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Dan Johnson

34-Year-Old Designated Hitter – Toronto Blue Jays

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Johnson is still toiling away in the minors, spending nearly all of the last two years in Triple-A. The Yankees decided to release him at the end of the minor league season, so the Orioles signed John...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 210   DOB: 8/10/1979   BORN: Coon Rapids, MN   COLLEGE: Nebraska   DRAFTED: 7th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Agreed to a minor league contract with the Blue Jays in November of 2013.

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Dan Johnson Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 24 AAA SAC 142 640 536 95 160 63 29 5 29 111 0 1 89 93 0 6 9 .299 .403 .534 .937
2005 25 AAA SAC 48 217 182 36 59 25 17 0 8 41 0 1 31 24 0 2 2 .324 .424 .549 .973
2005 25 MAJ OAK 109 434 375 54 103 36 21 0 15 58 0 1 50 52 0 8 1 .275 .355 .451 .806
2006 26 AAA SAC 45 205 169 32 53 21 13 1 7 44 0 1 31 27 0 2 3 .314 .424 .527 .951
2006 26 MAJ OAK 91 331 286 30 67 23 13 1 9 37 0 0 40 45 0 5 0 .234 .323 .381 .704
2007 27 AAA SAC 2 8 5 1 3 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .600 .750 1.200 1.950
2007 27 MAJ OAK 117 495 416 53 98 39 20 1 18 62 0 0 72 77 0 4 3 .236 .349 .418 .768
2008 28 AAA DUR 113 486 394 85 121 48 23 0 25 83 0 1 84 75 0 7 1 .307 .424 .556 .980
2008 28 MAJ TAM 10 28 25 3 5 2 0 0 2 4 0 0 3 7 0 0 0 .200 .286 .440 .726
2008 28 MAJ OAK 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2008  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ TAM/OAK 11 29 26 3 5 2 0 0 2 4 0 0 3 7 0 0 0 .192 .276 .423 .699
2010 30 AAA Dur 98 426 340 66 103 49 19 0 30 95 0 0 75 71 0 6 5 .303 .430 .624 1.054
2010 30 MAJ TAM 40 140 111 15 22 10 3 0 7 23 1 0 25 27 0 3 1 .198 .343 .414 .757
2011 31 AAA Dur 93 395 333 52 91 36 23 0 13 52 0 1 58 65 0 2 2 .273 .382 .459 .841
2011 31 MAJ TB 31 91 84 7 10 3 1 0 2 4 0 0 6 18 0 0 1 .119 .187 .202 .389
2012 32 AAA Cha 137 587 476 77 127 50 21 1 28 85 1 0 94 94 0 10 7 .267 .388 .492 .880
2012 32 MAJ CWS 14 31 22 8 8 4 1 0 3 6 0 0 9 3 0 0 0 .364 .548 .818 1.366
2013 33 AAA Scr 133 559 459 57 116 47 26 0 21 69 1 0 93 82 0 4 3 .253 .379 .447 .826
2013 33 AAA Nor 5 18 13 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 3 0 1 1 .154 .333 .154 .487
2013 33 MAJ BAL 3 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2014 34 AAA Buf 17 74 57 9 18 7 3 0 4 14 0 0 14 10 0 2 1 .316 .446 .579 1.025
3-Year Averages MAJ   16 42 37 5 6 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 5 7 0 0 0 .162 .262 .243 .505
Career  (View All) MAJ   416 1556 1325 170 313 117 59 2 56 194 1 1 205 230 0 20 6 .236 .337 .411 .747

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Dan Johnson Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 22 Bal Did not play.
Apr. 20 @Cle Did not play.
Apr. 19 @Cle Did not play.
Apr. 18 @Cle Did not play.
Apr. 17 @Min Did not play.
Apr. 17 @Min Did not play.
Apr. 16 @Min Did not play.
Apr. 15 @Min Did not play.
Apr. 13 @Bal Did not play.
Apr. 12 @Bal Did not play.
Apr. 11 @Bal Did not play.
Apr. 10 Hou Did not play.
Apr. 9 Hou Did not play.
Apr. 8 Hou Did not play.
Apr. 6 NYY Did not play.
Apr. 5 NYY Did not play.
Apr. 4 NYY Did not play.
Apr. 3 @TB Did not play.
Apr. 2 @TB Did not play.
Apr. 1 @TB Did not play.
Mar. 31 @TB Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

