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Brian Johnson

LHP

Height
6' 3"
CLASS
Fr.
Hometown
Cocoa Beach, Fla.
Weight
225 lbs.
Experience
HS
School
Cocoa Beach

Major: Anthropology

 

CAREER: Claimed the 2012 John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award, the first Gator to be recognized…Departed Gainesville with a pitching record of 22-12 (.647) in 49 appearances and 46 starts covering 243.1 innings…Compiled an earned run average of 3.85 and totaled 196 strikeouts...At the plate, Johnson hit .324 with 91 RBI, 63 runs, 41 walks, 29 doubles, 15 homers and three triples...Had a fielding percentage of .990, with just two errors in 208 chances…Earned first-team All-American recognition by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) and Perfect Game and second-team honors from Baseball America and Louisville Slugger in 2012…Named first-team All-SEC at designated hitter two-straight years...Chosen as a Freshman All-American by Baseball America, Louisville Slugger, NCBWA and Yahoo! Sports…Made the SEC’s All-Freshman Team as both a starting pitcher and at designated hitter in 2010...Two-time member of the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team in 2010 & 2011 along with Nolan Fontana.

 

AS A JUNIOR (2012): Chosen 31st overall in the first round by the Boston Red Sox in the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft…Became Florida’s initial John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year recipient and was presented the award at the College Baseball Night of Champions in Lubock, Texas…A first-team All-American by the NCBWA and Perfect Game, Johnson was a second-team All-American by Baseball America and Louisville Slugger…Chosen first-team All-SEC and to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the past two seasons…Was 8-5 with a 3.90 ERA on the mound and had 73 strikeouts in 90 innings, to go along with a .307 clip, 41 RBI, 24 runs, 13 doubles and six homers…Led the squad with 17 starts and tied for second on the club with 73 strikeouts…Boasted a slugging percentage of .460 and an on-base percentage of .350…Had 17 multiple-hit games and seven multi-RBI performances…Posted a perfect fielding percentage in 135 chances…Turned in a 4-4 ledger and a 3.65 ERA in nine SEC starts, with 40 strikeouts and 10 walks in 49.1 innings…Tied for second among the starters with a .309 clip, with 16 RBI, 11 runs and seven extra-base hits (five doubles, two homers)…Started the Gators’ opener at the NCAA College World Series against South Carolina and was on the hook for the loss (4.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 K, 3 BB)…Batted .429 (3-for-7) in the sweep of No. 11 NC State in the NCAA Gainesville Super Regional and tied the second encounter with the Wolfpack with a solo homer in the eighth inning of Florida’s eventual 9-8 triumph in 10 innings…During the NCAA Gainesville Regional, Johnson limited the high-powered Georgia Tech offense to one run on three hits over five innings on June 3 as the Gators cruised to a 15-3 victory over the Jackets to punch their fourth-straight ticket to Super Regionals…Named to the 2012 SEC All-Tournament Team at both pitcher and designated hitter…Batted .375 (6-for-16) over UF’s four games and had a team-high five RBI…Tossed his first career complete game to oust fourth-ranked South Carolina from the SEC Tourney on May 25… Limited the Gamecocks to two runs on five hits and threw 89 pitches in going the distance…Also registered five strikeouts and permitted zero walks in the first complete game by a Gator at the SEC Tourney since Bryan Augenstein accomplished the feat in a 3-2 victory over Alabama on May 24, 2007…Matched his career high with four hits in the semifinal round the following day against Vanderbilt, with four RBI and a pair of doubles…Started the SEC Tourney by going 2-for-4 and scored twice in a 6-1 triumph over Auburn…Equaled his then-season and career-highs with a seven-inning stint at AU on May 18 in which he allowed just two singles and an unearned run, with seven strikeouts and two walks…Matched his career high of five RBI in an 8-2 victory over Georgia Southern, belting a three-run homer in the first inning and adding a two-run double in the seventh…Chosen as the SEC Player of the Week on April 16 for the first time in his career after helping the Gators to three victories in four outings the previous week, a 6-3 triumph over No. 1 Florida State and a series win at Eastern Division rival Tennessee…Batted .471 (8-for-17) with a team-high seven RBI in that span…During the series at UT, he hit .500 (6-for-12) in the series victory over the Vols and collected six of Florida’s 13 RBI in the three outings…It marked the first time since 1998-2000-2002 that Gators had emerged victorious in consecutive visits to Knoxville… Tossed six scoreless innings and helped his own cause with a three-run double in the first inning that set the tone in an 8-1, series-clinching victory…Went 3-for-5 in game two, with a leadoff homer in the second inning, an RBI double in the third and a one-out single in the ninth…Was 2-for-4 in the opener and tied the game in the fourth with an RBI single, with UF going on to notch a 3-1 victory…Went 2-for-5 with a single in the second inning and a solo homer in the ninth inning to lift the Gators to the victory over the Seminoles at sold-out Dick Howser Stadium...UF swept the three-game regular-season series against FSU for the first time since 1958 and defeated the nation’s top-ranked team for the first time since April 18, 2007…Opened the series against No. 7 LSU with a 2-for-5 effort in which he scored twice and had a double…Allowed two runs and five hits over six innings as Florida evened its series at No. 6 South Carolina on March 23, retiring eight-straight batters at one point…Followed Mike Zunino’s first-inning homer with a blast of his own and added an run-scoring single in the second stanza during the 8-2 triumph…Gave up two singles over six shutout innings and matched his career high of nine strikeouts to the Gators over Vanderbilt to seal the SEC-opening seriesRetired the first 11 Commodore hitters, five by strikeouts, before yielding a two-out single through the left side of the infield in the fourth…Totaled six K over six innings in a series-clinching win over Florida Gulf Coast… Enjoyed a career night to clinch the series victory at No. 8 Miami (Fla.) by going 4-for-5 with five RBI – poking a double in the second, a two-run homer in the fourth, an RBI single in the fifth and a two-run single in the sixth…Carried a shutout into the seventh inning to defeat William & Mary (6.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R)Working on a pitch count in the season opener, Johnson held No. 16 Cal State Fullerton scoreless over four innings on two hits with five strikeouts.

