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Nick Johnson

35-Year-Old Designated Hitter – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 235   DOB: 9/18/1978   BORN: Sacramento, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league contract with the Orioles in February 2012.

January 28, 2013  –  Nick Johnson News

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Nick 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
2004 25 A BRE 6 25 21 3 4 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 4 6 0 0 0 .190 .320 .333 .653
2004 25 AAA EDM 3 13 9 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 .222 .462 .333 .795
2005 26 AAA NEW 3 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .000 .143 .000 .143
2005 26 MAJ WAS 131 547 453 66 131 53 35 3 15 74 3 8 80 87 0 2 12 .289 .408 .479 .887
2006 27 MAJ WAS 147 628 500 100 145 69 46 0 23 78 10 3 110 99 2 3 13 .290 .428 .520 .948
2008 29 MAJ WAS 38 147 109 15 24 13 8 0 5 20 0 0 33 25 0 1 4 .220 .415 .431 .846
2009 30 A JUP 2 3 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000
2009 30 MAJ WAS 98 424 353 47 104 24 16 2 6 44 2 2 63 66 0 2 6 .295 .408 .402 .810
2009 30 MAJ FLA 35 150 104 24 29 10 8 0 2 18 0 2 36 18 1 3 6 .279 .477 .413 .890
2009  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ WAS/FLA 133 574 457 71 133 34 24 2 8 62 2 4 99 84 1 5 12 .291 .426 .405 .831
2010 31 MAJ NYY 24 98 72 12 12 6 4 0 2 8 0 1 24 23 0 0 2 .167 .388 .306 .693
2011 32 AA AKR 2 9 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 .200 .556 .200 .756
2011 32 AAA COL 53 216 184 20 37 12 6 0 6 13 0 1 26 52 1 0 5 .201 .316 .332 .648
2012 33 MAJ BAL 38 102 87 9 18 8 4 0 4 11 2 0 11 26 0 0 4 .207 .324 .391 .715
3-Year Averages     38 102 87 9 18 8 4 0 4 11 2 0 11 26 0 0 4 .207 .324 .391 .714
Career  (View All)     832 3,316 2,698 430 723 273 173 5 95 399 29 24 522 572 9 13 74 .268 .399 .441 .840

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Nick Johnson: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2012 5 20
2010 2 20
2009 129

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Nick Johnson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012122151.250.5831.021

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012757361.200.360.662

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012438462.186.465.829

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012441050.227.318.595
Nick 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
2004 25 A BRE 25 21 16% 24% 0.67 71% .214 .143
2004 25 AAA EDM 13 9 30.8% 23.1% 1.33 67% .333 .111
2005 26 AAA NEW 7 6 14.3% 28.6% 0.50 67% .000 .000
2005 26 MAJ WAS 547 453 14.6% 15.9% 0.92 81% .330 .190
2006 27 MAJ WAS 628 500 17.5% 15.8% 1.11 80% .323 .230
2008 29 MAJ WAS 147 109 22.4% 17% 1.32 77% .241 .211
2009 30 A JUP 3 3 0% 66.7% 0.00 33% 1.000 .334
2009 30 MAJ WAS 424 353 14.9% 15.6% 0.95 81% .349 .107
2009 30 MAJ FLA 150 104 24% 12% 2.00 83% .321 .134
2009  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ WAS/FLA 574 457 17.2% 14.6% 1.18 82% .342 .114
2010 31 MAJ NYY 98 72 24.5% 23.5% 1.04 68% .213 .139
2011 32 AA AKR 9 5 33.3% 11.1% 3.00 80% .250 .000
2011 32 AAA COL 216 184 12% 24.1% 0.50 72% .246 .131
2012 33 MAJ BAL 102 87 10.8% 25.5% 0.42 70% .246 .184
3-Year Averages     102 87 10.8% 25.5% 0.42 70% .246 .184
Career     3,316 2,698 15.7% 17.2% 0.91 79% .309 .173

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

Johnson (wrist) filed for free agency on Monday, MASN Sports reports.

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Johnson's injured wrist is still not showing improvement, and manager Buck Showalter does not expect him to return this season, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Johnson (wrist) will likely miss the remainder of the season, MASN Sports reports.