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Dan Johnson: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 1 2
2012 3 5
2011 21 3 3
2010 13 6 3 3 18

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Dan Johnson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201252240.4001.6002.100
2011302130.200.300.526

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201350000.000.000.000
2012176120.353.5881.148
2011545110.074.148.315

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201340000.000.000.000
201274000.429.5711.264
2011392110.103.205.351

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201310000.000.000.000
2012154360.333.9331.378
2011455130.133.200.420
Dan Johnson Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 24 AAA SAC 640 536 13.9% 14.5% 0.96 83% .316 .235
2005 25 AAA SAC 217 182 14.3% 11.1% 1.29 87% .340 .225
2005 25 MAJ OAK 434 375 11.5% 12% 0.96 86% .286 .176
2006 26 AAA SAC 205 169 15.1% 13.2% 1.15 84% .341 .213
2006 26 MAJ OAK 331 286 12.1% 13.6% 0.89 84% .250 .147
2007 27 AAA SAC 8 5 37.5% 0% 0.00 100% .500 .600
2007 27 MAJ OAK 495 416 14.5% 15.6% 0.94 81% .249 .182
2008 28 AAA DUR 486 394 17.3% 15.4% 1.12 81% .327 .249
2008 28 MAJ TAM 28 25 10.7% 25% 0.43 72% .188 .240
2008 28 MAJ OAK 1 1 0% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .000
2008  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ TAM/OAK 29 26 10.3% 24.1% 0.43 73% .176 .231
2010 30 AAA Dur 426 340 17.6% 16.7% 1.06 79% .305 .321
2010 30 MAJ TAM 140 111 17.9% 19.3% 0.93 76% .195 .216
2011 31 AAA Dur 395 333 14.7% 16.5% 0.89 80% .306 .186
2011 31 MAJ TB 91 84 6.6% 19.8% 0.33 79% .125 .083
2012 32 AAA Cha 587 476 16% 16% 1.00 80% .280 .225
2012 32 MAJ CWS 31 22 29% 9.7% 3.00 86% .313 .454
2013 33 AAA Scr 559 459 16.6% 14.7% 1.13 82% .267 .194
2013 33 AAA Nor 18 13 16.7% 16.7% 1.00 77% .200 .000
2013 33 MAJ BAL 5 5 0% 20% 0.00 80% .000 .000
2014 34 AAA Buf 74 57 18.9% 13.5% 1.40 82% .326 .263
3-Year Averages MAJ   42 37 11.9% 16.7% 0.71 81% .172 .081
Career MAJ   1556 1325 13.2% 14.8% 0.89 83% .247 .175

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Best Matchups for Dan Johnson (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Zack Greinke LA 4 2 1 3 4 1 0 .500 1.250 2.000
Phil Hughes MIN 6 2 2 4 0 1 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Jamey Wright LA 4 2 0 3 1 0 0 .500 1.000 1.600
Scott Downs CHI-A 4 3 0 1 0 1 0 .750 .750 1.500
CC Sabathia NY-A 9 5 0 2 1 1 0 .556 .778 1.378
Matt Thornton NY-A 6 2 1 3 2 0 0 .333 .833 1.333
Kameron Loe KC 9 4 1 4 0 0 0 .444 .889 1.333
Bartolo Colon NY-N 6 3 0 2 1 1 0 .500 .667 1.238
Josh Beckett LA 5 2 0 1 1 1 0 .400 .600 1.100
Kyle Lohse MIL 7 2 1 1 1 0 0 .286 .714 1.089

Worst Matchups for Dan Johnson (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Brian Duensing MIN 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .000 .167
Kevin Slowey MIA 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .167
Daisuke Matsuzaka NY-N 8 0 0 0 1 2 0 .000 .000 .111
Joe Nathan DET 9 0 0 1 0 6 0 .000 .000 .000
Shawn Camp PHI 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Zach Britton BAL 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Trevor Cahill AZ 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000
Koji Uehara BOS 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Francisco Rodriguez MIL 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Ivan Nova NY-A 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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Dan Johnson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Johnson was outrighted off the Orioles' 40-man roster Thursday.

