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Tyler Johnson

Tyler Johnson

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 205 | Age: 24
Draft: 2017 (Rd: 5, #147, Chicago White Sox) - South Carolina
Midlothian, VA USA
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 2 0 3.44 12 0 0 18.1 23 0.87
Career Minors 12 2 2.27 85 0 16 115.0 169 1.10
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 12 2-0 3.44 18.1 23 0.87
Career Minors 85 12-2 2.27 115.0 169 1.10

Standard Minor League Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGLWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2017 2 Teams Minors 1 1 3.86 22 0 2 25.2 26 14 11 0 19 37 1.75
2017 Great Falls Voyagers PIO ROK 1 1 0.90 8 0 0 10.0 7 2 1 0 7 16 1.40
2017 Kannapolis Intimidators SAL A(Full) 0 0 5.74 14 0 2 15.2 19 12 10 0 12 21 1.98
2018 2 Teams Minors 9 0 1.40 41 0 14 58.0 35 14 9 2 16 89 0.88
2018 Kannapolis Intimidators SAL A(Full) 5 0 1.33 20 0 7 27.0 16 7 4 1 10 46 0.96
2018 Winston-Salem Dash CAR A(Adv) 4 0 1.45 21 0 7 31.0 19 7 5 1 6 43 0.81
2019 3 Teams Minors 2 1 2.59 22 0 0 31.1 21 10 9 4 10 43 0.99
2019 AZL White Sox AZL ROK 0 0 0.00 3 0 0 3.0 5 0 0 0 0 5 1.67
2019 Winston-Salem Dash CAR A(Adv) 0 1 1.80 7 0 0 10.0 6 3 2 1 4 15 1.00
2019 Birmingham Barons SOU AA 2 0 3.44 12 0 0 18.1 10 7 7 3 6 23 0.87

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 65 | Slider: 50 | Changeup: 45 | Control: 50 | Overall: 40

After emerging as the closer for South Carolina and the U.S. collegiate national team as a sophomore, Johnson missed six weeks with a sore arm during his Draft year in 2017. He continued to excel when healthy, prompting the White Sox to take him in the fifth round, and he hasn't any problems since. He went 9-0 and converted 14 of his 15 save opportunities in his first full pro season, posting a 1.40 ERA with 89 strikeouts in 58 innings between two Class A stops.

Johnson's success almost exclusively results from his fastball, which parks at 92-96 mph and tops out at 98. His heater doesn't feature a lot of life, but he can blow it by hitters at the letters or use his size to throw it down in the zone with plane. His low-80s slider has some bite at times but gets slurvy too often, and his changeup doesn't feature much action or deception.

Scouts don't like the wrist wrap in the back of Johnson's delivery, which affects his feel for his secondary pitches and his command, if not his ability to throw strikes. He'll need to improve his slider and changeup because he can't handle more advanced hitters with just his fastball. Expected to move quickly in 2019, he instead missed the first 10 weeks of the season with a lat strain.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
08/28/2019 RHP Tyler Johnson assigned to Glendale Desert Dogs.
07/22/2019 RHP Tyler Johnson assigned to Birmingham Barons from Winston-Salem Dash.
06/25/2019 RHP Tyler Johnson assigned to Winston-Salem Dash from Birmingham Barons.
06/17/2019 Birmingham Barons sent RHP Tyler Johnson on a rehab assignment to AZL White Sox.
04/04/2019 RHP Tyler Johnson assigned to Birmingham Barons from Winston-Salem Dash.
06/21/2018 RHP Tyler Johnson assigned to Winston-Salem Dash from Kannapolis Intimidators.
03/08/2018 RHP Tyler Johnson assigned to Chicago White Sox.
07/21/2017 RHP Tyler Johnson assigned to Kannapolis Intimidators from Great Falls Voyagers.
06/19/2017 RHP Tyler Johnson assigned to Great Falls Voyagers.
06/18/2017 Chicago White Sox signed RHP Tyler Johnson.