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Brian Johnson

24-Year-Old Pitcher – Boston Red Sox

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 arsen...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 229   DOB: 12/7/1990   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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

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Johnson allowed two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out three in four innings against the Rays on Sunday.

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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

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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

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

Johnson allowed one run on one hit and three walks while striking out five in 3.2 innings against the Marlins on Tuesday. Giancarlo Stanton was one of the five strikeout victims.

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Johnson allowed one run on three hits and a walk while striking out four in 2.2 innings in Thursday's game against Toronto.

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Johnson allowed one run on three hits in two innings in Sunday's game against the Mets.

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Johnson credits High-A Salem pitching coach Kevin Walker in helping to simplify his mechanics in 2014, the Portland Press Herald reports. The young left-hander pitched effectively at three levels in the organization last season.

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Johnson will be promoted from Double-A Portland to Triple-A Pawtucket to start Wednesday's game, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

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Johnson finished the Double-A season with a 1.75 ERA and 99:32 K:BB in 118 innings.

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Johnson has given up a total of five hits in his past three starts for Double-A Trenton.

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Johnson was dominant Friday night, allowing one hit and three walks while striking out 12 in seven scoreless innings for Double-A Portland. He's allowed just one run in his past three starts over 20 innings.

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Johnson allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks while striking out four in seven innings Saturday for Double-A Portland.

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Johnson allowed seven runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out two in 2.1 innings Monday night for Double-A Portland.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.