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Pierce Johnson

27-Year-Old Pitcher – San Francisco Giants

2018 Stats

W-L

3-2

ERA

5.75

WHIP

1.25

K

25

SV

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Once a highly-rated prospect, Johnson spent the majority of the season as a 26-year-old reliever at Triple-A Iowa before being waived and claimed by the Giants in late September. His unremarkable 4.31...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 200   DOB: 5/10/1991   BORN: Denver, CO   COLLEGE: Missouri State   DRAFTED: By CHC In 2012   Show ContractHide Contract

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Pierce Johnson Contract Information:

Signed with the Cubs in June of 2012. He received a $1.196 million signing bonus, commensurate with his projected slot.

July 4, 2018  –  Pierce Johnson News

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Johnson was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic Bay Area reports.

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Pierce 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 R MES 4 2 0 3.0 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.33
2012 21 A BOI 4 4 0 8.0 10 4 0 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 1.63
2013 22 A+ DAY 10 8 0 48.2 41 12 1 50 21 6 1 0 0 0 2.22 1.29
2013 22 A KAN 10 13 0 69.2 68 24 4 74 22 5 5 0 0 0 3.10 1.30
2014 23 A KAN 2 2 0 11.0 4 3 1 8 3 0 1 0 0 0 2.45 0.64
2014 23 AA TEN 18 17 0 91.2 60 26 8 91 54 5 4 0 0 0 2.55 1.25
2015 24 AA TEN 16 16 0 95.0 76 22 4 72 32 6 2 0 0 0 2.08 1.14
2016 25 AAA IOW 22 11 0 63.0 60 43 8 75 43 4 6 0 0 0 6.14 1.63
2017 26 AAA IOW 44 1 0 54.1 52 26 3 74 27 3 2 9 0 0 4.31 1.46
2017 26 MAJ CHC 1 0 0 1.0 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.00
2018 27 AAA SAC 5 0 0 7.0 5 1 0 8 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.29 0.86
2018 27 MAJ SF 28 0 0 36.0 27 23 3 25 18 3 2 0 0 1 5.75 1.25
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3-Year Averages     1 0 0 1.0 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.00
Career  (View All)     29 0 0 37.0 29 23 3 27 19 3 2 0 5.59 1.30

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats

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Pierce 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
Jul. 3 @Col 1.3 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.75 1.25
Jul. 1 @Ari 2.3 2 2 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.97 1.24
Jun. 28 Col 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.85 1.27
Jun. 22 SD 0.3 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.97 1.29
Jun. 15 @LAD 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.46 1.24
Jun. 4 Ari 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 5.83 1.26
May. 27 @ChC 3.0 5 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.26 1.32
May. 22 @Hou 1.3 1 3 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.92 1.23
May. 19 Col 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.09 1.17
May. 17 Col 1.3 1 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.32 1.18
May. 15 Cin 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.79 1.11
May. 14 Cin 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 5.03 1.17
May. 11 @Pit 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.30 1.23
May. 9 @Phi 0.7 3 6 6 0 3 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 5.60 1.30
May. 7 @Phi 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.65 1.00
May. 5 @Atl 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.25 1.00
May. 2 SD 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.40 1.07
Apr. 30 SD 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.57 1.00
Apr. 27 LAD 1.7 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.77 1.00
Apr. 25 Was 1.3 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.18 0.97
Apr. 20 @LAA 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.80 0.80
Last 14 Games (Team)
4 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.2 IP/G
4.7 3 4 4 1 3 5 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 7.71 1.29
Last 30 Games (Team)
8 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.6 IP/G
13.0 10 10 10 2 8 9 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 6.92 1.38
Last 60 Games (Team)
21 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.3 IP/G
27.0 24 22 22 3 15 18 0 1 0 3-1 0 0 1 7.33 1.44
Pierce 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. 13 Salt Lake 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 1.00
Jul. 6 Reno 1.0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0.00 2.00
Jun. 18 New Orleans 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
Jun. 10 ColoSprings 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 9.00 2.00
Jun. 7 Okla City 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.50
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
2.0 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0-0 1 0.00 1.50
Last 30 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
3.0 2 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0-0 1 0.00 1.00
Last 60 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 1.2 IP/G
6.0 5 2 1 0 1 8 0 0 0 0-0 1 1.50 1.00

Pierce Johnson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20186211912310.231
20173101000.333

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20188814915323.195
20174111000.333

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201818.3320131003.441.15
20171.00002100.003.00

