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Padres | Erik Johnson drops another one

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 22:00:46 -0700

San Diego Padres SP Erik Johnson surrendered four runs on seven hits in five innings against the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday, June 28. He walked none and struck out two.

Fantasy Tip: Same old, same old for Johnson, who is now a combined 0-6 on the year (0-2 with the ChiSox, 0-4 with the Friars) and was beaten for the second time in a week by the Orioles. Johnson just hasn't been good this year, allowing multiple home runs in all six of his starts, even in the heavy air of Petco Park. Johnson shouldn't have a home on anyone's fantasy roster right now.

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Padres | Erik Johnson remains winless

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 19:25:58 -0700

San Diego Padres SP Erik Johnson (0-5) allowed six runs on nine hits over four innings in a loss to the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday, June 22, with one walk and three strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson has posted an ERA of 8.54 through five starts this season between the White Sox and the Padres and has allowed 12 home runs over 26 1/3 innings. The 26-year-old right-hander is not a recommended option in any fantasy format.

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Padres | Erik Johnson struggles again

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 05:05:49 -0700

San Diego Padres SP Erik Johnson fell to 0-2 with his new team, as he was charged with five runs, seven hits and two walks over six innings in an 8-5 loss to the Washington Nationals. Johnson struck out two in his second start with the Padres.

Fantasy Tip: Needless to say, avoid using Johnson in all formats for the time being. He has some stuff to work through before becoming a pitcher in the rotation that fantasy players can rely on.

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Padres | Erik Johnson to make NL debut Saturday

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 21:32:05 -0700

San Diego Padres SP Erik Johnson will make his first start for the club on Saturday, June 11, against the Colorado Rockies. Johnson was one of the players acquired from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for SP James Shields.

Fantasy Tip: Coors Field isn't the ideal spot to make your debut, but Johnson has been waiting for a chance to prove he belongs at the major-league level, and he has the repertoire to do just that. He's worth a speculative add in NL-only leagues. Those in deeper mixed formats can add him to their watch list.

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Padres | Erik Johnson will join rotation

Sat, 04 Jun 2016 16:22:20 -0700

San Diego Padres SP Erik Johnson is expected to immediately slot into the starting rotation.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson was 2-1 with a 2.94 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP and 35 K's in 49 innings at Class AAA Charlotte. The K's are down a tick this year after he fanned 136 in 132 2/3 innings at Charlotte last year. He'll be pitching in the quintessential pitcher's park in Petco Park. He should be picked up in NL-only leagues, but wait and see how he fares for mixed leagues.

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Padres | Erik Johnson headed to Padres

Sat, 04 Jun 2016 14:00:39 -0700

Updating previous reports, Chicago White Sox SP Erik Johnson and SS Fernando Tatis Jr. are among the players being sent to the San Diego Padres for SP James Shields.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson is 2-1 with a 2.94 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP and 35 K's in 49 innings at Class AAA Charlotte. Johnson was a second-round pick in 2011, and he's a solid prospect. The K's are down a tick this year after he fanned 136 in 132 2/3 innings at Charlotte last year. Johnson moves to one of the best pitcher's parks in the majors and is a worthwhile pickup in NL-only leagues. Tatis is really young and has a ways to go before he's a factor in fantasy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Dennis Lin

White Sox | Erik Johnson starting Game 2 Monday

Sat, 21 May 2016 12:22:26 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP Erik Johnson will start the second game of the doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians Monday, May 23.

Fantasy Tip: In Johnson's only MLB appearance this year, he allowed four runs on eight hits over five innings in a loss to the Boston Red Sox May 5, with three walks and six strikeouts. The 26-year-old right-hander fared better at Class AAA Charlotte, going 2-1 with a 3.57 ERA in six starts, with 12 walks and 25 strikeouts over 35 1/3 innings. He should be viewed as a risky play in all fantasy formats.

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White Sox | Erik Johnson sent down

Thu, 05 May 2016 21:48:27 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP Erik Johnson was optioned to Class AAA Charlotte after allowing four runs on eight hits in five innings in his start Thursday, May 5, and a corresponding roster move will be announced Friday, May 6.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson's first start of 2016 was forgettable, and it remains to be seen who will take his spot in the rotation. If you took a flier on Johnson, you can cut him loose.

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White Sox | Erik Johnson to start Thursday

Tue, 03 May 2016 13:24:10 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP Erik Johnson will make the start against the Boston Red Sox Thursday, May 5.

Fantasy Tip: A former top pitching prospect, Johnson has shaky skills as a starter and had a fortunate 3.34 ERA in six starts for the Pale Hose last season. He also walked 4.4 hitters per nine and can be hurt by his spotty control. This could just be a spot start, too, and the matchup is not forgiving. Pass on Johnson now unless you're desperate in AL-only leagues for an arm.

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White Sox | Erik Johnson optioned to Charlotte

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 23:09:29 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP Erik Johnson was optioned to Class AAA Charlotte Monday, March 21, along with P Tyler Danish and INF Steve Lombardozzi.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson was in the mix for a rotation job but he completely laid an egg in his two spring outings. He might be back at some point to start, but he'll need to show a lot more consistency before he can be trusted in fantasy again.

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