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Dan Johnson 1B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
16 1625 .234 .335 .405 107 1.4
Birth Date8-10-1979
Height6' 2"
Weight210 lbs
Age40 years, 2 months, 9 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2005 OAK 25 109 434 103 21 0 15 50 52 1 0 1 .275 .355 .451 118 9.5 -1.5 -6.9 0.6
2006 OAK 26 91 331 67 13 1 9 40 45 0 0 0 .234 .323 .381 95 -0.7 -4.2 4.5 0.3
2007 OAK 27 117 495 98 20 1 18 72 77 3 0 0 .236 .349 .418 111 8.8 -2.7 -11.4 0.0
2008 OAK 28 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 87 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 TBA 28 10 28 5 0 0 2 3 7 0 0 0 .200 .286 .440 91 -0.3 0.3 0.9 0.1
2010 TBA 30 40 140 22 3 0 7 25 27 1 1 0 .198 .343 .414 116 2.9 0.1 -1.6 0.3
2011 TBA 31 31 91 10 1 0 2 6 18 1 0 0 .119 .187 .202 72 -2.8 0.2 1.2 0.0
2012 CHA 32 14 31 8 1 0 3 9 3 0 0 0 .364 .548 .818 145 1.6 0.5 0.1 0.3
2013 BAL 33 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 87 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 TOR 34 15 48 8 2 0 1 7 10 1 0 0 .211 .333 .342 97 -0.1 -1.6 0.0 -0.1
2015 SLN 35 12 21 3 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 .158 .238 .158 80 -0.4 -0.6 0.2 -0.1
Career443162532461257214244711.234.335.40510718.4-9.5-13.01.4

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2001 VAN A- NWN 69 280 .000 .000 .000 .341 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 MOD A+ CLF 126 492 .000 .000 .000 .326 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 MID AA TXS 139 619 .000 .000 .000 .301 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SAC AAA PCL 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SAC AAA PCL 142 640 .000 .000 .000 .317 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 OAK MLB AL 109 434 .263 .325 .416 .278 97 12.5 12.5 -7.9 118 10 -6.9 -1.5 9.5 0.6
2005 SAC AAA PCL 47 217 .283 .359 .456 .340 93 13.4 3.7 -2.3 146 0 1.0 -2.4 13.6 1.3
2006 OAK MLB AL 91 331 .271 .333 .430 .245 98 -4.5 10.0 -6.3 95 11 4.5 -4.2 -0.7 0.3
2006 SAC AAA PCL 46 209 .263 .334 .403 .341 99 15 5.9 -3.7 158 0 2.3 0.0 14.8 1.9
2007 OAK MLB AL 117 495 .267 .333 .421 .246 93 11 14.7 -9.4 111 12 -11.4 -2.7 8.8 0.0
2007 SAC AAA PCL 2 8 .277 .353 .425 .500 85 3.5 0.2 -0.2 182 0 -0.1 0.0 0.8 0.1
2008 OAK MLB AL 1 1 .293 .328 .486 .000 92 -0.2 0.0 0 87 16 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 TBA MLB AL 10 28 .258 .335 .430 .188 107 -0.6 0.8 -0.5 91 18 0.9 0.3 -0.3 0.1
2008 DUR AAA INT 113 486 .264 .331 .403 .327 97 40.3 14.2 -7.8 162 0 10.4 -1.9 22.4 3.6
2010 TBA MLB AL 40 140 .257 .324 .408 .188 108 0.8 3.9 -1.9 116 15 -1.6 0.1 2.9 0.3
2010 DUR AAA INT 98 426 .260 .330 .406 .305 104 36 13.0 -3.8 183 0 -0.7 -3.5 38.7 4.2
2011 TBA MLB AL 31 91 .255 .320 .409 .125 101 -10.6 2.5 -1.4 72 16 1.2 0.2 -2.8 0.0
2011 DUR AAA INT 93 395 .257 .326 .395 .304 94 17.3 12.3 -6.5 149 0 6.0 -0.9 20.3 3.0
2012 CHA MLB AL 14 31 .251 .311 .392 .313 104 5.6 0.8 -0.4 145 24 0.1 0.5 1.6 0.3
2012 CHR AAA INT 137 589 .262 .329 .395 .272 98 29.3 17.4 -9.9 148 0 -1.3 0.3 29.7 3.6
2013 BAL MLB AL 3 5 .222 .293 .394 .000 99 -1.1 0.1 -0.1 87 8 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2013 NOR AAA INT 5 18 .196 .278 .292 .182 94 -0.7 0.5 -0.3 137 0 -0.1 -0.3 0.5 0.0
2013 SWB AAA INT 133 560 .258 .328 .389 .264 98 19.6 16.0 -9.8 133 0 3.0 -5.1 12.3 1.7
2014 TOR MLB AL 15 48 .254 .311 .394 .241 100 0.4 1.2 -0.8 97 14 0.0 -1.6 -0.1 -0.1
2014 BUF AAA INT 107 460 .262 .330 .391 .245 103 11 13.7 -8.8 130 0 -6.0 -2.2 8.8 0.5
