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Chris Johnson

29-Year-Old Third Baseman – Atlanta Braves

2014 Stats

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.280

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1

RBI

3

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2

SB

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Johnson began the 2013 season in a platoon with Juan Francisco, but took over as the everyday third baseman after Francisco was designated for assignment in late May. He rewarded the Braves for their ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 222   DOB: 10/1/1984   BORN: Naples, FL   COLLEGE: Stetson   DRAFTED: 4th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Chris Johnson Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $4.75 million contract with the Braves in January of 2014, avoiding arbitration.

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Chris 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
2007 22 A Sal 60 232 224 24 59 17 11 0 6 38 1 0 8 41 0 0 0 .263 .292 .393 .685
2007 22 A Lex 64 272 255 37 66 22 14 0 8 44 3 4 17 38 0 0 0 .259 .304 .408 .712
2008 23 AA COR 84 358 330 43 107 36 24 0 12 58 5 0 20 61 1 4 3 .324 .364 .506 .870
2008 23 AAA ROU 30 107 101 10 22 4 2 1 1 9 0 0 5 25 0 1 0 .218 .252 .287 .539
2009 24 A Lan 4 17 16 5 7 5 5 0 0 6 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .438 .471 .750 1.221
2009 24 AAA ROU 104 412 384 48 108 38 20 5 13 42 2 1 21 90 0 3 4 .281 .323 .461 .784
2009 24 MAJ HOU 11 23 22 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 .091 .130 .091 .221
2010 25 AAA Rou 38 163 149 26 49 19 10 1 8 33 0 0 9 23 0 4 1 .329 .362 .570 .932
2010 25 MAJ HOU 94 362 341 40 105 35 22 2 11 52 3 0 15 91 0 4 2 .308 .337 .481 .818
2011 26 AAA Okl 21 94 81 18 22 11 7 0 4 15 1 1 10 25 0 0 3 .272 .372 .506 .878
2011 26 MAJ HOU 107 405 378 32 95 31 21 3 7 42 2 2 16 97 0 4 7 .251 .291 .378 .669
2012 27 MAJ HOU 92 368 341 36 95 32 21 3 8 41 4 1 23 92 0 1 3 .279 .329 .428 .757
2012 27 MAJ ARI 44 160 147 12 42 16 7 2 7 35 1 0 8 40 1 3 1 .286 .321 .503 .824
2012  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ HOU/ARI 136 528 488 48 137 48 28 5 15 76 5 1 31 132 1 4 4 .281 .326 .451 .777
2013 28 MAJ ATL 142 547 514 54 165 46 34 0 12 68 0 0 29 116 0 2 2 .321 .358 .457 .815
2014 29 MAJ ATL 13 52 50 2 14 5 4 0 1 3 0 0 1 16 0 1 0 .280 .288 .420 .708
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Chris Johnson
3-Year Averages MAJ   128 492 460 44 132 40 27 2 11 62 2 1 25 115 0 3 4 .287 .327 .426 .753
Career  (View All) MAJ   503 1917 1793 177 518 165 109 10 46 242 10 3 93 458 1 15 15 .289 .327 .438 .765

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Chris 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. 17 @Phi 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .268 .389 .657
Apr. 16 @Phi 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .288 .420 .708
Apr. 15 @Phi Did not play.
Apr. 14 @Phi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .250 .391 .641
Apr. 13 Was Did not play.
Apr. 12 Was 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .255 .400 .655
Apr. 11 Was 5 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .286 .450 .736
Apr. 10 NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .243 .400 .643
Apr. 9 NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .273 .452 .725
Apr. 8 NYM 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .310 .519 .829
Apr. 6 @Was 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .304 .320 .565 .885
Apr. 5 @Was 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .286 .550 .836
Apr. 4 @Was 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .267 .250 .600 .850
Apr. 2 @Mil 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .583 .833
Apr. 1 @Mil 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .375 .625
Mar. 31 @Mil 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750
Last 7 Days 19 0 6 1 0 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 .316 .316 .368 .684
Last 14 Days 46 2 12 3 0 1 3 1 16 0 0 0 1 1 .261 .271 .391 .662
Last 30 Days 54 2 14 4 0 1 3 1 17 0 0 0 1 1 .259 .268 .389 .657

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Chris Johnson: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 13
2013 12 125
2012 6 127 1 1
2011 101
2010 90
2009 7

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Chris Johnson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013133194240.383.526.939
2012139114183.245.374.672
20119661121.260.344.635

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013381358440.299.433.772
20123493711582.295.481.819
2011282266301.248.390.681

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013253234370.324.447.808
2012246288383.297.463.810
2011186112211.231.317.601

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013261318310.318.467.823
2012242207382.264.438.743
2011192215211.271.438.737
Chris 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
2007 22 A Sal 232 224 3.4% 17.7% 0.20 82% .299 .130
2007 22 A Lex 272 255 6.3% 14% 0.45 85% .278 .149
2008 23 AA COR 358 330 5.6% 17% 0.33 82% .370 .182
2008 23 AAA ROU 107 101 4.7% 23.4% 0.20 75% .280 .069
2009 24 A Lan 17 16 5.9% 17.6% 0.33 81% .538 .312
2009 24 AAA ROU 412 384 5.1% 21.8% 0.23 77% .338 .180
2009 24 MAJ HOU 23 22 4.3% 26.1% 0.17 73% .125 .000
2010 25 AAA Rou 163 149 5.5% 14.1% 0.39 85% .347 .241
2010 25 MAJ HOU 362 341 4.1% 25.1% 0.16 73% .393 .173
2011 26 AAA Okl 94 81 10.6% 26.6% 0.40 69% .346 .234
2011 26 MAJ HOU 405 378 4% 24% 0.16 74% .321 .127
2012 27 MAJ HOU 368 341 6.3% 25% 0.25 73% .361 .149
2012 27 MAJ ARI 160 147 5% 25% 0.20 73% .350 .217
2012  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ HOU/ARI 528 488 5.9% 25% 0.23 73% .358 .170
2013 28 MAJ ATL 547 514 5.3% 21.2% 0.25 77% .396 .136
2014 29 MAJ ATL 52 50 1.9% 30.8% 0.06 68% .394 .140
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Chris Johnson
3-Year Averages MAJ   492 460 5.1% 23.4% 0.22 75% .362 .139
Career MAJ   1917 1793 4.9% 23.9% 0.20 74% .366 .149

