Erik Johnson
Erik Johnson

Player Profile

Los Altos, Calif.

High School:
Los Altos

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 240

RH Pitcher



The Bears' top pitching prospect in 2009, who first developed into Cal's closer, and then became the Bears' No. 1 starter as a freshman...threw a complete game against USC in his last outing of 2009...a right-hander who throws in the low 90s with a curveball and change-up...excelled in the Northwoods League in the summer of 2009 and was named the sixth-top prospect by Baseball America...finished 4-2 with a 2.61 ERA, and 49 strikeouts in 59.0 innings as a starter for the Alexandria (Minn.) Beetles...earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors in 2010.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2010): Was 6-3 with a 4.09 ERA and a save in 13 starts and 16 appearances...had 73 strikeouts in 77.0 innings...started season not giving up an earned run in first 19.0 no decision in June 5 start versus Oral Roberts at the Norman, Okla. NCAA Regional (5.0 innings, eight hits, six runs, one walk, three strikeouts)...lost in relief May 30 at Oregon (1.0 inning, three hits, one run)...earned save May 28 at Oregon (2.0 innings, one hit, one run, two walks, four strikeouts) decision May 21 versus UCLA (7.0 innings, eight hits, three runs, two walks, two strikeouts) decision May 8 at Washington State (3.0 innings, three hits, four earned runs, two walks, four strikeouts)...won April 30 versus Oregon State (6.0 innings, eight hits, two runs, four walks, eight strikeouts) decision April 23 at Stanford (season-high 8.0 innings, six hits, no earned runs, three walks, six strikeouts)...lost April 16 versus Washington (6.0 innings, seven hits, four earned runs, four walks, five strikeouts)...won April 9 at USC (5.1 innings, nine hits, four runs, three walks, nine strikeouts)...won April 1 versus Arizona (6.0 innings, six hits, one run, one walk, six strikeouts)...lost March 26 at Arizona State (3.0 innings, seven hits, three earned runs, five walks, two strikeouts) decision March 19 at Cal Poly (5.1 innings, seven hits, six runs, two walks, four strikeouts)...won March 11 at Rice (6.0 innings, two hits, no runs, one walk, six strikeouts)...won Feb. 26 versus Central Michigan (6.0 innings, four hits, no runs, two walks, career-high 10 strikeouts)...won Feb. 19 versus Southern Utah (7.0 innings, six hits, no runs, one walk, four strikeouts)...

AS A FRESHMAN (2009): Was 3-6 with a 4.41 ERA and four saves (9th in Pac-10) in 19 appearances and nine starts...had 55 strikeouts in 67.1 innings...suffered the loss but threw a complete game May 22 versus USC (nine hits, four runs, no walks, four strikeouts) no decision May 8 at UCLA (6.0 innings, six hits, no earned runs, four walks, three strikeouts)...lost April 24 start versus Arizona State (7.1 innings, seven hits, three runs, five walks, career-high seven strikeouts)...won April 17 start versus Oregon (8.0 innings, six hits, one run, one walk, six strikeouts)...lost April 11 start at Washington (5.2 innings, six hits, four runs, one walk, five strikeouts) no decision in April 5 start at Oregon State (4.0 innings, six hits, two earned runs, three walks, three strikeouts)...won in start March 29 versus Washington State (6.0 innings, six hits, one earned run, no walks, four strikeouts)...earned save March 4 versus San Francisco (1.0 inning, one walk)...earned two saves Feb. 27-28 at Long Beach State (combined 2.1 innings, two hits, no runs, one walk, three strikeouts)...earned save Feb. 23 versus Vanderbilt (1.1 innings, no hits, no runs, one walk, three strikeouts)...earned save in Feb. 20 season-opener versus UC Riverside (1.1 innings, no hits, no runs, one strikeout)...

HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: At Los Altos High School was a three-time all-state selection, as well as all-league and All-Central Coast a senior was 9-3 with 113 a junior was 8-1 with a 1.58 ERA, and had 77 strikeouts in 66.1 innings...helped lead his team to the 2007 Central Coast Section Division II title...undeclared major...parents are Roy Johnson and Margaret-Diggle Johnson...born December 30, 1989 in Mountain View, Calif.

2009	4.41	19	9	1	3	6	4	67.1	71	41	33	28	55
2010	4.09	16	13	0	6	3	1	77.0	85	41	35	34	73
Total	4.25	35	22	1	9	9	5	144.1	156	82	68	62	128

CAREER BESTS Most Strikeouts: 10, Feb. 26, 2010 vs. Central Michigan Most Innings Pitched: 9.0, May 22, 2009 vs. USC Longest Winning Streak: 3, Feb. 19-March 11, 2010 Longest Losing Streak: 3, April 24-May 22, 2009