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Johnson was called up from Triple-A Norfolk on Friday.

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Johnson signed a minor league contract with the Orioles on Friday, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Johnson was released by the Yankees on Thursday, WFAN's Sweeny Murti reports.

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Manager Joe Girardi said that Johnson and Juan Rivera will share time at first base during spring training, the Yankees' official site reports.

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The Yankees have invited Johnson to spring training, the Yankees' official site reports.

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Johnson agreed to a minor-league contract with the Yankees on Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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The White Sox will not tender Johnson a contract Friday, the team's official Twitter page reports.

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The White Sox will probably not tender a contract to Johnson prior to Friday night's deadline, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Johnson's reward for his dramatic homer to put the Rays into the 2011 playoffs was a ticket out of town and a minor league deal with the White Sox, and he spent most of 2012 at Triple-A Charlotte, where he put up 28 homers and an 880 OPS. Johnson has always had a decent batting eye, consistently putting up just about as many walks as strikeouts throughout the majors and minors, but hasn't been able to stick with any consistent major league playing time since 2007. He may get a shot to play first base for the Yankees while Mark Teixeira is out, and could provide low-end production for very deep leagues if Teixeira misses more time than currently anticipated. But at age 33, there's no breakout coming.

2011

Johnson enters spring training with the opportunity for regular playing time at either first base or DH. After coming back stateside from a stint in Japan in 2009, he signed a minor league deal with the Rays. He mashed 30 home runs with a ridiculous .430 OBP for Triple-A Durham before getting called up to the Rays. While his .198 batting average with the Rays looks suspect, the good batting eye he showed in Durham resulted in a .343 OBP. Johnson looked better at the plate down the stretch, recording five home runs over his last 58 at-bats. With regular playing time, Johnson would make for a nice sleeper in the power categories in deeper formats.

2009

Although Johnson was only up briefly in September, one of those two home runs, of course, merely saved the Rays' season, a game-tying ninth-inning shot off Boston's Jonathan Papelbon on Sept. 9 that eventually won the Rays the division title and gave them home-field edge over the Red Sox in the ALCS. However, he won't get to re-live that glory with Tampa Bay as he signed a contract with the Yokohama BayStars of Japan's Central League for 2009.

2008

Johnson was sidelined with a hip injury early in the season, with the initial diagnosis saying he could miss three months. It didn't seem to bother him as he returned and hit .323/.417/.566 in 99 at-bats in May, but his season took a nosedive after that as he hit just .204/.324/.370 after the All-Star break. There's one less spot in the lineup for his bat now that Daric Barton is around, and the A's could well be in a DH pinch with the likes of Eric Chavez and Travis Buck seemingly always banged up. It's hard to write off Johnson given his 72:77 BB:K mark in 416 at-bats, but he's slugged right around .400 in his past 700 major league at-bats so there's not a ton to get excited about either.

2007

The A's desperate need for offense resulted in Johnson being sent to the minors following a poor string of at-bats in July, but he was a mess in April and May as well. He destroyed Triple-A pitching (.426 OBP, .523 SLG) to earn a promotion in September, but he wasn't tons better (.238/.327/.452 in 42 at-bats). The A's remain committed to giving Johnson at-bats, a feat that is easier now that Jay Payton has left via free agency which frees up Nick Swisher to move to the outfield. There's nice upside here, particularly in leagues that can utilize Johnson's walks.

2006

Once Erubiel Durazo went down, Johnson stepped in well and further illustrated the ripple effects of Scott Hatteberg taking up space in the majors. He struggled in September (.198/.274/.323) but it was likely fatigue more than the league exploiting a weakness. He'll have a full-time role in 2006.

2005

Johnson slapped the PCL around for a .937 OPS to earn MVP honors in 2004 is Exhibit A why giving Scott Hatteberg a long-term contract was a bad idea. He deserves everyday at-bats in Oakland for 2005, but there's no room with Hatteberg and Erubiel Durazo on the roster. If an opportunity opens up, grab him.

2004

He's too old at 24 years old to get considerable pub as a prospect, but he posted a .869 OPS at Double-A Midland, drawing 68 walks, before pummeling the AFL to the tune of .382/.496/.609 (25 walks, 19 Ks in 110 at-bats).