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Johnny Giavotella

26-Year-Old Second Baseman – Kansas City Royals

2014 Stats

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.333

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0

RBI

1

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1

SB

0

2014 RotoWire 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: AAA    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.

April 12, 2014  –  Johnny Giavotella News

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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 7 29 27 5 9 5 5 0 0 5 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .333 .379 .519 .898
2014 26 MAJ KC 1 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .250 .333 .583
3-Year Averages MAJ   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      ▼ Batter vs. Pitcher Stats     ▼ Games By Position

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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
Apr. 18 Min Did not play.
Apr. 17 @Hou Did not play.
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Apr. 15 @Hou Did not play.
Apr. 13 @Min Did not play.
Apr. 12 @Min Did not play.
Apr. 11 @Min Did not play.
Apr. 9 TB 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .250 .333 .583
Apr. 8 TB Did not play.
Apr. 7 TB Did not play.
Apr. 6 CWS Did not play.
Apr. 5 CWS Did not play.
Apr. 4 CWS Did not play.
Apr. 3 @Det Did not play.
Apr. 2 @Det Did not play.
Mar. 31 @Det 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 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .250 .333 .583
Last 30 Days 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .250 .333 .583

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Johnny Giavotella: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 1
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
2013171000.176.235.498
2012697071.203.290.547
2011425154.262.429.740

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013243040.250.333.713
201211214182.259.313.591
2011136151161.243.360.621

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013162000.000.000.111
2012867171.221.291.529
20117382101.274.452.760

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013252040.360.480.947
20129514082.253.316.613
2011105120114.229.324.572
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 29 27 6.9% 0% 0.00 100% .333 .186
2014 26 MAJ KC 4 3 0% 0% 0.00 100% .333 .000
3-Year Averages MAJ   140 133 4.3% 16.4% 0.26 83% .284 .082

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2014 Stat Review for Johnny Giavotella    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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.333 AVG
ELITE
100% Contact Rate
ELITE
.333 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.333 SLG
TERRIBLE
.000 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
0.0% K Rate
ELITE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.583 OPS
TERRIBLE
.250 OBP
TERRIBLE

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

Best Matchups for Johnny Giavotella (by OPS, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Joe Nathan DET 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Wei-Yin Chen BAL 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Ryan Pressly MIN 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Matt Thornton NY-A 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Adam Warren NY-A 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Kevin Correia MIN 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Mike Adams PHI 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Pedro Strop CHI-N 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Sergio Santos TOR 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Jeff Manship PHI 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000

Worst Matchups for Johnny Giavotella (by OPS, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Preston Claiborne NY-A 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jonathan Papelbon PHI 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Oliver Perez AZ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Glen Perkins MIN 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Perry WAS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
David Phelps NY-A 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Luke Putkonen DET 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Garrett Richards ANA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Tyler Robertson WAS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Esmil Rogers TOR 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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

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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Giavotella was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday.

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Giavotella was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday.

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Giavotella (hip) is scheduled to return to Triple-A Omaha's lineup Sunday, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Giavotella is scheduled to have an MRI on his injured hip Monday, according to Rob White of the Omaha World Herald.

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Giavotella was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Thursday, 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.