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Jim Johnson

35-Year-Old Pitcher – Los Angeles Angels

2018 Stats

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2-2

ERA

3.93

WHIP

1.34

K

31

SV

1

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

It took a while, but the "Never Jim Johnson" crowd was eventually vindicated. He blew seven of his first 29 save chances and was relieved of closing duties for good shortly after the All-Star break, o...

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2018 ADP:  490.26

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STATUS:  10-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Back     EST. RETURN:  7/21/2018
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 6"   WT: 250   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 two-year contract extension with the Braves in October of 2016.

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Johnson (back) shifted his rehab assignment to Triple-A Salt Lake and gave up one hit in a scoreless inning for the affiliate in its 11-5 win over Las Vegas on Wednesday.

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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 AAA TOL 4 0 0 4.2 4 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 3.86 1.19
2014 31 MAJ DET 16 0 0 13.0 9 10 0 14 12 1 0 0 0 0 6.92 1.62
2014 31 MAJ OAK 38 0 0 40.3 60 32 5 28 23 4 2 2 1 2 7.14 2.06
2014  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ DET/OAK 54 0 0 53.3 69 42 5 42 35 5 2 2 1 2 7.09 1.95
2015 32 MAJ ATL 49 0 0 48.0 45 12 2 33 14 2 3 9 4 20 2.25 1.23
2015 32 MAJ LAD 23 0 0 18.7 32 21 3 17 6 0 3 1 3 5 10.13 2.04
2015  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ ATL/LAD 72 0 0 66.7 77 33 5 50 20 2 6 10 7 25 4.45 1.45
2016 33 A ROM 2 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2016 33 AAA GWI 2 0 0 2.0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2016 33 MAJ ATL 65 0 0 64.7 57 22 3 68 20 2 6 20 3 8 3.06 1.19
2017 34 MAJ ATL 61 0 0 56.7 59 35 8 61 25 6 3 22 9 1 5.56 1.48
2018 35 A+ INL 2 1 0 1.0 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.00 3.00
2018 35 AAA SAL 2 1 0 2.0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2018 35 MAJ LAA 33 0 0 34.3 33 15 4 31 13 2 2 1 2 4 3.93 1.34
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3-Year Averages     66 0 0 62.7 64 30 5 59 21 3 5 17 6 11 4.31 1.36
Career  (View All)     644 0 0 672.7 664 277 48 517 225 35 44 177 3.71 1.32

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Jim Johnson Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jun. 11 @Sea 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.93 1.34
Jun. 10 @Min 1.0 1 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.05 1.32
Jun. 6 KC 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.62 1.30
Jun. 4 KC 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.73 1.31
Jun. 3 Tex 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.86 1.29
May. 30 @Det 1.7 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.99 1.30
May. 27 @NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.90 1.27
May. 25 @NYY 0.7 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.05 1.31
May. 23 @Tor 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.81 1.31
May. 19 TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.13 1.42
May. 17 TB 0.3 4 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.30 1.48
May. 15 Hou 1.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.18 1.32
May. 13 Min 1.0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.32 1.38
Last 14 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  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 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  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 Games (Team)
13 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
13.7 14 9 7 3 6 12 0 1 0 0-1 0 0 1 4.61 1.46
Jim Johnson Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV ERA WHIP
Jul. 20 Tacoma 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 1.00
Jul. 18 Las Vegas 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 - 0 0.00 1.00
Jul. 8 Stockton 1.0 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 18.00 3.00
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
3.0 5 2 2 0 0 3 1 0 0 0-0 0 6.00 1.67
Last 30 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
3.0 5 2 2 0 0 3 1 0 0 0-0 0 6.00 1.67
Last 60 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
3.0 5 2 2 0 0 3 1 0 0 0-0 0 6.00 1.67

Jim Johnson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20186211418403.321
2017123341230505.278
201613237926701.218

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20188320915001.205
2017133271329403.244
2016134311131512.252

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201818.710117621.931.13
201726.3311123924.441.06
201634.3247371122.361.05

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201815.712014726.321.60
201730.33211381666.531.85
201630.3021331913.861.35
Jim Johnson vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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 AAA TOL 4 0 4.2 4.29 2.14 2.00 0.00 60% 3.86 2.96 .289
2014 31 MAJ DET 16 0 13.0 9.69 8.31 1.17 0.00 3.67 52.4% 93.6 MPH 6.92 4.51 .284
2014 31 MAJ OAK 38 0 40.3 6.25 5.13 1.22 1.12 3.38 65.4% 93.6 MPH 7.14 5.36 .391
2014  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ DET/OAK 54 0 53.3 7.09 5.91 1.20 0.84 3.43 62.6% 93.6 MPH 7.09 4.88 .371
2015 32 MAJ ATL 49 0 48.0 6.19 2.63 2.36 0.38 3.18 82.5% 94.4 MPH 2.25 3.30 .296
2015 32 MAJ LAD 23 0 18.7 8.20 2.89 2.83 1.45 4.10 48.6% 94.4 MPH 10.13 5.07 .449
2015  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ ATL/LAD 72 0 66.7 6.75 2.70 2.50 0.67 3.42 69.6% 94.4 MPH 4.45 3.61 .343
2016 33 A ROM 2 1 1.0 18.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 -0.80 .549
2016 33 AAA GWI 2 0 2.0 4.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.20 .301
2016 33 MAJ ATL 65 0 64.7 9.46 2.78 3.40 0.42 2.69 74.3% 93.3 MPH 3.06 2.77 .321
2017 34 MAJ ATL 61 0 56.7 9.69 3.97 2.44 1.27 2.16 64.5% 93.4 MPH 5.56 4.26 .340
2018 35 A+ INL 2 1 1.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 33.3% 18.00 1.20 .622
2018 35 AAA SAL 2 1 2.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.70 .355
2018 35 MAJ LAA 33 0 34.3 8.13 3.41 2.38 1.05 1.68 73.8% 93.1 MPH 3.93 4.04 .306
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 7.38 3.53 2.09 1.23 63.3% 5.57 1.32 .315
Next 7 Days     0 0 3.1 8.40 3.00 2.80 1.03 64.6% 5.09 3.82 .333
Rest Of Season     0 0 26.1 8.23 3.29 2.50 1.06 65.6% 5.10 3.99 .330
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3-Year Averages     66 0 62.7 8.47 3.02 2.81 0.72 68.8% 4.31 3.36 .334
Career     644 0 672.7 6.92 3.01 2.30 0.64 72.8% 3.71 3.63 .309

