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Paul Janish

32-Year-Old Shortstop – Kansas City Royals

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While an outstanding defensive infielder, Janish lacks any real offensive upside, as he hasn't posted a slugging percentage above .262 in any of his past three seasons and is coming off a 2013 campaig...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 200   DOB: 10/12/1982   BORN: Houston, TX   COLLEGE: Rice   DRAFTED: 5th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league contract with the Royals in July 2014.

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Janish signed a minor league contract with the Royals on Friday, Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports.

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Paul Janish 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
2006 23 A A 91 373 335 53 93 28 17 2 9 55 8 2 38 39 0 0 0 .278 .355 .421 .776
2006 23 A A 26 105 98 19 39 11 6 0 5 18 0 0 7 10 0 0 0 .398 .435 .612 1.047
2006 23 AA CHA 4 16 15 1 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 .267 .313 .333 .646
2007 24 AA CHA 88 391 324 46 79 24 21 2 1 20 10 3 50 54 5 3 9 .244 .358 .330 .688
2007 24 AAA LOU 55 227 199 20 44 12 8 1 3 19 2 0 14 31 11 1 2 .221 .278 .317 .595
2008 25 AAA LOU 92 365 318 45 80 28 20 1 7 42 2 0 26 71 10 2 9 .252 .324 .387 .711
2008 25 MAJ CIN 38 89 80 5 15 3 2 0 1 6 0 0 7 18 0 0 2 .188 .270 .250 .520
2009 26 MAJ CIN 90 292 256 36 54 22 21 0 1 16 2 0 26 40 5 0 5 .211 .296 .305 .601
2010 27 MAJ CIN 82 228 200 23 52 15 10 0 5 25 1 3 22 30 3 1 2 .260 .338 .385 .723
2011 28 AAA LOU 13 53 43 9 11 3 2 0 1 3 1 0 7 4 0 1 2 .256 .377 .372 .749
2011 28 MAJ CIN 114 366 336 27 72 15 14 1 0 23 3 2 18 46 3 5 4 .214 .259 .262 .521
2012 29 AAA LOU 49 194 169 27 40 17 12 1 4 11 0 1 20 26 1 0 4 .237 .332 .391 .723
2012 29 MAJ ATL 55 186 167 18 31 7 6 1 0 9 1 0 17 30 0 0 2 .186 .269 .234 .503
2013 30 AAA GWI 41 152 135 11 28 5 5 0 0 12 0 0 13 32 1 1 2 .207 .285 .244 .529
2013 30 MAJ ATL 52 45 41 7 7 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 3 11 0 1 0 .171 .222 .220 .442
2014 31 AAA COL 67 226 209 18 49 11 9 1 1 19 1 2 13 35 1 1 2 .234 .284 .301 .585
2014 31 AAA OMA 46 172 153 17 48 14 11 1 2 17 0 3 15 18 4 0 0 .314 .375 .438 .813
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3-Year Averages     73 198 181 17 36 7 7 0 0 11 1 0 12 29 1 2 2 .199 .254 .238 .491
Career  (View All)     431 1,206 1,080 116 231 64 55 2 7 81 7 5 93 175 11 7 15 .214 .284 .288 .572

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

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Paul Janish 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
Sep. 28 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 27 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 26 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 25 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 24 @Cle Did not play.
Sep. 23 @Cle Did not play.
Sep. 22 @Cle Did not play.
Sep. 21 Det Did not play.
Sep. 20 Det Did not play.
Sep. 19 Det Did not play.
Sep. 17 CWS Did not play.
Sep. 16 CWS Did not play.
Sep. 15 CWS Did not play.
Sep. 14 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 13 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 12 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 11 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 10 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 9 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 8 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 7 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 6 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 5 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 3 Tex Did not play.
Sep. 2 Tex Did not play.
Sep. 1 Tex Did not play.
Aug. 31 Cle Did not play.
Aug. 30 Cle Did not play.
Aug. 29 Cle Did not play.
Aug. 28 Min 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

Paul Janish: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 9 36 6
2012 55
2011 5 8 103
2010 7 11 62
2009 2 82

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Paul Janish Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013100010.000.000.154
2012627020.194.226.512

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013317010.226.290.540
201210511071.181.238.497

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013274010.185.222.456
2012877051.218.264.577

