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Josh Johnson

30-Year-Old Pitcher – San Diego Padres

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Johnson was massively disappointing for the Blue Jays in 2013, as he finished with a 6.20 ERA over 81.1 innings, and was ultimately shut down with a forearm injury. A 4.62 FIP suggests that he was a v...

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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Elbow     EST. RETURN:  6/1/2014
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 7"   WT: 249   DOB: 1/31/1984
BORN: Minneapolis, MN   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: 4th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Josh Johnson Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $8 million contract with the Padres in November 2013.

April 15, 2014  –  Josh Johnson News

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Johnson (elbow) could need Tommy John surgery, Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reports.

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Josh 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
2004 20 A Jup 23 22 0 114.3 124 44 4 103 48 5 12 0 3.46 1.50
2005 21 AA CAR 26 26 0 139.7 139 60 4 113 50 12 4 0 3.87 1.35
2005 21 MAJ FLA 4 1 0 12.3 11 5 0 10 10 0 0 0 3.65 1.70
2006 22 MAJ FLA 31 24 0 157.0 136 54 14 133 68 12 7 0 3.10 1.30
2007 23 A Jup 3 3 0 11.3 9 1 0 13 0 0 0 0 0.79 0.79
2007 23 AA CAR 2 2 0 10.3 8 2 0 9 5 0 0 0 1.74 1.26
2007 23 MAJ FLA 4 4 0 15.7 26 13 1 14 12 0 3 0 7.47 2.43
2008 24 A Jup 1 1 0 5.1 6 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 5.06 1.57
2008 24 A Gre 1 1 0 5.0 8 2 0 7 0 0 1 0 3.60 1.60
2008 24 AA CAR 3 3 0 19.0 22 7 0 14 3 1 1 0 3.32 1.32
2008 24 MAJ FLA 14 14 0 87.3 91 35 7 77 27 7 1 0 3.61 1.35
2009 25 MAJ FLA 34 33 0 209.0 184 75 14 191 58 15 5 0 3.23 1.16
2010 26 MAJ FLA 28 28 0 183.7 155 47 7 186 48 11 6 0 0 0 2.30 1.11
2011 27 MAJ FLA 9 9 0 60.3 39 11 2 56 20 3 1 0 0 0 1.64 0.98
2012 28 MAJ MIA 31 31 0 191.3 180 81 14 165 65 8 14 0 0 0 3.81 1.28
2013 29 A+ Dun 2 1 0 3.0 3 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.00 1.00
2013 29 AAA Buf 2 2 0 8.2 9 6 0 6 4 0 1 0 0 0 6.23 1.59
2013 29 MAJ TOR 16 16 0 81.3 105 56 15 83 30 2 8 0 0 0 6.20 1.66
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3-Year Averages MAJ   18 18 0 111.0 108 49 10 101 38 4 7 0 0 0 3.97 1.32
Career  (View All) MAJ   171 160 0 998.0 927 377 74 915 338 58 45 0 3.40 1.27

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Josh 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
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0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00

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Josh Johnson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013225521856815.275
201246497391082035.263
2011130261424601.209

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20131593112496110.350
2012334682672919.238
201110430615201.156

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201349.31305219115.291.58
2012109.36601003352.961.16
201133.720031921.340.80

