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Kris Johnson

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Minnesota Twins

2014 Stats

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The 29-year-old lefty made his major league debut Aug. 18, hurling five scoreless relief innings before falling to Arizona in an impressive six-inning, two-run showing. Pittsburgh decided to give him ...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 205   DOB: 10/14/1984   BORN: West Covina, CA   COLLEGE: Wichita State      Show ContractHide Contract

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Agreed to a minor league contract with the Pirates in November of 2012.

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Kris 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
2007 22 A Lan 27 27 0 136.0 148 84 20 100 57 9 7 0 5.56 1.51
2008 23 AA POR 27 27 0 136.3 147 55 5 108 56 8 9 0 3.63 1.49
2009 24 AA POR 3 3 0 17.0 22 12 1 12 5 0 3 0 6.35 1.59
2009 24 AAA PAW 22 22 0 96.3 128 68 8 65 44 3 13 0 6.35 1.79
2010 25 AAA Paw 28 24 0 132.2 152 72 15 79 52 6 13 0 0 0 4.88 1.54
2011 26 AAA Paw 8 3 0 20.2 41 29 7 12 6 2 2 0 0 0 12.63 2.33
2012 27 AA Alt 20 9 0 56.0 50 13 3 42 24 3 2 1 0 0 2.09 1.32
2012 27 AAA Ind 20 4 0 45.2 42 23 7 33 18 5 2 0 0 0 4.53 1.33
2013 28 AAA Ind 26 21 0 135.2 116 36 6 94 43 10 4 2 0 0 2.39 1.18
2013 28 MAJ PIT 4 1 0 10.3 12 7 0 9 4 0 2 0 0 0 6.10 1.55
2014 29 AAA Roc 2 2 0 10.0 7 3 0 6 2 1 1 0 0 0 2.70 0.90
3-Year Averages MAJ   4 1 0 10.3 12 7 0 9 4 0 2 0 0 0 6.10 1.55

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Kris 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
Last 60 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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Kris Johnson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201317504200.267

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201329448100.320

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20138.30206407.561.92

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20132.00003000.000.00
Kris 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
2007 22 A Lan 27 27 136.0 6.62 3.77 1.75 1.32 65.4% 5.56 4.94 .311
2008 23 AA POR 27 27 136.3 7.13 3.70 1.93 0.33 74.7% 3.63 3.41 .339
2009 24 AA POR 3 3 17.0 6.35 2.65 2.40 0.53 57.7% 6.35 3.61 .369
2009 24 AAA PAW 22 22 96.3 6.07 4.11 1.48 0.75 63.4% 6.35 4.42 .367
2010 25 AAA Paw 28 24 132.2 5.38 3.54 1.52 1.02 69.8% 4.88 4.77 .318
2011 26 AAA Paw 8 3 20.2 5.35 2.67 2.00 3.12 45% 12.63 7.56 .431
2012 27 AA Alt 20 9 56.0 6.75 3.86 1.75 0.48 85.9% 2.09 3.84 .288
2012 27 AAA Ind 20 4 45.2 6.57 3.58 1.83 1.39 69.8% 4.53 5.01 .270
2013 28 AAA Ind 26 21 135.2 6.26 2.86 2.19 0.40 80.4% 2.39 3.43 .277
2013 28 MAJ PIT 4 1 10.3 7.84 3.48 2.25 0.00 1.78 56.3% 92.1 MPH 6.10 2.91 .373
2014 29 AAA Roc 2 2 10.0 5.40 1.80 3.00 0.00 66.7% 2.70 2.60 .240
3-Year Averages MAJ   4 1 10.3 7.84 3.48 2.25 0.00 56.3% 6.10 2.62 .373

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2014 Stat Review for Kris Johnson    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.00 K/BB
AVERAGE
5.40 K/9
TERRIBLE
1.80 BB/9
GREAT
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.70 ERA
ELITE
0.90 WHIP
ELITE
2.60 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.240 BABIP
LOW
66.7% Strand Rate
LOW

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Worst Matchups for Kris Johnson (by OPS against, min 0 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
David Freese ANA 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Allen Craig STL 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Yadier Molina STL 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Paul Goldschmidt AZ 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Shane Robinson STL 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Adam Eaton CHI-A 3 2 0 2 0 1 0 .667 1.000 1.667
A.J. Pollock AZ 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 1.167
Matt Carpenter STL 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .667 1.000
Didi Gregorius AZ 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .333 .667
Jon Jay STL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .500

Best Matchups for Kris Johnson (by OPS against, min 0 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Joe Kelly STL 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Aaron Hill AZ 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Gerardo Parra AZ 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Tuffy Gosewisch AZ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Pete Kozma STL 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jason Kubel MIN 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Daniel Descalso STL 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Alexi Amarista SD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Carlos Beltran NY-A 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Tony Campana AZ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Johnson threw two scoreless innings of relief in Saturday's spring training tie with the Mets. He's thrown seven scoreless innings this spring with five strikeouts and one walk.

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Johnson was traded to Minnesota from Pittsburgh on Tuesday in exchange for right-handed pitcher Duke Welker.

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The Pirates recalled Johnson from Triple-A Indianapolis on Sunday.

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Johnson will start for the Pirates on Sunday against St. Louis, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Johnson was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Johnson tossed six innings of relief during his major league debut Sunday but suffered the loss after yielding a two-run double to the Diamondbacks' Adam Eaton in the top of the 16th inning.

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Johnson is considered a dark horse candidate for a rotation spot, MLB.com's Tom Singer reports.

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Johnson has been released by the Red Sox, reports the Boston Globe.

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2010

Johnson is coming off a horrible 3-16 season with control (49 BB in 113 IP) and an inability to pitch out of jams seen as his biggest barriers. Johnson throws a low-to-mid 90s fastball and a very good changeup, but is still working to regain the snap on his curveball following 2005 Tommy John surgery.