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2014 Stat Review for Chris 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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.280 AVG
GOOD
68% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.394 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.420 SLG
AVERAGE
.140 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.06 BB/K
TERRIBLE
1.9% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
30.8% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.708 OPS
WEAK
.288 OBP
POOR

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Best Matchups for Chris Johnson (by OPS, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Matt Garza MIL 9 5 2 4 2 2 0 .556 1.222 1.859
Ryan Dempster BOS 8 4 1 2 1 0 0 .500 .875 1.431
Ethan Martin PHI 7 2 2 3 0 2 0 .286 1.143 1.429
Aaron Harang ATL 9 3 1 5 0 1 0 .333 1.000 1.400
Kevin Slowey MIA 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.333
Kevin Correia MIN 8 4 0 1 1 2 0 .500 .750 1.306
Drew Storen WAS 7 3 1 1 0 3 0 .429 .857 1.286
Jeff Locke PIT 6 2 1 2 1 1 0 .333 .833 1.262
Mat Latos CIN 17 7 1 3 2 5 0 .412 .765 1.238
A.J. Burnett PHI 11 4 1 2 1 2 0 .364 .818 1.235

Worst Matchups for Chris Johnson (by OPS, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Dan Haren LA 7 1 0 0 0 2 0 .143 .143 .286
Jason Motte STL 7 1 0 0 0 2 0 .143 .143 .286
Ross Ohlendorf WAS 13 1 0 1 1 5 0 .077 .077 .277
Zack Wheeler NY-N 11 1 0 0 1 2 0 .091 .091 .258
Luke Gregerson OAK 8 1 0 0 0 4 0 .125 .125 .250
Clayton Kershaw LA 12 1 0 0 0 4 0 .083 .167 .250
Homer Bailey CIN 12 1 0 0 0 7 0 .083 .083 .167
Paul Maholm LA 15 1 0 0 0 4 0 .067 .067 .133
Johan Santana BAL 7 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Jose Fernandez MIA 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Johnson hit a solo homer in Wednesday's win over the Brewers.

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Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Tuesday that he's leaning toward batting Johnson in the cleanup spot, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

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Johnson agreed to a one-year, $4.75 million contract with the Braves on Friday, avoiding arbitration, the Altanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Johnson is not in the lineup Sunday against the Phillies.

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Johnson was 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the Braves' win over Philadelphia on Friday night.

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Johnson is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Brewers.

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Johnson went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI in Thursday's win over Miami.

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Johnson went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored Monday night as the Braves defeated the Marlins 5-2.

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Johnson is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Mets.

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Johnson (leg) is in the lineup Monday against the Mets.

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Johnson is dealing with some minor leg soreness and is out of Sunday's lineup as a precautionary measure, the Atlanta Journal Constitution's David O'Brien reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

The lack of big league ready third basemen in the upper levels of the D-Backs' system led to the acquisition of Johnson from the Astros in late July. Over the final 44 games, he hit .286/.321/.503 with seven homers in 160 at-bats, flashing a career-high .218 ISO during that span. All signs point to an opportunity for Johnson to reprise his role as the team's starter in 2013, while prospect Matt Davidson will continue his development in the minors, at least initially. A subpar defender with a meager 4.8 percent career walk rate, it's easy to envision a scenario where the D-Backs decide to make a change at the hot corner in-season if Johnson manages to earn the Opening Day nod.

2012

Johnson had one of the more disappointing seasons in the majors last season, hitting just .251/.291/.378 with seven home runs. On closer inspection, no one should be surprised. Just as he did in 2010, Johnson struck out more than once every four at-bats, and like 2010, it again took him on average nearly 25 plate appearances to work a walk. With numbers like these, 2010 looks like more of a fluke than 2011 does. Perhaps a good hitting coach can straighten him out, but time is running short.

2011

After Pedro Feliz unsurprisingly faltered, Johnson got a chance to start and blossomed into a young stud at third. There were several times last year when he went on offensive tears -- look no further than his .359/.393/.615 July line for proof. Despite relatively solid numbers, there are still reasons to be concerned. Johnson has a tendency to overswing and he struck out in more than a quarter of his at-bats. He will open the season as a starter, but expect a few bumps and bruises as the league gets an extended look at the promising corner infielder.

2010

Johnson had a solid, if unspectacular 2009 season. His power numbers are passable, but his plate discipline (21:89 BB:K) leaves a lot to be desired. If Johnson gets a shot at starting and everything clicks for him, he could hit double-digit home runs with an acceptable batting average. If it doesn't, he'll wind up a reserve infielder and platoon third baseman. The latter outcome is more likely after Houston signed Pedro Feliz to man third base in December.