|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||175.00||11.00||11.00||0.00||3.96||1.35||134.00||64.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Kansas City|| 4.2||0||1|| 13.50||0||3||2|
|vs LHB|| 9.1||0||0|| 7.71||0||11||4|
|vs RHB|| 14.1||0||0|| 5.65||0||4||14|
|Last 10 Games|
|White Sox haven't lost faith in Erik Johnson |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(6/22/14) White Sox starting pitcher Erik Johnson has had his struggles since being demoted to Triple-A Charlotte in late April. The right-hander is just 1-4 with a 6.54 ERA in 10 starts, while also walking 31 batters in 53 2/3 innings.
Despite a down year for the 2011 second-round draft pick, the White Sox haven't lost faith in the 24-year-old hurler.
"I'll point to Randy Johnson and Roger Clemens. Those guys didn't succeed right off the bat," White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper said, per MLB.com. "Not everybody grabs the brass ring the first time around the merry go round, and the rest is history. I remember when Jon Garland was here at 19 and everybody expected a lot more from him because he was a highly touted No. 1 guy.
"He wasn't able to give what everyone expected at 19. Sometimes you have to take lumps and hits to continue to evolve into the guy you are going to be, a solid major leaguer."
|White Sox option Erik Johnson to Triple-A |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(4/26/14) The White Sox optioned pitcher Erik Johnson to Triple-A Charlotte after Saturday's loss to the Rays.
Johnson struggled in Friday's start, giving up four earned runs on four hits and four walks in just 1 2/3 innings. He has posted a 6.46 ERA over five starts while striking out 18 and walking 15 in 23 2/3 innings.
|Erik Johnson blasted in no-decision |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(4/26/14) White Sox starting pitcher Erik Johnson couldn't even get out of the second inning Friday against the Rays, though the White Sox were able to a rally in a 9-6 win.
Johnson got out of the first inning without much trouble, and was even handed a lead in that frame. Unfortunately, that's where the good times ended for him, as he was charged with four runs on four hits and four walks in 1 2/3 innings of work.
Johnson ended up with a no-decision in spite of his disastrous start, and remains 1-1 with a 6.46 ERA on the season. His next outing is set for Wednesday against the Tigers.
|Erik Johnson collects win No. 1 on Sunday |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(4/20/14) White Sox pitcher Erik Johnson turned in a decent outing and received more than enough run support on Sunday, collecting his first win of the season in his team's 16-2 victory over the Rangers. The right-hander surrendered two runs -- one earned -- on one hit and five walks while striking out two over five innings.
Johnson owns a 5.32 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP over his first 22 innings pitched. He will make his next start Friday at home against Tampa Bay.
|Erik Johnson takes no-decision in first quality start |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(4/16/14) White Sox pitcher Erik Johnson ended snapped out of his early season slide Tuesday, in a 2-1 win over the Red Sox.
Johnson, who entered the game with a 9.58 ERA in his first two starts, allowed just one run in six-plus innings this time around. He was charged with just one run on a solo homer, while allowing three runs and two walks with nine strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings of work.
Despite tossing his first quality start of the season, Johnson had to settle for a no-decision in the 2-1 win. He will look to turn this into a positive trend in his next start, set for Sunday at Texas.
|Between two stops, Erik Johnson compiled the fifth-best ERA (1.96) and third-best WHIP (0.99) in all the minor leagues, earning him a big-league promotion in September. He wasn't quite as effective there, but he showed enough to have the inside track on a rotation spot for a rebuilding White Sox team. Though his minor-league numbers may remind you of Jose Fernandez's, Johnson isn't quite the same caliber of prospect, but he throws hard, boasts a full arsenal and has the size and mentality to develop into a workhorse. In other words, little stands in his way of becoming a relevant Fantasy contributor -- and sooner rather than later. If early returns are any indication, he may endure some growing pains as a rookie, but the optimistic sort might consider investing a late-round pick in him on Draft Day, hoping he'll have learned from that experience. A big spring would go a long way toward improving Johnson's stock for the short term, so you'll want to keep an eye on him. As for the long term, you can trust him to develop into at least a No. 3 starter, with the potential for more.
(Updated 1/14/14) |
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