 

AS A SOPHOMORE (2011): Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll…Was a semifinalist for both the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award and the Dick Howser Trophy…Chosen to the Watch List for the Golden Spikes Award…Selected first-team All-SEC at designated hitter...Was 8-3 with a 3.62 ERA in 79.2 innings…Appeared in 16 games, with 15 starts, registered 72 strikeouts and permitted 15 walks…Had a .307 average with 29 RBI, 26 runs, 21 walks, 11 doubles and five homers...Started in all 10 SEC series and was 4-3 with a 4.67 ERA in 54 innings…Notched 43 strikeouts and gave up 12 walks…Hit .330 in league play with 12 runs, 12 RBI, 10 walks and five doubles...In five NCAA Tournament games, he was 5-for-19 (.263) and drove in two runs…Pitched a scoreless inning in game two of the CWS Championship Finals with two strikeouts, his first appearance on the mound in exactly one month…Went 3-for-5 in the series opener with South Carolina…Returned to the lineup on June 18 in the Gators’ opening-round game in Omaha against Texas and clubbed a two-run double that should have been ruled a three-run homer since it cleared the fence at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha and bounced back into the field of play…Was sidelined for the Gainesville Regional and Super Regional while recovering from an injury suffered against Georgia in the SEC Tourney...Came through with a seventh-inning grand slam in the opener in Hoover, when the Gators were down by a 5-2 score to Mississippi State...Batted a scorching .625 (5-for-8) in the regular-season series finale against Kentucky, delivering a 3-for-4 performance in game three that featured four RBI and a game-tying solo homer...Went 2-for-3 in the second meeting with the Wildcats, when he also earned the decision (6.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R)...Batted .400 (4-for-10) in the sweep of Ole Miss and scored twice...Helped his own cause by going 2-for-3 with a triple...Tied career high with nine strikeouts over 6.2 scoreless innings in which he surrendered four singles…Began the series by going 2-for-4 with a solo homer and a sacrifice fly...Went 3-for-7 (.429) and scored twice as the Gators took all three games from Alabama...Picked up the victory in game two by allowing two runs over five innings with five K…Went 2-for-3 with a run, walk and his second stolen base in game one...Season-best 10-game hitting streak, one shy of his career best, ended with 0-for-4 performance at UCF...Batted .455 (5-for-11) at Georgia...Helped the Gators take the series by going 3-for-4 with three RBI on Sunday, highlighted by a two-run homer...Was not involved in the decision in the second game despite yielding one run over six innings…Went 2-for-4 as the DH and delivered an RBI single in the ninth at Florida State...Hit .333 (4-for-12) and had a pair of doubles at Mississippi State...Was 1-for-3 with a two-bagger on Saturday and tossed six shutout innings in the 18-0 rout of the Bulldogs...Started the series by going 2-for-5 and drove in two runs...Suffered first loss of the season in the initial matchup with South Carolina…Went 3-for-7 (.429) with three runs and two RBI in the sweep of Winthrop...Was 1-for-3 and scored in game two after going 2-for-4 with his first homer of the season in game one...Opened the LSU series by going 2-for-4 and had an RBI single...Enjoyed a 2-for-4 night with a walk and a run scored in the victory over Florida State..Led off the ninth with an infield single…Matched career high with a seven-inning stint against Rhode Island in which he had five K and gave up three runs in UF’s 11-5 win…Had opened the year with a stretch of 20.2 scoreless innings…Batted .375 (3-for-8) with a hit in every game against Miami (Fla.)...Doubled and scored as part of UF’s three-run sixth in the finale...Went 1-for-2 with a walk and scored in the opener, when he was the winning pitcher with nine strikeouts over five shutout innings...Named as Louisville Slugger’s National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball on Feb. 28 for the first time in his career…Became the first Gator recognized since Matt LaPorta collected the honor on April 2, 2007…In the series opener with Boston College, Johnson retired the first 17 Eagles’ hitters as part of a combined two-hit shutout with Steven Rodriguez...Established a school record with 27-consecutive batters retired after setting down the final 10 USF batters in the season opener, eclipsing the previous mark of 23 set by Augenstein against Cincinnati on Feb. 11, 2006…Johnson’s stretch versus the Eagles was the second-longest by a Gator pitcher to open a game behind Augenstein and he permitted one hit and had five strikeouts over six innings against BC…No runners advanced to second base in his outing and the lefty threw first-pitch strikes to 18 of the 20 batters he faced…Turned in a 5-for-12 (.417) performance in the sweep of Boston College...Tripled and scored in game three...Went 3-for-5 and drove in three runs as UF clinched the series win on Friday...Was 2-for-3 and scored twice in the conquest of FAU...Doubled as part of the three-run first inning...Connected on two doubles in the season-opening triumph over USF, when he was 2-for-4 and had an RBI and tossed six scoreless frames with six punchouts.

