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Erik Johnson

24-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago White Sox

2014 Stats

W-L

0-1

ERA

6.35

WHIP

1.65

K

15

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 h...

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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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Erik Johnson Contract Information:

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

April 15, 2014  –  Erik Johnson News

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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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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 MAJ CWS 3 3 0 17.0 22 12 1 15 6 0 1 0 0 0 6.35 1.65
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Erik Johnson
3-Year Averages MAJ   5 5 0 27.7 32 10 5 18 11 3 2 0 0 0 3.25 1.55

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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
Apr. 15 Bos 6.7 3 1 1 1 2 9 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.35 1.65
Apr. 9 @Col 5.7 9 4 4 0 1 4 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 9.58 2.23
Apr. 4 @KC 4.7 10 7 7 0 3 2 1 1 0 L 0 0 0 13.50 2.79
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 5.7 IP/G
17.0 22 12 12 1 6 15 2 1 0 0-1 0 0 0 6.35 1.65
Last 30 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 5.7 IP/G
17.0 22 12 12 1 6 15 2 1 0 0-1 0 0 0 6.35 1.65
Last 60 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 5.7 IP/G
17.0 22 12 12 1 6 15 2 1 0 0-1 0 0 0 6.35 1.65

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Erik Johnson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

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

Vs. Right

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

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201315.021016833.001.60

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
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 MAJ CWS 3 3 17.0 7.94 3.18 2.50 0.53 1.44 59.3% 89.5 MPH 6.35 3.61 .389
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Erik Johnson
3-Year Averages MAJ   5 5 27.7 5.86 3.58 1.64 1.63 86.8% 3.25 5.44 .310

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2014 Stat Review for Erik Johnson    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.50 K/BB
WEAK
7.94 K/9
GOOD
3.18 BB/9
WEAK
89.5 MPH Fastball
POOR
0.5 HR/9
ELITE
1.44 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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6.35 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.65 WHIP
TERRIBLE
3.61 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

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.389 BABIP
HIGH
59.3% Strand Rate
LOW

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Erik Johnson (by OPS against, min 0 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Justin Morneau COL 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Prince Fielder TEX 6 4 2 3 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Robinson Cano SEA 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Alex Avila DET 4 4 0 2 1 0 0 1.000 1.250 2.250
Trevor Plouffe MIN 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Charlie Blackmon COL 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 .667 1.333 2.000
Norichika Aoki KC 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 .667 1.000 1.750
DJ LeMahieu COL 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Daniel Nava BOS 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Lyle Overbay MIL 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 .500 1.000 1.667

Best Matchups for Erik Johnson (by OPS against, min 0 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Josmil Pinto MIN 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Eduardo Escobar MIN 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Austin Romine NY-A 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Derek Jeter NY-A 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Roberts BOS 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Juan Nicasio COL 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000
Chris Herrmann MIN 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Pedro Florimon MIN 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Jose Iglesias DET 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Douglas Bernier MIN 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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

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

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Johnson will open the season as the White Sox's No. 4 starter.

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Johnson lasted three innings against the Indians on Tuesday, limiting them to one run on three hits in his first start of the Cactus League.

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Pitching coach Don Cooper suggested that Johnson is a frontrunner to claim one of the two open spots in the White Sox rotation, Doug Padilla of ESPNChicago.com reports. "He's penciled in pretty firmly so if he goes out there and does what he could do, there's a pretty good chance that he's got an edge," Cooper said.

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Johnson is expected to open the season in the White Sox rotation, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

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Johnson earned the first win of his Major League career Monday, shutting out the Twins for six innings of work.

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Johnson (0-2) couldn't make it out of the fourth inning Tuesday against Detroit, surrendering six runs (just two earned) on seven hits and three walks while striking out four in 3.2 frames.

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Johnson gave up five runs (three earned) on seven hits over six innings Wednesday against the Yankees. He walked three and struck out one.

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The White Sox will use a modified six-man rotation for the remainder of the season, which should allow Johnson to make a few more starts after his debut Wednesday, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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