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Jim Johnson

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Atlanta Braves

2015 Stats

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1-2

ERA

2.53

WHIP

1.17

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20

SV

2

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

After posting back-to-back 50-save seasons in Baltimore, Johnson fell off a cliff in 2014. The 31-year-old reliever started the season as Oakland’s closer, but he was removed from the role by mid-Apri...

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2015 ADP:  674.95

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 6"   WT: 240   DOB: 6/27/1983   BORN: Johnson City, NY   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 5th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a one-year deal with the Braves in December of 2014.

May 16, 2015  –  Jim Johnson News

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Johnson threw a scoreless eighth inning Saturday, giving up one hit and striking out one, to notch his 11th hold of the season.

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Jim 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
2005 22 A FRE 28 27 0 159.2 139 62 11 168 64 12 9 1 3.49 1.28
2005 22 AA BOW 1 1 0 7.0 3 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 0.00 0.71
2006 23 AA BOW 27 26 0 156.0 165 77 13 124 57 13 6 0 4.44 1.42
2007 24 AAA NOR 26 25 0 148.0 164 67 15 109 48 6 12 0 4.07 1.43
2007 24 MAJ BAL 1 0 0 2.0 3 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 9.00 2.50
2008 25 AAA NOR 1 1 0 4.0 2 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 2.25 0.75
2008 25 MAJ BAL 54 0 0 68.7 54 17 0 38 28 2 4 1 2.23 1.19
2009 26 MAJ BAL 64 0 0 70.0 73 32 8 49 23 4 6 10 4.11 1.37
2010 27 R GUL 2 4 0 4.0 5 3 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 6.75 1.50
2010 27 A FRE 2 0 0 3.0 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.00 2.00
2010 27 AA BOW 2 1 0 5.0 2 1 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.80 0.40
2010 27 AAA NOR 2 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2010 27 MAJ BAL 26 0 0 26.3 32 10 2 22 5 1 1 1 5 11 3.42 1.41
2011 28 MAJ BAL 69 0 0 91.0 80 27 5 58 21 6 5 9 5 18 2.67 1.11
2012 29 MAJ BAL 71 0 0 68.7 55 19 3 41 15 2 1 51 3 0 2.49 1.02
2013 30 MAJ BAL 74 0 0 70.3 72 23 5 56 18 3 8 50 9 0 2.94 1.28
2014 31 AAA TOL 4 0 0 4.2 4 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 3.86 1.19
2014 31 MAJ DET 16 0 0 13.0 9 10 0 14 12 1 0 0 0 0 6.92 1.62
2014 31 MAJ OAK 38 0 0 40.3 60 32 5 28 23 4 2 2 1 2 7.14 2.06
2014  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ DET/OAK 54 0 0 53.3 69 42 5 42 35 5 2 2 1 2 7.09 1.95
2015 32 MAJ ATL 22 0 0 21.3 20 6 2 20 5 1 2 2 1 12 2.53 1.17
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3-Year Averages     66 0 0 64.1 65 28 4 46 22 3 3 34 4 0 3.93 1.36
Career  (View All)     435 0 0 471.7 458 178 30 327 152 24 29 126 3.40 1.29

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Jim Johnson Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
May. 23 Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.53 1.17
May. 22 Mil 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.66 1.23
May. 20 TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.79 1.24
May. 16 @Mia 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.95 1.25
May. 15 @Mia 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.12 1.27
May. 12 @Cin 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.31 1.29
May. 11 @Cin 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.52 1.37
May. 6 Phi 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.77 1.40
May. 4 Phi 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.05 1.50
May. 1 Cin 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.65 1.46
Apr. 28 Was 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.97 1.59
Apr. 27 Was 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 1 4.35 1.74
Apr. 25 @Phi 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.66 1.86
Apr. 24 @Phi 0.7 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.19 1.85
Apr. 22 @NYM 0.7 2 1 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 5.63 1.88
Apr. 18 @Tor 1.0 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 4.91 1.36
Apr. 17 @Tor 1.0 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.84 1.11
Apr. 13 Mia 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 0.75
Apr. 11 NYM 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 0.69
Apr. 10 NYM 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.00 0.60
Apr. 8 @Mia 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 0.43
Apr. 6 @Mia 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
7.0 4 0 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 0-0 1 0 3 0.00 0.71
Last 30 Days
15 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
14.0 11 3 2 0 4 12 0 2 0 0-2 1 0 8 1.29 1.07
Last 60 Days
22 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
21.3 20 7 6 2 5 20 0 2 0 1-2 2 1 12 2.53 1.17

Jim Johnson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015391226000.171
2014138162237414.333
2013155281139803.279

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015498314212.304
2014125261332501.302
201313628733102.266

