Pierce Johnson
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 202LBS | Age: 31

Draft: 2012 | Rd: C-A, #43, Chicago Cubs | Missouri State
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 1 4.50 6 0 0 6.0 11 1.67
5 Seasons 9 8 3.97 131 2 0 129.1 153 1.32
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 6 0-1 4.50 6.0 11 1.67
5 Seasons 131 9-8 3.97 129.1 153 1.32

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2017 26 29 4 0 0 0 92.9 104.2 16.7 25.0 .236 .261 .349 .285 .326 75.0 28.6 14.3 0.00 3.45
2018 27 816 128 6 4.7 3.2 88.5 111.3 15.1 38.3 .225 .387 .319 .313 .340 37.0 19.4 11.8 5.57 4.15
2020 29 310 44 3 6.8 3.8 89.1 106.3 21.3 40.9 .224 .360 .285 .299 .400 38.6 33.8 11.3 2.70 3.76
2021 30 1045 139 10 7.2 4.1 89.1 108.8 17.4 36.0 .205 .336 .292 .284 .369 35.3 31.6 11.1 3.22 3.37
2022 31 138 13 0 0 0 84.8 103.0 4.6 23.1 .188 .233 .302 .255 .337 38.5 39.3 14.3 4.50 2.34
Player 2338 328 19 5.8 3.5 88.7 111.3 16.5 36.9 .214 .351 .302 .295 .360 37.0 28.1 11.6
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 32.9 .246 .410 .317 .317 .370 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Johnson relies on 2 pitches.
Curveball
(60.1%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(39.9%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2017 25.0 25.0 50.0 0.0 0.0 75.0 25.0 0.0 25.0 25.0 50.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2018 39.8 29.7 23.4 7.0 28.9 40.6 30.5 2.3 28.1 28.9 23.4 10.9 4.7 3.2
2020 31.8 20.5 31.8 15.9 18.2 40.9 40.9 2.3 15.9 34.1 36.4 4.5 6.8 3.8
2021 33.8 29.5 28.1 8.6 36.0 39.6 24.5 3.6 24.5 33.8 25.9 4.3 7.2 4.1
2022 61.5 7.7 23.1 7.7 38.5 30.8 30.8 7.7 46.2 15.4 23.1 7.7 0.0 0.0
Player 36.9 27.4 26.8 8.8 30.5 40.2 29.3 3.0 25.6 31.1 26.5 7.0 5.8 3.5
MLB 45.0 22.9 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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
2022 4-Seamer SD R 55 95.0 14.2 0.1 0 12.2 4.9 67
2022 Curveball SD R 83 84.7 43.2 -2.7 -6 10.5 4.7 80
2021 4-Seamer SD R 340 95.5 13.9 0.4 3 11.2 3.9 54
2021 Curveball SD R 704 84.3 43.5 -2.8 -6 11.0 4.1 59
2020 4-Seamer SD R 140 96.3 14.0 0.0 0 10.4 2.8 37
2020 Curveball SD R 168 84.8 43.1 -1.5 -3 12.9 6.3 96
2020 Sinker SD R 2 96.5 13.6 -6.9 -34 13.4 -2.3 -15
2018 Cutter SF R 177 89.5 27.1 -0.2 -1 0.6 -1.3 -69
2018 4-Seamer SF R 407 93.6 15.7 0.5 3 10.9 3.1 39
2018 Curveball SF R 231 81.3 52.4 -0.3 -1 13.6 6.1 81
2017 Curveball CHC R 16 81.0 49.0 -3.0 -6 9.6 2.7 39
2017 4-Seamer CHC R 13 92.3 14.5 0.1 1 11.5 3.7 47
! 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 %
2022 Curveball -1.0 -1 83 60.1 18 .267 .267 .317 28.6 33.3 25.0 .217 .247 .285 33.3
2022 4-Seamer 0.8 0 55 39.9 10 .222 .333 .285 26.9 50.0 20.0 .138 .211 .205 50.0
2021 Curveball -2.0 -14 705 67.5 181 .207 .361 .266 32.2 33.7 25.8 .216 .353 .275 37.3
2021 4-Seamer 0.3 1 340 32.5 60 .267 .400 .406 24.8 26.7 12.7 .167 .272 .315 27.6
2020 Curveball -2.9 -5 168 54.2 46 .186 .302 .226 48.1 47.8 37.9 .163 .259 .203 27.3
2020 4-Seamer 1.2 2 140 45.2 33 .269 .423 .383 29.8 15.2 19.2 .333 .540 .441 52.4
2020 Sinker -12.1 0 2 0.6 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .013 .025 .019 0.0
2018 4-Seamer -0.3 -1 407 49.9 85 .236 .458 .345 23.0 17.6 11.7 .255 .453 .352 40.0
2018 Curveball 0.8 2 231 28.3 50 .213 .340 .265 25.8 26.0 15.3 .173 .300 .232 38.2
2018 Cutter 0.7 1 177 21.7 49 .244 .415 .349 26.2 16.3 14.3 .231 .373 .333 30.3