2015 SLN MLB NL 12 21 .240 .296 .376 .200 91 -2.3 0.6 -0.3 80 10 0.2 -0.6 -0.4 -0.1
2015 LOU AAA INT 9 40 .259 .322 .392 .100 94 -2.9 1.1 -0.7 70 0 0.7 -0.7 -1.8 -0.1
2015 MEM AAA PCL 94 403 .271 .338 .409 .275 93 16.5 11.2 -7.1 115 0 -7.7 -1.4 -0.6 -0.6
2016 TUL AA TEX 5 10 .260 .348 .385 .250 97 0.9 0.1 0.7 162 0 0.6 0.1 0.4 0.2
2017 PUE AAA MEX 32 141 .000 .000 .000 .321 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 REY AAA MEX 30 130 .000 .000 .000 .347 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2001 VAN A- NWN 280 247 36 70 15 2 11 122 41 27 63 0 0 .283 .359 .494 .211 0 0
2002 MOD A+ CLF 492 426 56 125 23 1 21 213 85 57 87 4 1 .293 .376 .500 .207 1 1
2003 SAC AAA PCL 4 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .250 0 0
2003 MID AA TXS 619 538 90 156 26 4 27 271 114 68 82 7 4 .290 .372 .504 .214 0 0
2004 SAC AAA PCL 640 535 95 160 29 5 29 286 111 89 93 0 1 .299 .408 .535 .236 0 0
2005 OAK MLB AL 434 375 54 103 21 0 15 169 58 50 52 0 1 .275 .355 .451 .176 8 0
2005 SAC AAA PCL 217 182 36 59 17 0 8 100 41 32 24 0 1 .324 .428 .549 .225 0 0
2006 SAC AAA PCL 209 172 34 54 13 1 7 90 44 32 27 0 1 .314 .430 .523 .209 0 0
2006 OAK MLB AL 331 286 30 67 13 1 9 109 37 40 45 0 0 .234 .323 .381 .147 5 0
2007 SAC AAA PCL 8 5 1 3 0 0 1 6 3 3 0 0 0 .600 .750 1.200 .600 0 0
2007 OAK MLB AL 495 416 53 98 20 1 18 174 62 72 77 0 0 .236 .349 .418 .183 4 0
2008 DUR AAA INT 486 394 85 121 23 0 25 219 83 84 75 0 1 .307 .430 .556 .249 0 0
2008 OAK MLB AL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2008 TBA MLB AL 28 25 3 5 0 0 2 11 4 3 7 0 0 .200 .286 .440 .240 0 0
2010 TBA MLB AL 140 111 15 22 3 0 7 46 23 25 27 1 0 .198 .343 .414 .216 3 0
2010 DUR AAA INT 426 340 66 103 19 0 30 212 95 75 71 0 0 .303 .436 .624 .321 0 0
2011 TBA MLB AL 91 84 7 10 1 0 2 17 4 6 18 0 0 .119 .187 .202 .083 0 0
2011 DUR AAA INT 395 333 52 91 23 0 13 153 52 58 65 0 1 .273 .382 .459 .186 2 0
2012 CHA MLB AL 31 22 8 8 1 0 3 18 6 9 3 0 0 .364 .548 .818 .455 0 0
2012 CHR AAA INT 589 476 77 127 21 1 28 234 85 94 94 1 0 .267 .388 .492 .225 10 0
2013 NOR AAA INT 18 13 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 3 3 0 0 .154 .333 .154 .000 1 0
2013 SWB AAA INT 560 459 57 116 26 0 21 205 69 93 82 1 0 .253 .379 .447 .194 4 0
2013 BAL MLB AL 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2014 TOR MLB AL 48 38 8 8 2 0 1 13 7 7 10 0 0 .211 .333 .342 .132 2
2014 BUF AAA INT 460 362 62 84 19 0 18 157 56 86 81 0 0 .232 .381 .434 .202 6
2015 SLN MLB NL 21 19 1 3 0 0 0 3 2 2 4 0 0 .158 .238 .158 .000 0 0
2015 LOU AAA INT 40 29 3 2 0 0 0 2 2 10 9 1 0 .069 .325 .069 .000 0 0
2015 MEM AAA PCL 403 350 51 91 19 1 15 157 62 45 64 0 1 .260 .345 .449 .189 5 0
2016 TUL AA TEX 10 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 1 0 0 .200 .600 .200 .000 0 0
2017 PUE AAA MEX 141 114 18 34 6 1 7 63 22 22 24 0 1 .298 .426 .553 .254 1 0
2017 REY AAA MEX 130 93 20 32 6 1 6 58 35 32 13 0 1 .344 .519 .624 .280 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 133 0.4887 0.3534 0.8085 0.4769 0.2353 0.9032 0.6250 0.1915 0.0008
2010 590 0.4847 0.3576 0.8199 0.5524 0.1743 0.8861 0.6226 0.1801 -0.0014
2011 340 0.5824 0.4706 0.7938 0.6061 0.2817 0.8500 0.6250 0.2063 -0.0015
2012 155 0.5226 0.3935 0.9344 0.5556 0.2162 0.9333 0.9375 0.0656 0.0012
2013 13 0.7692 0.5385 0.8571 0.5000 0.6667 1.0000 0.5000 0.1429 -0.0004
2014 207 0.4831 0.3816 0.7342 0.5100 0.2617 0.8431 0.5357 0.2658 -0.0029