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Jim Johnson Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2017 56.7 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 34.3 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Jim Johnson    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.38 K/BB
WEAK
8.13 K/9
WEAK
3.41 BB/9
WEAK
93.1 MPH Fastball
WEAK
1.1 HR/9
WEAK
1.68 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.93 ERA
WEAK
1.34 WHIP
WEAK
4.04 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.306 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
73.8% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Johnson (back) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Inland Empire on Sunday.

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Johnson (back) is nearing a rehab assignment, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Johnson (back) played catch on the field prior to the Angels' series opener Monday against the Diamondbacks, the Associated Press reports.

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Johnson was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday due to a back injury.

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Johnson was tagged for four runs (three earned) on four hits while recording just one out in Thursday's 7-1 loss to Tampa Bay.

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Johnson recorded three outs without allowing a run Sunday, although he did allow two hits and two walks against the Twins. He struck out one.

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Johnson got the save against the Twins on Thursday, striking out two and walking one to lock down a 7-4 victory for the Angels.

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Johnson (0-1) was charged with his first blown save and first loss of the season after giving up three runs (two earned) on three hits and a walk while striking out one over 1.1 innings Saturday against the Mariners.

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Johnson retired just one batter en route to his third hold of the season in Tuesday's 3-2 victory over the Orioles.

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Johnson struck out a batter over a clean inning in Wednesday's victory over the Indians.

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The Angels are likely to enter the season with a closer committee, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports.

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2018

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2017

Johnson was added by Atlanta last year in what appeared to be a placeholder deal where they could build up his trade value to move him to a contender for a prospect or two in July. Instead, Atlanta was so impressed with Johnson's efforts that they kept him all season and gave him a two-year deal this offseason. His 20 saves were a far cry from the back-to-back 50-save seasons he had for Baltimore a few seasons back, but he was a better pitcher in 2016 than he was then. Johnson added strikeouts to his game (career-high 25.6 percent strikeout rate) and did not sacrifice his ability to generate groundballs. After outperforming his peripherals in Baltimore, the opposite was finally the case for Johnson, as his career-low 2.71 FIP was superior to his 3.06 ERA. The closer job should be his, but his new deal is still friendly enough that he could be dealt to a contender if he can maintain this newfound ability to miss bats at an above average clip.

2016

When the Dodgers acquired Johnson at the trade deadline, it was anticipated that he would help stabilize the back of the bullpen in front of Kenley Jansen. At the time, Johnson had a 2.25 ERA and had even been moved into the closer role. Things didn't work out as planned, as Johnson posted a 10.13 ERA in 18.2 innings, including one very ugly eight-run outing, and Johnson was ultimately designated for assignment in October. Johnson continued to maintain excellent velocity (94.4 mph average fastball) while posting an excellent 3.4 GB/FB ratio. He's not as good as he showed with the Braves and not nearly as bad as his ERA with the Dodgers would indicate. Manager Fredi Gonzalez has said that he will be mixing and matching in the ninth inning to start the season, and even mentioned Johnson as an option along with Jason Grilli and Arodys Vizcaino, so look for the veteran to notch a handful of saves in 2016.

2015

After posting back-to-back 50-save seasons in Baltimore, Johnson fell off a cliff in 2014. The 31-year-old reliever started the season as Oakland’s closer, but he was removed from the role by mid-April. His stint with Oakland ended in late July, as he was released after posting a 7.14 ERA and 28:23 K:BB ratio in 38 appearances. The Tigers signed Johnson to a minor league deal shortly after his release by Oakland. The veteran righty wasn’t any better during his stint in Detroit, posting a 6.92 ERA and 14:12 K:BB ratio in 16 appearances. Johnson’s fastball remained in the 93-94 mph range and his 3.43 GB/FB ratio was still reflective of the extreme groundball tendencies he has shown in the past. His drop-off directly tied to problems with control – his 5.9 BB/9 was nearly three times higher than his norm with the Orioles the previous four years – and a career-worst 13.5% HR/FB ratio certainly didn’t help his cause either. After signing with Atlanta in December, Johnson will compete for a spot in the late innings in front of closer Craig Kimbrel.

2014

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 mark of his career and he plugged along with a 58 percent groundball rate. This season will be Johnson's last arbitration year, making him a free agent next winter. Unwilling to pay a premium to retain his services, the Orioles flipped Johnson to Oakland for Jemile Weeks at the non-tender deadline in December. Most likely, Johnson will plug in as the A's replacement in the ninth-inning for Grant Balfour in 2014.

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.