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Johnny Giavotella
Birthdate: 7/10/1987 (29 y, 8 m, 17 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 5-8/180     Position: 2B
Drafted: 2008 June Amateur Draft - Round: 2, Pick: 3, Overall: 49, Team: Kansas City Royals
Contract: $0.2M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Giavotella says he's completely fine after taking a line drive off his palm in Friday's Grapefruit League game, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. (3/4/2017)
Profiles:  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: There was once a time in which Giavotella was an intriguing fantasy prospect, owning a touch of power, some speed, and excellent contact skills. But now at age 29, his window of opportunity may have officially closed. Sadly, those skills failed to translate to the Major League level, as he averaged about seven homers and steals extrapolated over a full season's worth of plate appearances. That, plus an allergy to the base on balls, meant he wasn't helping fantasy owners or his Major League club. Throw in poor defense at second base and he now becomes minor league depth. At this point, only injuries will give him another shot, but even that would likely be short-lived. (Mike Podhorzer)

The Quick Opinion: The small blend of power and speed Giavotella displayed in the minors never showed up in the Majors and now he has become minor league fodder. Needless to say, he's not worth stashing.

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