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Johnny Giavotella

27-Year-Old Second Baseman – Kansas City Royals

2014 Stats

AVG

.216

HR

1

RBI

5

R

8

SB

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Over the last two seasons, Giavotella has come into spring training to compete for the job and even walked in last year with the job being "his to lose," according to manager Ned Yost. Both times, Gia...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 8"   WT: 184   DOB: 7/10/1987   BORN: Metairie, LA   COLLEGE: New Orleans   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Johnny Giavotella Contract Information:

Signed with the Royals in June of 2008.

September 1, 2014  –  Johnny Giavotella News

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Giavotella was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Monday, Josh Vernier of FOX Sports Kansas City reports.

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Johnny Giavotella 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
2008 20 A BUR 68 309 278 50 83 24 18 2 4 26 10 7 25 34 3 3 0 .299 .355 .421 .776
2009 21 A WIL 133 557 476 84 123 38 24 8 6 52 26 9 66 54 11 4 0 .258 .351 .380 .731
2010 22 AA NOR 134 597 522 92 168 49 35 5 9 65 13 7 61 67 7 3 4 .322 .395 .460 .855
2011 23 AAA OMA 110 503 453 67 153 45 34 2 9 72 9 5 40 57 3 5 2 .338 .390 .481 .871
2011 23 MAJ KC 46 187 178 20 44 15 9 4 2 21 5 2 6 32 0 2 1 .247 .273 .376 .649
2012 24 AAA OMA 89 418 362 67 117 32 20 2 10 71 7 1 46 40 0 4 6 .323 .404 .472 .876
2012 24 MAJ KC 53 189 181 21 43 9 7 1 1 15 3 0 8 35 0 0 0 .238 .270 .304 .574
2013 25 AAA OMA 100 426 370 48 106 31 24 0 7 46 8 4 51 59 0 5 0 .286 .369 .408 .777
2013 25 MAJ KC 14 48 41 4 9 3 3 0 0 4 0 0 5 4 0 0 2 .220 .333 .293 .626
2014 26 AAA OMA 114 493 441 66 136 42 33 2 7 61 20 4 47 36 0 4 1 .308 .373 .440 .813
2014 26 MAJ KC 12 41 37 8 8 2 1 0 1 5 0 1 1 5 0 1 2 .216 .268 .324 .592
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3-Year Averages     37 140 133 15 32 8 6 1 1 13 2 0 6 23 0 0 1 .241 .279 .323 .602

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

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Johnny Giavotella 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
Sep. 28 @CWS 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .216 .268 .324 .592
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 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .237 .314 .551
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 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .667 .500 1.167
Last 14 Days 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .667 .750 1.000 1.750
Last 30 Days 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .667 .750 1.000 1.750

Johnny Giavotella: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 12
2013 13 1
2012 45 4
2011 46

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Johnny Giavotella Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201482000.125.125.347
2013171000.176.235.498
2012697071.203.290.547

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014296150.241.379.661
2013243040.250.333.713
201211214182.259.313.591

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014244010.208.250.481
2013162000.000.000.111
2012867171.221.291.529

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014134140.231.462.795
2013252040.360.480.947
20129514082.253.316.613
Johnny Giavotella Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2008 20 A BUR 309 278 8.1% 11% 0.74 88% .329 .122
2009 21 A WIL 557 476 11.8% 9.7% 1.22 89% .281 .122
2010 22 AA NOR 597 522 10.2% 11.2% 0.91 87% .357 .138
2011 23 AAA OMA 503 453 8% 11.3% 0.70 87% .372 .143
2011 23 MAJ KC 187 178 3.2% 17.1% 0.19 82% .292 .129
2012 24 AAA OMA 418 362 11% 9.6% 1.15 89% .343 .149
2012 24 MAJ KC 189 181 4.2% 18.5% 0.23 81% .290 .066
2013 25 AAA OMA 426 370 12% 13.8% 0.86 84% .326 .122
2013 25 MAJ KC 48 41 10.4% 8.3% 1.25 90% .243 .073
2014 26 AAA OMA 493 441 9.5% 7.3% 1.31 92% .324 .132
2014 26 MAJ KC 41 37 2.4% 12.2% 0.20 86% .226 .108
Rest Of Season     Subscribe now to see our Rest Of Season projections for Johnny Giavotella
3-Year Averages     140 133 4.3% 16.4% 0.26 83% .284 .082

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

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

Contact

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.216 AVG
TERRIBLE
86% Contact Rate
GREAT
.226 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.324 SLG
TERRIBLE
.108 ISO
POOR
Plate Discipline

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0.20 BB/K
TERRIBLE
2.4% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
12.2% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

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.592 OPS
TERRIBLE
.268 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Johnny Giavotella: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Royals optioned Giavotella to Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday.

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Giavotella is out of the lineup Sunday against the Orioles, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Giavotella will make his fifth straight start at second base Wednesday against the Rockies, Josh Vernier of 610 Kansas City reports.

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Giavotella went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer and two runs scored in Sunday's victory over the Mariners.

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Giavotella was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Friday.

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Giavotella was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Saturday.

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Giavotella was called up from Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday, Josh Vernier of 610 Kansas City reports. He will play second base and bat second in Wednesday's game against the Rays.

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Giavotella was not in the lineup Tuesday at Triple-A Omaha, and will likely be recalled by the Royals for Wednesday's game, with Omar Infante (mouth) likely sidelined for a couple games, the Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough reports.

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Giavotella could be a potential option for a call-up if Omar Infante (mouth) lands on the disabled list, the Kansas City Star reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Giavotella flopped last spring when given the chance to earn the starting job at second base, and was sent down to open the season at Triple-A. He began the season quite well, batting .331 with an OBP that hovered around .360, and when the Royals needed to replace an injured Chris Getz in mid-May, Giavotella received the call. Unfortunately, he hit just .217 over 21 games and quickly found himself back in the minors. He was summoned again towards the tail-end of the season, but produced similarly unimpressive results. The Royals will likely give Giavotella another shot this spring and if he can translate some of his minor league success to the majors, he could be a strong asset, posting a decent average and mid-level pop. Until he can bring the same plate discipline to the majors as he enjoys down on the farm, he will be nothing more than a part-timer forever on the shuttle between Triple-A and the show.

2012

A youth movement began in 2011 for the Royals and Giavotella was a part of it as he came up in early August to serve as the team's starting second baseman. He hit .247/.273/.376 with two home runs, 21 RBI, and five stolen bases over 187 plate appearances at the major league level. In the minors, he showed an ability to hit for average and get on base with limited power. At 24 years old, he should show more speed (26 stolen bases at High-A Wilmington in 2009) and get back to the plate discipline that made him successful in the minors. Now that the Royals appear to be done with Chris Getz as a starter, Giavotella could prove to be a helpful asset to owners in deeper leagues.