Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:43:29 -0700
Atlanta Braves RP Jim Johnson recorded his fifth save of the season against the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, July 3. He allowed two hits in one scoreless inning of work.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson appeared in a save situation Friday because CL Jason Grilli had pitched in each of the team's previous two games. Johnson is worth keeping in NL-only and deeper mixed fantasy leagues that use the holds category and would become Atlanta's full-time closer if Grilli were to get injured.
Thu, 28 May 2015 17:56:13 -0700
Atlanta Braves RP Jim Johnson picked up his 13th hold of the season Wednesday, May 27. Johnson is one shy of the MLB lead, held by San Francisco Giants RP Sergio Romo.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson is a must own in leagues with the holds category. Johnson is also worth grabbing in deeper standard leagues, as he'll be in line for the Braves' closer job if anything were to happen to Jason Grilli.
Mon, 11 May 2015 23:43:17 -0700
Atlanta Braves RP Jim Johnson filled in for RP Jason Grilli (back) to notch the save Monday, May 11.
Fantasy Tip: Grilli should be ready to return in the near future, but Johnson appears to have leapfrogged Cody Martin in the pecking order. Johnson could have value in the next couple of days if you're save speculating.
Mon, 06 Apr 2015 08:13:55 -0700
Atlanta Braves RPs Jim Johnson and Jason Grilli could close games, according to general manager John Hart. Hart also said Juan Jaime could close games eventually as well.
Fantasy Tip: It sounds like a committee is brewing up, and Johnson and Grilli should both be owned in traditional leagues. Both have had success, both have had recent flameouts.
Fri, 02 Jan 2015 14:22:32 -0800
Atlanta Braves RP Shae Simmons is expected to begin the season as the setup man to RP Craig Kimbrel. RP Jim Johnson could also be a candidate for the job if he can pitch better than he did in 2014.
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 10:36:07 -0800
Atlanta Braves RP Jim Johnson will receive a base salary of $1.6 million and a potential of $900,000 in incentives, according to a source.
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 10:07:59 -0800
The Atlanta Braves signed free-agent RP Jim Johnson (Tigers) to an undisclosed one-year deal Wednesday, Dec. 3.
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 00:51:10 -0700
Detroit Tigers RP Kevin Whelan was designated for assignment Saturday, Aug. 16, as part of roster moves that put RP Jim Johnson on the 40-man lineup.
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 19:39:26 -0700
Detroit Tigers RP Jim Johnson was called up and will join the team Sunday, Aug. 17. In a corresponding move, RP Melvin Mercedes was optioned.
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:05:10 -0700
Detroit Tigers RP Jim Johnson is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Toledo, according to Chris McCosky of the Detroit News.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson won't be in the equation for save opportunities, at least not yet. His fantasy value is limited to deep AL-only formats, until his role is clearer.