Jim Johnson
RP ATL
3 weeks ago

Johnson (Achilles) tossed 1.2 perfect innings across two appearances Sunday and Monday.

EDGE Analysis

A bout of Achilles tendinitis cost Johnson most of September, but he has recovered in time to make a few appearances before the end of the season. Johnson lost his grip on the closer role shortly after the All-Star break and has failed to get right in lower-leverage spots, posting an 11.12 ERA and 2.03 WHIP since Aug. 1. It's hard to imagine he will get the job back at any point in 2018.

Jim Johnson
RP ATL
1 month ago

Johnson didn't make the trip to Washington due to achilles tendinitis, but could be available for this weekend's series against the Mets, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson will get a little time off while dealing with this mild injury, which seems to have been plaguing him for a little time now since his last appearance came over a week ago. The right-hander has had a rough last month, sporting a 21.00 ERA and 3.33 WHIP over his last six innings (eight appearances) on the mound.

Jim Johnson
RP ATL
2 months ago

Johnson (6-3) took the loss Wednesday while blowing his ninth save of the season, entering the game in the eighth inning and getting tagged for four runs on three hits and a walk while failing to record an out in a 9-6 loss to the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran reliever has fallen completely apart, getting scored upon in four straight appearances and seeing his ERA balloon from 3.86 to 5.69 in the process. Johnson hasn't recorded a save in over a month, and without ninth-inning work to prop up his value, Johnson should be far away from any fantasy rosters right now.

Jim Johnson
RP ATL
3 months ago

Johnson will share closing duties with Arodys Vizcaino going forward, Michael Cunningham of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "Probably mix and match maybe and see where we are at in the (opposing) lineups and things like that, and give some (other) guys a chance," Braves manager Brian Snitker said after Sunday's game.

EDGE Analysis

Snitker's announcement comes one day after Johnson blew his eighth save of the year, but the decision likely has as much to do with the rebuilding Braves looking to the future as it does the veteran reliever's actual performance. Johnson's 4.19 ERA does reflect some bad luck as compared to his 2.92 FIP, and he won't be out of the ninth-inning mix entirely, but in fantasy formats where every save isn't necessarily precious it might be time to consider other options in his roster spot.

Jim Johnson
RP ATL
3 months ago

Johnson allowed a solo homer while striking out one over one inning to blow the save Saturday against the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson gave up the homer to Odubel Herrera with one out in the ninth inning to blow his eighth save of the year. Despite the blown saves and a 4.22 ERA, the fact he has 22 saves makes him a valuable fantasy asset.

Jim Johnson
RP ATL
3 months ago

Johnson pitched around a double and a walk during a scoreless ninth inning to collect his 22nd save of the season during Thursday's win over the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson has provided respectable fantasy numbers this season, but his outlook could change in a hurry in the event of a deadline deal. He's a prime candidate to relocate to a contender that's looking to bolster its bullpen, and in almost all cases, he probably wouldn't be closing out games for his new team. It's a situation to monitor. In the meantime, Johnson remains a solid asset in all settings.

Jim Johnson
RP ATL
3 months ago

Johnson pitched a perfect inning while striking out one to earn the save on Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson was protecting a three-run lead and had no trouble nailing down his 21st save of the season. Although he's blown seven saves while posting a 4.05 ERA, his ability to close out games along with adding six wins makes him an excellent option at relief pitcher.

Jim Johnson
RP ATL
3 months ago

Johnson struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Friday to record his 20th save of the season in a 4-3 win over the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

He started the second half on the right foot after ending the first half with his seventh blown save of the year. Johnson's 2.44 FIP, 3.09 xFIP and 49:13 K:BB in 39.1 innings this year could make the veteran righty an enticing trade target at the deadline for a contender looking to bolster their bullpen.

Jim Johnson
RP ATL
3 months ago

Johnson allowed three runs on four hits and one walk over 0.2 innings to blow the save Friday against the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson inherited a three-run lead and simply melted down to cost his team a big win. He's now blown seven saves while posting a 4.23 ERA, but as long has he's the Braves closer, he'll have fantasy value based on his ability to collect saves.

Jim Johnson
RP ATL
3 months ago

Johnson allowed one hit while striking out two in a scoreless inning to pick up his 19th save Thursday in Washington.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson gave up a leadoff double to Wilmer Difo before notching consecutive strikeouts and inducing an Adam Lind groundout to seal the 5-2 victory. He's just one save shy of last season's mark and has already tied his 2011 career high with six wins.