RotoWire Partners

Erik Johnson

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago White Sox

2016 Stats

W-L

ERA

WHIP

K

SV

2016 Preseason Projections

W-L

ERA

WHIP

K

SV

2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Johnson began the 2014 season as the White Sox’s top pitching prospect and heir to a rotation spot, but he was all but forgotten on the eve of 2015. Control was the problem in 2014, as he walked 13.8 ...

Read more about Erik Johnson

2016 ADP:  540.12

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (RP): Hidden

Get Custom Auction Value

LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 230   DOB: 12/30/1989   BORN: Mountain View, CA   COLLEGE: California   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

$

Erik Johnson Contract Information:

Agreed to terms with the White Sox in March 2015.

April 24, 2016  –  Erik Johnson News

▼ More

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

+ Add To Watchlist

Johnson was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte on Sunday.

To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including Erik Johnson – simply subscribe now.

Erik Johnson Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats       Show 5x5 Stats OnlyShow All Statistics       Click stat headings to sort columns.
Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2011 21 R GRE 2 0 0 2.0 4 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 2.50
2012 22 A KAN 8 9 0 43.0 39 11 3 39 19 2 2 0 0 0 2.30 1.35
2012 22 A WIN 8 8 0 49.1 43 15 0 48 10 4 3 0 0 0 2.74 1.08
2013 23 AA BIR 10 14 1 84.2 57 21 6 74 21 8 2 0 0 0 2.23 0.93
2013 23 AAA CHA 10 10 0 57.1 43 10 1 57 19 4 1 0 0 0 1.57 1.09
2013 23 MAJ CWS 5 5 0 27.7 32 10 5 18 11 3 2 0 0 0 3.25 1.55
2014 24 AAA CHA 20 20 0 105.2 136 79 11 63 54 5 7 0 0 0 6.73 1.81
2014 24 MAJ CWS 5 5 0 23.7 27 17 1 18 15 1 1 0 0 0 6.46 1.77
2015 25 AAA CHA 23 22 0 132.2 108 35 5 136 41 11 8 0 0 0 2.37 1.13
2015 25 MAJ CWS 6 6 0 35.0 32 13 8 30 17 3 1 0 0 0 3.34 1.40
2016 26 AAA CHA 4 4 0 21.2 23 9 3 16 7 1 1 0 0 0 3.74 1.42
Rest Of Season     Subscribe now to see our Rest Of Season projections for Erik Johnson
Preseason     Subscribe now to see our 2016 projections for Erik Johnson
3-Year Averages     5 5 0 28.8 30 13 4 22 14 2 1 0 0 0 4.07 1.53
Career  (View All)     16 16 0 86.3 91 40 14 66 43 7 4 0 4.17 1.55

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats

No Yes No
Erik Johnson Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00

Erik Johnson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201578101117204.262
20145241113511.342

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20157320615404.234
20145714414100.264

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201517.3100131133.121.50
20148.300010615.401.56

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201517.721017653.571.30
201415.31108907.041.89
Erik Johnson Advanced Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats      Click stat headings to sort columns.
Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2011 21 R GRE 2 0 2.0 9.00 4.50 2.00 0.00 80% 4.50 4.20 .524
2012 22 A KAN 8 9 43.0 8.16 3.98 2.05 0.63 85.5% 2.30 3.76 .304
2012 22 A WIN 8 8 49.1 8.80 1.83 4.80 0.00 71.7% 2.74 1.92 .322
2013 23 AA BIR 10 14 84.2 7.91 2.24 3.52 0.64 79.2% 2.23 3.19 .238
2013 23 AAA CHA 10 10 57.1 8.98 2.99 3.00 0.16 85.2% 1.57 2.59 .288
2013 23 MAJ CWS 5 5 27.7 5.86 3.58 1.64 1.63 1.32 86.8% 92.0 MPH 3.25 5.55 .310
2014 24 AAA CHA 20 20 105.2 5.39 4.62 1.17 0.94 62% 6.73 5.04 .349
2014 24 MAJ CWS 5 5 23.7 6.85 5.70 1.20 0.38 1.39 61% 89.6 MPH 6.46 4.38 .348
2015 25 AAA CHA 23 22 132.2 9.26 2.79 3.32 0.34 79.2% 2.37 2.61 .303
2015 25 MAJ CWS 6 6 35.0 7.71 4.37 1.76 2.06 0.48 87.8% 91.4 MPH 3.34 6.00 .259
2016 26 AAA CHA 4 4 21.2 6.79 2.97 2.29 1.27 77.8% 3.74 4.52 .314
Rest Of Season     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Preseason     Subscribe now to see our 2016 projections for Erik Johnson
3-Year Averages     5 5 28.8 6.88 4.38 1.57 1.25 77.5% 4.07 4.94 .305
Career     16 16 86.3 6.88 4.48 1.53 1.46 78.3% 4.17 5.32 .303

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats

No Yes

2016 Stat Review for Erik Johnson    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2015 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

Explain This

2.29 K/BB
WEAK
6.79 K/9
WEAK
2.97 BB/9
WEAK
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
1.3 HR/9
WEAK
0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

Explain This

3.74 ERA
AVERAGE
1.42 WHIP
POOR
4.52 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

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

Explain This

.314 BABIP
HIGH
77.8% Strand Rate
HIGH

Chicago White Sox Roster

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

Johnson was recalled by the White Sox on Tuesday.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
The White Sox optioned Johnson to Triple-A Charlotte on Monday.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Johnson allowed five runs on seven hits in three innings Saturday.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Johnson allowed four runs in three innings in his Cactus League debut Monday.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Johnson's chances of making the White Sox's Opening Day rotation took a hit Tuesday when the club signed Mat Latos.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Johnson went 6.1 innings Saturday, giving up two earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four in a 4-3 win over the Tigers.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Johnson allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits in 5.2 innings against the Yankees on Sunday to take his first loss of the season.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Johnson held the Tigers to two runs on five hits in six innings in Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader to earn his third win of the season.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Johnson (2-0) picked up his second win of the month Wednesday after holding the A's to three runs on six hits and three walks in six innings.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Johnson did not pick up the decision in Friday's loss to Minnesota, surrendering one run on four hits and five walks while striking out six in five innings.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Johnson will start Friday against the Twins, the Chicago Tribune's Colleen Kane reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Johnson will receive multiple starts moving forward as part of a "semi-six man rotation", Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

Subscribe now to see our 2016 outlook.

2015

Johnson entered the 2014 season as the White Sox's top pitching prospect, but it ended up being a lost year after an early-season flop in the rotation. He pitched into the sixth inning in one of his six major league starts, and then barely struck out more than he walked over his next 100-plus innings at Triple-A Charlotte. While Johnson will be in the mix for a back-end rotation spot in spring training, he has a lot of work to do to regain his standing in the organization.

2014

Johnson may be one of the better under-the-radar pitching prospects in the league. He came out of college with some control issues, but those problems appear to have been alleviated, as evidenced by his 131:40 K:BB last season across Double-A Birmingham and Triple-A Charlotte. He boasts a mid-90s fastball to go with a polished slider and changeup, which helped him achieve a .197 batting average against in the minor leagues. He does not project to be a big strikeout pitcher in the majors despite striking out eight in a September start against the Twins. Still, low strikeout rate pitchers have had success with the White Sox in recent years, and Johnson should contend for a rotation spot in spring training.