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013143010.143.214.414
20128011040.150.200.418
Paul Janish Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2006 23 A A 373 335 10.2% 10.5% 0.97 88% .293 .143
2006 23 A A 105 98 6.7% 9.5% 0.70 90% .410 .214
2006 23 AA CHA 16 15 6.3% 31.3% 0.20 67% .400 .066
2007 24 AA CHA 391 324 12.8% 13.8% 0.93 83% .290 .086
2007 24 AAA LOU 227 199 6.2% 13.7% 0.45 84% .248 .096
2008 25 AAA LOU 365 318 7.1% 19.5% 0.37 78% .304 .135
2008 25 MAJ CIN 89 80 7.9% 20.2% 0.39 78% .230 .062
2009 26 MAJ CIN 292 256 8.9% 13.7% 0.65 84% .247 .094
2010 27 MAJ CIN 228 200 9.6% 13.2% 0.73 85% .285 .125
2011 28 AAA LOU 53 43 13.2% 7.5% 1.75 91% .263 .116
2011 28 MAJ CIN 366 336 4.9% 12.6% 0.39 86% .248 .048
2012 29 AAA LOU 194 169 10.3% 13.4% 0.77 85% .259 .154
2012 29 MAJ ATL 186 167 9.1% 16.1% 0.57 82% .226 .048
2013 30 AAA GWI 152 135 8.6% 21.1% 0.41 76% .272 .037
2013 30 MAJ ATL 45 41 6.7% 24.4% 0.27 73% .233 .049
2014 31 AAA COL 226 209 5.8% 15.5% 0.37 83% .277 .067
2014 31 AAA OMA 172 153 8.7% 10.5% 0.83 88% .346 .124
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3-Year Averages     198 181 6.1% 14.6% 0.41 84% .237 .039
Career     1,206 1,080 7.7% 14.5% 0.53 84% .249 .074

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Games By Position

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Paul Janish: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Janish has accepted an assignment to Triple-A Colorado Springs, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports.

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Janish has supported his case for a utility job with the Rockies by batting .433 over 30 at-bats this spring, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports.

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Janish has signed a minor league deal with the Rockies, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

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

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Janish is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Cardinals.

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Janish is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Cardinals.

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Janish will serve as the Braves' primary second baseman while Dan Uggla (eye) is on the DL, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports.

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Janish was recalled by the Braves on Friday.

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Janish (oblique) was activated from the DL on Friday and optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Janish is the kind of player who has very good value to professional baseball teams, but not to fantasy teams. Over a five-year career, Janish has posted an on-base percentage above .300 once and a batting average above .214 once. He has hit just seven home runs and stolen just seven bases over 379 games. What Janish does do is play very good defense around the infield. That gives him some value, just not in fantasy leagues. He'll also miss two to four weeks of the regular season after surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder in the offseason.

2012

The Reds were hoping that Janish could provide a reasonable facsimile of his 2010 performance at the plate last year while playing more often as the starting shortstop, but instead he collapsed. The plate discipline that made his lack of power tolerable disappeared, as his walk rate dropped from 10 percent to five percent. He had just 15 extra-base hits in 336 at-bats, including no homers. Zack Cozart has bypassed him on the depth chart, and if the Reds sign a veteran shortstop before spring training (they were rumored to be interested in Ryan Theriot at press time), he could be in danger of not making the Opening Day roster.

2011

Janish isn't ever going to hit for much power, but if he can continue to get on at the .340 OBP-pace that he posted in 2010, the Reds will take that from him as their starting shortstop and be satisfied, getting superb defense in return as part of the equation. The team added Edgar Renteria to be a veteran caddy to go along with him in January. Given Renteria's pedigree, particularly in the postseason, it looks like Janish will have to share the starting duties at best once again.

2010

The Reds' beat writer for the Cincinnati Enquirer, John Fay, likes to cite the Reds' winning record with Janish as their starting shortstop, but that's conflated coincidence with causation, as the Reds beat up on a steady diet of the Pirates and Astros in September. While Janish gets praise for his defensive work (his UZR was second behind just Jack Wilson among all shortstops, though Janish obviously didn't play as many games), his bat is utterly impotent. If this were the 1970s, he'd be Mark Belanger. Unfortunately, in this era, on a team that already struggles to score runs, the Reds can't afford his lack of production. The Reds drew the same conclusion and signed Orlando Cabrera late in the offseason, relegating Janish to the role of a defensive replacement.

2009

At one point, the Reds had four shortstops on the DL (Alex Gonzalez, Jeff Keppinger, Jerry Hairston Jr. and Jolbert Cabrera), forcing them to call up and play Janish, who clearly wasn't ready for the prime time. His numbers at the plate at Louisville indicate he might not ever be ready for major league pitching.