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Chris Johnson

30-Year-Old Third Baseman – Atlanta Braves

2015 Stats

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.314

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2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Former Braves general manager Frank Wren handed Johnson a three-year, $23.5 million extension in early May, which seemed to ease the third baseman's mind following a dismal month of April (.583 OPS). ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 222   DOB: 10/1/1984   BORN: Naples, FL   COLLEGE: Stetson   DRAFTED: 4th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Chris Johnson Contract Information:

Agreed to a three-year, $23.5 million extension with the Braves in May of 2014 that includes a club option for a fourth season.

April 26, 2015  –  Chris Johnson News

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Johnson is out of the lineup Sunday against the Phillies, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Chris 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
2007 22 A SAL 60 232 224 24 59 17 11 0 6 38 1 0 8 41 0 0 0 .263 .292 .393 .685
2007 22 A LEX 64 272 255 37 66 22 14 0 8 44 3 4 17 38 0 0 0 .259 .304 .408 .712
2008 23 AA COR 84 358 330 43 107 36 24 0 12 58 5 0 20 61 1 4 3 .324 .364 .506 .870
2008 23 AAA ROU 30 107 101 10 22 4 2 1 1 9 0 0 5 25 0 1 0 .218 .252 .287 .539
2009 24 A LAN 4 17 16 5 7 5 5 0 0 6 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .438 .471 .750 1.221
2009 24 AAA ROU 104 412 384 48 108 38 20 5 13 42 2 1 21 90 0 3 4 .281 .323 .461 .784
2009 24 MAJ HOU 11 23 22 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 .091 .130 .091 .221
2010 25 AAA ROU 38 163 149 26 49 19 10 1 8 33 0 0 9 23 0 4 1 .329 .362 .570 .932
2010 25 MAJ HOU 94 362 341 40 105 35 22 2 11 52 3 0 15 91 0 4 2 .308 .337 .481 .818
2011 26 AAA OKL 21 94 81 18 22 11 7 0 4 15 1 1 10 25 0 0 3 .272 .372 .506 .878
2011 26 MAJ HOU 107 405 378 32 95 31 21 3 7 42 2 2 16 97 0 4 7 .251 .291 .378 .669
2012 27 MAJ HOU 92 368 341 36 95 32 21 3 8 41 4 1 23 92 0 1 3 .279 .329 .428 .757
2012 27 MAJ ARI 44 160 147 12 42 16 7 2 7 35 1 0 8 40 1 3 1 .286 .321 .503 .824
2012  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ HOU/ARI 136 528 488 48 137 48 28 5 15 76 5 1 31 132 1 4 4 .281 .326 .451 .777
2013 28 MAJ ATL 142 547 514 54 165 46 34 0 12 68 0 0 29 116 0 2 2 .321 .358 .457 .815
2014 29 MAJ ATL 153 611 582 43 153 37 27 0 10 58 6 0 23 159 2 2 2 .263 .292 .361 .653
2015 30 MAJ ATL 12 40 35 4 11 4 4 0 0 4 0 0 4 8 0 1 0 .314 .375 .429 .804
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3-Year Averages     143 560 528 48 151 42 29 1 12 67 3 0 27 135 1 2 2 .286 .322 .413 .735
Career  (View All)     655 2,516 2,360 222 668 201 136 10 55 301 16 3 119 609 3 17 17 .283 .320 .419 .739

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Chris 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. 25 @Phi 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .314 .375 .429 .804
Apr. 24 @Phi 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .303 .368 .424 .792
Apr. 23 @NYM Did not play.
Apr. 22 @NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .371 .433 .804
Apr. 21 @NYM 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .310 .382 .448 .830
Apr. 19 @Tor 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .320 .400 .480 .880
Apr. 18 @Tor 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .318 .385 .500 .885
Apr. 17 @Tor 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .368 .455 .579 1.034
Apr. 15 Mia Did not play.
Apr. 14 Mia 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .471 .667 1.138
Apr. 13 Mia 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .538 .833 1.371
Apr. 12 NYM Did not play.
Apr. 11 NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .800 1.300
Apr. 10 NYM 4 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .556 .556 .889 1.445
Apr. 8 @Mia Did not play.
Apr. 7 @Mia 5 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .600 1.000
Apr. 6 @Mia Did not play.
Last 7 Days 16 2 4 0 0 0 2 1 4 0 0 0 1 2 .250 .278 .250 .528
Last 14 Days 30 3 9 3 0 0 2 4 7 0 0 0 1 2 .300 .371 .400 .771
Last 30 Days 35 4 11 4 0 0 4 4 8 0 0 0 1 2 .314 .375 .429 .804

Chris Johnson: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 1 9 1
2014 1 150
2013 12 125
2012 6 127 1 1
2011 101
2010 90
2009 7

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Chris Johnson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015122010.417.500.962
2014114163182.395.553.988
2013133194240.383.526.939

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015232030.261.391.725
2014468277404.231.314.570
2013381358440.299.433.772

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015100000.400.7001.200
2014288205263.257.347.635
2013253234370.324.447.808

