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61 Brian Johnson RP

Boston Red Sox

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
1%0%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
40.11-306.023123
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018BOS454.173813000199.110449461613887
2019BOS136.02221000040.1532927602331

Player Updates

November 27, 2019 02:00 PM
Red Sox's Brian Johnson: Outrighted to Pawtucket
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

Johnson struggled to a 6.02 ERA in 40.1 innings last season. Heading into his age-29 season with a career 4.74 ERA, the lefty could still return to the roster and play a role in the majors this season, but his role isn't likely to be a significant one.

November 25, 2019 05:56 PM
Red Sox's Brian Johnson: Dropped from roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on Monday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

Johnson made seven starts and 14 relief appearances for the Red Sox last season but couldn't find much success. He finished the year with a 6.02 ERA and a 31:23 K:BB in 40.1 innings.

September 26, 2019 01:28 PM
Red Sox's Brian Johnson: Serving as bulk reliever
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson will work as the primary pitcher Thursday against the Rangers, Guerin Austin of NESN reports.

Travis Lakins will open Thursday's series finale before giving way to Johnson. The southpaw, who hasn't pitched more than two innings all month, owns a 3.18 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 5:5 K:BB in seven appearances (5.2 innings) in September.

September 25, 2019 06:16 PM
Red Sox's Brian Johnson: Likely starting Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson will likely start Thursday against the Rangers, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

Johnson hasn't pitched more than two innings all month, so he'll likely see a similarly light workload should he get the ball for Thursday's series finale. Across seven appearances in September, the southpaw owns a 3.18 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 5:5 K:BB in 5.2 innings.

September 1, 2019 04:32 PM
Red Sox's Brian Johnson: Allows two runs in bulk relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson allowed two runs on three hits while striking out three over four innings Saturday. He did not factor into the decision in the 10-4 loss to the Angels.

Johnson ultimately pitched the most innings for the Red Sox in the bullpen day, and he was in line for a win before Ryan Brasier's implosion in the eighth inning. This was Johnson's first appearance from the bullpen since it was announced he was exiting the rotation upon the return of David Price (wrist). Johnson has a 6.55 ERA and 1.91 WHIP with 25 strikeouts in 33 innings this year across 13 appearances (seven starts).

August 28, 2019 07:04 PM
Red Sox's Brian Johnson: Moving to bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson will pitch out of the bullpen for the remainder of the season, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

Johnson will shift back to a long-relief role for the stretch run with David Price (wrist) slated to come off the injured list to start Sunday against the Angels. The southpaw has made five appearances since returning from the IL at the beginning of August, posting a 7.20 ERA, 2.13 WHIP and 9:9 K:BB across 15 innings.

August 26, 2019 03:28 PM
Red Sox's Brian Johnson: Surrenders three runs in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (1-3) took the loss against San Diego on Sunday, allowing three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out one.

With David Price not yet ready to return from a wrist injury, Johnson was handed the ball for his seventh start of the season. The southpaw struggled early, allowing three first-inning runs on a trio of hits -- including a two-run homer by Manny Machado -- and a walk. He settled down to hold the Padres scoreless over the next two frames but continued to labor, allowing a pair of walks and a double, and was replaced at the start of the fourth inning after throwing 61 pitches (34 for strikes). The 28-year-old now owns an unsightly 6.83 and 2.07 WHIP along with a problematic 22:15 K:BB in 29 innings this season. With Price set for activation this weekend, Johnson is unlikely to get another start.

August 23, 2019 08:32 PM
Red Sox's Brian Johnson: Expected to start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson will likely start Sunday's game against the Padres, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

David Price (wrist) was a candidate to return from the injured list to start Sunday, though the Red Sox have since announced that he'll throw a sim game Tuesday, opening the door for Johnson. He last took the mound Tuesday against the Phillies, surrendering three runs on six hits and two walks while fanning four over 3.2 innings.

August 23, 2019 08:16 PM
Red Sox's Brian Johnson: Expected to start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson will likely start Sunday's game against the Padres, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

David Price (wrist) was a candidate to return from the injured list to start Sunday, though the Red Sox have since announced that he'll throw a sim game Tuesday, opening the door for Johnson. He last took the mound Tuesday against the Phillies, surrendering three runs on six hits and two walks while fanning four over 3.2 innings.

