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Brian Johnson

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Boston Red Sox

2017 Stats

W-L

1-0

ERA

7.20

WHIP

2.00

K

6

SV

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Johnson's story took a couple of turns in 2016. The left-hander had rocketed through the system, even making a start for Boston in 2015, before an elbow injury ended that season. Seemingly cast as a p...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 240   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.

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Manager John Farrell said that Johnson is a "strong candidate" to enter the rotation as the fifth starter, Tim Britton of The Providence Journal reports.

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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 GRE 2 15 0 69.0 50 22 4 69 28 1 6 0 0 0 2.87 1.13
2013 22 A SAL 2 2 0 11.0 9 2 0 8 5 1 0 0 0 0 1.64 1.27
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
2016 25 R GUL 2 2 0 7.0 7 3 0 9 2 0 1 0 0 0 3.86 1.29
2016 25 A LOW 2 2 0 11.0 7 0 0 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.82
2016 25 AAA PAW 2 15 0 77.0 74 35 9 54 36 5 6 0 0 0 4.09 1.43
2017 26 AAA PAW 7 7 0 44.2 43 14 2 37 17 2 0 0 0 0 2.82 1.36
2017 26 MAJ BOS 1 1 0 5.0 7 4 2 6 3 1 0 0 0 0 7.20 2.00
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3-Year Averages     1 1 0 4.3 3 4 0 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 8.31 1.62
Career  (View All)     2 2 0 9.3 10 8 2 9 7 1 1 0 7.71 1.82

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

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Brian Johnson Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games 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
Apr. 18 @Tor 5.0 7 4 4 2 3 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 7.20 2.00
Last 14 Games (Team)
1 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.0 IP/G
5.0 7 4 4 2 3 6 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 7.20 2.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
1 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.0 IP/G
5.0 7 4 4 2 3 6 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 7.20 2.00
Last 60 Games (Team)
1 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.0 IP/G
5.0 7 4 4 2 3 6 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 7.20 2.00
Brian Johnson Minors 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 ERA WHIP
May. 20 Buffalo 7.0 7 3 2 0 2 5 0 0 0 - 0 2.57 1.29
May. 15 Scranton-WB 6.0 7 3 3 1 3 6 0 0 0 - 0 4.50 1.67
May. 9 Scranton-WB 7.0 10 3 3 0 2 3 0 0 0 W 0 3.86 1.71
May. 2 Syracuse 8.0 2 1 1 0 2 6 0 0 0 W 0 1.13 0.50
Apr. 27 Indianapols 5.0 8 3 3 1 4 2 0 0 0 - 0 5.40 2.40
Apr. 13 Syracuse 6.0 4 1 1 0 1 8 0 0 0 - 0 1.50 0.83
Apr. 8 Lehigh Vly 4.0 5 1 1 0 3 7 0 0 0 - 0 2.25 2.00
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 6.5 IP/G
13.0 14 6 5 1 5 11 0 0 0 0-0 0 3.46 1.46
Last 30 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 6.6 IP/G
33.0 34 13 12 2 13 22 0 0 0 2-0 0 3.27 1.42
Last 60 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 6.1 IP/G
43.0 43 15 14 2 17 37 0 0 0 2-0 0 2.93 1.40

Brian Johnson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20152000000.000

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201725637302.318
201517343000.250

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20175.01006327.202.00
20154.30103408.311.62
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 GRE 2 15 69.0 9.00 3.65 2.46 0.52 75.7% 2.87 3.34 .268
2013 22 A SAL 2 2 11.0 6.55 4.09 1.60 0.00 85.7% 1.64 3.11 .281
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
2016 25 R GUL 2 2 7.0 11.57 2.57 4.50 0.00 66.7% 3.86 1.49 .395
2016 25 A LOW 2 2 11.0 9.00 1.64 5.50 0.00 100% 0.00 1.75 .259
2016 25 AAA PAW 2 15 77.0 6.31 4.21 1.50 1.05 74.3% 4.09 4.76 .285
2017 26 AAA PAW 7 7 44.2 7.53 3.46 2.18 0.41 79.3% 2.82 3.27 .319
2017 26 MAJ BOS 1 1 5.0 10.80 5.40 2.00 3.60 0.75 75% 87.6 MPH 7.20 7.80 .382
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 1 5.4 4.97 4.45 1.11 1.32 68.3% 5.02 5.49 .261
Rest Of Season     0 22 118.3 5.22 4.69 1.11 1.36 69.9% 4.93 5.56 .262
3-Year Averages     1 1 4.3 6.23 8.31 0.75 0.00 42.9% 8.31 4.58 .245
Career     2 2 9.3 8.68 6.75 1.29 1.93 60% 7.71 6.38 .316

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Brian Johnson Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 4.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2017 P 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Brian Johnson    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.00 K/BB
POOR
10.80 K/9
ELITE
5.40 BB/9
TERRIBLE
87.6 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
3.6 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.75 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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7.20 ERA
TERRIBLE
2.00 WHIP
TERRIBLE
7.80 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.382 BABIP
HIGH
75.0% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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

Johnson (1-0) allowed one run on two hits and two walks while striking out six for Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday.

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Johnson was sent back to Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

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Johnson (1-0) gave up four runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out six in Tuesday's victory over Toronto.

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Johnson has been called up from Triple-A Pawtucket to start for Boston on Tuesday against the Blue Jays, Bill Ballou of the Providence Journal reports.

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Johnson is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to start Tuesday against the Blue Jays, Jen McCaffrey of MassLive.com reports.

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Johnson (head) allowed one run on four hits and a walk while striking out eight over 6.2 innings with Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday, MassLive.com reports.

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Johnson (head) said he's hopeful to make his next scheduled start for Triple-A Pawtucket, Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

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Johnson was "responsive" after taking a line drive off his head during Saturday's game, Brendan McGair of the Pawtucket Times reports.

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2017

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2016

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 Sox’s postseason chances headed south, but an elbow injury put a hold on those plans. Hearing the words “elbow injury” was certainly scary for the young left-hander, who didn’t experience structural damage and was able to avoid surgery. He started playing catch in October and is expected to have a normal offseason training regimen. Prior to the second-half drama, Johnson had been Triple-A Pawtucket’s best and most consistent starter. While not overpowering, Johnson has four pitches, he controls all of them, and he has a good feel for pitch-sequencing. Because he was shut down, Johnson is behind fellow young lefties Eduardo Rodriguez and Henry Owens, who each got multiple starts in the majors. Those two will be candidates for Boston’s starting rotation coming out of spring training while Johnson is likely to start the year back at Pawtucket.

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.