|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||540.00||13.00||.285||65.00||52.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs N.Y. Mets||16||4||0|| .250|| .375|| .250|
|vs Lohse (Career)||13||2||0|| .154||.214||.154|
|vs RHP||46||11||1|| .250|| .413|| .239|
|Last 10 Games|
|Chris Johnson breaks out Friday with three hits |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(4/12/14) Braves third baseman Chris Johnson broke a hitless streak that had lasted nine at-bats Friday with three hits in his last four plate appearances in a victory over National League East rival Washington.
Johnson doubled in the third, singled in a run in the fifth and keyed the winning rally in the 10th with another single to bolster his season stat line to .275/.286/.450. His OBP has been weakened by the fact that he has walked just once.
|Chris Johnson's HR proves to be game-winner |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(4/2/14) There wasn't much offense generated during Wednesday's game between the Brewers and Braves, as Matt Garza and Aaron Harang had quite the pitcher's duel. However, Braves third baseman Chris Johnson provided the only offense Harang would need during a 1-0 win for Atlanta.
Johnson broke up Garza's no-hit bid with two outs in the seventh inning when he crushed a solo home run to left field. Harang was also working on a no-hitter at the time, but he gave up his first hit leading off the bottom of the seventh.
Johnson, who had 12 home runs last season, is batting .250 (3 for 12) with one RBI through three games. He struck out twice Wednesday, raising his season total to three.
|Braves manager considering lineup options |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(3/25/14) Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Tuesday he is leaning toward batting B.J. Upton second in the lineup, per MLB.com. Gonzalez said he is also mulling batting Chris Johnson cleanup and dropping Evan Gattis to sixth or seventh in the lineup.
|Braves, Chris Johnson avoid arbitration |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(1/17/14) The Braves and third baseman Chris Johnson avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $4.75 million.
Johnson had an exceptional year at the plate in his first season with the Braves in 2013, hitting .321/.358/.457 with 12 home runs and 68 RBI in 514 at-bats.
|Braves tender lengthy list of arbitration candidates |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(12/2/13) Faced with a bevy of arbitration-eligible players ahead of Monday's non-tender deadline, the Braves opted to bring back all but three of them. Only one was actually signed to a contract, as the team agreed to undisclosed terms on a one-year deal with infielder Ramiro Pena, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
The team also tendered contracts to nine other players, whose salaries for 2014 will be determined by the arbitration process, unless contracts can be agreed upon. Pitchers Craig Kimbrel, Brandon Beachy, Kris Medlen, Mike Minor and Jordan Walden; infielders Freddie Freeman and Chris Johnson and outfielders Jason Heyward and Jordan Schafer will all return to the team next season.
|Chris Johnson entered last season in a platoon at third base with Juan Francisco, but when it became evident Johnson was emerging as the primary option, the Braves shipped Francisco to Milwaukee and it proved to be a wise move. Johnson ended up being a hitting machine, finishing second in the NL in batting average (.321) and 10th in singles (119). Johnson totaled 12 home runs, 34 doubles, 54 runs and 68 RBI in 142 games. Still, he continued to lack plate discipline, drawing just 29 walks to 116 strikeouts and posting a 12.8 swinging strike percentage, according to FanGraphs.com. The league average was 9.3 percent. Johnson is a good contact hitter, whose line-drive swing helps him find the gaps. However, he doesn't have a lot of power for a corner infielder and is not an RBI machine, which are two areas that hold him back in Fantasy. Johnson is more of a Fantasy option for deep leagues.
(Updated 1/10/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/19/14||@ NYM||7:10 pm||Bartolo Colon|
|4/20/14||@ NYM||1:10 pm||Zack Wheeler|
|4/21/14||MIA||7:10 pm||Tom Koehler|
|4/22/14||MIA||7:10 pm||Jose Fernandez|
|4/23/14||MIA||12:10 pm||Nate Eovaldi|
|4/25/14||CIN||7:35 pm||Homer Bailey|
|4/26/14||CIN||7:10 pm||Mike Leake|