2017 Curveball -1.6 0 16 55.2 4 .250 .250 .225 25.0 50.0 50.0 .179 .202 .167 50.0
2017 4-Seamer 8.3 1 13 44.8 3 .500 .500 .833 50.0 0.0 0.0 .350 .380 .446 100.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Curveball 138 84.7 59 15.4 7:15 8:00 -45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 131 96.3 96 18.7 1:15 1:15 0
2021 Curveball 686 84.3 52 13.6 7:30 8:00 -30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 337 95.5 98 19.6 1:30 1:15 15
2022 Curveball 73 84.8 53 13.1 7:30 8:00 -30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 53 95.0 98 20.3 1:30 1:15 15
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 184 815 -6 -2 6 4 2
2020 99 378 -1 -6 0 2 -5
2021 241 1,045 -11 -9 3 4 -13
2022 28 138 -2 -1 2 0 0
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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 %
2017 29 48.3 64.3 66.7 20.0 66.7 37.9 42.9 41.4 33.3 17.2 80.0
2018 816 46.0 69.1 79.2 25.9 66.7 42.3 59.1 45.8 24.3 7.0 84.2
2020 310 48.4 62.0 74.2 26.3 28.6 32.9 65.0 43.5 40.0 8.4 65.4
2021 1,045 49.2 62.3 80.0 28.1 46.3 44.9 56.8 44.9 30.1 8.1 71.8
2022 138 54.3 69.3 75.0 14.3 55.6 48.6 53.6 44.2 27.9 6.5 77.8
Player 2,338 48.3 65.0 78.4 26.2 51.7 42.5 58.5 45.0 29.2 7.8 75.3
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.3 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2018 46 86 98
2020 64 65 68 68 56 74 53 35 40 93 23 98 64 91 59 95
2021 78 87 84 77 69 81 58 41 75 91 17 77 78 83 48 92
2022 74 30 92
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2018 23.3 5 6.6 -2 4 5 2 40.0
2020 22.3 2 1.9 0 1 1 1 50.0
2021 23.8 6 5.9 0 2 5 3 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 5 6 10 5 7 7 7 8 7 7 8 7 5 6 7 7 7 7 6 7 6 6 7 7 5 7 6 4 6 6 8
2020 2 3 1 2 1 2 0 2 2 3 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 3 2 3 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
2021 6 8 4 5 6 8 5 6 5 6 6 5 3 4 3 6 5 8 6 5 7 6 5 8 6 4 8 6 8 6 8
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and 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 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.3 0.1 96.3 95.5 -0.8 95 -0.5
Offspeed Velocity 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Breaking Velocity 81 0.3 84.8 84.3 -0.5 84.7 0.4
Exit Velocity 92.9 -4.4 89.1 89.1 0 84.8 -4.3
Launch Angle 16.7 -1.6 21.3 17.4 -3.9 4.6 -12.8
Barrel % 0 4.7 6.8 7.2 0.4 0 -7.2
Hard Hit % 75 -38 38.6 35.3 -3.3 38.5 3.2
Sweet Spot % 25 13.3 40.9 36 -4.9 23.1 -12.9
xBA .236 -0.011 .224 .205 -0.019 .188 -0.017
BA .333 -0.097 .214 .22 0.006 .25 0.03
xwOBA .285 0.028 .299 .284 -0.015 .255 -0.029
wOBA .349 -0.03 .285 .292 0.007 .302 0.01
xSLG .261 0.126 .36 .336 -0.024 .233 -0.103
SLG .333 0.083 .343 .369 0.026 .292 -0.077
K% 28.6 -9.2 33.8 31.6 -2.2 39.3 7.7
BB% 14.3 -2.5 11.3 11.1 -0.2 14.3 3.2
Swing % 41.4 4.4 43.5 44.9 1.4 44.2 -0.7
Whiff% 33.3 -9 40 30.1 -9.9 27.9 -2.2
In Zone % 48.3 -2.3 48.4 49.2 0.8 54.3 5.1
Out of Zone % 51.7 2.3 51.6 50.8 -0.8 45.7 -5.1
Out of Zone Swing % 20 5.9 26.3 28.1 1.8 14.3 -13.8
First Pitch Swing % 28.6 -2.3 22.5 24.3 1.8 21.4 -2.9
First Pitch Strike % 42.9 16.2 65 56.8 -8.2 53.6 -3.2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2017 7 .349 4 0 0.0 3 0 0.0
2018 185 .319 111 7 6.3 74 19 25.7
2020 80 .285 53 0 0.0 27 12 44.4
2021 240 .291 129 4 3.1 111 67 60.4
2022 28 .302 10 1 10.0 18 14 77.8

Pitch Tempo