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Jim Johnson

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Oakland Athletics

2014 Stats

W-L

2-2

ERA

7.56

WHIP

2.16

K

9

SV

1

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Johnson delivered back-to-back 50 save seasons, but he blew nine opportunities in 2013 and at times was walking on eggshells to keep his job. Johnson increased his K/9 to 7.2, the best full-season mar...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 6"   WT: 240   DOB: 6/27/1983   BORN: Johnson City, NY   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 5th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Jim Johnson Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $10 million contract with the A's in January 2014 to avoid arbitration.

April 15, 2014  –  Jim Johnson News

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Johnson threw two scoreless innings on Tuesday night to earn the win in a 10-9 victory over the Angels.

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Jim 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
2005 22 A Fre 28 27 0 159.2 139 62 11 168 64 12 9 1 3.49 1.28
2005 22 AA BOW 1 1 0 7.0 3 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 0.00 0.71
2006 23 AA BOW 27 26 0 156.0 165 77 13 124 57 13 6 0 4.44 1.42
2007 24 AAA NOR 26 25 0 148.0 164 67 15 109 48 6 12 0 4.07 1.43
2007 24 MAJ BAL 1 0 0 2.0 3 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 9.00 2.50
2008 25 AAA NOR 1 1 0 4.0 2 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 2.25 0.75
2008 25 MAJ BAL 54 0 0 68.7 54 17 0 38 28 2 4 1 2.23 1.19
2009 26 MAJ BAL 64 0 0 70.0 73 32 8 49 23 4 6 10 4.11 1.37
2010 27 R Gul 2 4 0 4.0 5 3 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 6.75 1.50
2010 27 A Fre 2 0 0 3.0 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.00 2.00
2010 27 AA Bow 2 1 0 5.0 2 1 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.80 0.40
2010 27 AAA Nor 2 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2010 27 MAJ BAL 26 0 0 26.3 32 10 2 22 5 1 1 1 5 11 3.42 1.41
2011 28 MAJ BAL 69 0 0 91.0 80 27 5 58 21 6 5 9 5 18 2.67 1.11
2012 29 MAJ BAL 71 0 0 68.7 55 19 3 41 15 2 1 51 3 0 2.49 1.02
2013 30 MAJ BAL 74 0 0 70.3 72 23 5 56 18 3 8 50 9 0 2.94 1.28
2014 31 MAJ OAK 8 0 0 8.3 11 7 0 9 7 2 2 1 1 1 7.56 2.16
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Jim Johnson
3-Year Averages MAJ   71 0 0 76.7 69 23 4 51 18 3 4 36 5 6 2.70 1.13
Career  (View All) MAJ   367 0 0 405.3 380 137 23 274 119 20 27 123 3.04 1.23

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Jim 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
Apr. 15 @LAA 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 7.56 2.16
Apr. 14 @LAA 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 9.95 2.53
Apr. 11 @Sea 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 11.81 2.81
Apr. 9 @Min 0.3 2 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 18.90 4.50
Apr. 6 Sea 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 15.00 3.67
Apr. 5 Sea 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 22.50 4.50
Apr. 2 Cle 0.7 3 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 45.00 8.00
Mar. 31 Cle 0.3 2 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 54.00 9.00
Last 14 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 1.2 IP/G
7.3 6 2 2 0 4 9 0 0 0 2-0 1 0 1 2.45 1.36
Last 30 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
8.3 11 7 7 0 7 9 1 0 0 2-2 1 1 1 7.56 2.16
Last 60 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
8.3 11 7 7 0 7 9 1 0 0 2-2 1 1 1 7.56 2.16

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Jim Johnson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013155281139803.279
2012148171031502.225
201118335438822.222

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201313628733102.266
201212124524201.214
2011178231641613.255

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201341.02626331133.071.17
201230.0112118813.001.30
201149.3334311112.010.93