August 21, 2019 03:52 PM
Red Sox's Brian Johnson: Takes loss Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (1-2) allowed three earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four across 3.2 innings to take the loss Tuesday against the Phillies.

Johnson allowed all three of his earned runs in the first inning, as the Phillies collected four hits and a walk. He settled in after that, allowing three baserunners in his final 2.2 innings of work. Johnson's last five appearances have all come as a starter, though he's managed to work five frames just once in that span. That shaky stretch hasn't helped his bottom line, as he now owns a 6.58 ERA and 2.04 WHIP across 26 innings for the season. Johnson may not take a turn as a starter anytime in the near future as the Red Sox have three scheduled off days over the next nine days.

August 20, 2019 02:40 PM
Red Sox's Brian Johnson: Gets another start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson will rejoin the rotation to start Tuesday against the Phillies, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

A slew of upcoming team off days plus the pending return of David Price (wrist) put Johnson at risk of moving to the bullpen if the Red Sox elected to get by with a four-man rotation, but Chris Sale's season-ending elbow injury will allow Johnson to stick around in a starting role. The lefty has exceeded 80 pitches just once in his five starts with the big club this season, but Boston may be forced to loosen its workload restrictions with him now that the ace of staff is on the shelf. While matching up against a star-studded Phillies offense, Johnson won't make for a comfortable streaming option after posting a 6.45 ERA and 2.01 WHIP across 22.1 innings at the big-league level this season.

August 19, 2019 12:36 AM
Red Sox's Brian Johnson: Possible fill-in for Sale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson is a candidate to replace Chris Sale (elbow) for Tuesday's start, but Boston has yet to make an official announcement, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

The Red Sox's rotation is in flux at the moment, and they need a starter Tuesday. Johnson and Andrew Cashner are possible candidates. David Price (wrist) is expected to rejoin the rotation this week but may not be ready in time for Tuesday's game. Going forward, Johnson could pick up a start every fifth day, joining Price, Eduardo Rodriguez, Nathan Eovaldi and Rick Porcello.

August 14, 2019 02:00 PM
Red Sox's Brian Johnson: Starting Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson will start Wednesday's game at Cleveland, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

The Red Sox were considering utilizing an opener Wednesday, but Johnson will instead receive the starting nod. The 28-year-old has struggled in his two outings since coming off the injured list Aug. 3, allowing six runs on 10 hits with a 3:2 K:BB across 5.2 innings. Considering to his lighter workloads in those appearances, Johnson likely won't be asked to work especially deep into Wednesday's start.

August 10, 2019 12:20 AM
Red Sox's Brian Johnson: Struggles in brief outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson allowed three runs on two hits and two walks while striking out one over 2.2 innings Friday night against the Angels. He didn't factor into the decision.

Johnson surrendered a three-run homer in the first inning, and he failed to make it out of the third after firing 28 of 50 pitches for strikes. The 28-year-old is currently filling in for David Price (wrist) in the rotation, though he'll likely need to work deeper into the contest during his next start if he wishes to remain a starter.

August 9, 2019 01:36 PM
Red Sox's Brian Johnson: Set to start Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson will start Friday against the Angels, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

Johnson will join the rotation in place of the injured David Price, who was placed on the injured list with a wrist injury Thursday. The swingman pitched three innings during Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Yankees in what was his first appearance with the big club since June 22, allowing three runs on eight hits while striking out two batters and issuing zero walks.

August 3, 2019 02:40 PM
Red Sox's Brian Johnson: Activated, targeting 12-15 outs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (intestinal issue) was activated ahead of his start in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Yankees.

Manager Alex Cora says the team is hoping for 12-15 outs from Johnson, per Bill Koch of The Providence Journal, so he likely won't get a win. This is a spot start and he is out of minor-league options, so he will return to a bullpen role following this outing.

August 3, 2019 01:04 PM
Red Sox's Brian Johnson: Starting Game 2 of twin bill
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (illness) has been confirmed as the starting pitcher for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Yankees, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.

