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Kelly Johnson

34-Year-Old Second Baseman – New York Mets

2016 Stats

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.244

HR

10

RBI

34

R

24

SB

3

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

After a disappointing 2014 season split between New York, Boston and Baltimore, Johnson bounced back with a return to Atlanta and the National League in 2015. He clubbed nine homers in 63 games with t...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 196   DOB: 2/22/1982   BORN: Austin, TX   COLLEGE: None      Show ContractHide Contract

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Kelly Johnson Contract Information:

Signed a one-year deal with the Braves in January 2016.

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Kelly 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 22 AA GRE 136 537 481 71 135 54 35 3 16 50 9 9 50 102 0 3 3 .281 .350 .466 .816
2005 23 AAA RIC 44 192 155 35 48 23 12 3 8 22 7 1 34 22 0 1 2 .310 .438 .581 1.019
2005 23 MAJ ATL 87 334 290 46 70 24 12 3 9 40 2 1 40 75 2 1 1 .241 .334 .397 .731
2006 24 AAA RIC 10 47 39 3 13 5 4 0 1 7 1 0 6 6 0 1 1 .333 .426 .513 .939
2007 25 MAJ ATL 147 608 521 91 144 52 26 10 16 68 9 5 79 117 2 2 4 .276 .375 .457 .831
2008 26 MAJ ATL 150 614 547 86 157 57 39 6 12 69 11 6 52 113 9 4 2 .287 .349 .446 .795
2009 27 AAA GWI 13 59 52 9 16 7 2 2 3 16 1 0 4 8 0 3 0 .308 .339 .596 .935
2009 27 MAJ ATL 106 346 303 47 68 31 20 3 8 29 7 2 32 54 6 2 3 .224 .303 .389 .692
2010 28 MAJ ARI 154 671 585 93 166 67 36 5 26 71 13 7 79 148 3 2 2 .284 .370 .496 .865
2011 29 MAJ TOR 33 132 115 16 31 9 4 2 3 9 3 3 16 31 0 0 1 .270 .364 .417 .781
2011 29 MAJ ARI 114 481 430 59 90 46 23 5 18 49 13 3 44 132 4 0 3 .209 .287 .412 .699
2011  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ TOR/ARI 147 613 545 75 121 55 27 7 21 58 16 6 60 163 4 0 4 .222 .304 .413 .717
2012 30 MAJ TOR 142 580 507 61 114 37 19 2 16 55 14 2 62 159 2 4 5 .225 .313 .365 .678
2013 31 MAJ TB 118 407 366 41 86 30 12 2 16 52 7 4 35 99 0 3 3 .235 .305 .410 .715
2014 32 AA POR 2 8 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
2014 32 MAJ BOS 10 25 25 1 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 .160 .160 .200 .360
2014 32 MAJ BAL 19 45 39 7 9 5 4 0 1 4 0 1 6 11 0 0 0 .231 .333 .410 .743
2014 32 MAJ NYY 77 227 201 21 44 17 9 2 6 22 2 1 23 50 0 1 2 .219 .304 .373 .677
2014  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ BOS/BAL/NYY 106 297 265 29 57 23 14 2 7 27 2 2 29 71 0 1 2 .215 .296 .362 .659
2015 33 AAA GWI 2 7 7 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .143 .143 .429 .572
2015 33 MAJ ATL 62 196 182 20 50 14 5 0 9 34 1 1 13 43 0 1 0 .275 .321 .451 .772
2015 33 MAJ NYM 49 138 128 18 32 11 6 0 5 13 1 0 10 38 0 0 0 .250 .304 .414 .718
2015  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ ATL/NYM 111 334 310 38 82 25 11 0 14 47 2 1 23 81 0 1 0 .265 .314 .435 .750
2016 34 MAJ NYM 78 195 178 16 47 16 7 0 9 24 2 0 14 39 0 1 2 .264 .323 .455 .778
2016 34 MAJ ATL 49 132 121 8 26 7 6 0 1 10 1 0 10 25 0 1 0 .215 .273 .289 .562
2016  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ NYM/ATL 127 327 299 24 73 23 13 0 10 34 3 0 24 64 0 2 2 .244 .303 .388 .691
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3-Year Averages     111 344 313 36 75 25 12 1 12 42 3 2 29 83 0 1 1 .240 .305 .399 .705
Career  (View All)     1395 5,131 4,538 631 1,138 424 229 40 155 550 86 36 515 1,144 28 22 28 .251 .329 .421 .751

