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Kelly Johnson | Third Baseman | #55

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (36) / 2/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 196
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / ATL

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Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports the Blue Jays, Braves and Reds have all "checked in" on free agent Kelly Johnson.
However, none of those teams are offering Johnson a major league deal. The 35-year-old has never hit for a high average (.251 over 4,543 big league at-bats) but he still has value as a utility player. Johnson should find work later in the year when injuries begin to pile up. Sat, Mar 18, 2017 09:32:00 PM

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According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Braves are among the teams considering Kelly Johnson.

He's still seeking a major-league deal and it's unclear whether the Braves are willing to give him that. Johnson turns 35 on Wednesday and batted .247/.306/.391 with 10 home runs and 34 RBI in 131 games last season between the Braves and Mets. He could be a useful bench player somewhere.
Tue, Feb 21, 2017 08:09:00 AM

According to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Braves are considering free agent Kelly Johnson as a bench player.

Bringing back veteran outfielder Jeff Francoeur is also a possibility, per O'Brien's sources. Johnson batted just .247/.306/.391 with 10 home runs and 34 RBI in 131 games last season between the Braves and Mets -- the two teams he also played for in 2015. The veteran utilityman turns 35 years old next month.
Mon, Jan 9, 2017 01:24:00 PM

Kelly Johnson went 2-for-3, stole a base and scored a run in Sunday's loss to the Phillies.

He led off the fifth inning with a ground-rule double but was left stranded. In the seventh inning he led off with a single, stole second base and scored on a Kevin Plawecki double. Johnson finishes the season at .247/.306/.391 with 10 homers and 34 RBI. He played in 131 games but mostly as a pinch-hitter, getting only 304 at-bats on the season.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 06:12:00 PM

Kelly Johnson hit a clutch bases-loaded double to lift the Mets over the Marlins on Wednesday.

He came to the plate with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning of a tie game. He ripped a double to right field that scored all three runners and broke open the game. He finished 2-for-4 with three RBI on the night. He has a decent .254 batting average and .722 OPS but doesn't get enough playing time to matter much in fantasy leagues. He has nine home runs and 30 RBI in 256 at-bats spread across 109 games.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 10:59:00 PM

Kelly Johnson clubbed a pinch-hit grand slam in Saturday’s lopsided win over the Phillies.

The Mets hit four home runs on the night and now have 87 homers at Citi Field this season, their most since the stadium opened in 2009. Johnson has been a useful piece since making his return to the Mets, hitting .293 with eight homers in 56 games. He has four pinch-hit homers, which is one shy of the club record.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 10:22:00 PM

Kelly Johnson drilled a pinch-hit, game-tying two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning but the Mets would end up losing to the Diamondbacks in twelve innings on Wednesday.

He was sent up to pinch hit for Ty Kelly with a runner on base and delivered a dramatic clutch bomb. Unfortunately for Mets fans their team would not score again. Fantasy owners don't have much interest in Johnson because he simply doesn't play enough to generate much value. He has a .245 batting average with seven home runs in 220 at-bats.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 12:02:00 AM

Kelly Johnson clubbed a two-run homer on Friday, but it wasn't enough to lead the Mets to a victory over the Tigers.

His two-run shot off of Justin Verlander in the fourth inning briefly gave the Mets a 2-1 lead, but it would be very short-lived. It was Johnson's lone hit in four at-bats on the night. The veteran utility man is now hitting .243/.301/.381 with six homers and 19 RBI.
Fri, Aug 5, 2016 10:26:00 PM

Kelly Johnson hit his fifth home run of the season in Thursday's win over the Yankees.

The homer was the only hit in four at-bats for Johnson. The 34-year-old has five homers and 17 RBI to go with a .243/.302/.369 line as a utility player for the Mets this season.
Thu, Aug 4, 2016 10:53:00 PM

Kelly Johnson went 2-for-3 and delivered an RBI single on Saturday.

Johnson is batting .247 with four home runs and 16 RBI in 83 games. It has been several years since he was good enough to use in fantasy starting lineups.
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 11:17:00 PM

Kelly Johnson's solo home run broke a scoreless tie in the 11th inning Saturday, leading the Mets to a 1-0 victory over the Braves.

Johnson led off the 11th inning as a pinch-hitter, and he took reliever Dario Alvarez deep for what turned out to be the only run of the contest. The homer was Johnson's third of the season and his second with the Mets; his first came as a member of the Braves, the team he defeated Saturday. The utilityman is batting .233/.297/.347 overall.
Sat, Jun 25, 2016 11:09:00 PM

Kelly Johnson is in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Brewers.

Johnson -- acquired via a trade with the Braves -- played 49 games for the Mets last season. He will take the field with them once more on Friday and is hitting seventh. The veteran infielder hit a measly .215/.273/.289 in 121 at-bats with the Braves.
Fri, Jun 10, 2016 05:11:00 PM

Kelly Johnson will join the Mets in Milwaukee and be active for this weekend's series against the Brewers.

The Mets acquired him in a trade with the Braves on Wednesday. Assistant GM John Ricco said that the two sides had spoken on-and-off about a contract during the offseason after the veteran infielder appeared in 49 games for the Mets (plus limited postseason work) in 2015. Johnson was slashing just .215/.273/.289 in 121 at-bats with the Braves prior to this deal.
Wed, Jun 8, 2016 04:10:00 PM

Mets acquired INF/OF Kelly Johnson from the Braves for RHP Akeel Morris.

Johnson played 49 regular-season games with the Mets last year and made 10 postseason plate appearances in their run to the World Series. He gives New York a versatile left-handed bench bat, though he was sporting a brutal .562 OPS this season in Atlanta. Morris, a 23-year-old former 10th-round pick, holds an ugly 4.62 ERA in 25 1/3 innings of relief this season at the Double-A level. He did have very good numbers in the lower minors.
Wed, Jun 8, 2016 12:02:00 PM

Kelly Johnson went 1-for-4 with a two-run single in Saturday's win over the Royals.

Johnson knocked Royals starter Dillon Gee out of commission with his one-out two-run single in the sixth inning. It gave him seven RBI for the season. With a .229/.308/.300 triple-slash and no homers over 70 at-bats, he is an unpalatable fantasy option at this juncture.
Sat, May 14, 2016 10:06:00 PM

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