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Johnson was transferred to the 60-day DL on Tuesday, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.

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Johnson (wrist) tried to hit Monday in Sarasota, but experienced pain and remains out indefinitely, the Orioles' official site reports.

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Johnson (wrist) had a cortisone shot Friday, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports.

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The Orioles acquired Jim Thome Saturday, which does not bode well for Johnson when he is ready to come off the disabled list. He may have taken his last at-bat as a member of the Orioles.

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X-rays taken on Johnson's wrist Friday came back negative, MASN Sports reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Nick Johnson.

2013

The Orioles planned to platoon Johnson as a designated hitter, but he suffered a wrist injury in June that plagued him for the rest of the season. Johnson has been healthy for just 117 games at all levels over the last three seasons. He is not a spring chicken at 34 years old, and Johnson is likely a conservative 235 pounds. If he can convince a team that he can stay healthy, Johnson is probably looking at a minor league deal with an invite to spring training.

2011

To nobody's surprise, injuries were the story of Johnson's 2010 season, and he ended up playing just 24 games before undergoing season-ending wrist surgery in May. The Yankees declined their 2011 option on his contract, leaving him searching for an employer, but you know what you're going to get from him regardless of where he lands: a high OBP, decent power, and a very strong possibility that he misses a significant chunk of games due to injury.

2010

Johnson's power evaporated in 2009, which is not exactly a positive sign for a first baseman, but he stayed (mostly) healthy and his .400-plus OBP will be a welcome addition to even the Yankees' lineup after signing a one-year deal with New York. He'll likely hit second in the order and mostly be used at DH, while also playing first base when Mark Teixeira needs a break. However, his fragile history will always be a concern.

2009

Anyone surprised by the fact that Johnson suffered a completely different injury (a broken wrist, in this case) after finally making it back onto the field following his 2006 broken leg hasn't been paying attention. Johnson is what he is: a fine defensive first baseman with a great batting eye, decent power, and a gypsy curse on his head. He's as likely to fracture something tripping over the chalk line on the base paths as he is to record another 500 at-bat season.

2008

Johnson, the slowest healer in the majors, ended up missing all of 2007 due to the broken leg he suffered at the end of the 2006 season. Speed wasn't a big part of his game anyway, but even if he can manage to return healthy it's hard to say how the layoff will affect the developing power stroke he was finally adding on to his excellent batting eye. He's got the potential to be a 20-homer, .300/.400/.500 player, but if you do decide to take a chance on him staying in one piece make sure you have a reliable backup option on your roster.

2007

Johnson set career highs in at-bats and games played in 2006 before his bad luck caught up with him, and a freak accident and broken leg cost him the final weeks of the season. His power stroke finally arrived last year, as well, and assuming he can stay healthy his power and patience combo seems ideally suited to the No. 3 spot in the Nationals order. Rehab on his broken leg has gone slowly, and it's possible he could miss the first month of the season. Watch spring training reports on Johnson closely before you draft him.

2006

Johnson set a career high for at bats last season, and his rate stats were on a par with his 2003 stint with the Yankees. He doesn't have the power to be an elite first baseman, but a player who can manage an OBP better than .400 has a place near the top of any batting order.

2005

Johnson lived up to his injury-prone tag in 2004, registering his lowest AB total in three years. It's impossible to predict how many games he'll play, or what he'll do in them, so tread cautiously.

2004

Traded to Montreal for Javier Vazquez, Johnson could be poised for a breakout 2004 season with his batting eye and unreal on-base percentage. It's not inconceivable that he could be a batting crown candidate in a few seasons.

2003

Johnson had a somewhat disappointing rookie season in 2002 as he didn't quite live up to his minor-league reputation as an incredibly selective hitter and on-base machine. But 48 walks in 378 at-bats -- Johnson missed a month with a wrist injury -- certainly isn't anything to complain about, and Johnson showed that he could hit 25 home runs in a full-season's worth of playing time. With Jason Giambi firmly entrenched at first base, however, Johnson may have to share the DH duties for the Yankees with some combination of Rondell White, Raul Mondesi and Juan Rivera when they're not playing in the outfield, so 450 at-bats might be a reasonable expectation for his second season.