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201329.3122423722.761.43
201238.7103023722.090.80
201140.722527943.541.30
Jim 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
2005 22 A Fre 28 27 159.2 9.50 3.62 2.63 0.62 73.4% 3.49 3.19 .313
2005 22 AA BOW 1 1 7.0 7.71 2.57 3.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.77 .179
2006 23 AA BOW 27 26 156.0 7.15 3.29 2.18 0.75 69.4% 4.44 4.00 .325
2007 24 AAA NOR 26 25 148.0 6.63 2.92 2.27 0.91 73.6% 4.07 4.26 .326
2007 24 MAJ BAL 1 0 2.0 4.50 9.00 0.50 0.00 1.50 60% 9.00 5.30 .393
2008 25 AAA NOR 1 1 4.0 4.50 2.25 2.00 0.00 66.7% 2.25 3.70 .177
2008 25 MAJ BAL 54 0 68.7 4.98 3.67 1.36 0.00 1.96 79.3% 93.5 MPH 2.23 3.36 .258
2009 26 MAJ BAL 64 0 70.0 6.30 2.96 2.13 1.03 1.74 72.7% 94.1 MPH 4.11 4.30 .305
2010 27 R Gul 2 4 4.0 11.25 2.25 5.00 2.25 60% 6.75 4.70 .389
2010 27 A Fre 2 0 3.0 3.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 83.3% 3.00 2.53 .446
2010 27 AA Bow 2 1 5.0 10.80 0.00 0.00 1.80 100% 1.80 3.40 .110
2010 27 AAA Nor 2 0 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 3.20 .262
2010 27 MAJ BAL 26 0 26.3 7.52 1.71 4.40 0.68 2.05 77.1% 94.0 MPH 3.42 3.20 .365
2011 28 MAJ BAL 69 0 91.0 5.74 2.08 2.76 0.49 2.73 77.1% 95.1 MPH 2.67 3.40 .274
2012 29 MAJ BAL 71 0 68.7 5.37 1.97 2.73 0.39 2.85 76.1% 94.3 MPH 2.49 3.36 .254
2013 30 MAJ BAL 74 0 70.3 7.17 2.30 3.11 0.64 2.67 78.8% 93.8 MPH 2.94 3.60 .320
2014 31 MAJ OAK 8 0 8.3 9.72 7.56 1.29 0.00 5.33 61.1% 94.0 MPH 7.56 3.92 .431
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Jim Johnson
3-Year Averages MAJ   71 0 76.7 5.99 2.11 2.83 0.47 77.1% 2.70 3.25 .282
Career MAJ   367 0 405.3 6.08 2.64 2.30 0.51 76.1% 3.04 3.50 .291

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2014 Stat Review for Jim Johnson    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.29 K/BB
TERRIBLE
9.72 K/9
GOOD
7.56 BB/9
TERRIBLE
94.0 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
5.33 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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7.56 ERA
TERRIBLE
2.16 WHIP
TERRIBLE
3.92 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.431 BABIP
HIGH
61.1% Strand Rate
LOW

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Worst Matchups for Jim Johnson (by OPS against, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
David Murphy CLE 6 4 1 4 0 0 0 .667 1.167 1.738
Adrian Beltre TEX 8 6 0 3 1 0 0 .750 .875 1.653
Carlos Quentin SD 5 3 0 0 1 1 0 .600 .800 1.550
Ryan Zimmerman WAS 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 .400 1.000 1.400
Ben Zobrist TB 17 6 2 2 2 3 0 .353 .941 1.362
Willie Bloomquist SEA 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 .250 1.000 1.250
Adam Dunn CHI-A 8 3 1 2 1 2 1 .375 .750 1.194
Alexei Ramirez CHI-A 7 4 0 2 0 1 0 .571 .571 1.143
Jed Lowrie OAK 10 4 0 0 0 2 0 .400 .700 1.100
Kyle Seager SEA 4 2 0 1 1 0 0 .500 .500 1.100

Best Matchups for Jim Johnson (by OPS against, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Sean Rodriguez TB 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Mark Trumbo AZ 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Josh Reddick OAK 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Peter Bourjos STL 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Michael Cuddyer COL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Roger Bernadina CIN 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jose Molina TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Cody Ross AZ 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Danny Espinosa WAS 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Dayan Viciedo CHI-A 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Johnson will remain in a set-up role for the A's for the time being, the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser reports.

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Johnson, who was recently removed from the closer's role, pitched a scoreless eighth inning Monday against the Angels and picked up his first win of the season.

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Johnson has been removed as the A's closer for the time being, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Johnson blew another save on Wednesday, allowing two runs, two hits and two walks while only registering a solitary out.

