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Brian Johnson Is Wildly Underestimated (And Some Stuff About Sale, Nunez, and Lin)

Brian Johnson is a really good pitcher.  He doesn't overpower folks but he has 4 good pitches and off-the-charts "pitchability".  But he throws so softly, it must be temporary.  This is Kason Gabbard, or Vaughn Eshelman all over again, right?

No, Johnson is a legitimate talent.  He was the 31st pick in the 2012 draft coming out of the University of Florida.  At the time, Bleacher Report said:
The broad-shouldered left-hander boasts a fastball that sits at 90-94 mph, as well as a variation that cuts and sinks at a few ticks lower.  Overall, Johnson exhibits command of four pitches, including a slider that ranges from an above-average to plus offering. He’s adept at attacking both right- and left-handed hitters and has shown an ability to work both sides of the plate with all his pitches.
That sounds a lot like a guy we now call Brian Johnson.  He doesn't throw that hard?  Actually, FanGraphs has him throwing his fastball anywhere from 84.6 to 93.8, with an average aro…
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