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Kelly Johnson | Second Baseman | #55

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (34) / 2/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 196
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / ATL
Contract: view contract details
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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. Aug 27 - 10:22 PM

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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.
Aug 11 - 12:02 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.
Aug 5 - 10:26 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.
Aug 4 - 10:53 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.
Jul 30 - 11:17 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.
Jun 25 - 11:09 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.
Jun 10 - 5:11 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.
Jun 8 - 4:10 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.
Jun 8 - 12:02 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.
May 14 - 10:06 PM

Kelly Johnson went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in a win over the Marlins on Saturday.

Johnson matched his season total with the two-hit game. He's hitting just .200/.304/.300 in 10 games, but with Hector Olivera's status in question, Johnson will continue to see plenty of playing time in left field.
Apr 16 - 10:36 PM

David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that Kelly Johnson could platoon at third base with Adonis Garcia.

It likely wouldn't be a strict platoon, as the Braves seem to want to see what they have with Garcia, who slugged 10 homers over 198 plate appearances last season. Either way, Johnson is in line to play a bunch with his ability to fill in all over the infield and at the corner outfield spots. The Braves could again wind up shipping him to a contender at the deadline.
Jan 10 - 9:07 AM

Braves signed INF/OF Kelly Johnson to a one-year, $2 million contract.

The deal was reported earlier this month and is now official. Johnson reached the majors as a Brave and spent the first half of last season with Atlanta before being traded to the Mets at the deadline. He hit .265/.314/.435 with 14 homers in 2015 and would figure to play quite a bit for the rebuilding Braves.
Jan 8 - 3:16 PM

Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that the Braves and Kelly Johnson have agreed to a one-year deal, pending a physical.

Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan hears that the deal is worth $2 million and carries $1.25 million worth of incentives. This will be Johnson's third stint with the Braves. The soon-to-be 34-year-old spent the first half of last season with Atlanta before being traded to the Mets. He figures to serve in a super utility role for the rebuilding club, though he could ultimately become trade bait once again.
Jan 6 - 11:35 AM

David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution hears that there's a "better than 50/50 chance" that the Braves will sign Kelly Johnson.

This comes on the heels of a report from MLB.com's Mark Bowman which stated the two sides were having ongoing discussions. Johnson hit .265/.314/.435 with 14 homers for the Braves and Mets last season while making starts at six different positions. The veteran utility player would figure to play quite a bit for the rebuilding Braves, and they could potentially again flip him to a contender at the trade deadline.
Jan 5 - 5:55 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
1B1Lucas Duda
2James Loney
2B1Neil Walker
2Kelly Johnson
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
3B1Jose Reyes
2Wilmer Flores
3T.J. Rivera
4David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Alejandro De Aza
3Justin Ruggiano
CF1Curtis Granderson
2Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jacob deGrom
2Noah Syndergaard
3Steven Matz
4Bartolo Colon
5Jon Niese
6Seth Lugo
7Robert Gsellman
8Zack Wheeler
9Matt Harvey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Jim Henderson
4Jerry Blevins
5Hansel Robles
6Josh Edgin
7Sean Gilmartin
8Jenrry Mejia