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Old 09-17-2013, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by hawkjt View Post
Does Johnson top out at 92mph? That is what I saw on the gun.

Is he better than Rienza?

One of them will probably come north with the Sox next spring.
Not sure which.

Congrats to Johnson on his first of many MLB wins.
Nice offensive show. It is like once the Sox face a non-contender, suddenly they can hit again.
With the fastball, Johnson can top out in the 95-96 range but he usually sits around 92-93.

If Johnson starts the year in AAA, I think it's only because the Sox don't want to push him too hard too early; he'll be 24 years old at the start of the 2014 season and he has had some arm fatigue issues in the past. But there is no question that his ceiling is much higher than Reinzo's, who I like a lot, as well, but I don't know if he's destined to be an everyday, 200+ IP kind of starter.

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