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Kelly Johnson 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. 24 Phi 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .303 .388 .691
Sep. 23 Phi 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .305 .391 .696
Sep. 22 Phi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .304 .391 .695
Sep. 21 Atl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .305 .392 .697
Sep. 20 Atl Did not play.
Sep. 19 Atl 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .305 .392 .697
Sep. 18 Min 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .306 .394 .700
Sep. 17 Min 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .304 .394 .698
Sep. 16 Min Did not play.
Sep. 14 @Was Did not play.
Sep. 13 @Was 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .305 .396 .701
Sep. 12 @Was 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .306 .397 .703
Sep. 11 @Atl 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .310 .403 .713
Sep. 10 @Atl 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .252 .311 .406 .717
Sep. 9 @Atl 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .308 .404 .712
Sep. 7 @Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .306 .398 .704
Sep. 6 @Cin 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .309 .402 .711
Sep. 5 @Cin 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .311 .405 .716
Sep. 4 Was Did not play.
Sep. 3 Was 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .249 .312 .396 .708
Sep. 2 Was 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .309 .396 .705
Sep. 1 Mia 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .314 .402 .716
Aug. 31 Mia 4 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .316 .406 .722
Aug. 30 Mia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .313 .401 .714
Aug. 29 Mia 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .314 .402 .716
Aug. 28 Phi 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .315 .407 .722
Aug. 27 Phi 1 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .316 .410 .726
Aug. 26 Phi Did not play.
Aug. 25 @StL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .313 .395 .708
Aug. 24 @StL 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .315 .397 .712
Last 7 Games 10 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .273 .200 .473
Last 14 Games 24 2 5 0 0 0 2 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 .208 .240 .208 .448
Last 30 Games 59 4 13 2 0 2 11 3 15 1 0 1 0 0 .220 .270 .356 .626

Kelly Johnson: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 3 51 21 1 15 15
2015 25 28 12 1 37 29 8 1
2014 32 5 60 5 4 1 3
2013 3 22 16 53 53 18
2012 136 3
2011 141
2010 149 2
2009 84

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Kelly Johnson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016535370.245.434.707
2015335141.273.364.678
2014385150.184.395.690

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016241187263.245.382.693
20152773313431.264.444.758
2014227246222.220.357.653

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201613084180.215.338.636
2015158177252.247.424.707
2014142145161.211.373.658

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016164156153.268.433.743
2015152217220.283.447.793
2014123152111.220.350.659
Kelly 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 22 AA GRE 537 481 9.3% 19% 0.49 79% .328 .185
2005 23 AAA RIC 192 155 17.7% 11.5% 1.55 86% .320 .271
2005 23 MAJ ATL 334 290 12% 22.5% 0.53 74% .296 .156
2006 24 AAA RIC 47 39 12.8% 12.8% 1.00 85% .375 .180
2007 25 MAJ ATL 608 521 13% 19.2% 0.68 78% .330 .181
2008 26 MAJ ATL 614 547 8.5% 18.4% 0.46 79% .344 .159
2009 27 AAA GWI 59 52 6.8% 13.6% 0.50 85% .317 .288
2009 27 MAJ ATL 346 303 9.2% 15.6% 0.59 82% .249 .165
2010 28 MAJ ARI 671 585 11.8% 22.1% 0.53 75% .341 .212
2011 29 MAJ TOR 132 115 12.1% 23.5% 0.52 73% .346 .147
2011 29 MAJ ARI 481 430 9.1% 27.4% 0.33 69% .257 .203
2011  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ TOR/ARI 613 545 9.8% 26.6% 0.37 70% .277 .191
2012 30 MAJ TOR 580 507 10.7% 27.4% 0.39 69% .295 .140
2013 31 MAJ TB 407 366 8.6% 24.3% 0.35 73% .279 .175
2014 32 AA POR 8 6 25% 37.5% 0.67 50% .000 .000
2014 32 MAJ BOS 25 25 0% 40% 0.00 60% .267 .040
2014 32 MAJ BAL 45 39 13.3% 24.4% 0.55 72% .296 .179
2014 32 MAJ NYY 227 201 10.1% 22% 0.46 75% .262 .154
2014  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ BOS/BAL/NYY 297 265 9.8% 23.9% 0.41 73% .267 .147
2015 33 AAA GWI 7 7 0% 14.3% 0.00 86% .167 .286
2015 33 MAJ ATL 196 182 6.6% 21.9% 0.30 76% .315 .176
2015 33 MAJ NYM 138 128 7.2% 27.5% 0.26 70% .318 .164
2015  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ ATL/NYM 334 310 6.9% 24.3% 0.28 74% .316 .170
2016 34 MAJ NYM 195 178 7.2% 20% 0.36 78% .292 .191
2016 34 MAJ ATL 132 121 7.6% 18.9% 0.40 79% .263 .074
2016  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ NYM/ATL 327 299 7.3% 19.6% 0.38 79% .280 .144
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3-Year Averages     344 313 8.4% 24.1% 0.35 73% .289 .159
Career     5,131 4,538 10% 22.3% 0.45 75% .303 .170

