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Brian Johnson

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Boston Red Sox

2018 Stats

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1-2

ERA

5.18

WHIP

1.48

K

23

SV

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Injuries paved the way for Johnson to make five starts with the Red Sox last season, but he spent most of the season in the rotation at Triple-A Pawtucket, where he carried a 3.09 ERA despite a modest...

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2018 ADP:  469.19

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Brian Johnson Contract Information:

Signed a contract with the Red Sox in June of 2012 that includes a $1.58 million signing bonus.

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Johnson allowed one hit and two walks while striking out three over three scoreless relief innings in Tuesday's 10-1 win over the Angels.

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Brian 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 A LOW 4 4 0 5.2 2 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.58
2013 22 R GUL 2 2 0 5.0 1 0 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.60
2013 22 A GRE 2 15 0 69.0 50 22 4 69 28 1 6 0 0 0 2.87 1.13
2013 22 A SAL 2 2 0 11.0 9 2 0 8 5 1 0 0 0 0 1.64 1.27
2014 23 A SAL 5 5 0 25.2 23 11 0 33 7 3 1 0 0 0 3.86 1.19
2014 23 AA POR 20 20 0 118.0 78 23 6 99 32 10 2 0 0 0 1.75 0.93
2015 24 AAA PAW 18 18 1 96.0 74 27 6 90 32 9 6 0 0 0 2.53 1.10
2015 24 MAJ BOS 1 1 0 4.3 3 4 0 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 8.31 1.62
2016 25 R GUL 2 2 0 7.0 7 3 0 9 2 0 1 0 0 0 3.86 1.29
2016 25 A LOW 2 2 0 11.0 7 0 0 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.82
2016 25 AAA PAW 2 15 0 77.0 74 35 9 54 36 5 6 0 0 0 4.09 1.43
2017 26 A LOW 1 1 0 2.2 2 1 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.38 1.82
2017 26 AAA PAW 1 17 0 90.1 82 31 10 70 28 3 4 0 0 0 3.09 1.22
2017 26 MAJ BOS 5 5 1 27.0 32 13 5 21 8 2 0 0 0 0 4.33 1.48
2018 27 MAJ BOS 15 1 0 24.3 29 14 4 23 7 1 2 0 0 0 5.18 1.48
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3-Year Averages     3 3 0 15.7 17 8 2 12 6 1 0 0 0 0 4.60 1.47
Career  (View All)     21 7 1 55.7 64 31 9 47 19 3 3 0 5.01 1.49

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Brian 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
May. 24 @TB 2.3 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.18 1.48
May. 20 Bal 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.73 1.45
May. 15 Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.00 1.48
May. 14 Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.30 1.55
May. 11 @Tor 0.0 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 6.63 1.63
May. 9 @NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.68 1.53
May. 1 KC 1.0 3 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 6.00 1.61
Apr. 30 KC 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.76 1.53
Apr. 28 TB 2.0 7 5 5 1 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.80 1.60
Apr. 20 @Oak 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.08 1.31
Apr. 17 @LAA 3.0 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.08 1.23
Apr. 11 NYY 1.7 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.70 1.30
Apr. 10 NYY 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.24 1.44
Apr. 8 TB 0.3 1 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.26 1.58
Apr. 2 @Mia 6.0 6 1 1 1 2 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.50 1.33
Last 14 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
5.3 6 2 2 1 1 4 0 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 3.38 1.31
Last 30 Games (Team)
9 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.3 IP/G
11.3 18 11 11 3 1 9 0 0 0 0-2 0 0 0 8.74 1.68
Last 60 Games (Team)
15 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.6 IP/G
24.3 29 14 14 4 7 23 0 0 0 1-2 0 0 0 5.18 1.48

Brian Johnson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201831729110.310
201713302000.154

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20187516520404.286
201710818830805.300

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201812.001013228.251.50
201719.310014422.791.29

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201812.311010522.191.46
20177.71007438.221.96
Brian Johnson vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Brian 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 A LOW 4 4 5.2 6.92 1.73 4.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.24 .158
2013 22 R GUL 2 2 5.0 12.60 3.60 3.50 0.00 100% 0.00 1.60 .123
2013 22 A GRE 2 15 69.0 9.00 3.65 2.46 0.52 75.7% 2.87 3.34 .268
2013 22 A SAL 2 2 11.0 6.55 4.09 1.60 0.00 85.7% 1.64 3.11 .281
2014 23 A SAL 5 5 25.2 11.79 2.50 4.71 0.00 63.3% 3.86 1.41 .377
2014 23 AA POR 20 20 118.0 7.55 2.44 3.09 0.46 83.7% 1.75 3.00 .235
2015 24 AAA PAW 18 18 96.0 8.44 3.00 2.81 0.56 79% 2.53 3.26 .273
2015 24 MAJ BOS 1 1 4.3 6.23 8.31 0.75 0.00 1.33 42.9% 8.31 4.58 .245
2016 25 R GUL 2 2 7.0 11.57 2.57 4.50 0.00 66.7% 3.86 1.49 .395
2016 25 A LOW 2 2 11.0 9.00 1.64 5.50 0.00 100% 0.00 1.75 .259
2016 25 AAA PAW 2 15 77.0 6.31 4.21 1.50 1.05 74.3% 4.09 4.76 .285
2017 26 A LOW 1 1 2.2 16.36 8.18 2.00 0.00 75% 3.38 3.65 .476
2017 26 AAA PAW 1 17 90.1 6.99 2.80 2.50 1.00 79% 3.09 4.05 .281
2017 26 MAJ BOS 5 5 27.0 7.00 2.67 2.63 1.67 0.92 77.1% 87.3 MPH 4.33 4.94 .329
2018 27 MAJ BOS 15 1 24.3 8.51 2.59 3.29 1.48 0.93 68.8% 88.2 MPH 5.18 4.31 .354
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 7.16 3.19 2.25 0.80 75.9% 3.42 0.63 .297
Next 7 Days     0 0 3.6 7.17 3.12 2.30 1.12 76.9% 3.55 4.27 .288
Rest Of Season     0 9 52.7 7.51 2.99 2.51 1.07 76.5% 3.52 4.07 .294
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3-Year Averages     3 3 15.7 6.89 3.45 2.00 1.15 71.4% 4.60 4.48 .318
Career     21 7 55.7 7.60 3.07 2.47 1.46 70.3% 5.01 4.67 .333