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201332.0150311147.591.78
201282.0280653294.941.44
201126.7110251102.031.20
Josh 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
2004 20 A Jup 23 22 114.3 8.11 3.78 2.15 0.31 76.2% 3.46 3.11 .354
2005 21 AA CAR 26 26 139.7 7.28 3.22 2.26 0.26 69.7% 3.87 3.11 .325
2005 21 MAJ FLA 4 1 12.3 7.30 7.30 1.00 0.00 76.2% 3.65 4.09 .307
2006 22 MAJ FLA 31 24 157.0 7.62 3.90 1.96 0.80 1.17 78.9% 3.10 4.01 .283
2007 23 A Jup 3 3 11.3 10.32 0.00 0.00 0.00 88.9% 0.79 .91 .322
2007 23 AA CAR 2 2 10.3 7.84 4.35 1.80 0.00 84.6% 1.74 2.91 .284
2007 23 MAJ FLA 4 4 15.7 8.04 6.89 1.17 0.57 2.44 67.6% 7.47 4.62 .453
2008 24 A Jup 1 1 5.1 3.53 3.53 1.00 1.76 71.4% 5.06 6.14 .288
2008 24 A Gre 1 1 5.0 12.60 0.00 0.00 0.00 75% 3.60 .40 .530
2008 24 AA CAR 3 3 19.0 6.63 1.42 4.67 0.00 72% 3.32 2.20 .357
2008 24 MAJ FLA 14 14 87.3 7.94 2.78 2.85 0.72 1.56 74.8% 93.6 MPH 3.61 3.44 .332
2009 25 MAJ FLA 34 33 209.0 8.22 2.50 3.29 0.60 1.43 73.2% 95.0 MPH 3.23 3.10 .299
2010 26 MAJ FLA 28 28 183.7 9.11 2.35 3.88 0.34 1.42 79.6% 94.9 MPH 2.30 2.54 .308
2011 27 MAJ FLA 9 9 60.3 8.35 2.98 2.80 0.30 1.66 84.2% 93.8 MPH 1.64 2.82 .245
2012 28 MAJ MIA 31 31 191.3 7.76 3.06 2.54 0.66 1.57 71% 92.8 MPH 3.81 3.51 .307
2013 29 A+ Dun 2 1 3.0 15.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 66.7% 3.00 -.13 .464
2013 29 AAA Buf 2 2 8.2 6.59 4.39 1.50 0.00 53.8% 6.23 3.93 .345
2013 29 MAJ TOR 16 16 81.3 9.18 3.32 2.77 1.66 1.44 65.8% 92.8 MPH 6.20 4.77 .381
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Josh Johnson
3-Year Averages MAJ   18 18 111.0 8.19 3.08 2.66 0.81 71.3% 3.97 3.58 .316
Career MAJ   171 160 998.0 8.25 3.05 2.71 0.67 74.6% 3.40 3.38 .310

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Worst Matchups for Josh Johnson (by OPS against, min 10 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Andre Ethier LA 17 10 0 3 2 2 1 .588 .824 1.455
Alex Rios TEX 10 4 1 2 0 1 0 .400 .900 1.300
Hunter Pence SF 14 6 2 3 0 2 0 .429 .857 1.286
Gregor Blanco SF 10 5 0 0 2 3 0 .500 .700 1.283
Albert Pujols ANA 15 7 1 2 1 2 0 .467 .667 1.167
Prince Fielder TEX 15 6 0 3 3 1 0 .400 .600 1.126
B.J. Upton ATL 12 3 1 1 1 2 0 .250 .750 1.058
Carl Crawford LA 15 5 1 3 2 0 1 .333 .600 1.012
Steve Lombardozzi BAL 10 4 0 0 0 3 0 .400 .600 1.000
Russell Martin PIT 10 4 0 1 1 1 1 .400 .500 1.000

Best Matchups for Josh Johnson (by OPS against, min 10 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
James Loney TB 14 3 0 0 0 3 1 .214 .214 .429
Alex Gonzalez DET 12 2 0 2 0 2 0 .167 .250 .417
Mark Reynolds MIL 12 1 1 1 0 9 1 .083 .333 .417
Troy Tulowitzki COL 10 2 0 1 0 3 0 .200 .200 .400
Bryce Harper WAS 10 2 0 0 0 2 0 .200 .200 .400
Buster Posey SF 10 2 0 1 0 2 0 .200 .200 .400
Carlos Ruiz PHI 14 2 0 0 2 4 0 .143 .143 .393
Alfonso Soriano NY-A 19 3 0 1 0 5 1 .158 .211 .368
Travis Ishikawa PIT 10 1 0 0 0 2 1 .100 .100 .200
Dan Uggla ATL 13 0 0 0 2 4 0 .000 .000 .133

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

Padres GM Josh Byrnes said Tuesday that he's "not sure" whether Johnson (forearm) will pitch this season, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Johnson's flexor strain is expected to undergo an evaluation this week, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Manager Bud Black stated, "He's feeling better, but he's not quite to where he needs to be. It's taking a little bit longer than we anticipated."

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Johnson (forearm) is expected back in May, and the Padres never considered placing him on the 60-day disabled list, MLB.com's Corey Brock reports.

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Johnson (forearm) will begin the season on the 15-day DL.

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Johnson was diagnosed with a flexor strain in his right forearm Saturday, and the right-hander will be out for at least 4-to-5 weeks, MLB.com's Corey Brock reports.

