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Brian Johnson
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 3" 250LBS | Age: 30

Draft: 2012 | Rd: 1, #31, Boston Red Sox | Florida
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 1 3 6.02 21 7 0 40.1 31 1.88
4 Seasons 7 9 4.74 65 26 0 171.0 142 1.55
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 21 1-3 6.02 40.1 31 1.88
4 Seasons 65 7-9 4.74 171.0 142 1.55

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 25 87 12 1 8.3 91.7 109.6 9.5 58.3 .256 .409 .284 .403 .409 41.7 15.8 21.1 8.31 7.66
2017 27 448 92 11 12 86.8 113.5 17.2 39.1 .287 .540 .344 .366 .425 33.7 17.4 6.6 4.33 6.13
2018 28 1710 308 22 7.1 89.5 119.1 15.8 36 .256 .429 .335 .328 .375 36.4 20 8.8 4.17 4.66
2019 29 772 139 13 9.4 89.3 114.9 14.2 33.8 .257 .461 .388 .340 .366 36.7 16.1 11.9 6.03 5.31
3017 551 47 8.5 89 119.1 15.5 36.5 .261 .455 .348 .339 .382 36.1 18.5 9.5
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Johnson relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(36.5%) ,
Curveball
(34.6%) ,
Slider
(26.7%) ,
Changeup
(1.6%) ,
Sinker
(0.6%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2019 4-Seam Fastball 282 199 83 36.5 88.9 56 48 14 5 7 0 2 11 38 .292 .224 .563 .396 .392 .312 89.5 20 2297 6.5 21.1 13.6
2019 Curveball 267 233 34 34.6 74.9 71 67 27 19 6 0 2 11 56 .403 .284 .582 .500 .429 .348 87.6 8 2697 6.0 21.9 14.7
2019 Slider 206 86 120 26.7 77.6 60 51 11 4 4 1 2 9 43 .216 .241 .451 .439 .327 .336 89.0 15 2574 5.8 24.8 15.5
2019 Changeup 12 9 3 1.6 84.1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1.000 .653 1.000 .759 .870 .638 70.1 35 1954 6.3 0.0 0.0
2019 Sinker 5 4 1 0.6 88.9 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .520 .000 1.887 .345 .819 97.9 30 2336 6.6 0.0
2018 4-Seam Fastball 814 593 221 47.6 88.5 198 175 49 26 11 1 11 38 137 .280 .270 .543 .507 .386 .371 90.7 20 2181 6.5 18.5 16.5
2018 Curveball 487 429 58 28.5 74.7 141 133 31 24 1 1 5 31 102 .233 .233 .368 .370 .281 .284 89.2 5 2517 5.9 23.9 19.4
2018 Slider 352 184 168 20.6 78.4 86 79 23 16 7 0 0 17 62 .291 .252 .380 .333 .321 .288 85.5 22 2438 5.7 24.1 19.3
2018 Changeup 33 33 0 1.9 81.5 5 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 .200 .584 .200 .988 .176 .673 96.8 19 1552 6.5 11.1 0.0
2018 Sinker 24 16 8 1.4 88.9 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .049 .000 .117 .172 .226 88.8 34 2224 6.5 30.0 25.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 33.3 25 41.7 0 50 33.3 16.7 0 33.3 16.7 25 16.7 8.3
2017 38 32.6 21.7 7.6 31.5 31.5 37 7.6 20.7 32.6 21.7 5.4 12
2018 38 27.9 25.3 8.8 41.6 34.7 23.7 1.9 27.6 28.9 26.9 7.1 7.1
2019 43.2 28.8 22.3 5.8 46 38.8 15.1 5 25.9 28.8 23.7 6.5 9.4
39.2 28.9 24.3 7.6 41.2 35.2 23.6 3.6 26.1 29.2 25.2 6.9 8.5
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2019 Slider BOS L 206 77.6 47.6 1.8 4 13.3 3 29
2019 Curveball BOS L 267 74.9 63.6 2.1 3 12.1 2 20
2019 4-Seamer BOS L 282 88.9 18.2 -0.4 -2 7.5 1.9 33
2019 Sinker BOS L 5 88.9 23 -0.6 -3 12 -1.4 -10
2019 Changeup BOS L 12 84.1 24.9 -5.3 -18 9.1 -3.8 -29
2018 Slider BOS L 352 78.4 45.9 0.4 1 11.6 2.9 34
2018 Changeup BOS L 33 81.5 27.2 -5.5 -17 9.4 -3.3 -26
2018 4-Seamer BOS L 814 88.5 18.2 -0.2 -1 5.1 -0.1 -2
2018 Curveball BOS L 487 74.7 63.9 1.9 3 10 0.5 6
2018 Sinker BOS L 24 88.9 21.6 -2.6 -11 13.6 -0.1 -1
2017 Changeup BOS L 20 78.5 28.2 -2.9 -9 5.4 -5.8 -52
2017 Curveball BOS L 127 73.3 65.4 3.3 5 9.7 0 0
2017 4-Seamer BOS L 249 87.4 18.3 -0.7 -4 3.4 -1.7 -34
