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Erik Johnson

25-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago White Sox

2014 Stats

W-L

1-1

ERA

6.46

WHIP

1.77

K

18

SV

0

2015 RotoWire Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 s...

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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

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Erik Johnson Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year deal with the White Sox in March 2014

August 16, 2014  –  Erik Johnson News

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Johnson landed on the minor league DL on Saturday due to right shoulder fatigue, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

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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 WIN 8 8 0 49.1 43 15 0 48 10 4 3 0 0 0 2.74 1.08
2012 22 A KAN 8 9 0 43.0 39 11 3 39 19 2 2 0 0 0 2.30 1.35
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
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3-Year Averages     5 5 0 25.7 29 13 3 18 13 2 1 0 0 0 4.56 1.64

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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
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
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Erik Johnson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

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

Vs. Right

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

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

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
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 WIN 8 8 49.1 8.80 1.83 4.80 0.00 71.7% 2.74 1.92 .322
2012 22 A KAN 8 9 43.0 8.16 3.98 2.05 0.63 85.5% 2.30 3.76 .304
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
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3-Year Averages     5 5 25.7 6.31 4.56 1.38 1.05 74.4% 4.56 4.84 .323

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2014 Stat Review for Erik Johnson    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2014 (min 145 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.20 K/BB
TERRIBLE
6.85 K/9
WEAK
5.70 BB/9
TERRIBLE
89.6 MPH Fastball
POOR
0.4 HR/9
ELITE
1.39 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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6.46 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.77 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.38 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

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

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.348 BABIP
HIGH
61.0% Strand Rate
LOW

2015 Projected Stats Breakdown for Erik Johnson

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

Manager Robin Ventura said the White Sox are not considering bringing Johnson back to the majors anytime soon, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Johnson will make another start at Triple-A Charlotte, according to manager Robin Ventura, CSN Chicago's Dan Hayes reports.

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Johnson threw six scoreless innings for Triple-A Charlotte on Friday, but the White Sox aren't ready to bring him back to the major league rotation quite yet, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Johnson was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte on Saturday, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

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Johnson did not make it out of the second inning Friday, allowing four runs on four hits and four walks with one strikeout. He was spared the loss thanks to a Chicago comeback victory.

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Johnson picked up a win Sunday afternoon, allowing two runs (one earned) on one hit while walking five and striking out two over five innings of a 16-2 rout of the Rangers in Arlington.

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Johnson gave up just one run on three hits with two walks in 6.2 innings, while striking out a career-high nine against the Red Sox on Tuesday.

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Johnson gave up seven runs on 10 hits and three walks with two strikeouts against the Royals on Friday.

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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.