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Johnny Giavotella

27-Year-Old Second Baseman – Los Angeles Angels

2015 Stats

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.313

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3

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4

SB

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 Infan...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   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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Signed with the Royals in June of 2008.

April 13, 2015  –  Johnny Giavotella News

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Giavotella continued his strong start to the season Monday, going 2-for-4.

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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 11 36 32 4 10 2 2 0 0 3 0 0 2 5 0 1 1 .313 .361 .375 .736
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3-Year Averages     26 91 86 11 20 3 3 0 0 8 1 0 4 14 0 0 1 .233 .275 .267 .542

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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 @Hou 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .313 .361 .375 .736
Apr. 17 @Hou 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .333 .333 .666
Apr. 15 @Tex 5 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .333 .333 .666
Apr. 14 @Tex 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 .273 .320 .273 .593
Apr. 13 @Tex 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .333 .300 .633
Apr. 12 KC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .294 .250 .544
Apr. 11 KC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .313 .267 .580
Apr. 10 KC 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .385 .333 .718
Apr. 8 @Sea 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .444 .500 .444 .944
Apr. 7 @Sea 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .333 .200 .533
Apr. 6 @Sea 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .666
Last 7 Days 20 3 6 2 0 0 3 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 .300 .348 .400 .748
Last 14 Days 32 4 10 2 0 0 3 2 5 0 0 1 1 0 .313 .361 .375 .736
Last 30 Days 32 4 10 2 0 0 3 2 5 0 0 1 1 0 .313 .361 .375 .736

Johnny Giavotella: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 11
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
201581000.375.375.875
201482000.125.125.347
2013171000.176.235.498

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015243030.292.375.683
2014296150.241.379.661
2013243040.250.333.713

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201571000.000.000.000
2014244010.208.250.481
2013162000.000.000.111

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015253030.400.480.928
2014134140.231.462.795
2013252040.360.480.947
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 36 32 5.6% 13.9% 0.40 84% .370 .062
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3-Year Averages     91 86 4.4% 15.4% 0.29 84% .278 .034

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

Contact

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.313 AVG
ELITE
84% Contact Rate
GOOD
.370 BABIP
HIGH
Power

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.375 SLG
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.062 ISO
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Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.40 BB/K
AVERAGE
5.6% BB Rate
WEAK
13.9% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

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.736 OPS
AVERAGE
.361 OBP
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Johnny Giavotella: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Giavotella is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals.

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Giavotella will likely begin the year as the Angels' starting second baseman after Josh Rutledge was optioned to the minors Friday, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

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Giavotella (thumb) returned from a minor thumb issue Monday, and has gone 1-for-4 with one RBI and a run scored since.

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X-rays on Giavotella's left thumb were returned negative, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

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Giavotella underwent precautionary X-rays on his left thumb Saturday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

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Giavotella is part of a four-man competition for the Angels' vacancies at second base and the utility infield spot, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Giavotella was traded to the Angels on Friday from the Royals in exchange for pitcher Brian Broderick.

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Giavotella has been designated for assignment to make room for Kris Medlen.

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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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2015

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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.