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Johnny Giavotella

29-Year-Old Second Baseman – Los Angeles Angels

2016 Stats

AVG

.260

HR

6

RBI

31

R

44

SB

4

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Giavotella seemingly came out of nowhere to grab the starting job at second base from Josh Rutledge out of spring training, but his ability to hang on to it may have had more to do with the lack of op...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 8"   WT: 185   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.

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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
2015 27 MAJ LAA 129 502 453 51 123 34 25 5 4 49 2 1 32 59 9 6 2 .272 .318 .375 .693
2016 28 AAA SAL 7 30 27 2 8 3 3 0 0 1 1 0 3 3 0 0 0 .296 .367 .407 .774
2016 28 MAJ LAA 99 367 346 44 90 27 20 1 6 31 4 3 13 39 4 3 1 .260 .287 .376 .663
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3-Year Averages     51 196 177 21 46 11 9 1 1 19 0 0 12 22 3 2 2 .260 .311 .339 .650
Career  (View All)     353 1,334 1,236 148 317 90 65 11 14 125 14 7 65 174 13 12 8 .256 .295 .361 .656

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

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Johnny Giavotella Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games 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. 26 Oak Did not play.
Sep. 25 @Hou Did not play.
Sep. 24 @Hou Did not play.
Sep. 23 @Hou Did not play.
Sep. 22 @Hou Did not play.
Sep. 21 @Tex Did not play.
Sep. 20 @Tex Did not play.
Sep. 19 @Tex Did not play.
Sep. 18 Tor Did not play.
Sep. 17 Tor Did not play.
Sep. 16 Tor Did not play.
Sep. 15 Tor Did not play.
Sep. 14 Sea Did not play.
Sep. 13 Sea Did not play.
Sep. 12 Sea Did not play.
Sep. 11 Tex Did not play.
Sep. 10 Tex Did not play.
Sep. 9 Tex Did not play.
Sep. 7 @Oak Did not play.
Sep. 6 @Oak Did not play.
Sep. 5 @Oak Did not play.
Sep. 4 @Sea Did not play.
Sep. 3 @Sea Did not play.
Sep. 2 @Sea Did not play.
Aug. 31 Cin Did not play.
Aug. 30 Cin Did not play.
Aug. 29 Cin Did not play.
Aug. 28 @Det Did not play.
Aug. 27 @Det Did not play.
Aug. 26 @Det Did not play.
Last 7 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Johnny Giavotella Minors 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 AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 5 Las Vegas 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
Sep. 4 Las Vegas 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .600 .750 1.350
Sep. 3 Las Vegas 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Sep. 2 Las Vegas 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Sep. 1 Albuquerque 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750
Aug. 31 Albuquerque 4 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .750 .750 1.000 1.750
Aug. 31 Albuquerque 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Last 7 Days 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 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 27 2 8 3 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 .296 .367 .407 .774

Johnny Giavotella: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 97
2015 128 1
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
2016975041.258.278.558
2015112131120.250.348.674
201482000.125.125.347

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016249396273.261.414.703
2015341383372.279.384.700
2014296150.241.379.661

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016161213171.267.366.662
2015231303241.273.416.733
2014244010.208.250.481

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016185233143.254.384.662
2015222211251.270.333.653
2014134140.231.462.795
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
2015 27 MAJ LAA 502 453 6.4% 11.8% 0.54 87% .305 .103
2016 28 AAA SAL 30 27 10% 10% 1.00 89% .333 .111
2016 28 MAJ LAA 367 346 3.5% 10.6% 0.33 89% .279 .116
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3-Year Averages     196 177 6.1% 11.2% 0.55 88% .292 .079
Career     1,334 1,236 4.9% 13% 0.37 86% .289 .105

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2016 Stat Review for Johnny Giavotella    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.260 AVG
WEAK
89% Contact Rate
ELITE
.279 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.376 SLG
WEAK
.116 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.33 BB/K
WEAK
3.5% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
10.6% K Rate
ELITE
OPS/OBP

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.663 OPS
POOR
.287 OBP
TERRIBLE

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

Giavotella was cut by the Angels on Saturday, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Giavotella will be out of the lineup for Thursday's contest against the Indians.

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Giavotella is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Cubs, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

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Giavotella is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cubs.

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Updating a previous report, Giavotella was a late addition to Sunday's lineup against the Mariners, according to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register.

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Giavotella is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

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Giavotella is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the A's.

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Giavotella is out of the lineup for Friday's matchup with Boston.

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Giavotella is out of the lineup Sunday against the Astros, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Giavotella saw major league action for the fourth straight season in 2014, although it came a bit earlier than usual, as he was recalled to provide infield depth in May after second baseman Omar Infante hit the disabled list with back soreness. He was optioned back to Triple-A Omaha after Infante's return, where he slashed .308/.373/.440 with 61 RBI and 20 steals over 493 plate appearances. The right-handed second baseman returned to the Royals as a September callup, but didn't see much meaningful action during that time, collecting just three total at-bats on the month. He's been given several opportunities to earn a steady role with the club over the past few seasons, but has been unable to take advantage, and once again seems suited for an organizational depth role at the Triple-A level. After being traded to the Angels in December, Giavotella will look to breakthrough in Anaheim following the departure of Howie Kendrick.

2014

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, Giavotella failed to take the reins, and while he's improved defensively, his work at the plate has been incredibly disappointing at the major league level. Three full years at Triple-A have shown that he is more than capable of successfully playing at that level, posting a solid average with strong on-base totals, but in three cups of coffee with the big club, Giavotella has scraped together a career slash line of .240/.278/.335 over 424 at-bats. With the addition of Omar Infante, the Royals will limit Giavotella to a reserve role, if he's not serving as organizational depth at Triple-A.

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.