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015254040.280.320.641
2014294235323.269.374.671
2013261318310.318.467.823
Chris 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
2007 22 A SAL 232 224 3.4% 17.7% 0.20 82% .299 .130
2007 22 A LEX 272 255 6.3% 14% 0.45 85% .278 .149
2008 23 AA COR 358 330 5.6% 17% 0.33 82% .370 .182
2008 23 AAA ROU 107 101 4.7% 23.4% 0.20 75% .280 .069
2009 24 A LAN 17 16 5.9% 17.6% 0.33 81% .538 .312
2009 24 AAA ROU 412 384 5.1% 21.8% 0.23 77% .338 .180
2009 24 MAJ HOU 23 22 4.3% 26.1% 0.17 73% .125 .000
2010 25 AAA ROU 163 149 5.5% 14.1% 0.39 85% .347 .241
2010 25 MAJ HOU 362 341 4.1% 25.1% 0.16 73% .393 .173
2011 26 AAA OKL 94 81 10.6% 26.6% 0.40 69% .346 .234
2011 26 MAJ HOU 405 378 4% 24% 0.16 74% .321 .127
2012 27 MAJ HOU 368 341 6.3% 25% 0.25 73% .361 .149
2012 27 MAJ ARI 160 147 5% 25% 0.20 73% .350 .217
2012  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ HOU/ARI 528 488 5.9% 25% 0.23 73% .358 .170
2013 28 MAJ ATL 547 514 5.3% 21.2% 0.25 77% .396 .136
2014 29 MAJ ATL 611 582 3.8% 26% 0.14 73% .346 .098
2015 30 MAJ ATL 40 35 10% 20% 0.50 77% .407 .115
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3-Year Averages     560 528 4.8% 24.1% 0.20 74% .365 .127
Career     2,516 2,360 4.7% 24.2% 0.20 74% .361 .136

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2015 Stat Review for Chris Johnson    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.314 AVG
ELITE
77% Contact Rate
WEAK
.407 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.429 SLG
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.115 ISO
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Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.50 BB/K
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10.0% BB Rate
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20.0% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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.804 OPS
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.375 OBP
ELITE

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

Johnson is out of the lineup Saturday.

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Johnson is out of the lineup Thursday.

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Johnson is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Mets, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

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Johnson is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Marlins.

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Johnson is not in the lineup Saturday against the Mets, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

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Johnson is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Marlins, according to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Johnson is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Marlins.

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Johnson is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Marlins.

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Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Thursday that he will not employ a strict platoon at third base at the start of the season, MLB.com reports. "You pick your spots with kind of like soft platoons," Gonzalez said. "You pick your best eight [position players] every single day. Some days, you go with a matchup. Sometimes you feel that even though he's right-handed [and you're facing a right-hander], if you feel like he can give you some good at-bats, you go with it. For me, it's not a strict platoon situation. We'll play it by ear."

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2015

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2014

Johnson began the 2013 season in a platoon with Juan Francisco, but took over as the everyday third baseman after Francisco was designated for assignment in late May. He rewarded the Braves for their trust, finishing with the second-best batting average in the National League (.321) while smacking 12 home runs and 34 doubles. The numbers were surprising, but even more so when looking at his advanced statistics, as Johnson posted a rather paltry .136 ISO, and his contact rate dipped slightly. His walks were also down, as he drew only 29 in 514 at-bats, and his .394 BABIP jumps out as an anomaly. Johnson did, however, hit lefties with great consistency (.383 average), after struggling against southpaws in 2012 (.245 average). Still, a regression at the dish seems inevitable, but the hot corner is his, and he could move up to the five-hole in the batting order to fill the void left by the departure of Brian McCann.

2013

The lack of big league ready third basemen in the upper levels of the D-Backs' system led to the acquisition of Johnson from the Astros in late July. Over the final 44 games, he hit .286/.321/.503 with seven homers in 160 at-bats, flashing a career-high .218 ISO during that span. All signs point to an opportunity for Johnson to reprise his role as the team's starter in 2013, while prospect Matt Davidson will continue his development in the minors, at least initially. A subpar defender with a meager 4.8 percent career walk rate, it's easy to envision a scenario where the D-Backs decide to make a change at the hot corner in-season if Johnson manages to earn the Opening Day nod.

2012

Johnson had one of the more disappointing seasons in the majors last season, hitting just .251/.291/.378 with seven home runs. On closer inspection, no one should be surprised. Just as he did in 2010, Johnson struck out more than once every four at-bats, and like 2010, it again took him on average nearly 25 plate appearances to work a walk. With numbers like these, 2010 looks like more of a fluke than 2011 does. Perhaps a good hitting coach can straighten him out, but time is running short.

2011

After Pedro Feliz unsurprisingly faltered, Johnson got a chance to start and blossomed into a young stud at third. There were several times last year when he went on offensive tears -- look no further than his .359/.393/.615 July line for proof. Despite relatively solid numbers, there are still reasons to be concerned. Johnson has a tendency to overswing and he struck out in more than a quarter of his at-bats. He will open the season as a starter, but expect a few bumps and bruises as the league gets an extended look at the promising corner infielder.

2010

Johnson had a solid, if unspectacular 2009 season. His power numbers are passable, but his plate discipline (21:89 BB:K) leaves a lot to be desired. If Johnson gets a shot at starting and everything clicks for him, he could hit double-digit home runs with an acceptable batting average. If it doesn't, he'll wind up a reserve infielder and platoon third baseman. The latter outcome is more likely after Houston signed Pedro Feliz to man third base in December.