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

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.244 AVG
POOR
79% Contact Rate
WEAK
.280 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.388 SLG
WEAK
.144 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.38 BB/K
WEAK
7.3% BB Rate
AVERAGE
19.6% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.691 OPS
WEAK
.303 OBP
WEAK

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

Johnson is in Monday's lineup against the Cardinals.

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Johnson walked and hit his eighth home run in a 1-for-3 game in Tuesday's win over Arizona.

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Johnson is out of the lineup Sunday against the Padres. It's the third game in a row that he'll serve in a bench role.

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Johnson pinch hit for outfielder Ty Kelly in the ninth inning Wednesday, and hit a game-tying, two-run home run off D-Backs closer Jake Barrett.

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Johnson went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Tigers.

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Johnson got his first start Wednesday since before the All-Star break and did not disappoint, going 4-for-4 with four singles in a loss to the Cubs.

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Johnson is in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Nationals, Adam Rubin of ESPN.com reports.

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Johnson went 1-for-1 with a solo homer against the Braves on Saturday.

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Johnson is in the lineup for Friday's game against Atlanta.

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Johnson went 3-for-5 with a homer, two RBI and two runs in Wednesday's 11-2 rout of the Pirates.

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Johnson was added to Wednesday's lineup to replace Juan Lagares, who was scratched with a left thumb injury, Adam Rubin of ESPN.com reports.

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Johnson is starting at second base Tuesday against the Pirates.

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2016

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2015

Everything you need to know about Johnson can be summed up by this one fact: Over the past six seasons, Johnson has played for seven different teams Ė Atlanta, Arizona, Toronto, Tampa Bay, New York, Boston and Baltimore. In each stop, it didnít take those teams long to figure out Johnsonís limitations. He's a left-handed batter with reverse splits so he gets exposed by right-handed pitching with extra at-bats. He can play second base, third base and the corner outfield spots, but is not a good defender at any of the positions. Johnson managed to steal double-digit bases three seasons in a row from 2010 to 2012, but has stolen just nine bases over the past two seasons. Even in a time when the league-wide batting average hovers around .250, Johnson hasnít even hit .240 over the past four seasons and his home run output has been in decline for five consecutive seasons. Heís no longer mixed league material, but the Braves will allow Johnson to compete for a roster spot during spring training after signing him to a minor league deal in January.

2014

Johnson put together a rollar coaster season of hot and cold at the plate. After a slow start to the season, he was fantastic in May, hitting .330 with a 1.022 OPS in 25 games that included seven of his 16 home runs on the season and 26 RBI. He cooled off in June before heating up again in July and then seeing his role diminish toward the end of the season. He offers solid power and hits left-handers quite well as a left-handed bat. He offers versatility defensively with his ability to play left field as well as multiple infield spots. His days as an everyday starter may be over, but he offers solid pop in the right situations and matchups, and he'll be a top utillity man for the Yankees this year.

2013

Johnson fired out of the gates, holding a .383 OBP with seven home runs on May 8. Hamstring tightness cropped up later in May, which may have affected him all year, but his season went off track as he limped to the finish (.225/.313/.365). Johnson finished with 16 home runs and 14 stolen base, which will help him to find a new home this offseason, but his ISO (.140 in 2012) has fallen in each of the last two seasons in hitter-friendly environments while his strikeout rate has swelled to a career-high 27.4 percent during that span.

2012

Johnson came over to the Jays in a midseason trade and showed just enough patience and pop at the plate for the Jays to keep him another season by offering arbitration, which he accepted. The power he displayed in 2010 likely won't be approached again, but Toronto's a decent enough hitting park to help him out a bit. He'll return as the starting second baseman and offers a nice power and speed combination from a middle infielder.

