Erik Johnson

Erik Johnson #45

  • P
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 3"/230
  • Age: 26


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Pitches: Strikes, Balls


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Erik Johnson Stats

3-1 3.34 35.0 30 1.40

Erik Johnson MLB Career Stats

7-4 4.17 86.1 66 1.55

Erik Johnson Bio

  • Full Name: Erik Craig Johnson
  • Born: 12/30/1989 in Mountain View, CA
  • Draft: 2011, Chicago White Sox, 2nd rd. (80th overall)
  • College: California
  • Debut: September 4, 2013
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2015 Stats 3 1 3.34 6 6 0 35.0 30 1.40
MLB Career Stats 7 4 4.17 16 16 0 86.1 66 1.55

Erik Johnson Four-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 White Sox AL 349 Four-seam FB 91.65 91.15 2209.00 6.10 92.15
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 92.90 92.54 2213.00 6.16 89.87


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November 25, 2015 at 6:02 PM ET

Johnson may get chance to replace Samardzija

Right-hander Erik Johnson looks as if he'll get the first chance to replace Jeff Samardzija in the 2016 White Sox starting rotation, based on comments from general manager Rick Hahn during Wednesday's conference call to announce the free agent catching addition of Alex Avila.

October 15, 2015 at 7:11 AM ET

Johnson makes improvements in 2015

White Sox right-hander Erik Johnson finished the 2015 regular season with a 3-1 record, a 3.34 ERA, a 1.40 WHIP and 30 strikeouts across 35 innings.


Erik Johnson Awards

Baseball America Minor League All-Star

Year Team League
2013 Charlotte INT Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2013 Chi White Sox AL

Baseball America Triple-A All-Star

Year Team League
2015 Charlotte INT

INT Most Valuable Pitcher

Year Team League
2015 Charlotte INT

INT Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2015 Charlotte INT

INT Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2015 Charlotte INT

INT Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
06/21/2015 Charlotte INT

SOU Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2013 Birmingham SOU

CAR Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
08/13/2012 Winston-Salem CAR

Erik Johnson Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
September 1, 2015 Chicago White Sox recalled Erik Johnson from Charlotte Knights.
April 2, 2015 Chicago White Sox optioned RHP Erik Johnson to Charlotte Knights.
September 29, 2014 Chicago White Sox recalled Erik Johnson from Charlotte Knights.
September 2, 2014 Charlotte Knights activated RHP Erik Johnson from the 7-day disabled list.
August 16, 2014 Charlotte Knights placed RHP Erik Johnson on the 7-day disabled list.
April 27, 2014 Chicago White Sox optioned RHP Erik Johnson to Charlotte Knights.
September 3, 2013 Chicago White Sox selected the contract of Erik Johnson from Charlotte Knights.
July 28, 2013 Erik Johnson roster status changed by Charlotte Knights.
July 4, 2013 Charlotte Knights placed RHP Erik Johnson on the 7-day disabled list.
June 23, 2013 RHP Erik Johnson assigned to Charlotte Knights from Birmingham Barons.
April 3, 2013 Erik Johnson assigned to Birmingham Barons from Winston-Salem Dash.
January 10, 2013 Chicago White Sox invited non-roster RHP Erik Johnson to spring training.
July 21, 2012 Erik Johnson assigned to Winston-Salem Dash from Kannapolis Intimidators.
June 2, 2012 Erik Johnson assigned to Kannapolis Intimidators from Great Falls Voyagers.
July 13, 2011 Erik Johnson assigned to Great Falls Voyagers.
July 12, 2011 Chicago White Sox signed RHP Erik Johnson.

Erik Craig Johnson Bio Info

Single … attended the University of California at Berkeley, where he went 7-4 with a 2.83 ERA and 102 strikeouts in 18 starts as a junior … helped lead the Bears to a berth in the 2011 College World Series … earned honorable mention All Pac-10 honors in 2010 … played in the Northwoods League in 2009 and was named the sixth-best prospect by Baseball America … is a 2008 graduate of Los Altos (Calif.) High School and was a three-time all-state selection.