 

AS A FRESHMAN (2010): Member of the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll…Chosen as a Freshman All-American by Baseball America, Louisville Slugger, NCBWA and Yahoo! Sports…Made the SEC’s All-Freshman Team as both a starting pitcher and at designated hitter...Over 16 appearances on the mound, including 14 starts, the left-hander was 6-4 with a 4.03 ERA and totaled 51 strikeouts in 73.2 innings…Was the Gators’ designated hitter in 27 games and batted .405 (34-for-84) with 21 RBI, 13 runs, nine walks, five doubles, four homers and two grand slams...Was 4-2 with a 3.00 ERA in nine league starts and batted .362 (17-for-47) in 16 SEC contests...Was named the SEC Freshman of the Week on April 5 and again on May 3...Chosen to the Watch List for the John Olerud Award presented to the nation’s best two-way player...Led the Orange and Blue with a .500 (14-for-28) postseason average and hit .474 (9-for-19) with seven RBI in five NCAA Tourney games...Finished the season on a 10-game hitting streak in which he was 16-for-34 (.471) with nine RBI and five extra-base hits (three doubles, one triple, one homer)...Worked 3.1 innings out of the bullpen against Florida State in UF’s second game of the College World Series, allowing six hits and two runs…Gave the Gators a 2-1 lead with a two-out, two-run single in the first inning against UCLA in UF’s opener in Omaha...Led Florida with a .429 (3-for-7) average during the two wins over Miami (Fla.) at the Super Regional...Collected a pair of RBI with a run-scoring single in the seventh and a sac fly in the fifth that opened the scoring...Began the series by going 2-for-4 and had an infield single with the bases loaded...Tabbed as the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Gainesville Regional after going 5-for-8 (.625) at the plate and twirling seven shutout innings in the championship game...Went 3-for-5 with a leadoff homer in the third inning against Florida Atlantic and limited the Owls to six hits...Was 2-for-3 with his first career triple in the win over Oregon State...Started the first three games of the SEC Tourney at DH and was 5-for-9 (.556) with two RBI and two runs...Was 1-for-2 and notched an RBI in the win over Vanderbilt...Poked an RBI single in the third inning versus Arkansas...Began the tourney by going 3-for-4 with a career-high two doubles against LSU...Became the first Gator with a pair of two-baggers in a game at the SEC Tourney since LaPorta accomplished the feat in 2005 against Ole Miss...Took the loss against the Tigers after working 3.2 innings (9 H, 7 R)…Batted during the first two games at South Carolina and was 2-for-6 (.333), going 1-for-3 in each contest...Claimed the finale of the Georgia series with a 5.2-inning stint in the finale in which he allowed one run…Started the series with the Bulldogs by going 2-for-4 with an RBI single that opened the scoring in the first inning…Went 3-for-8 (.375) at Alabama, highlighted by his second grand slam in game two...Singled with two down in the ninth on Sunday...Went 2-for-3 with a grand slam in the third inning and a base-hit in the sixth...Was chosen as the SEC Freshman of the Week after playing a key role in the Gators’ sweep of defending national champion LSU...Picked up the victory on the mound on Sunday and batted .429 (3-for-7) at the plate during the series....Worked 6.1 innings in the finale, giving up nine hits and three runs (two earned), with four strikeouts and zero walks...Belted his first career grand slam to highlight the Gators’ five-run fourth inning as part of a 2-for-4, career-high four-RBI effort...Went 1-for-3 and matched his career high of two runs in the opener...Was 2-for-3 (.667) in the Arkansas series, going 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored on Saturday and then came through with a one-out single up the middle in the ninth after pitching seven scoreless innings...Established a personal best with nine K against the Hogs...Was 2-for-5 with his first career homer in the seventh against Jacksonville and poked an RBI single in the eighth...Also scored in the second frame after reaching on a fielder’s choice...Became the first player from UF since Brad Wilkerson in 1998 to start in an SEC weekend series on the mound and also bat for himself and clinched the series victory by holding Vanderbilt scoreless for the first 5.2 innings in the 7-3 win...Allowed seven hits and one run with a walk and a strikeout and was 3-for-3 with a run scored at the plate to help his own cause...Had at least one hit in all three games of the series...Helped the Gators salvage the finale at Ole Miss by allowing an unearned run over 5.1 innings…Made hitting debut in game two against the Rebels, when he was 0-for-2 with a walk…Limited Mississippi State to one run over 6.1 innings in his first league action but was not involved in the decision…Captured his collegiate debut by holding USF scoreless over 5.2 innings.