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Johnson threw a scoreless ninth inning Sunday against the Mariners to earn his first save of the season.

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Johnson pitched a scoreless inning Saturday against the Mariners.

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Johnson blew the save and took the loss in Wednesday's 6-4 loss to he Indians.

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Johnson allowed two runs and retired just one batter in a 2-0 season-opening loss to the Indians on Monday.

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Johnson has pitched a total of four innings in spring training so far and has amassed an ERA of 4.50 to go along with three strikeouts.

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Johnson signed a one-year contract with the Athletics on Thursday to avoid arbitration.

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Johnson was traded from the Orioles to the Athletics on Monday in exchange for Jemile Weeks, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Rather than signing a big name closer for 2012, the Orioles gave Johnson another chance to close and he answered in a big way. Johnson led MLB with 51 saves, blew just three opportunities and finished seventh in Cy Young Award voting. Still, he does not fit the bill as the prototypical closer. Johnson actually had more saves than strikeouts, a reflection of his finesse style rather than simply blowing batters away. Although he normally induces twice as many groundballs as flyballs, he had an excellent 2.93 GB/FB ratio. Johnson has plenty of job security entering 2013, but his lack of strikeouts separate him from the top tier of closers.

2012

Johnson picked up nine saves in 2011 and could be moving into the full-time closer role in 2012. He wasn't the typical blow-you-away closer, but his ability to keep the ball in the yard (0.5 HR/9IP) allowed him to keep a pristine 2.67 ERA. It's difficult to be a closer in the major leagues with just a 5.7 K/9IP, though - the only foolproof way to get a major league hitter out is to not allow him to make contact. If Johnson can maintain a 61.5 percent groundball rate, however, he has a chance.

2011

An elbow injury robbed Johnson of the majority of his season but he was effective when healthy. His 1.7 BB/9IP was by far the lowest walk rate that he's posted as a major leaguer while the 7.5 K/9IP was his career-best strikeout rate. Johnson was in the mix for saves at one point, but the upside he had as a potential closer has been erased by the return of Koji Uehara and the addition of Kevin Gregg.

2010

Johnson pitched well enough that he was given the closer's role when the club traded George Sherrill. He struggled mightily down the stretch (12.27 ERA in September), so the Orioles decided to pursue a closer on the free-agent market and signed Mike Gonzalez to take over the ninth inning. As a result, Johnson moves back into a setup role, but he's better suited for that spot anyway.

2009

Johnson had a breakthrough season as the set-up man for George Sherrill, but Chris Ray's return should add stability to the bullpen and could push Johnson to earlier appearances in the game. His 2006 and 2007 seasons in the minors were not that impressive, so beware of Johnson reverting back to form, even if he gets a shot at the rotation, though manager Dave Trembley suggested he wouldn't go that route. He also comes with some injury risk after being shut down in early September with a shoulder injury.

2008

The luster has rusted off Johnson's prospect status since he was named the Orioles' 2005 minor league pitcher of the year, as he put up a mediocre 4.07 ERA, 1.432 WHIP and 109:48 K:BB ratio in 148 innings at Triple-A. He had a decent Arizona Fall League campaign, but he's probably going to need to repeat the Triple-A level, particularly after the O's added Matt Albers and Troy Patton to the organization in the Miguel Tejada trade.

2007

In 2006, the Orioles� 2005 minor league pitcher of the year found that Double-A batters were harder to fool than those at Single-A. While Johnson�s walk rate actually improved a bit, his strikeout rate dropped from 9.40 to 7.15 per nine innings and his batting average against rose from .228 to .274, all sandwiched around an ill-advised major league spot start in which he was torched for eight runs in three innings. He�s still young enough at 23 to retain his prospect status, but he�s clearly not ready for the majors right now and will have to improve on his 2006 numbers while repeating Double-A in order to maintain his stature within the organization.

2006

Johnson is the latest Orioles minor league pitcher to come out of nowhere, putting up 12 wins, a 3.49 ERA and a 168/64 K/BB ratio en route to being named the 2005 Carolina League pitcher of the year and Orioles minor league pitcher of the year. The former fifth round pick must prove himself in the upper minors, but if he does he could be fast-tracked to the majors as Baltimore is thin at the position. Still, it'll be a couple years until Johnson reaches the majors on a regular basis, if at all.