Johnson is set to make a spot start for the Red Sox after spending time on the shelf due to an intestinal issue. He'll likely move back to the bullpen following Saturday's outing.

July 28, 2019 12:04 AM
Red Sox's Brian Johnson: Could start next weekend
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (infection) could start next Saturday against the Yankees, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

The southpaw has recorded a 10:2 K:BB over five innings during his rehab assignment, and it appears that a return to the Red Sox could come late next week as the team prepares for a doubleheader against the Yankees on Saturday. In seven major-league appearances (two starts) this season, Johnson has recorded a 6.43 ERA with a 13:6 K:BB over 14 innings. Saturday's start would only be a spot start for the 28-year-old before returning to his role as a middle reliever.

July 21, 2019 03:16 PM
Red Sox's Brian Johnson: Begins rehab assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (infection) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday.

He turned in a 1-2-3 inning with a couple strikeouts out of the bullpen for the PawSox. Johnson could rejoin the big-league bullpen in late July or early August.

July 21, 2019 10:52 AM
Red Sox's Brian Johnson: Pitching session coming up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (infection) is building up arm strength, and manager Alex Cora said the left-hander could throw a session Sunday or Monday, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.

Johnson has been on the shelf since June 29 with an intestinal issue and needs to add stamina to his arm. "He's good arm-wise," Cora said. "He just needs the repetitions. We're not very worried about building him up, it's just a matter of building him up, that's about it. He should be with us as soon as we feel he's comfortable as far as the innings and we're extending him long enough that he should help us." Johnson is without a firm timetable, but he could face a shorter rehab assignment if the Red Sox transition him to the bullpen. Since he landed on the injured list, Boston added starter Andrew Cashner, so Johnson is no longer needed for multiple innings every fifth day.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Baltimore 3.000 3.00022
vs LHB 15.000 2.400511
vs RHB 25.100 8.1701820
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
9/10@TOR0000.11010
9/11@TOR0000.10000
9/12@TOR0000.21210
9/17SF0000.21011
9/18SF0002.00002
9/23@TB0001.01012
9/26@TEX0001.21131
Fantasy Points by Week
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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2015BOS01 8.31110000 4.13440043
2016BOS00 ---0000000.00000000
2017BOS20 4.33551100 27.032131350821
2018BOS45 4.1738130001 99.110449461613887
2019BOS13 6.022170000 40.1532927602331
2020BOS00 ---0000000.00000000
Total 79 4.7465261101 171.0192959027173142
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2015BOS1000000000 --- --- ---
2017BOS5200000000 .000 .000 .000
2018BOS38411000100 .250 .250 .250
2019BOS22110000100 .000 .000 .000
Total 66721000200 .143 .143 .143
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2015BOSP1100000 ---
2017BOSP55514001.000
2018BOSP3813615001.000
2019BOSP217101001.000
Total  652612210001.000
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2015BOS045 1.0020000 .21419 14.5 .2140
2016BOS000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
2017BOS12040 0.5010000 .283121 13.3 .4870
2018BOS084120 0.7531001 .263434 13.0 .4431
2019BOS33947 0.8531105 .315193 17.0 .5360
2020BOS000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
Total 4147212 0.7392106 .278767 14.0 .4681
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2012ASX-Lowell Spinners00 0.0044000 5.22000014
2013AFX-Greenville Drive16 2.871515000 69.0502922442869
2013AFA-Salem Red Sox10 1.6422000 11.09220058
2013R-Gcl Red Sox00 0.0022000 5.01000027
2014AFA-Salem Red Sox31 3.8655000 25.223131100733
2014AA-Portland Sea Dogs102 1.752020200118.0782923603299
2015AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox96 2.531818110 96.0743427643290
2016ASX-Lowell Spinners00 0.0022000 11.070000211
2016AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox56 4.091515000 77.0743835913654
2016R-GCL Red Sox01 3.8622000 7.07430029
2017ASX-Lowell Spinners00 3.3811000 2.22210124
2017AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox34 3.091717000 90.18232311012870
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/249
Birthdate:
12/7/1990
Age:
29
Hometown:
Lakeland, FL
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Boston Red Sox
College:
Florida
MLB Experience:
4