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Johnny Giavotella | Second Baseman | #12

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'8" / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: New Orleans
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (0) / KC
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Johnny Giavotella has elected to become a free agent.
Giavotella got outrighted off Anaheim's 40-man roster in August after slashing just .260/.287/.376 across 367 plate appearances in 2016. The 29-year-old may be able to find a major league contract on the open market this winter, but it will likely be a low-base-salary one-year deal. Oct 17 - 11:47 AM

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Angels sent INF Johnny Giavotella outright to Triple-A Salt Lake.

The Angels designated him for assignment last week despite the fact that he's probably their best option at second base. He went through waivers unclaimed though and will continue to provide depth for the Halos. He should return at some point in September.
Aug 28 - 7:10 PM

Angels designated 2B Johnny Giavotella for assignment.

Giavotella has played sparingly since Cliff Pennington's return from the disabled list and has only collected one hit in his last 19 at-bats. Despite his struggles, it shouldn't take Giavotella long to catch on with a new club.
Aug 20 - 7:47 PM

Johnny Giavotella went 3-for-3 with a double as the Angels fell to the Royals on Wednesday.

He also had a sacrifice bunt in the contest. With his three-hit effort, Giavotella is now hitting .274/.299/.399 with six homers, 28 RBI and four stolen bases. It's the second straight three-hit game for Giavotella against his former squad.
Jul 27 - 11:47 PM

Johnny Giavotella went 3-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI and three runs scored Tuesday against the Royals.

Giavotella also threw in a stolen base for good measure. The big night raised Giavotella's line to .267/.293/.390 with 28 RBI, 43 runs scored and four steals. It certainly had to feel good coming against his former team to boot.
Jul 27 - 12:10 AM

Johnny Giavotella went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI single in Thursday's loss to the A's.

Giavotella notched an RBI single off Kendall Graveman in the fourth inning. He would later uncork a leadoff ninth-inning double and come around to score on a two-run homer by Shane Robinson, but the Angels would fail to rage against the remainder of the dying of the light, ultimately falling 5-4. With a .272/.291/.412 triple-slash, six homers and 25 RBI over 228 at-bats, Giavotella's fantasy upside is pretty limited.
Jun 24 - 1:16 AM

Johnny Giavotella went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Twins.

Giavotella unloaded on an Ervin Santana offering for a two-run dinger in the second inning. It put the Angels up 3-1 and while the Twins would make pushes on the scoreboard, the home team never relinquished the lead after Giavotella's homer. For the season, the 28-year-old second baseman is slashing .274/.298/.396 with four homers and 21 RBI over 197 at-bats. He has homered in back-to-back games. Monday's affair saw him not only homer, but also finish 4-for-4.
Jun 15 - 2:40 AM

Johnny Giavotella went 4-for-4 with a double and a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Twins.

Giavotella didn't pick up the home run until the ninth inning. It did not have any tangible effect on the outcome of the game. The 28-year-old infielder is hitting .269/.294/.378 with 11 doubles, three homers and 19 RBI over 193 at-bats.
Jun 14 - 1:38 AM

Johnny Giavotella went 0-for-4 on Monday and is hitting just .169/.183/.237 in 59 at-bats.

The Angels are certainly regretting never bringing in any real competition for Giavotella over the winter. He'll bounce back some offensively, but once defense is factored in, he's still not going to be a very good regular.
May 2 - 11:41 PM

Johnny Giavotella is not in Monday's lineup against the Athletics.

He'll take a seat against A's ace Sonny Gray. The switch-hitting Cliff Pennington will make the start at second base and bat ninth.
Apr 11 - 6:36 PM

Mike Giavotella plated two runs Thursday in a tie with the Mariners.

He doubled to left field in the first inning and reached base again with a single in the fourth. Giavotella has had a steady spring with 11 hits in 34 trips to the plate. He’s the favorite to start at second base over Cliff Pennington.
Mar 17 - 7:55 PM

Johnny Giavotella clubbed a three-run homer off Anthony Ranaudo in the Angels' 7-3 Cactus League victory over the Rangers on Sunday afternoon in Arizona.

He also had a big game Saturday against the Giants. Angels manager Mike Scioscia said back in mid-February that second base would be an open competition this spring, but Giavotella is the clear favorite. He has the potential to offer some production in AL-only leagues.
Mar 13 - 8:06 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Thursday that the starting second base job is an open competition.

Giavotella is the incumbent and the favorite, but Rey Navarro, Gregorio Petit, and Cliff Pennington will all get looks this summer in Cactus League play. Giavotella showed promise at times last season, but he finished with a rough .272/.318/.375 batting line and four home runs in 129 total games. Scioscia might do well to work a platoon at second base this year.

Johnny Giavotella delivered a go-ahead RBI single in the ninth inning on Saturday, capping off an incredible comeback as the Angels topped the Rangers 11-10.

The Angels jumped out to an early 5-1 lead in the ballgame, before their defense and bullpen imploded to allow the Rangers to take a 10-6 advantage. That was the score entering the final frame, when Erick Aybar and Kole Calhoun started with solo homers to pull them to within two runs. Several timely two-out hits later, Giavotella came through with the biggest knock of the season, plating the go-ahead run in an absolute must-win game. The Angels now sit just 1/2 game back of the final Wild Card spot, pending the Astros result on Saturday.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 05:15:00 PM

Angels activated 2B Johnny Giavotella from the 15-day disabled list.

Giavotella missed a month of action while battling fourth-nerve palsy. He's at second base and hitting ninth Friday.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 05:39:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jett Bandy
2Carlos Perez
3Tony Sanchez
1B1C.J. Cron
2B1Cliff Pennington
2Kaleb Cowart
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Nolan Fontana
3B1Yunel Escobar
2Jefry Marte
LF1Cameron Maybin
2Ji-Man Choi
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Ryan LaMarre
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Garrett Richards
2Ricky Nolasco
3Matt Shoemaker
4Tyler Skaggs
5Jesse Chavez
6Nick Tropeano
7Andrew Heaney
8Alex Meyer
9Nate Smith
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Cam Bedrosian
3J.C. Ramirez
4Andrew Bailey
5Deolis Guerra
6Brooks Pounders
7Jose Alvarez
8Mike Morin
9Kirby Yates
10Keynan Middleton
11Austin Adams
12Justin Miller