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Kelly Johnson

32-Year-Old Second Baseman – New York Yankees

2014 Stats

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.263

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3

RBI

7

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3

SB

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2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 h...

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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, $3 million deal with the Yankees in December of 2013.

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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 MAJ NYY 12 42 38 3 10 6 2 1 3 7 0 0 4 11 0 0 0 .263 .333 .605 .938
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Kelly Johnson
3-Year Averages MAJ   135 532 472 59 107 39 19 3 17 55 12 4 52 140 2 2 4 .227 .308 .388 .695
Career  (View All) MAJ   1063 4215 3702 543 936 359 193 39 127 449 79 33 443 939 28 18 24 .253 .335 .429 .764

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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
Apr. 15 ChC Did not play.
Apr. 13 Bos 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .333 .605 .938
Apr. 12 Bos 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .342 .657 .999
Apr. 11 Bos 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .324 .581 .905
Apr. 10 Bos 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .323 .607 .930
Apr. 9 Bal 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .280 .357 .680 1.037
Apr. 8 Bal 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .333 .571 .904
Apr. 7 Bal 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .304 .400 .704
Apr. 6 @Tor 3 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .263 .444 .707
Apr. 5 @Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .400 .600
Apr. 4 @Tor 5 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .273 .545 .818
Apr. 3 @Hou Did not play.
Apr. 2 @Hou 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .333 .500
Apr. 1 @Hou 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750
Last 7 Days 18 3 6 0 0 3 4 1 5 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .368 .833 1.201
Last 14 Days 38 3 10 2 1 3 7 4 11 0 0 0 0 1 .263 .333 .605 .938
Last 30 Days 38 3 10 2 1 3 7 4 11 0 0 0 0 1 .263 .333 .605 .938

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Kelly Johnson: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 8 1 4
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
20138611081.291.349.686
2012139134142.201.309.607
2011152185172.224.368.626

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132803016446.218.429.723
201236848124112.234.386.705
201139357164114.221.430.750

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013170216232.229.382.679
20122583410349.236.415.727
20112653510279.208.392.702

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20131962010295.240.434.746
2012249276215.213.313.627
20112804011317.236.432.731
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 MAJ NYY 42 38 9.5% 26.2% 0.36 71% .292 .342
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Kelly Johnson
3-Year Averages MAJ   532 472 9.8% 26.3% 0.37 70% .286 .161
Career MAJ   4215 3702 10.5% 22.3% 0.47 75% .307 .176

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2014 Stat Review for Kelly Johnson    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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.263 AVG
AVERAGE
71% Contact Rate
POOR
.292 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.605 SLG
ELITE
.342 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.36 BB/K
WEAK
9.5% BB Rate
GOOD
26.2% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.938 OPS
ELITE
.333 OBP
AVERAGE

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

Best Matchups for Kelly Johnson (by OPS, min 9 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jonathan Sanchez CHI-N 17 10 2 2 1 3 0 .588 1.294 1.926
Joel Pineiro CHI-N 14 7 2 4 2 1 0 .500 .929 1.491
Andrew Miller BOS 9 5 0 0 2 1 0 .556 .778 1.414
Matt Belisle COL 10 3 2 4 1 3 0 .300 1.000 1.364
Jhoulys Chacin COL 17 7 2 5 4 2 0 .412 .824 1.347
Jared Burton MIN 10 6 0 0 0 2 0 .600 .700 1.300
Dan Haren LA 14 6 0 2 2 4 0 .429 .786 1.286
Kevin Correia MIN 28 9 5 10 3 6 2 .321 .893 1.280
Miguel Gonzalez BAL 11 4 1 2 2 4 0 .364 .727 1.189
Tommy Hunter BAL 21 7 3 5 1 7 0 .333 .810 1.173

Worst Matchups for Kelly Johnson (by OPS, min 9 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Micah Owings MIA 13 2 0 0 0 2 0 .154 .154 .308
James Shields KC 14 2 0 0 0 8 1 .143 .143 .286
Matt Cain SF 32 4 0 0 1 7 2 .125 .125 .277
Daisuke Matsuzaka NY-N 11 1 0 0 1 3 0 .091 .091 .258
Oliver Perez AZ 11 1 0 0 1 9 0 .091 .091 .258
Jon Lester BOS 15 1 0 1 2 4 0 .067 .067 .243
Sean Burnett ANA 9 1 0 0 0 3 1 .111 .111 .222
Adam Wainwright STL 11 1 0 0 0 3 0 .091 .091 .182
Jeremy Guthrie KC 10 0 0 0 1 3 0 .000 .000 .091
Justin Verlander DET 14 0 0 0 0 6 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Johnson was 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run double in the Yankees' win over Toronto on Sunday afternoon.

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Johnson will likely play first base until Mark Teixeira (hamstring) returns, according to ESPN.

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Johnson is not in the lineup for Thursday's tilt with the Astros, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports.

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Johnson went 0-for-2 with three runners left on base before being replaced in Wednesday's loss to Houston in the seventh inning.

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Manager Joe Girardi did everything but name Johnson the team's starting third baseman for 2014 on Wednesday, according to ESPN.

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Johnson is likely to be the Yankees' backup at just about every infield position this season, according to Newsday.

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Following the suspension of Alex Rodriguez, Johnson could be the Yankees' starting third baseman on Opening Day, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

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Johnson has agreed to a one-year deal with the Yankees, pending a physical, CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.