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Johnson was in midseason form during Tuesday's tie with the Mariners, allowing one run on three hits and two walks, while notching five strikeouts in 4.1 innings.

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Johnson put together his finest spring outing to date Thursday versus the Brewers, giving up one run on two hits and one walk while striking out three in four innings.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2013

Perhaps the most impressive number in Johnson's bounce-back season in 2012 is 31 - the number of starts he made following a shoulder injury that ended his 2011 campaign after just nine appearances. It represented just the second time in his career that the imposing right-hander made 30 starts in a season (2009) and his 191.1 innings represented the second-highest total in his career. Although Johnson's fastball velocity took a slight dip in 2012, he successfully turned to his slider more frequently than he had in previous seasons while continuing to work a curveball into his arsenal. Despite the fact that his 7.8 K/9 was his lowest since 2006, he should make a smooth transition to the AL East after being traded to Toronto in November.

2012

Johnson lasted just nine starts last year before a shoulder injury sidelined him, and he was never able to make it back into action. The injury never required surgery and he was throwing pain-free bullpen sessions in September, so he should be good to go this spring, but this is now two straight years in which Johnson has dealt with shoulder woes. When he's healthy he's as good as any pitcher in the game, with an ace's arsenal and a bulldog mentality, but the mounting injury concerns make him a risky acquisition if you have to pay anything close to top dollar for him.

2011

Johnson celebrated his new four-year, $39 million contract with a big year, putting up Cy-worthy numbers for five months until shoulder and back issues shut him down in September. While his ERA will probably creep back up due to a lucky HR/FB rate in 2010, the rest of his skill set is still improving (he topped 9.0 K/9IP for the first time last season) and promises more seasons of ace-like numbers to come. Last year's injuries weren't serious, but with the memory of his 2007 Tommy John surgery still lingering and the Phillies' four aces overshadowing the rest of the pitchers in the NL East, you might just be able to get Johnson at a discount this spring.

2010

Johnson pitched in 2009 like his Tommy John surgery never happened, emerging as the Marlins' ace and as one of the best young pitchers in baseball. He finished 10th in the NL in strikeouts and K/BB, while his 8.22 K/9IP fell just outside the top 10, and he cracked the 200-inning mark for the first time in his career. He'll be the Marlins' Opening Day starter in 2010, but the salary wrangling between the club and his agent has already begun so what uniform he wears beyond that is anyone's guess.

2009

Last offseason there was some doubt Johnson would even pitch in 2008 following his Tommy John surgery. Not only did he pitch he re-defined the best case scenario for pitchers in their first year back from TJ, actually improving his BB/9 rate from 2006 en route to a thoroughly impressive second half. He'll enter 2009 as the Marlins' No. 2 starter behind Ricky Nolasco, and if he can keep his new-found control while shaving a few hits off his line he could finish it as a true ace.

2008

Arm trouble limited Johnson to four starts between DL stints and eventually required Tommy John surgery in August. He'll probably miss all of 2008, and given that his out pitch is his slider he may not be immediately effective when he does finally get back onto a mound. If you take a chance on him, don't expect a return on your investment until late 2009 or even 2010.

2007

Coming into 2006, Johnson was just another arm in the Marlins system, a guy who would have to step it up to distinguish himself from the horde of young pitchers the team had accumulated in the offseason. Step it up he did -- Johnson started in the bullpen, earned a rotation spot and then spent a good part of the season competing for the NL ERA crown, before a late forearm strain left him just five innings short of qualifying. The circumstances of the injury were eerily reminiscent of those that led to AJ Burnett's Tommy John surgery, as Johnson came back out after a rain delay only to come up lame before his next start, but fortunately he avoided going under the knife and seems like he'll be fine for 2007. Despite his success last season, he still profiles as a mid-rotation starter for the Marlins, as he doesn't have the eye-popping raw stuff of an Anibal Sanchez.

2006

Johnson's numbers at Double-A in 2005 don't seem that impressive until you realize he was just 22. As one of the more advanced homegrown prospects in the Marlins system, he's among the early favorites to win a rotation spot this spring, provided the team doesn't bring in a bushel of veteran stopgaps to avoid rushing its young hurlers. He probably won't be an ace, but Johnson could eventually emerge as a solid No. 3 starter.