2015 104 0.5096 0.4038 0.8571 0.5849 0.2157 0.9355 0.6364 0.1429 -0.0004
Career15420.51430.39360.81600.55410.22610.88290.64320.1840-0.0011

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-31 2014-09-02 15-DL 33 27 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2011-04-18 2011-04-20 DTD 2 2 Left Wrist Soreness -
2009-03-30 2009-04-30 FA 31 0 - Shoulder Separation Date Estimated - -
2007-03-27 2007-04-25 15-DL 29 20 Left Hip Cartilage Injury Labrum -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 CIN $
2014 TOR $
2013 NYA $
2012 CHA $
2011 TBA $1,000,000
2010 TBA $500,000
2008 OAK $410,000
2008 TBA $410,000
2007 OAK $390,000
2006 OAK $330,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$3,040,000
5 yrTotal$3,040,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 76 dBobby Barad1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 3/5/16 (minor-league contract). Released by Tampa Bay 3/30/16. Signed by Bridgeport of independent Atlantic League 4/16. Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 8/23/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Houston as a free agent 12/14 (minor-league contract). Acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Houston 3/26/15. Released by Cincinnati 4/23/15. Signed by St. Louis as a free agent 5/4/15 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by St. Louis 7/8/15. DFA by St. Louis 7/30/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/2/15. Elected free agency 10/16/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 11/15/13 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Toronto 7/11/14. Sent outright to Triple-A by Toronto 10/1/14. Refused assignment by Toronto 10/4/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 1/24/13 (minor-league contract). Released by NY Yankees after opting out of contract 8/29/13. Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 8/30/13 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Baltimore 9/13/13. Sent outright to Triple-A by Baltimore 10/31/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Chicago White Sox 2/3/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Chicago White Sox 9/1/12. Non-tendered by Chicago White Sox 11/30/12.
  • 1 year/$1M (2011). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 12/6/10 (avoided arbitration). DFA by Tampa Bay 5/20/11. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/24/11. Contract purchased by Tampa Bay 9/14/11. Sent outright to Triple-A by Tampa Bay 11/3/11.
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2010). Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/11/10. Sent outright to Triple-A 3/31/10. Contract purchased 8/2/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Signed with Yokohama for 2009.
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2008). Claimed by Tampa Bay off waivers 4/18/08 after being DFA by Oakland 4/9/08. DFA 4/23/08. Contract purchased 9/9/08. Rights sold to Yokohama of Japan's Central League 12/20/08.
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2007). Re-signed by Oakland 2/07.
  • 1 year/$0.33M (2006). Re-signed 2/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Re-signed 2/05.
  • 1 year (2004). Contract purchased by Oakland 11/03.
  • Drafted by Oakland 2001 (7-221). $32,500 signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 It might be winter for the Great Pumpkin. Dan Johnson's latest big-league cameo included no dramatic moments nor indication that he belongs in the majors.
