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Brian Johnson

25-Year-Old Pitcher – Boston Red Sox

2015 Stats

W-L

0-1

ERA

8.31

WHIP

1.62

K

3

SV

0

2016 RotoWire Projections

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Johnson made his major-league debut in 2015, getting a late-July start for Boston and he looked poised to get more starts over the final two months of the season as the Red Soxs postseason chances he...

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2016 ADP:  683.73

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 235   DOB: 12/7/1990   BORN: Lakeland, FL   COLLEGE: Florida   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Brian Johnson Contract Information:

Signed a contract with Boston that includes a slot-recommended bonus of $1.575 million in June 2012.

January 13, 2016  –  Brian Johnson News

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Johnson (elbow) provided an update on his status, stating that he'll be ready for the start of spring training, MLB.com reports. "One hundred percent, good to go," Johnson said.

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Brian 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
2012 21 A LOW 4 4 0 5.2 2 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.58
2013 22 R GUL 2 2 0 5.0 1 0 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.60
2013 22 A SAL 2 2 0 11.0 9 2 0 8 5 1 0 0 0 0 1.64 1.27
2013 22 A GRE 2 15 0 69.0 50 22 4 69 28 1 6 0 0 0 2.87 1.13
2014 23 A SAL 5 5 0 25.2 23 11 0 33 7 3 1 0 0 0 3.86 1.19
2014 23 AA POR 20 20 0 118.0 78 23 6 99 32 10 2 0 0 0 1.75 0.93
2015 24 AAA PAW 18 18 1 96.0 74 27 6 90 32 9 6 0 0 0 2.53 1.10
2015 24 MAJ BOS 1 1 0 4.3 3 4 0 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 8.31 1.62
3-Year Averages     1 1 0 4.3 3 4 0 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 8.31 1.62

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Brian Johnson Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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Brian Johnson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Brian 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
2012 21 A LOW 4 4 5.2 6.92 1.73 4.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.24 .158
2013 22 R GUL 2 2 5.0 12.60 3.60 3.50 0.00 100% 0.00 1.60 .123
2013 22 A SAL 2 2 11.0 6.55 4.09 1.60 0.00 85.7% 1.64 3.11 .281
2013 22 A GRE 2 15 69.0 9.00 3.65 2.46 0.52 75.7% 2.87 3.34 .268
2014 23 A SAL 5 5 25.2 11.79 2.50 4.71 0.00 63.3% 3.86 1.41 .377
2014 23 AA POR 20 20 118.0 7.55 2.44 3.09 0.46 83.7% 1.75 3.00 .235
2015 24 AAA PAW 18 18 96.0 8.44 3.00 2.81 0.56 79% 2.53 3.26 .273
2015 24 MAJ BOS 1 1 4.3 6.23 8.31 0.75 0.00 1.33 42.9% 8.31 4.58 .245
3-Year Averages     1 1 4.3 6.23 8.31 0.75 0.00 42.9% 8.31 4.58 .245

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2015 Stat Review for Brian 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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0.75 K/BB
TERRIBLE
6.23 K/9
POOR
8.31 BB/9
TERRIBLE
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
1.33 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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8.31 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.62 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.58 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

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

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.245 BABIP
LOW
42.9% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Johnson (elbow) has been playing catch several days per week, having thrown out to a maximum of 90 feet, WEEI.com reports.

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Johnson (elbow) is working through a rehabilitation program and is not expected to require surgery, the Boston Globe reports.

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Johnson is scheduled for an exam on his elbow Oct. 1,the Boston Globe reports. The left-handed Johnson has not pitched since Aug. 2.

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Johnson (elbow) is in Florida working on a "return to baseball program" and will not pitch again this season, the Providence Journal's Tim Britton reports.

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Johnson (elbow) hasn't been cleared to throw, the Boston Globe reports.

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Boston general manager Ben Cherington said tests on Johnson's elbow indicated no structural damage, ESPN Boston reports. "There was some inflammation in and around the joint," Cherington said. "We're confident it can be treated conservatively, and optimistic he'll be throwing again in not too long."

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2015

No Red Sox prospect increased his value more in 2014 than Johnson. The left-handed starter has become one of the top-ranked prospects in the Red Sox's minor-league system. He used his four-pitch arsenal with great effectiveness early on at High-A Salem and later at Double-A Portland. He was so good, equally effective against righties and lefties, the Red Sox promoted him late in the season to Triple-A Pawtucket, for whom he started in the Triple-A playoffs. His fastball is a pedestrian 88-92 mph, so his ceiling is limited to that of a mid-rotation starter, but he's in control of his offerings and mixes his pitches well. Johnson will open the season with Triple-A Pawtucket and it wouldn't be surprising to see him get a look in Boston later in the season.

2014

Johnson, 23, didn't benefit from a normal offseason training program because he was recovering from multiple orbital fractures that ended his 2012 season prematurely. As such, he struggled early on in 2013, allowing 17 earned runs on 36 hits and 17 walks in 38.2 innings before shoulder tendinitis sent him to the disabled list. Upon his return, Johnson was a different pitcher. He permitted five runs over 31 innings, surrendering 14 hits while striking out 30, and earned a promotion to High-A Salem. Johnson has a four-pitch mix and knows how to pitch. He should advance pretty quickly to the upper levels.

2013

Johnson, a first-round draft pick in 2012, is a well-filled out left-hander who possesses an advanced feel for pitching. His 2012 season was cut short when he suffered some facial fractures after being struck by a batted ball. He has a low-90s heater that can tick up to 95 mph when needed. Johnson mixes in a curve and change-up. Command isn't at a high level just yet. He'll need to work on honing his arsenal and developing a level of consistency with each. As he moves along in the coming years, staying in shape will be key. His body type can blow up if he's not attentive to his fitness. He'll be building his innings up at Low-A Greenville, working on all of his pitches and locating down in the zone. Johnson can have success at the lower levels; whether he maintains a path as a starter is something we'll find out when he reaches the higher levels.