2011

Thanks to a torrid April where he hit nine homers in his first 80 at-bats, Johnson delivered an excellent return for those who invested in him as a low-cost rebound candidate after the Braves non-tendered him last December. The home-road splits are telling - Johnson hit .311/.396/.580 at Chase Field and just .257/.343/.411 elsewhere, but at age 29, Johnson is still in his prime and there's no immediate threat in the D-Backs' pipeline to push him for at-bats at second base. Our only concern with his skill set is the 75 percent contact rate he carried last season, but he has a good enough eye to get his share of free passes. Even with a likely regression in the power department (his HR/FB mark doubled to 15.6 percent last season), Johnson should still be able to deliver something close to 20 homers and double-digit steals again this season.

2010

Johnson entered the 2009 season as Atlanta's starting second baseman and looked to be one of the better hitters at the position in the NL. However, an early-season slump (a .686 OPS in April) saw him lose playing time and he eventually was relegated to a backup role. It's hard to say exactly why he fell out of favor with the Braves. When he slumped, Martin Prado and Omar Infante got hot. Johnson is also a streaky hitter with great and poor months that often drive managers crazy. He's also hard to platoon because he actually hits better against lefties. The D-Backs signed him in December to take over as their starting second baseman. There's plenty of upside since he has a strong eye at the plate, good power for a middle infielder and some speed. His glove isn't an asset at second base, but it's passable enough to keep him in the lineup. He could be a good buy-low target as a bounce-back candidate as a result.

2009

Johnson will return as the everyday second baseman for the Braves after a hot and cold season, as he hit .250 or lower in four months of the season and was moved up and down the batting order. However, he hit .319/.355/.476 after Aug. 1 to finish strong. Johnson also showed improvement at second base with the second best range factor among National League regulars. Johnson has a strong eye at the plate, decent power and moderate speed. However, he did draw fewer walks and struck out more often in 2008. As long as those trends don't continue, he should be one of the better hitting second baseman in the NL.

2008

Johnson enters 2008 as Atlanta's leadoff hitter and everyday second baseman after Edgar Renteria was traded to Detroit. Johnson missed almost the entire 2006 season after Tommy John surgery and was converted back to the infield after being used in left field. Johnson quickly ended questions he could field the position and hit leadoff. A slump in June saw him briefly lose the leadoff role and fall into a platoon at second base with Yunel Escobar. With Renteria out of the mix, Escobar will move to shortstop and leave Johnson as the everyday starter. Johnson has a strong eye at the plate and showed good power (16 home runs) and moderate speed. As long as his glove isn't an issue, he's got the skill set to become a potential star.

2007

Johnson missed almost all of last season due to an injury to his throwing elbow which later required Tommy John surgery. He takes a lot of pitches at the plate, which should result in a strong on base average, but it's unclear if he has the power to win a sizeable role at the major league level. He'll need to prove he's healthy this spring, but he could win a share of the left field job or a reserve role. He's also been working at second base and the former minor-league shortstop could try to win a role there as well. Watch Johnson's progress this spring because his fantasy value would be higher if he qualified in the infield.

2006

Johnson got a chance to start in left field once the Raul Mondesi experiment ended and started strong with a .376 OBA before the All-Star break. The Braves like his approach at the plate as he takes a lot of pitches. However, in the second half of the season he struggled, hitting just .228. Johnson will be in the mix to win the starting left field job and could be a nice value considering his strong eye at the plate, but we'd like to see more power before we think he'll be a star.

2005

Johnson moved from shortstop to the outfield last season and had a solid year at the plate by hitting .281/.350/.466. The move to the outfield dims his fantasy prospects but he could still get a shot as a utility player with the Braves as early as this season since he can also play third base. He'll likely start the season at Triple-A and needs to show more power if he's going to be an impact player in the majors.

2004

Johnson could put himself in position to get a shot at the majors in late 2005 or early 2006 with a strong season. He held his own at Double-A by hitting .275/.340/.425. We'd like to see more walks before we get too excited.

2003

Johnson is a good hitter with amazing raw power and decent speed. He had a strong year in a pitchers' park in high-A ball. The 2001 supplemental pick will probably be moved to third base as he moves up in the system, but his diverse offensive repertoire should be plenty good for the hot corner. He's a good keeper pick.