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201510.710112200.840.66
201418.70221519211.092.84
201341.02626331133.071.17

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201510.70218324.221.69
201434.7500271634.931.47
201329.3122423722.761.43
Jim Johnson Advanced Stats
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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
2005 22 A FRE 28 27 159.2 9.50 3.62 2.63 0.62 73.4% 3.49 3.19 .313
2005 22 AA BOW 1 1 7.0 7.71 2.57 3.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.77 .179
2006 23 AA BOW 27 26 156.0 7.15 3.29 2.18 0.75 69.4% 4.44 4.00 .325
2007 24 AAA NOR 26 25 148.0 6.63 2.92 2.27 0.91 73.6% 4.07 4.26 .326
2007 24 MAJ BAL 1 0 2.0 4.50 9.00 0.50 0.00 1.50 60% 9.00 5.30 .393
2008 25 AAA NOR 1 1 4.0 4.50 2.25 2.00 0.00 66.7% 2.25 3.70 .177
2008 25 MAJ BAL 54 0 68.7 4.98 3.67 1.36 0.00 1.96 79.3% 93.5 MPH 2.23 3.36 .258
2009 26 MAJ BAL 64 0 70.0 6.30 2.96 2.13 1.03 1.74 72.7% 94.1 MPH 4.11 4.30 .305
2010 27 R GUL 2 4 4.0 11.25 2.25 5.00 2.25 60% 6.75 4.70 .389
2010 27 A FRE 2 0 3.0 3.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 83.3% 3.00 2.53 .446
2010 27 AA BOW 2 1 5.0 10.80 0.00 0.00 1.80 100% 1.80 3.40 .110
2010 27 AAA NOR 2 0 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 3.20 .262
2010 27 MAJ BAL 26 0 26.3 7.52 1.71 4.40 0.68 2.05 77.1% 94.0 MPH 3.42 3.20 .365
2011 28 MAJ BAL 69 0 91.0 5.74 2.08 2.76 0.49 2.73 77.1% 95.1 MPH 2.67 3.40 .274
2012 29 MAJ BAL 71 0 68.7 5.37 1.97 2.73 0.39 2.85 76.1% 94.3 MPH 2.49 3.36 .254
2013 30 MAJ BAL 74 0 70.3 7.17 2.30 3.11 0.64 2.67 78.8% 93.8 MPH 2.94 3.60 .320
2014 31 AAA TOL 4 0 4.2 4.29 2.14 2.00 0.00 60% 3.86 2.96 .289
2014 31 MAJ DET 16 0 13.0 9.69 8.31 1.17 0.00 3.67 52.4% 93.6 MPH 6.92 4.51 .284
2014 31 MAJ OAK 38 0 40.3 6.25 5.13 1.22 1.12 3.38 65.4% 93.6 MPH 7.14 5.36 .391
2014  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ DET/OAK 54 0 53.3 7.09 5.91 1.20 0.84 3.43 62.6% 93.6 MPH 7.09 4.88 .371
2015 32 MAJ ATL 22 0 21.3 8.44 2.11 4.00 0.84 3.36 82.6% 94.4 MPH 2.53 3.25 .309
Today's Projections     0 0 .3 7.03 3.72 1.89 0.80 70.6% 4.58 0.83 .332
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.7 7.03 3.81 1.85 0.78 70.7% 4.58 4.03 .333
Rest Of Season     0 0 49.3 7.04 3.75 1.88 0.78 70.6% 4.59 4.01 .334
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3-Year Averages     66 0 64.1 6.46 3.09 2.09 0.56 71.1% 3.93 3.61 .312
Career     435 0 471.7 6.24 2.90 2.15 0.57 74.5% 3.40 3.64 .299

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2015 Stat Review for Jim Johnson    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2014 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.00 K/BB
GOOD
8.44 K/9
AVERAGE
2.11 BB/9
GREAT
94.4 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.8 HR/9
WEAK
3.36 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.53 ERA
GOOD
1.17 WHIP
AVERAGE
3.25 FIP
AVERAGE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.309 BABIP
HIGH
82.6% Strand Rate
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Jim Johnson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Johnson earned his second save of the season Monday against the Reds with Jason Grilli (back spasms) unavailable.

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Johnson could see some save chances should Jason Grilli (back spasms) not be able to pitch this week.

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Johnson allowed a pair of runs on three hits, he did not walk a batter and struck out one over an inning of work to record his fourth hold in Atlanta's 8-7 win over Toronto on Friday night.

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Johnson recorded his first save of the season Saturday against the Mets.

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Johnson tossed 1.1 scoreless innings in the Braves' win over the Marlins on Monday.