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Brian 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 2015 4.3 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 27 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 18 -1 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Brian 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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3.29 K/BB
GOOD
8.51 K/9
WEAK
2.59 BB/9
GOOD
88.2 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
1.5 HR/9
POOR
0.93 GB/FB Ratio
BALANCED
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.18 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.48 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.31 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.354 BABIP
HIGH
68.8% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Johnson won't make his scheduled start Monday against the Orioles, as the game has been postponed due to poor weather, Ryan Hannable of WEEI.com reports.

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Johnson has been named the starting pitcher for Monday's game against the Orioles, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

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Johnson tossed 1.2 scoreless innings of relief in Wednesday's 10-7 loss to the Yankees, allowing one hit and striking out three.

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Johnson pitched two scoreless innings of relief in Tuesday's 14-1 win over the Yankees. He allowed one hit and one walk while striking out two.

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Johnson will be utilized out of the bullpen moving forward, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

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Johnson (1-0) got the win over Miami on Monday, scattering six hits over six innings, striking out five and walking two while limiting the Marlins' offense to just one earned run.

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Johnson is scheduled to start the fifth game of the season, April 2, on the road against the Marlins.

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Johnson allowed two hits and one walk while striking out five over 4.2 scoreless innings against the Yankees.

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Johnson will open the season as a member of Boston's rotation, Chad Jennings of the Boston Herald reports.

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2018

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2017

Johnson's story took a couple of turns in 2016. The left-hander had rocketed through the system, even making a start for Boston in 2015, before an elbow injury ended that season. Seemingly cast as a potential depth starter for 2016, Johnson suffered a toe injury during training camp and was on a pitch count early on for Triple-A Pawtucket. Noted for his pinpoint control, Johnson was wild to start the season, giving up 22 walks in 33 innings before getting placed on the temporary inactive list in May while he sought treatment for anxiety, a condition that had been building since 2015. The organization and his teammates were supportive as Johnson worked through the anxiety issues, and he eventually returned to Pawtucket in late July. He was better following his return, but it was still a lost year for him. He'll return to start for Pawtucket, but the team is placing no expectations on him. After this offseason's upgrades to the rotation, Johnson now looks like simply a depth piece.

2016

Johnson made his major-league debut in 2015, getting a late-July start for Boston and he looked poised to get more starts over the final two months of the season as the Red Sox’s postseason chances headed south, but an elbow injury put a hold on those plans. Hearing the words “elbow injury” was certainly scary for the young left-hander, who didn’t experience structural damage and was able to avoid surgery. He started playing catch in October and is expected to have a normal offseason training regimen. Prior to the second-half drama, Johnson had been Triple-A Pawtucket’s best and most consistent starter. While not overpowering, Johnson has four pitches, he controls all of them, and he has a good feel for pitch-sequencing. Because he was shut down, Johnson is behind fellow young lefties Eduardo Rodriguez and Henry Owens, who each got multiple starts in the majors. Those two will be candidates for Boston’s starting rotation coming out of spring training while Johnson is likely to start the year back at Pawtucket.

2015

No Red Sox prospect increased his value more in 2014 than Johnson. The left-handed starter has become one of the top-ranked prospects in the Red Sox's minor-league system. He used his four-pitch arsenal with great effectiveness early on at High-A Salem and later at Double-A Portland. He was so good, equally effective against righties and lefties, the Red Sox promoted him late in the season to Triple-A Pawtucket, for whom he started in the Triple-A playoffs. His fastball is a pedestrian 88-92 mph, so his ceiling is limited to that of a mid-rotation starter, but he's in control of his offerings and mixes his pitches well. Johnson will open the season with Triple-A Pawtucket and it wouldn't be surprising to see him get a look in Boston later in the season.

2014

Johnson, 23, didn't benefit from a normal offseason training program because he was recovering from multiple orbital fractures that ended his 2012 season prematurely. As such, he struggled early on in 2013, allowing 17 earned runs on 36 hits and 17 walks in 38.2 innings before shoulder tendinitis sent him to the disabled list. Upon his return, Johnson was a different pitcher. He permitted five runs over 31 innings, surrendering 14 hits while striking out 30, and earned a promotion to High-A Salem. Johnson has a four-pitch mix and knows how to pitch. He should advance pretty quickly to the upper levels.

2013

Johnson, a first-round draft pick in 2012, is a well-filled out left-hander who possesses an advanced feel for pitching. His 2012 season was cut short when he suffered some facial fractures after being struck by a batted ball. He has a low-90s heater that can tick up to 95 mph when needed. Johnson mixes in a curve and change-up. Command isn't at a high level just yet. He'll need to work on honing his arsenal and developing a level of consistency with each. As he moves along in the coming years, staying in shape will be key. His body type can blow up if he's not attentive to his fitness. He'll be building his innings up at Low-A Greenville, working on all of his pitches and locating down in the zone. Johnson can have success at the lower levels; whether he maintains a path as a starter is something we'll find out when he reaches the higher levels.