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Elliot Johnson

30-Year-Old Shortstop – Cleveland Indians

2014 Stats

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.091

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1

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2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Desperate for some infield help with Dan Uggla out of action following LASIK surgery, the Braves grabbed Johnson off waivers from the Royals in August. Johnson managed to send a healthy Uggla to the b...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 195   DOB: 3/9/1984   BORN: Safford, AZ   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Non-tendered by the Braves in December of 2013, becoming a free agent.

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Johnson has officially made the Indians' Opening Day roster, as he beat out Jeff Francoeur for the utility outfielder role, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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Elliot 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 20 A Cha 126 574 503 92 132 35 22 7 6 41 43 15 54 91 10 2 5 .262 .339 .370 .709
2005 21 A Vis 56 251 227 42 62 21 10 3 8 33 28 5 24 49 0 0 0 .273 .350 .449 .799
2005 21 AA MON 63 283 264 31 70 18 9 6 3 22 15 5 13 68 1 1 4 .265 .309 .379 .688
2006 22 AA MON 108 483 445 62 121 41 20 8 13 43 15 15 33 113 1 2 2 .272 .324 .440 .764
2007 23 AAA DUR 129 524 463 56 96 34 17 6 11 45 16 6 43 139 9 1 8 .207 .285 .341 .626
2008 24 AAA DUR 107 427 387 49 101 40 26 5 9 50 15 3 33 104 5 0 2 .261 .322 .424 .746
2008 24 MAJ TAM 7 19 19 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 .158 .158 .158 .316
2009 25 R GCL 5 18 16 2 5 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .313 .389 .438 .827
2009 25 AAA DUR 62 257 230 31 61 21 9 1 11 35 7 2 17 55 6 1 3 .265 .323 .457 .780
2010 26 AAA Dur 109 481 427 72 136 40 24 5 11 56 30 6 37 92 12 2 3 .319 .375 .475 .850
2011 27 AAA Dur 2 9 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .222 .222 .222 .444
2011 27 MAJ TB 70 181 160 20 31 13 7 2 4 17 6 7 14 53 6 1 0 .194 .257 .338 .595
2012 28 MAJ TB 123 331 297 32 72 18 10 2 6 33 18 6 24 84 5 2 3 .242 .304 .350 .654
2013 29 MAJ KC 79 173 162 19 29 5 2 1 2 9 14 0 8 49 3 0 0 .179 .218 .241 .459
2013 29 MAJ ATL 32 102 92 8 24 7 5 2 0 10 8 2 8 18 1 1 0 .261 .317 .359 .676
2013  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ KC/ATL 111 275 254 27 53 12 7 3 2 19 22 2 16 67 4 1 0 .209 .255 .283 .538
2014 30 MAJ CLE 4 12 11 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 .091 .091 .182 .273
3-Year Averages MAJ   101 262 237 26 52 14 8 2 4 23 15 5 18 68 5 1 1 .219 .276 .321 .597
Career  (View All) MAJ   315 818 741 80 160 44 25 7 12 69 46 16 54 215 16 4 3 .216 .271 .317 .588

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Batter vs. Pitcher Stats     ▼ Games By Position

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Elliot Johnson Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 17 @Det Did not play.
Apr. 16 @Det Did not play.
Apr. 15 @Det Did not play.
Apr. 13 @CWS Did not play.
Apr. 12 @CWS Did not play.
Apr. 11 @CWS 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .091 .182 .273
Apr. 10 @CWS Did not play.
Apr. 9 SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 9 SD Did not play.
Apr. 8 SD Did not play.
Apr. 8 SD Did not play.
Apr. 7 SD Did not play.
Apr. 6 Min Did not play.
Apr. 5 Min Did not play.
Apr. 4 Min Did not play.
Apr. 2 @Oak 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 2 @Oak 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 1 @Oak Did not play.
Mar. 31 @Oak Did not play.
Last 7 Days 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500
Last 14 Days 6 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .333 .500
Last 30 Days 11 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .091 .182 .273

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Elliot Johnson: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 1 3 3
2013 74 8 10 11 8 3 4
2012 13 6 100 3 3 2
2011 2 9 52 2 1 1

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Elliot Johnson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013587054.224.293.579
201297123103.175.320.586
20117510142.213.333.647

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20131962021418.204.281.526
20122002032315.275.365.688
201185103134.176.341.543

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201312915188.155.240.455
2012164131109.213.268.534
20116610263.167.303.570

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20131251211114.264.328.626
2012133195239.278.451.800
201194102113.213.362.612
Elliot 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 20 A Cha 574 503 9.4% 15.9% 0.59 82% .310 .108
2005 21 A Vis 251 227 9.6% 19.5% 0.49 78% .318 .176
2005 21 AA MON 283 264 4.6% 24% 0.19 74% .347 .114
2006 22 AA MON 483 445 6.8% 23.4% 0.29 75% .339 .168
2007 23 AAA DUR 524 463 8.2% 26.5% 0.31 70% .272 .134
2008 24 AAA DUR 427 387 7.7% 24.4% 0.32 73% .336 .163
2008 24 MAJ TAM 19 19 0% 36.8% 0.00 63% .250 .000
2009 25 R GCL 18 16 11.1% 5.6% 2.00 94% .333 .125
2009 25 AAA DUR 257 230 6.6% 21.4% 0.31 76% .305 .192
2010 26 AAA Dur 481 427 7.7% 19.1% 0.40 78% .386 .156
2011 27 AAA Dur 9 9 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .333 .000
2011 27 MAJ TB 181 160 7.7% 29.3% 0.26 67% .262 .144
2012 28 MAJ TB 331 297 7.3% 25.4% 0.29 72% .319 .108
2013 29 MAJ KC 173 162 4.6% 28.3% 0.16 70% .243 .062
2013 29 MAJ ATL 102 92 7.8% 17.6% 0.44 80% .324 .098
2013  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ KC/ATL 275 254 5.8% 24.4% 0.24 74% .276 .074
2014 30 MAJ CLE 12 11 0% 33.3% 0.00 64% .143 .091
3-Year Averages MAJ   262 237 6.9% 26% 0.26 71% .291 .102
Career MAJ   818 741 6.6% 26.3% 0.25 71% .288 .101

