Originally posted on Baseball Prospectus  |  Last updated 6/10/12
Twelve starts into the season, Josh Johnson is yet to bedazzle us with a no-hit bid or double-digit strikeout game. If the season were to end tomorrow, all of the “There’s only one October” advertisements would become literal, and Johnson would finish with career-worst totals in earned run average and strikeout and hits allowed rates.  Barring a historical run, Johnson is unlikely to take home the Cy Young award this season. But one thing about Johnson that remains as true now as ever is his resistance towards home runs. With 12 home runs yielded in 315 innings since 2010, Johnson is the starting pitcher (with 200 or more innings) least likely to give up a home run. Lower the threshold to 100 innings over that span and four names beat him out (Stephen Strasburg, Wade Miley, Carlos Silva, and Dana Eveland; essentially quadruplets). Yes, yes, we all know that pitchers typically have little control over the rate of flyballs that clear the fence, but this is for fun. Part of the fun...
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