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Pierce Johnson

24-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago Cubs

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Johnson has been one of the top pitching prospects for the Cubs for quite some time now, and with a 2.08 ERA for Double-A Tennessee last year, it's possible he's nearing his big-league debut. On the o...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 200   DOB: 5/10/1991   BORN: Denver, CO   COLLEGE: Missouri State      Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed with the Cubs in June of 2012. He received a $1.196 million signing bonus, commensurate with his projected slot.

February 7, 2016  –  Pierce Johnson News

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Johnson took advantage of his time off with injuries to work on his changeup in 2015, the Cubs' official site reports. "I was able to throw it for strikes, and that was huge," he said of the pitch. "Just having the confidence in that pitch made it that much better."

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Pierce 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 R MES 4 2 0 3.0 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.33
2012 21 A BOI 4 4 0 8.0 10 4 0 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 1.63
2013 22 A+ DAY 10 8 0 48.2 41 12 1 50 21 6 1 0 0 0 2.22 1.29
2013 22 A KAN 10 13 0 69.2 68 24 4 74 22 5 5 0 0 0 3.10 1.30
2014 23 A KAN 2 2 0 11.0 4 3 1 8 3 0 1 0 0 0 2.45 0.64
2014 23 AA TEN 18 17 0 91.2 60 26 8 91 54 5 4 0 0 0 2.55 1.25
2015 24 AA TEN 16 16 0 95.0 76 22 4 72 32 6 2 0 0 0 2.08 1.14

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Pierce Johnson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Pierce 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 R MES 4 2 3.0 6.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.87 .382
2012 21 A BOI 4 4 8.0 13.50 3.38 4.00 0.00 69.2% 4.50 1.33 .486
2013 22 A+ DAY 10 8 48.2 9.34 3.92 2.38 0.19 82% 2.22 2.95 .318
2013 22 A KAN 10 13 69.2 9.62 2.86 3.36 0.52 76.7% 3.10 2.98 .346
2014 23 A KAN 2 2 11.0 6.55 2.45 2.67 0.82 66.7% 2.45 4.02 .115
2014 23 AA TEN 18 17 91.2 8.98 5.33 1.69 0.79 83% 2.55 4.29 .238
2015 24 AA TEN 16 16 95.0 6.82 3.03 2.25 0.38 82.7% 2.08 3.37 .269

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

Johnson was added to the Cubs' 40-man roster Friday, the Daily Herald's Bruce Miles reports.

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Johnson gave up just one run on three hits in seven strong innings for Double-A Tennessee on Saturday.

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Johnson gave up one run on six hits in five innings for Double-A Tennessee on Thursday.

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Johnson (back) has joined the Cubs' Double-A affiliate at Tennessee and will start Thursday.

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Johnson is expected to return from a back injury and join the Double-A Tennessee team by the first week of June, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Johnson still has not pitched in a minor league game this season as he recovers from a strained lat muscle, CSN Chicago's Patrick Mooney reports.

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Johnson was reassigned to minor league camp Monday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Johnson pitched two scoreless innings in a split-squad loss to the Giants on Thursday.

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Johnson, 23, has a 2.36 ERA and 78:46 K:BB ratio through 76.1 innings for Double-A Tennessee.

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Johnson, 23, has a 3.74 ERA and 38:32 K:BB through 43.1 innings for Double-A Tennessee.

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Johnson threw 7.1 scoreless innings in a start for Double-A Tennessee on Wednesday.

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2015

Everyone talks about all of the good hitting prospects in the Cubs' organization, but for some reason the pitchers get short shrift. With C.J. Edwards hurt most of the year and Kyle Hendricks promoted, Johnson may now be the best pitching prospect in the Cubs' minor league system. He struck out 91 in 91.2 innings with Double-A Tennessee, so there obviously is something there, but he also walked 54. The 23-year-old righty still has a little bit of work to do. Expect him to start the year with Tennessee, with a quick promotion to Triple-A Iowa if he keeps his walks down. This could be his last year in the minors.

2014

While the Cubs' hitting prospects get all the ink, they have a few good pitchers coming up through the ranks as well, and Johnson may be the best of them all. Between Low-A Kane County and High-A Daytona, he had a stellar 9.4 K/9 and only gave up five home runs in 118.1 innings. While his K:BB ratio declined when he was promoted to Daytona, it was still respectable. Johnson is probably a year or two away, but when he comes up to the Cubs, he should be solid.