Made the White Sox Opening Day starting rotation … Allowed seven runs on 10 hits over 4.2 IP in his season debut on 4/4 at Kansas City...Posted a no decision on 4/15 vs. Boston despite allowing one run on three hits with a career-high nine strikeouts over 6.2 IP...Earned his first win on 4/20 at Texas (1 ER/5.0 IP)...Allowed four runs over 1.2 IP on 4/25 vs. Tampa Bay … was optioned to Class AAA Charlotte on 4/26...Registered a complete game in a losing effort on 7/9 at Scranton-Wilkes Barre (7 ER/6.0 IP)...Won three consecutive starts from 7/17-27 (4.96 ERA)...Allowed seven runs on eight hits over 2.2 IP in his final start of the season on 8/12 at Syracuse...Was placed on the disabled list on 8/16 with right shoulder inflammation and missed the remainder of the season...Entered 2014 ranked by Baseball America as the No. 2 Prospect in the White Sox organization … Also tabbed by the same publication as possessing the Best Slider and Best Control in the Sox system.


Split the season between Class AA Birmingham, Class AAA Charlotte and the White Sox … his contract was purchased by Chicago on 9/3 … three of his five starts with the Sox were quality … allowed three earned runs or less in all five outings … received a 7.16 run support average (22 RS/27.2 IP) … Chicago went 3-2 in his starts … owned a 3.00 ERA (5 ER/15.0 IP) with 16 strikeouts at U.S. Cellular Field … limited right-handers to a .178 average (8-45) … suffered the loss in his major-league debut on 9/4 at New York-AL (3 ER/6.0 IP) … recorded his first strikeout in the first inning (Ichiro Suzuki) … Marcus Semien also made his debut, marking the first White Sox teammates to make their debuts in the same starting lineup since 8/2/90 at Milwaukee (Frank Thomas and Alex Fernandez) … won his final three starts of the season, compiling a 2.50 ERA (5 ER/18.0 IP) with 13 strikeouts … recorded his first victory on 9/16 vs. Minnesota, working 6.0 scoreless IP with eight strikeouts … allowed two runs over 6.2 IP in a victory at Detroit … was named to Baseball America's Minor League All-Star Team and the Southern League midseason All-Star Team … combined to go 12-3 with a 1.96 ERA (31 ER/142.0 IP), 131 strikeouts, three complete games, one shutout and a .197 opponents average (100-507) over 24 starts between Birmingham and Charlotte … his 1.96 ERA ranked fifth among all full-season minor leaguers … ranked among the White Sox organizational leaders in ERA (1st), strikeouts (3rd) and wins (T3rd) … went 7-1 with a 1.03 ERA (8 ER/69.2 IP) at home between the two stops … began the season with Birmingham, going 2-1 with a 1.44 ERA (5 ER/31.1 IP) over five starts in April … limited righties to a .164 average (26-159) and lefties to a .218 mark (31-142) with the Barons … worked at least 7.0 scoreless IP three times … struck out a season-high 10 over 7.0 scoreless IP on 4/22 vs. Huntsville … threw a 5.0 IP rain-shortened, no-hitter on 6/11 vs. Jacksonville … tossed a shutout on 6/17 vs. Jackson (5.0 IP) … was promoted to Charlotte on 6/23 … was on the Knights disabled list from 7/4-28 with a strained right groin … went 3-1 with a 1.31 ERA (6 ER/41.1 IP) and 39 strikeouts over his last seven starts with Charlotte before his promotion to the White Sox … earned the win on 8/19 vs. Durham, tossing 8.0 scoreless IP … entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the No. 4 Prospect and Possessing the Best Slider in the White Sox organization.


Combined to go 6-5 with a 2.53 ERA (26 ER/92.1 IP), 87 strikeouts and a .232 (82-353) opponents average over 17 starts between Class A Kannapolis and Class A Winston-Salem … began the season with Kannapolis, allowing two runs or less in seven of his nine starts … surrendered just one earned run over 17.2 IP at home … limited right-handers to a .218 (24-110) average … opposition hit just .170 (8-47) with RISP and .136 (3-22) with RISP/two outs … worked 18.0 consecutive scoreless IP from 6/12-29 … was promoted to Winston-Salem on 7/21 and made six quality starts with the Dash … right-handers hit just .203 (26-128) … was named Carolina League Pitcher of the Week for 8/6-12 after working 14.0 scoreless IP with 13 strikeouts in two starts … surrendered just one run with 10 strikeouts in a win on 8/17 at Frederick.


Made his professional debut with Advanced Rookie Great Falls, appearing in two games … was recommended/ signed by Adam Virchis.