 

SUMMER: Member of the USA Collegiate National Team in 2010 & 2011, along with classmate Nolan Fontana…Batted .417 (5-for-12) with five RBI and a team-best three homers in ‘11…Made two relief appearance totaling four innings and was 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA…Had four strikeouts and zero walks…Later joined Gator teammates Daniel Gibson and Mike Zunino on the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox of the Cape Cod League…Was 2-0 with a 4.30 ERA in three starts covering 14.2 innings…Recorded 19 strikeouts and allowed four walks…Batted .280 (14-for-50) in 14 games and drove in 14 runs…Scored six runs and had two doubles and a couple of homers…Had an impressive summer debut, going 2-for-5 with a three-run dinger and a season-high five RBI…The ‘10 USA club was 16-3 and brought home a silver medal from the V FISU World University Championships in Tokyo, Japan…Johnson made seven appearances on the hill, with one start, and was 1-0 with a 0.63 ERA…In 14.1 innings, the southpaw registered 16 strikeouts, issued five walks and limited opponents to a .128 average.

 

HIGH SCHOOL: Left-handed pitcher from Cocoa Beach High School who played for head coach Rich Coleman…Selected in the 27th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers with the 817th choice…Rated No. 28 in the state of Florida according to Prospectswire.com, No. 4 LHP…Ranked No. 119 in the Class of 2009 Final Rankings from Perfect Game…Rated No. 84 on Baseball America's list of Top 100 High School Prospects entering his final campaign…Earned first-team all-state recognition in Class 4A and was the All-Space Coast Most Valuable Player during his senior season…Also chosen All-Area Central Florida by ESPN Rise Magazine…Registered a 0.76 ERA and notched 102 strikeouts in 55 innings for the Minutemen…Was 5-1 on the mound and hurled four complete games…Tossed his first career no-hitter against Space Coast with a 17-strikeout gem in which he permitted just one walk over seven innings…A dominant force at the plate, Johnson hit a sizzling .551 with 25 runs, 21 RBI and nine homers…Boasted a slugging percentage of 1.163 and an on-base percentage of .733…Named as a 2009 Second-Team Rawlings Preseason All-American and was a member of the Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason Florida Region Team…Was a first-team Class 4A all-state selection in the utility spot in 2008, when he was the 2008 Brevard County Player of the Year and the Florida Today Player of the Year…Had a 5-3 mark with 94 strikeouts in 61.2 innings, allowing just three earned runs for a 0.44 ERA…Hit .540 with 23 RBI, 23 runs, 10 doubles and eight homers, totaled a 1.000 slugging percentage and a .792 on-base percentage…Was 6-4 with a 0.98 ERA and 82 strikeouts in 65 innings as a sophomore, when he batted .435 with nine doubles and four homers.

