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Kelly Johnson
Birthdate: 2/22/1982 (35 y, 1 m, 3 d)     Bats/Throws: L/R     Height/Weight: 6-1/205     Position: 2B
Drafted: 2000 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1s, Pick: 8, Overall: 38, Team: Atlanta Braves
Contract: $2M / 1 Years (2016)
RotoWire News: Johnson has heard from the Reds, Braves and Blue Jays about a non-roster deal, but he's waiting on a major league contract, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. (3/18/2017)
Profiles:  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: After witnessing first hand how Daniel Murphy transformed into a power hitter, Kelly Johnson asked “why not me?” This became all the more easier when, for the second time in two seasons, he was traded from the Braves to the Mets and could continue playing under the tutelage of Kevin Long, a hitting coach that specializes in teaching left-handed batters to pull for power. Johnson posted 23.4% and 18.4% home run-to-fly ball rates for the Mets in 2015 and 2016 respectively. While neither of these figures are career highs, they represent significant jumps in performance relative to his time with other teams in recent years - and he has spent a lot of time with other teams, having played for six organizations in the past four years. (Andrew Perpetua)

The Quick Opinion: He’s an aging backup infielder, but he is focusing on recognizing pitches he can pull in the air, so you might see a late-career bump in home runs.

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SeasonBatting 4thGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2005Batting 4th1221100010001000000.500
2008Batting 4th1561100000101000001.200
2009Batting 4th1110000000000000000.000
2011Batting 4th310123210020102100001.300
2012Batting 4th627304300122309000000.148
2013Batting 4th1330000000003000000.000
2014Batting 4th2330000010002000000.000
2015Batting 4th21707819123049147015000210.271
2016Batting 4th1229369620165707000110.310
TotalBatting 4th481501713725606212119040100322.247

SeasonBatting 4thBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2005Batting 4th0.0 %50.0 %0.00.500.500.5001.000.0001.00000.2.445175
2008Batting 4th16.7 %16.7 %1.00.200.333.200.533.000.2500-0.3.26757
2009Batting 4th0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.000.0000-0.3.000-100
2011Batting 4th8.3 %16.7 %0.50.300.417.400.817.100.37520.5.373133
2012Batting 4th10.0 %30.0 %0.33.148.233.259.493.111.1761-2.1.22633
2013Batting 4th0.0 %100.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.000.0000-0.7.000-100
2014Batting 4th0.0 %66.7 %0.00.000.000.000.000.000.0000-0.7.000-100
2015Batting 4th9.0 %19.2 %0.47.271.338.486.823.214.294112.7.356127
2016Batting 4th19.4 %19.4 %1.00.310.444.483.927.172.38172.6.406156
TotalBatting 4th11.1 %23.4 %0.48.247.335.407.742.160.298211.8.328106

SeasonBatting 4thGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2005Batting 4th0.00100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %835
2008Batting 4th1.000.0 %50.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %25.0 %25.0 %50.0 %25.0 %75.0 %0.0 %221012
2009Batting 4th1.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %422
2011Batting 4th0.7512.5 %37.5 %50.0 %25.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %25.0 %25.0 %25.0 %62.5 %12.5 %461531
2012Batting 4th0.7522.2 %33.3 %44.4 %0.0 %12.5 %0.0 %0.0 %22.2 %61.1 %16.7 %22.2 %61.1 %16.7 %1133974
2013Batting 4th0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      17512
2014Batting 4th0.00100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %11110
2015Batting 4th1.3921.8 %45.5 %32.7 %5.6 %22.2 %4.0 %0.0 %45.5 %30.9 %23.6 %12.7 %58.2 %29.1 %283110173
2016Batting 4th3.2522.7 %59.1 %18.2 %0.0 %25.0 %15.4 %0.0 %36.4 %40.9 %22.7 %22.7 %50.0 %27.3 %1485890
TotalBatting 4th1.3921.8 %45.5 %32.7 %5.6 %16.7 %6.0 %0.0 %40.0 %36.4 %23.6 %17.3 %58.2 %24.6 %652243409