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2014 Stat Review for Elliot Johnson    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.091 AVG
TERRIBLE
64% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.143 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.182 SLG
TERRIBLE
.091 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.00 BB/K
TERRIBLE
0.0% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
33.3% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.273 OPS
TERRIBLE
.091 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Elliot Johnson (by OPS, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jeremy Hellickson TB 5 3 2 4 0 2 0 .600 1.800 2.400
Matt Moore TB 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 .667 1.333 2.000
Jake Arrieta CHI-N 5 3 1 2 1 1 0 .600 1.200 1.867
Zack Greinke LA 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 .667 1.000 1.750
Matt Harrison TEX 6 3 1 1 0 0 0 .500 1.167 1.667
Steve Cishek MIA 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Ivan Nova NY-A 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 .400 1.000 1.400
Tommy Hanson CHI-A 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.333
Luke Hochevar KC 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.333
Boone Logan COL 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .750 1.250

Worst Matchups for Elliot Johnson (by OPS, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Hector Santiago ANA 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Burch Smith SD 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Esmil Rogers TOR 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Kris Medlen ATL 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Craig Kimbrel ATL 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
John Lackey BOS 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .000 .000
Derek Holland TEX 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Greg Holland KC 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Tim Hudson SF 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Phil Hughes MIN 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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

With Jason Giambi out for three-to-four weeks due to a non-displaced rib fracture, Johnson has an improved chance to earn a bench role on the Indians' Opening Day roster, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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Johnson agreed to minor league deal with the Indians on Monday, which includes an invitation to spring training.

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Johnson was non-tendered by the Braves on Monday, becoming a free agent.

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Johnson was claimed off waivers Wednesday by the Braves, the Kansas City Star reports.

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The Royals requested unconditional release waivers Monday on Johnson, who becomes a free agent as a result.

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Johnson was designated for assignment Thursday.

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Making a rare start, Johnson went 0-for-4 with one strikeout against the Marlins on Tuesday and is now hitless in his last 31 at-bats. He also committed an error in the seventh inning which allowed the Marlins to ultimately win the game.

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Johnson is hitless in eight at-bats since play resumed after the All-Star break and has been relegated to limited pinch-hitting duty in the second half.

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Johnson is not in the lineup Sunday against the Twins, the Kansas City Star reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Johnson spent most of 2012 starting at shortstop for the Rays (68 games) and also played second base, third base, and right field. He improved his overall numbers from 2011, hitting .242/.304/.350 with six home runs and 18 stolen bases, but he struggled in the second half of the season and his role was reduced with the Rays' struggles on offense and personnel shifts. He is solid and versatile defensively, but will have to fight for playing time after the Rays traded for Yunel Escobar to play shortstop.

2012

Johnson filled a utility role for the Rays, getting the majority of his playing time at shortstop. His .194 batting average coupled with a 29.3 percent strikeout rate shows his limited upside although he did have past success on the basepaths in the minors. The problem for him is getting on the field and making it to first base to begin with. Look for him to either fill a utility role for the Rays again or head to Triple-A Durham to get regular playing time.

2011

Johnson has been a career minor leaguer to this point, showing flashes of power and decent speed (30 stolen bases in 36 attempts at Triple-A last season). The problem for Johnson is that there is no clear path to playing time with the Rays and he likely projects as a utility player at best. If he makes the team out of the spring it will be in that role, but he needs an injury or slump from someone ahead of him on the depth chart to work himself into playing time.

2010

Johnson has some pop in his bat as evidenced by his 11 homers in 230 at-bats for Triple-A Durham. It'll be hard for him to find time with the Rays with the addition of Sean Rodriguez and a breakout season from Ben Zobrist. Expect him to be at Triple-A Durham come Opening Day.

2009

Johnson started the year on the big league roster with Ben Zobrist stuck on the DL, but he didn't hit much and was never a serious callup candidate again after he was sent down in April. He might help some team in a utility role in 2009, but it's not clear the Rays will keep him on the 40-man roster.

2008

While Johnson is fast and has some pop in his bat, he had a lot of trouble getting on base at Triple-A last season; that's a lot of strikeouts. With the Rays likely moving Akinori Iwamura to second base next year, Johnson probably will be back at Durham in 2008, and he'll have one more make-or-break year to show he could produce at the big-league level. If Iwamura successfully transitions from third base, the Rays would no longer have a need to rush a second baseman to the majors, so Johnson may now need a change of scenery in order to make the bigs.

2007

Johnson stole 43 bases in the minors in both 2004 and 2005, but dropped to 15 steals last year—in 30 attempts. That was in part due to a midseason groin injury. He'll likely spend 2007 in Triple-A, but Johnson might suddenly become Tampa Bay's second baseman if they trade Jorge Cantu or move him to first base.

2006

Johnson stole 43 bases in 53 tries in the minors last season. He had a great first half of the year at High-A, but struggled later in the year at Double-A. Johnson likely will start 2006 back at Double-A, and is at least two years away from a serious shot at the bigs.

2005

Johnson faded fast after a good start at low Single-A in 2004. He'll move up a level in 2005, but other than those stolen bases, there's not much to get excited about.