 

JOHNSON’S CAREER STATISTICS

Overall Season Statistics

YEAR

ERA

W

L

APP

GS

CG

SHO

CBO

SV

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

2010

4.03

6

4

16

14

0

0

1

0

73.2

88

38

33

14

51

2011

3.62

8

3

16

15

0

0

2

0

79.2

78

36

32

15

72

2012

3.90

8

5

17

17

1

0

0

0

90.0

87

42

39

18

73

CAREER

3.85

22

12

49

46

1

0

3

0

243.1

253

116

104

47

196

 

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2010

.405

27-27

84

13

34

5

1

4

21

9

15

0-0

2011

.307

61-59

192

26

59

11

2

5

29

21

36

2-2

2012

.307

56-54

202

24

62

13

0

6

41

11

34

0-1

CAREER

.324

144-140

478

63

155

29

3

15

91

41

85

2-3

 

SEC Regular-Season Statistics

YEAR

ERA

W

L

APP

GS

CG

SHO

CBO

SV

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

2010

3.00

4

2

9

9

0

0

0

0

45.0

47

17

15

10

30

2011

4.67

4

3

10

10

0

0

1

0

54.0

61

31

28

12

43

2012

3.65

4

4

9

9

0

0

0

0

49.1

44

22

20

10

40

CAREER

3.82

12

9

28

28

0

0

1

0

148.1

152

70

63

32

113

 

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2010

.362

16-16

47

7

17

3

0

2

9

7

11

0-0

2011

.330

28-28

88

12

29

5

1

3

12

10

16

1-1

2012

.309

26-26

94

11

29

5

0

2

16

4

13

0-1

CAREER

.328

70-70

229

30

75

13

1

7

37

21

40

1-2

 

SEC Tournament Statistics

YEAR

ERA

W

L

APP

GS

CG

SHO

CBO

SV

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

2010

17.18

0

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

3.2

9

7

7

3

2

2011

13.50

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0.2

2

2

1

0

2

2012

2.00

1

0

1

1

1

0

0

0

9.0

5

2

2

0

5

CAREER

6.75

1

1

3

3

1

0

0

0

13.1

16

11

10

3

9

 

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2010

.556

3-3

9

2

5

2

0

0

2

1

1

0-0

2011

.125

3-3

8

1

1

0

0

1

4

0

1

0-0

2012

.375

4-4

16

2

6

2

0

0

5

1

6

0-0

CAREER

.363

10-10

33

5

12

4

0

1

11

2

8

0-0

 

NCAA Tournament Statistics

YEAR

ERA

W

L

APP

GS

CG

SHO

CBO

SV

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

2010

1.74

1

0

2

1

0

0

1

0

10.1

12

2

2

0

7

2011

0.00

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1.0

3

0

0

0

2

2012

6.00

1

1

2

2

0

0

0

0

9.0

11

6

6

3

9

CAREER

3.54

2

1

5

3

0

0

1

0

20.1

26

8

8

3

18

 

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2010

.474

5-5

19

2

9

0

1

1

7

0

3

0-0

2011

.263

5-5

19

0

5

1

0

0

2

2

6

0-0

2012

.231

7-7

26

4

6

1

0

1

2

2

8

0-0

CAREER

.313

17-17

64

6

20

2

1

2

11

4

17

0-0

 

JOHNSON'S CAREER HIGHS

Innings (Starter): 9.0 vs. South Carolina (5/25/12)

Innings (Reliever): 3.1 vs. Florida State (6/21/10)

Strikeouts: 9, 4x, last vs. Vanderbilt (3/17/12)

Hits Allowed: 9, 5x, last vs. Miami (Fla.) (3/3/12)

Runs: 8 vs. Vanderbilt (5/14/11)

Earned Runs: 8 vs. Vanderbilt (5/14/11)

Walks: 3, 2x, last vs. LSU (5/26/10)

 

At Bats: 5, 15x, last vs. NC State (6/10/12)

Runs Scored: 2, 10x, last vs. NC State (6/10/12)

Hits: 4, 2x, last vs. Vanderbilt (5/26/12)

RBI: 5, 2x, last vs. Georgia Southern (4/17/12)

Doubles: 2, 3x, last vs. Vanderbilt (5/26/12)

Triples: 1, 3x, last vs. Ole Miss (4/30/11)

Home Runs: 1, 15x, last vs. NC State (6/10/12)

Walks: 2, 5x, last vs. Georgia (4/20/12)

Stolen Bases: 1, 2x, last vs. Alabama (4/22/11)

Hit Streak: 11 games (5/20/10-2/19/11)

 

 

 

 

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