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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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2Ryan Hanigan
3Blake Swihart
4Luke Montz
5Humberto Quintero
1B1Mike Napoli
2Allen Craig
3Travis Shaw
4Bryan LaHair
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Brock Holt
3Sean Coyle
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Jeff Bianchi
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Garin Cecchini
LF1Hanley Ramirez
2Daniel Nava
3Bryce Brentz
4Quintin Berry
CF1Rusney Castillo
2Jackie Bradley
3Blake Tekotte
RF1Shane Victorino
2Mookie Betts
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rick Porcello
3Wade Miley
4Joe Kelly
5Justin Masterson
6Brandon Workman
7Eduardo Rodriguez
8Matt Barnes
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Craig Breslow
5Robbie Ross
6Anthony Varvaro
7Tommy Layne
8Edwin Escobar
9Steven Wright
10Heath Hembree
11Zeke Spruill
12Dana Eveland
13Mitchell Boggs
14Felipe Paulino