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Johnson will serve as the Braves' top setup man to begin the year, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Johnson might be in the mix to close for the Braves following the Craig Kimbrel trade.

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Johnson could be used in multi-inning stints this season, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "That's something we have spoken about, with (pitching coach) Roger (McDowell), and I think it's a good thing," manager Fredi Gonzales said. "(Johnson) wants to do it. That gives you nice little flexibility. You can't do it three days in a row. You might go an inning and a third, or an inning and two-thirds. But it gives you a little flexibility that he can do that."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Johnson delivered back-to-back 50 save seasons, but he blew nine opportunities in 2013 and at times was walking on eggshells to keep his job. Johnson increased his K/9 to 7.2, the best full-season mark of his career and he plugged along with a 58 percent groundball rate. This season will be Johnson's last arbitration year, making him a free agent next winter. Unwilling to pay a premium to retain his services, the Orioles flipped Johnson to Oakland for Jemile Weeks at the non-tender deadline in December. Most likely, Johnson will plug in as the A's replacement in the ninth-inning for Grant Balfour in 2014.

2013

Rather than signing a big name closer for 2012, the Orioles gave Johnson another chance to close and he answered in a big way. Johnson led MLB with 51 saves, blew just three opportunities and finished seventh in Cy Young Award voting. Still, he does not fit the bill as the prototypical closer. Johnson actually had more saves than strikeouts, a reflection of his finesse style rather than simply blowing batters away. Although he normally induces twice as many groundballs as flyballs, he had an excellent 2.93 GB/FB ratio. Johnson has plenty of job security entering 2013, but his lack of strikeouts separate him from the top tier of closers.

2012

Johnson picked up nine saves in 2011 and could be moving into the full-time closer role in 2012. He wasn't the typical blow-you-away closer, but his ability to keep the ball in the yard (0.5 HR/9IP) allowed him to keep a pristine 2.67 ERA. It's difficult to be a closer in the major leagues with just a 5.7 K/9IP, though - the only foolproof way to get a major league hitter out is to not allow him to make contact. If Johnson can maintain a 61.5 percent groundball rate, however, he has a chance.

2011

An elbow injury robbed Johnson of the majority of his season but he was effective when healthy. His 1.7 BB/9IP was by far the lowest walk rate that he's posted as a major leaguer while the 7.5 K/9IP was his career-best strikeout rate. Johnson was in the mix for saves at one point, but the upside he had as a potential closer has been erased by the return of Koji Uehara and the addition of Kevin Gregg.

2010

Johnson pitched well enough that he was given the closer's role when the club traded George Sherrill. He struggled mightily down the stretch (12.27 ERA in September), so the Orioles decided to pursue a closer on the free-agent market and signed Mike Gonzalez to take over the ninth inning. As a result, Johnson moves back into a setup role, but he's better suited for that spot anyway.

2009

Johnson had a breakthrough season as the set-up man for George Sherrill, but Chris Ray's return should add stability to the bullpen and could push Johnson to earlier appearances in the game. His 2006 and 2007 seasons in the minors were not that impressive, so beware of Johnson reverting back to form, even if he gets a shot at the rotation, though manager Dave Trembley suggested he wouldn't go that route. He also comes with some injury risk after being shut down in early September with a shoulder injury.

2008

The luster has rusted off Johnson's prospect status since he was named the Orioles' 2005 minor league pitcher of the year, as he put up a mediocre 4.07 ERA, 1.432 WHIP and 109:48 K:BB ratio in 148 innings at Triple-A. He had a decent Arizona Fall League campaign, but he's probably going to need to repeat the Triple-A level, particularly after the O's added Matt Albers and Troy Patton to the organization in the Miguel Tejada trade.

2007

In 2006, the Orioles� 2005 minor league pitcher of the year found that Double-A batters were harder to fool than those at Single-A. While Johnson�s walk rate actually improved a bit, his strikeout rate dropped from 9.40 to 7.15 per nine innings and his batting average against rose from .228 to .274, all sandwiched around an ill-advised major league spot start in which he was torched for eight runs in three innings. He�s still young enough at 23 to retain his prospect status, but he�s clearly not ready for the majors right now and will have to improve on his 2006 numbers while repeating Double-A in order to maintain his stature within the organization.

2006

Johnson is the latest Orioles minor league pitcher to come out of nowhere, putting up 12 wins, a 3.49 ERA and a 168/64 K/BB ratio en route to being named the 2005 Carolina League pitcher of the year and Orioles minor league pitcher of the year. The former fifth round pick must prove himself in the upper minors, but if he does he could be fast-tracked to the majors as Baltimore is thin at the position. Still, it'll be a couple years until Johnson reaches the majors on a regular basis, if at all.