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201817.700012838.151.36
Pierce Johnson vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pierce 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 R MES 4 2 3.0 6.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.87 .382
2012 21 A BOI 4 4 8.0 13.50 3.38 4.00 0.00 69.2% 4.50 1.33 .486
2013 22 A+ DAY 10 8 48.2 9.34 3.92 2.38 0.19 82% 2.22 2.95 .318
2013 22 A KAN 10 13 69.2 9.62 2.86 3.36 0.52 76.7% 3.10 2.98 .346
2014 23 A KAN 2 2 11.0 6.55 2.45 2.67 0.82 66.7% 2.45 4.02 .115
2014 23 AA TEN 18 17 91.2 8.98 5.33 1.69 0.79 83% 2.55 4.29 .238
2015 24 AA TEN 16 16 95.0 6.82 3.03 2.25 0.38 82.7% 2.08 3.37 .269
2016 25 AAA IOW 22 11 63.0 10.71 6.14 1.74 1.14 63.2% 6.14 4.76 .336
2017 26 AAA IOW 44 1 54.1 12.31 4.49 2.74 0.50 69.7% 4.31 2.90 .384
2017 26 MAJ CHC 1 0 1.0 18.00 9.00 2.00 0.00 2.00 100% 92.2 MPH 0.00 2.20 .709
2018 27 AAA SAC 5 0 7.0 10.29 1.29 8.00 0.00 83.3% 1.29 1.34 .299
2018 27 MAJ SF 28 0 36.0 6.25 4.50 1.39 0.75 1.08 52.4% 93.8 MPH 5.75 4.39 .239
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Rest Of Season     0 0 10.9 9.83 6.59 1.49 0.83 68.3% 5.69 4.41 .360
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3-Year Averages     1 0 1.0 18.00 9.00 2.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.20 .709
Career     29 0 37.0 6.57 4.62 1.42 0.73 55.6% 5.59 4.39 .252

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Pierce 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 1 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 36 2 - 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Pierce 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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1.39 K/BB
TERRIBLE
6.25 K/9
TERRIBLE
4.50 BB/9
TERRIBLE
93.8 MPH Fastball
AVERAGE
0.8 HR/9
GOOD
1.08 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.75 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.25 WHIP
AVERAGE
4.39 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

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

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.239 BABIP
LOW
52.4% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Johnson was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday.

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Johnson was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

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Johnson was called up to the Giants for Friday's game against the Dodgers, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Johnson will be on the Giants' taxi squad Friday, which hints that he'll be called up from Triple-A Sacramento to join the bullpen, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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The Giants optioned Johnson to Triple-A Sacramento following Monday's 10-3 win over the Diamondbacks, the Associated Press reports.

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Johnson allowed six runs on three hits and three walks while recording just two outs in Wednesday's loss to the Phillies.

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Johnson was the winning pitcher of record after firing a scoreless inning (one walk, no strikeouts) in Monday's comeback win over the Padres.

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Johnson has made the Giants' Opening Day roster, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. He will be recalled from Triple-A Sacramento.

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Johnson was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Monday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Injuries hampered Johnson throughout 2016, limiting his workload to 22 appearances split between the rotation and the bullpen at Triple-A Iowa. Fortunately, he finished the season healthy, despite missing time with arm, lat, and hand ailments. Walks have been a problem for the 25-year-old at times in his development, but the shift to a relief role yielded excellent results as he bolstered his strikeout rate in shorter outings and reduced the impact of his free passes in the process. Johnson has an above-average mid-90s fastball and a very good curveball, with the potential to develop a changeup. If he's able to harness a third pitch, there is reason to believe that he can improve his effectiveness against lefties, who hit .323 against him last season. The Cubs will likely give Johnson an opportunity to earn a roster spot during spring training, and if everything clicks, he has the arsenal necessary to be a good late-inning reliever as soon as 2017.

2016

Johnson has been one of the top pitching prospects for the Cubs for quite some time now, and with a 2.08 ERA for Double-A Tennessee last year, it's possible he's nearing his big-league debut. On the other hand, he was repeating the level as a 24-year-old, and despite the low ERA, his 72:32 K:BB in 95 innings was a bit lackluster. That his strikeout rate dropped to 6.8 K/9 last year is a bit of concern, but he missed the first two months of the year with a strained lat and he could have been compensating. He was still able to get hitters out in other ways, which bodes well for his future. Expect a healthy Johnson to start the year with Triple-A Iowa, with a callup on the horizon if he can sustain the improved control that he showed last season.

2015

Everyone talks about all of the good hitting prospects in the Cubs' organization, but for some reason the pitchers get short shrift. With C.J. Edwards hurt most of the year and Kyle Hendricks promoted, Johnson may now be the best pitching prospect in the Cubs' minor league system. He struck out 91 in 91.2 innings with Double-A Tennessee, so there obviously is something there, but he also walked 54. The 23-year-old righty still has a little bit of work to do. Expect him to start the year with Tennessee, with a quick promotion to Triple-A Iowa if he keeps his walks down. This could be his last year in the minors.

2014

While the Cubs' hitting prospects get all the ink, they have a few good pitchers coming up through the ranks as well, and Johnson may be the best of them all. Between Low-A Kane County and High-A Daytona, he had a stellar 9.4 K/9 and only gave up five home runs in 118.1 innings. While his K:BB ratio declined when he was promoted to Daytona, it was still respectable. Johnson is probably a year or two away, but when he comes up to the Cubs, he should be solid.