Josh Johnson

San Diego Padres

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Josh Johnson has thrown 13,158 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Slider (86mph), also mixing in a Sinker (91mph) and Change (86mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (77mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2014 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has some natural sinking action, has essentially average velo and has slight armside run. His slider generates a very high amount of groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders and has primarily 12-6 movement. His sinker generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sinkers, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has slight armside run. His change has an obvious armside fade, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and is slightly firmer than usual. His curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 7 of them in 2014) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves, has primarily 12-6 movement and results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves.