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Red Sox SP prospect Brian Johnson deserving of promotion?
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(5/1/15) With the Red Sox rotation off to a rocky start this season, if the team looks for help in the minors, starting pitcher prospect Brian Johnson could be an option for a promotion since he is off to a promising start for Triple-A Pawtucket.
The lefty hurler, who is considered a top-100 prospect by Baseball America (No. 82), is 3-1 with a 0.86 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in four starts. He has totaled 24 strikeouts and nine walks in 21 innings. He has allowed just three runs (two earned) and 12 hits.
Johnson is 18-10 with a 2.11 ERA and 1.01 WHIP in 52 career starts. He went 1-2 with a 4.50 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 20 innings during spring training.
Red Sox not looking to add Eduardo Rodriguez, Brian Johnson
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(4/29/15) Though pitchers Eduardo Rodriguez and Brian Johnson are performing well in Triple-A Pawtucket, the Red Sox do not have any plans to call them up to the 25-man roster, according to the Boston Herald.
Rodriguez has a 1.93 ERA with 16 strikeouts in 18 1/3 innings of work. Johnson has gone 21 innings and has an ERA of 0.86 with 24 strikeouts.
"As I’ve said before, my personal belief is once you’re in Triple-A you’re not a prospect anymore, you’re just part of our depth. Anybody there has to be ready to come up," Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington. "We’ve played 21 games here, Pawtucket has played a couple less. We still have to get into the little season a little bit.”
Brian Johnson a 'bright spot' for Red Sox
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(3/29/15) Red Sox pitcher Brian Johnson has impressed manager John Farrell in spring training.
Johnson is 1-1 with a 2.38 ERA this spring. He's struck out 13 in 11 and a third innings. His velocity has also been improved. He regularly hits 91 mph and has thrown as hard as 94.
Farrell called Johnson "one of the bright spots in camp" on Sunday, per Alex Speier of the Boston Globe.
Red Sox SP Brian Johnson strikes out five vs. Marlins Tuesday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/24/15) Red Sox starting pitcher Brian Johnson surrendered one earned run on one hit and three walks in 3 2/3 innings while striking out five in his team's 9-4 loss to the Marlins Tuesday.
Johnson has used the spring to emerge as one of the team's best options to serve as a fill-in starter if an injury strikes a rotation member, MLB.com reports.
"Honestly, I just try to go out there and make my presence felt," Johnson said Tuesday. "Just go out there and do the best I can, and at that given point in time, hopefully it works out. I try to work as hard as I can on my five days and what leads up with that."
Johnson has impressed with his pace and command.
"I thought he threw the ball as good as he has in previous outings," manager John Farrell said Tuesday. "An occasional four-pitch walk, but he was able to get a ground-ball double play. He shows three very good pitches for strikes. The breaking ball curveball is what he continues to show increased sharpness and depth to it. I thought it was a solid outing for him today."
Johnson has posted a 2.38 ERA and 13:6 K:BB ratio in 11 1/3 innings this spring.
Red Sox SP Brian Johnson quietly moving up prospect rankings
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/9/15) The Red Sox have plenty of quality pitching prospects, including Henry Owens, Eduardo Rodriguez and Matt Barnes. However, one player quietly making a name for himself in the minors is Brian Johnson, who is now considered the Red Sox's fifth-best prospect and third-best pitching prospect by Baseball America.
“If you look at last year, you could make the case he had the best minor-league season of anyone in our system,” one member of the Red Sox front office said, per The Boston Herald.
The 2012 first-round pick out of the University of Florida went 13-3 with a 2.13 ERA in 25 starts between high Class A and Double-A in 2014. He is 15-9 with a 2.23 ERA over 48 minor-league starts.
Johnson was on the hill Sunday against the Mets. He allowed one run on three hits in two innings, while striking out two.
“He’s got good mound presence,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "He works quick. He’s shown a little bit more velocity, particularly on an occasional fastball. But just the overall package of strike-throwing and confidence and pace on the mound has been impressive.
“He might not have garnered a lot of the same attention outside of the Red Sox, but we value him, and he’s a good pitcher."
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