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Pierce Johnson

25-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago Cubs

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Injuries hampered Johnson throughout 2016, limiting his workload to 22 appearances split between the rotation and the bullpen at Triple-A Iowa. Fortunately, he finished the season healthy, despite mis...

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2017 ADP:  673.29

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 175   DOB: 5/10/1991   Show ContractHide Contract

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Pierce Johnson Contract Information:

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

March 17, 2017  –  Pierce Johnson News

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Johnson was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Friday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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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
2016 25 AAA IOW 22 11 0 63.0 60 43 8 75 43 4 6 0 0 0 6.14 1.63
2017 26 AAA IOW 7 0 0 8.1 6 2 1 13 7 1 0 2 0 0 2.16 1.60
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Pierce 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
Apr. 22 Round Rock 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 3.00
Apr. 19 New Orleans 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 1.00
Apr. 16 Round Rock 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0.00 1.00
Apr. 13 New Orleans 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 - 1 0.00 1.00
Apr. 10 Okla City 1.0 2 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 18.00 3.00
Apr. 6 Okla City 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 W 0 0.00 1.00
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
3.0 2 0 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 0-0 1 0.00 1.67
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
6.0 4 2 2 1 6 13 0 0 0 1-0 2 3.00 1.67
Last 60 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
6.0 4 2 2 1 6 13 0 0 0 1-0 2 3.00 1.67
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
2016 25 AAA IOW 22 11 63.0 10.71 6.14 1.74 1.14 63.2% 6.14 4.76 .336
2017 26 AAA IOW 7 0 8.1 14.44 7.78 1.86 1.11 91.7% 2.16 4.19 .337
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Rest Of Season     0 0 19.4 6.99 6.54 1.07 1.37 69.5% 5.37 5.81 .263
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Pierce Johnson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Johnson will stay in the bullpen, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Johnson (hand) will head back to the DL on Thursday with a blister on his pitching hand, Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register reports.

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Johnson (back) has been activated from the disabled list at Triple-A Iowa.

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Johnson (back) will throw live batting practice Tuesday before going to Arizona to continue his rehab, Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register reports.

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Johnson was placed on the disabled list with a lat strain, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Johnson (arm) will come off the 7-day disabled list and start Thursday for Triple-A Iowa.

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The X-rays on Johnson's arm came back negative, Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register reports.

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Johnson will undergo X-rays on Tuesday after being struck by a line drive in his start Monday against New Orleans, Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register reports.

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2016

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 other hand, he was repeating the level as a 24-year-old, and despite the low ERA, his 72:32 K:BB in 95 innings was a bit lackluster. That his strikeout rate dropped to 6.8 K/9 last year is a bit of concern, but he missed the first two months of the year with a strained lat and he could have been compensating. He was still able to get hitters out in other ways, which bodes well for his future. Expect a healthy Johnson to start the year with Triple-A Iowa, with a callup on the horizon if he can sustain the improved control that he showed last season.

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.