We are working our way to the end of this year’s BP Boston Roster Recap Series, as such I wrote about left-handed pitching prospect (sort of) Brian Johnson. Johnson has had a tough go of it over the last few seasons. He has dealt with injuries, bad luck, and, perhaps most importantly, anxiety. He has worked hard to continue his baseball life, and for that reason it was good to see him back out on a mound. He pitched well for Pawtucket in 2017, earning a couple of promotions to the big leagues where unfortunately, outside of one magical start at Fenway Park in late May, he struggled. Heading into 2018, Johnson will again serve as part of the ever-important starting pitching depth the Red Sox will need to navigate the season.

Read more about Johnson’s 2017 and his role with the Red Sox going forward: Roster Recap: The Wait Continues for Brian Johnson.

My previous Roster Recap articles for this year’s series can be found at the following links:

Eduardo Nunez

Xander Boagerts

Rick Porcello

Carson Smith

Sam Travis