for strikes, and that was huge," he said of the pitch. "Just having the confidence in that pitch made it that much better."

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Johnson was added to the Cubs' 40-man roster Friday, the Daily Herald's Bruce Miles reports.

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Johnson gave up just one run on three hits in seven strong innings for Double-A Tennessee on Saturday.

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2016

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2015

Everyone talks about all of the good hitting prospects in the Cubs' organization, but for some reason the pitchers get short shrift. With C.J. Edwards hurt most of the year and Kyle Hendricks promoted, Johnson may now be the best pitching prospect in the Cubs' minor league system. He struck out 91 in 91.2 innings with Double-A Tennessee, so there obviously is something there, but he also walked 54. The 23-year-old righty still has a little bit of work to do. Expect him to start the year with Tennessee, with a quick promotion to Triple-A Iowa if he keeps his walks down. This could be his last year in the minors.

2014

While the Cubs' hitting prospects get all the ink, they have a few good pitchers coming up through the ranks as well, and Johnson may be the best of them all. Between Low-A Kane County and High-A Daytona, he had a stellar 9.4 K/9 and only gave up five home runs in 118.1 innings. While his K:BB ratio declined when he was promoted to Daytona, it was still respectable. Johnson is probably a year or two away, but when he comes up to the Cubs, he should be solid.