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Erik Johnson

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago White Sox

2015 Stats

W-L

3-1

ERA

3.34

WHIP

1.40

K

30

SV

0

2016 RotoWire Projections

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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 ...

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2016 ADP:  451.12

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LEAGUE: Majors   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

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Agreed to terms with the White Sox in March 2015.

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Johnson's chances of making the White Sox's Opening Day rotation took a hit Tuesday when the club signed Mat Latos.

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Erik 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
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
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3-Year Averages     5 5 0 28.8 30 13 4 22 14 2 1 0 0 0 4.07 1.53

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Erik 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
Oct. 3 Det 6.3 5 2 2 1 3 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.34 1.40
Sep. 27 @NYY 5.7 7 3 2 1 4 5 1 1 0 L 0 0 0 3.45 1.43
Sep. 21 @Det 6.0 5 2 2 1 2 9 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.52 1.30
Sep. 16 Oak 6.0 6 3 3 1 3 3 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 3.71 1.35
Sep. 11 Min 5.0 4 1 1 1 5 6 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.27 1.27
Sep. 6 @KC 6.0 5 3 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.50 0.83
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.0 IP/G
18.0 17 7 6 3 9 18 1 1 0 1-1 0 0 0 3.00 1.44
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 5.8 IP/G
35.0 32 14 13 8 17 30 1 3 0 3-1 0 0 0 3.34 1.40
Last 60 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 5.8 IP/G
35.0 32 14 13 8 17 30 1 3 0 3-1 0 0 0 3.34 1.40

Erik Johnson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201578101117204.262
20145241113511.342
20137910824314.348

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20157320615404.234
20145714414100.264
201349838101.178

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201517.3100131133.121.50
20148.300010615.401.56
201315.021016833.001.60

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201517.721017653.571.30
201415.31108907.041.89
201312.71102323.551.50
Erik 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
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
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3-Year Averages     5 5 28.8 6.88 4.38 1.57 1.25 77.5% 4.07 4.94 .305

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2015 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.

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1.76 K/BB
TERRIBLE
7.71 K/9
AVERAGE
4.37 BB/9
TERRIBLE
91.4 MPH Fastball
WEAK
2.1 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.48 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.34 ERA
GOOD
1.40 WHIP
POOR
6.00 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.259 BABIP
LOW
87.8% Strand Rate
HIGH

2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for Erik Johnson

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Johnson will start Friday against the Twins, the Chicago Tribune's Colleen Kane reports.

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Johnson will receive multiple starts moving forward as part of a "semi-six man rotation", Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

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Johnson allowed three runs on five hits in six innings Sunday en route to the win in his first MLB start of 2015.

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Johnson will start Sunday's game in Kansas City, MLB.com's Scott Merkin reports.

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Johnson was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday, Phil Rogers of MLB.com reports.

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Johnson is 8-5 with a 2.59 ERA, 1.13 WHIP,and 105:30 K:BB over 94 innings at Triple-A Charlotte this season.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.