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Brian Johnson | Starting Pitcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 235
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Red Sox prospect Brian Johnson was diagnosed Saturday with multiple orbital bone fractures.
Johnson was struck in the face by a batted ball while pitching in game for Low-A Lowell Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park. He has been cleared of a concussion but will likely be shut down for the remainder of the 2012 season. The 21-year-old left-hander was the No. 31 overall pick in the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft. Sat, Aug 18, 2012 04:12:00 PM

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The Red Sox are expected to sign first-round LHP Brian Johnson for $1.575 million.

That's the assigned slot for the No. 31 overall pick. A Florida product, Johnson doesn't have a ton of upside but projects as a solid mid- to back-end rotation starter that should move through the system quickly.
Wed, Jun 20, 2012 10:33:00 PM

Red Sox selected Florida LHP Brian Johnson with the No. 31 overall pick in the 2012 draft.

Also a hard-hitting first baseman, Johnson doesn't project as an above-average MLB talent, but instead a polished, middle-of-the-rotation type who won't need much time to develop in the minors. Johnson's fastball is not a plus-pitch, but he locates it extremely well. How quickly he refines his ordinary breaking stuff should determine when he reaches the bigs.
Mon, Jun 4, 2012 10:21:00 PM