2017 Slider BOS L 49 79.8 36.3 -5.6 -13 5.9 -1.2 -16
2017 Sinker BOS L 3 87.9 20.3 -2.6 -11 12.8 0 0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2019 Changeup 3.7 0 12 1.6 1 1 1 .9 0 0 0 .653 .759 .638 0
2019 Sinker -4.1 0 5 0.6 2 0 0 .35 0 0 .52 1.887 .824 100
2019 4-Seamer 1 3 282 36.5 56 .292 .563 .403 21.1 19.6 13.6 .224 .396 .313 34.2
2019 Slider -1 -2 206 26.7 60 .216 .451 .336 24.8 15 15.5 .241 .439 .338 32.6
2019 Curveball 4 11 267 34.6 71 .403 .582 .442 21.9 15.5 14.7 .284 .5 .349 41.1
2018 Sinker -1.4 0 24 1.4 4 0 0 .175 30 25 25 .049 .117 .229 0
2018 Changeup -1.7 -1 33 1.9 5 .2 .2 .18 11.1 0 0 .584 .988 .673 60
2018 Slider 0.5 2 352 20.6 86 .291 .38 .326 24.1 19.8 19.3 .252 .333 .289 19.4
2018 Curveball -0.2 -1 487 28.5 141 .233 .368 .297 23.9 22 19.4 .233 .37 .285 37.3
2018 4-Seamer 0.9 8 814 47.6 198 .28 .543 .388 18.5 19.2 16.5 .27 .507 .372 43.1
2017 Changeup 1.7 0 20 4.5 4 .5 .75 .538 14.3 0 .649 1.662 .946 75
2017 Slider 0.4 0 49 10.9 17 .25 .313 .274 12.9 11.8 12.5 .199 .32 .249 21.4
2017 Curveball 1.6 2 127 28.3 32 .3 .533 .375 17.5 9.4 7.9 .281 .5 .35 25.9
2017 4-Seamer -1 -3 249 55.6 67 .27 .492 .346 17.9 23.9 18.8 .288 .544 .369 38.3
2017 Sinker -0.5 0 3 0.7 0 0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2017 120 448 2 -5 2 1 0
2018 434 1710 -5 -4 12 5 8
2019 190 772 8 -6 5 5 12
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 87 38.4 51.5 82.4 28.3 73.3 46.5 47.4 36.8 18.8 5.8 60
2017 448 47.3 64.6 88.3 34.7 72 41.7 62 48.9 16.9 7.6 79.4
2018 1710 48.1 61.9 88.8 27.7 56.9 40.7 59.2 44.2 21.5 8 66.2
2019 772 45.5 64.4 83.2 20.7 58.6 36.3 54.4 40.5 22.4 7.3 71.4
3017 47 62.7 87.2 26.9 60.7 39.9 58.1 43.7 20.8 7.7 69.3
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015
2017 4 21 46
2018 25 24 23 25 33 34 37 17 39 35 40 28 25 6 38 60
2019 6 59 78
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23.4 6 6.1 0 1 8 1 16.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 6 6 7 6 9 3 7 7 7 7 8 7 2 6 5 9 5 7 5 8 1 6 5 7 5 7 6 7 5 5 9
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 87.4 88.5 1.1 0.4 undefined undefined
Offspeed Velocity 78.5 81.5 3 2.6 undefined undefined
Breaking Velocity 75.1 76.2 1.1 -0.1 undefined undefined
Exit Velocity 86.8 89.5 2.7 -0.2 undefined undefined
Launch Angle 17.2 15.8 -1.4 -1.6 undefined undefined
Barrel % 12 7.1 -4.9 2.3 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 33.7 36.4 2.7 0.3 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 39.1 36 -3.1 -2.2 undefined undefined
xBA .287 .256 -0.031 0.001 undefined undefined
BA .283 .263 -0.02 0.052 undefined undefined
xwOBA .366 .328 -0.038 0.012 undefined undefined
wOBA .344 .335 -0.009 0.053 undefined undefined
xSLG .54 .429 -0.111 0.032 undefined undefined
SLG .487 .443 -0.044 0.093 undefined undefined
K% 17.4 20 2.6 -3.9 undefined undefined
BB% 6.6 8.8 2.2 3.1 undefined undefined
Swing % 48.9 44.2 -4.7 -3.7 undefined undefined
Whiff% 16.9 21.5 4.6 0.9 undefined undefined
In Zone % 47.3 48.1 0.8 -2.6 undefined undefined
Out of Zone % 52.7 51.9 -0.8 2.6 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 34.7 27.7 -7 -7 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 29.8 26.3 -3.5 -3.5 undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 62 59.2 -2.8 -4.8 undefined undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2017 120 .344 107 11 10.3 13 8 61.5
2018 434 .335 323 15 4.6 111 26 23.4
2019 190 .388 128 2 1.6 62 29 46.8

Pitch Distribution