Brian Johnson Pawtucket Red Sox  |  Pitcher

     
 


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Age: 24
Born: December 7, 1990
Cocoa Beach, FL
Height: 6-3
Weight: 235
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: 1st round, 2012;
27th round, 2009 by Los Angeles (NL)
How Acquired: Draft
College: Florida
High School: Cocoa Beach (FL)
ETA: Mid 2015

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Scouting Report: Well-filled out left-handed starter. Body to withstand the rigors of starting as a professional. Easy delivery. Smooth, repeatable mechanics. Works quick, likes to get in rhythm. Fastball typical starts out 89-91 mph but settles in the low-90s as he gets loose. Has shown the ability to reach back for more velocity when he needs to and has topped out at 95 in past looks. Fastball shows downward movement and tail. Plus command. Ability to throw to both sides of the plate. 76-79 mph curveball. Solid-average potential. Shows depth and tight break in upper reaches of velocity range. Can roll on occasion. Average-to-solid-average command. Throws pitch for strikes. Average 83-85 mph changeup. Shows feel for offering. Projects as a pitch that will induce weak contact. Will mix 80-83 mph slider into sequences. Slurvy break, projects as a below-average offering. Limited physical projection and will need to maintain body as he ages. A bit on the soft side. Strong pitchability. Knows how to pitch. Advanced entering the professional ranks. Projects as an innings eating, back of the rotation starter.

Links

Johnson ramping up (8.16.12)
2013 Prospect Preview
Johnson looking to put batted-ball accident behind him (3.22.13)
2013 Top 40 Season in Review
Dispatches from the Fort: Spring Training 2014 (3.27.14)
Scouting Scratch: Brian Johnson (6.30.14)
2014 Top 40 Season in Review

 
   
  Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2010 Florida NCAA Coll --- 19 6 4 0.600 4.03 16 14 0 73.7 88 38 33 9 14 51 1.38 3.64 6.23
  2011 Florida NCAA Coll --- 20 8 3 0.727 3.62 16 15 0 79.7 78 36 32 4 15 72 1.17 4.80 8.13
  2012 Florida NCAA Coll --- 21 8 5 0.615 3.90 17 17 0 90.0 87 42 39 8 18 73 1.17 4.06 7.30
  2012 Lowell NYPL A Bos 21 0 0 --- 0.00 4 4 0 5.7 2 0 0 0 1 4 0.53 4.00 6.35
  2013 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 22 0 0 --- 0.00 2 2 0 5.0 1 0 0 0 2 7 0.60 3.50 12.60
  2013 Greenville SAL A Bos 22 1 6 0.143 2.87 15 15 0 69.0 50 29 22 4 28 69 1.13 2.46 9.00
  2013 Salem Car A Bos 22 1 0 1.000 1.64 2 2 0 11.0 9 2 2 0 5 8 1.27 1.60 6.55
  2014 Salem Car A Bos 23 3 1 0.750 3.86 5 5 0 25.7 23 13 11 0 7 33 1.17 4.71 11.57
  2014 Portland East AA Bos 23 10 2 0.833 1.75 20 20 0 118.0 78 29 23 6 32 99 0.93 3.09 7.55
  2014 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 23     Playoffs Only                        
   
  Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2010 Florida NCAA Coll --- 19 27 84 13 34 5 1 4 21 53 9 15 0 0 0.405 0.458 0.631 1.089
  2011 Florida NCAA Coll --- 20 61 192 26 59 11 2 5 29 89 21 36 2 0 0.307 0.381 0.464 0.845
  2012 Florida NCAA Coll --- 21 56 292 24 62 13 0 6 41 93 11 34 9 1 0.307 0.350 0.460 0.810
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 27, 2012 by Anthony Turco
Signing Bonus: $1,575,000
MiLB Debut: July 29, 2012 (Lowell)
MLFA Eligible: November 2018
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2015
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
MLB Service Time (through 2014):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2015): MiLB contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
2010 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American
2010 Baseball America Freshman All-American
2012 John Olerud Award
Carolina League Pitcher of the Week (April 14-20, 2014)
Carolina League Pitcher of the Week (April 21-27, 2014)
Eastern League Pitcher of the Week (June 9-15, 2014)
2014 Eastern League All-Star
2014 Red Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Year
SoxProspects.com Awards
2013 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (May 20-26, 2013)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (April 14-20, 2014)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (April 21-27, 2014)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (July 21-27, 2014)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (August 18-24, 2014)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Month (August 2014)
2014 SoxProspects.com Season-End All-Star
2014 SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Year
2014 SoxProspects.com Breakout Player of the Year

 

  

 
 

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