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Brian Johnson

24-Year-Old Pitcher – Boston Red Sox

2015 Stats

W-L

0-1

ERA

8.31

WHIP

1.62

K

3

SV

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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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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STATUS:  7-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Elbow     EST. RETURN:  8/14/2015
LEAGUE: AAA    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.

August 3, 2015  –  Brian Johnson News

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Johnson will be placed on the 7-day DL at Triple-A Pawtucket due to elbow tightness, Alex Speier of WEEI.com 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
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Brian 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
Jul. 21 @Hou 4.3 3 4 4 0 4 3 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 8.31 1.62
Last 14 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 4.3 IP/G
4.3 3 4 4 0 4 3 0 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 8.31 1.62
Last 30 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 4.3 IP/G
4.3 3 4 4 0 4 3 0 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 8.31 1.62
Last 60 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 4.3 IP/G
4.3 3 4 4 0 4 3 0 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 8.31 1.62

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 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
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2015 Stat Review for Brian 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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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
TERRIBLE
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 was lifted after four innings and 60 pitches in a start for Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday, the Providence Journal reports. The decision to remove him was not due to injury.

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Johnson will be worked into Boston's starting rotation at some point next week, the Boston Globe reports.

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Johnson allowed four hits in 6.1 shutout innings for Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday. He walked three and struck out six in his first game back from the major leagues.

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Johnson was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday.

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Johnson took the loss in his major league debut Tuesday, as he allowed four runs on three hits and four walks over 4.1 innings against Houston. He struck out three.

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Johnson will start Tuesday against the Astros, CSNNE.com reports.

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Johnson will make his first major league start on either Monday or Tuesday, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

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Johnson was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday, the Boston Globe's Pete Abraham reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.