Brian Johnson in Boston rotation mix

Boston Red Sox pitcher Brian Johnson is a candidate to be the No. 4 starter in the Opening Day rotation, per manager Ron Roenicke.

What It Means:

"Yes, I do," Roenicke replied when asked whether he sees Johnson as a potential fourth starter. "We all do. Hopefully he continues [to progress]. We can build him up and then see where we are at the end." The Red Sox have rotations spot to fill with Chris Sale (Tommy John), Eduardo Rodriguez (COVID-19), and Collin McHugh (elbow) all unavailable. Johnson threw a 6.02 ERA in 21 appearances (seven starts) last season.

numberFire's models expect Johnson to record a 6.14 ERA and 1.69 WHIP with 26 strikeouts and 16 walks over 30 2/3 innings this season.