2015 The Annual harvests The Great Pumpkin yet again, but not because of any late-season heroics (which he did not provide) or because he logged more big-league service time than in any season since 2007 (which he did). No, he's in here because last fall he revealed his secret, three-year project to extend his big-league career: He's been learning a knuckleball. (Pause while you rub your eyes.) It's too bad Johnson earned a big chunk of last year's major-league salary while he was on the disabled list with a hamstring strain, reducing the amount of tutelage he could get from R.A. Dickey. Here's hoping Johnson leads Triple-A in walks drawn and walks allowed in 2015.
2014 Dan Johnson has logged 3,550 plate appearances in Triple-A, or about as many as Evan Longoria has in the majors, but he hasn't slugged over .500 at the level since 2010.
2013 For the second consecutive season, Johnson's contribution came down to a single game, and the last one of the year at that. His three-homer exclamation point in 2012 lacked the playoff implications of his 2011 finale (which kept the Rays alive), but served as a reminder of how much power he has. Far worse players than Johnson have received more chances, and the fact that he has pushed himself to become viable in an emergency at third base is evidence of his drive. The position also adds value to his relatively strong bat.
2012 He employed the Teddy Roosevelt strategy of speaking softly and carrying a big stick. Unfortunately for Johnson, that big stick only showed up twice all season, but fortunately for the Rays it showed up at two very big moments. His first home run came on a cold, wet night in Chicago against Matt Thornton to snap the Rays' season-opening losing streak at six. Then, going into the final day of the season, Johnson had been just 1-for-45 all season hitting with two strikes. In the bottom of the ninth, facing Cory Wade with two outs and a 2-2 count, Johnson hit his second dinger of the year. That home run saved the Rays from going home, but even that was not enough to save Johnson's status in the organization. He was outrighted off the 40-man roster after the season and elected free agency. The Great Pumpkin will have to rise somewhere else in 2012.
2011 It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! The red-headed Johnson achieved cult status among Rays fans for emerging from obscurity to hit five of his seven home runs down the stretch against the Yankees and Red Sox, two of them game-winners. Despite the low batting average, Johnson used his power and plate discipline to plug the Rays' Vortex of Suck at designated hitter, batting .254/.343/.559 in that role from August 1 onward; he was just 7-for-54 while playing the field. Interestingly enough, he started five games at third base after playing there extensively at Triple-A, which could enhance his chances of making the team if he is surpassed in the Rays' desultory competition for the first base job.
2009 The A's were overflowing with power-hitting first-base/designated-hitter types, so the Rays were able to pick up Johnson off of waivers to fill a hole at Triple-A. He was Durham's player of the year, but the Rays had no use for his skill set until the late-season roster expansion. Then, on September 9, in his first big-league at-bat with his new team, he took Jonathan Papelbon deep to help pull a win from the jaws of defeat in the ninth inning of a game that was the biggest win in franchise history at the time. It was one of those, "We'll always have Paris" moments; Johnson decided to go for the payday, signing a seven-figure deal to play in Japan this year.
2008 Oakland's primary first baseman for the majority of 2007, Johnson's poor performance helped usher in the Daric Barton era. Johnson's primary abilities are the two things Oakland loves-he can hit some home runs and draw some walks-but he doesn't do enough of either to make up for all of his other deficiencies. The A's are trying to find him a new home, but haven't gotten a lot of interest.
2007 Upon finally earning a regular job with the Oakland in 2005, Johnson hit exactly as his minor-league stats said he would and provided plenty of bang for the A`s buck as a minimum-wage player in a low-revenue lineup. It was shocking, then, when Johnson completely collapsed last spring; he got off to a 0-for-30 start, batted .196 with two homers in April and May combined, and, despite a solid June, was dispatched to Sacramento when Milton Bradley came off the disabled list on July 15. Johnson did well back in Triple-A--no surprise, considering he was PCL MVP in 2004--and again hit like himself upon returning to the A`s in September. It looks like his terrible `season` was really just a two-month blip, the sort of thing that`s occasionally going to happen to an average player (a year ago, PECOTA pegged his `collapse` chance at 22 percent). With the departure of Jay Payton, Nick Swisher is slated for left field, leaving first base available for Johnson`s comeback attempt. The A`s signed Erubiel Durazo to provide competition this spring, but Johnson should be able to take him.
2006 Johnson is perceived as a sort of bridge between the Giambi Years and the Barton Years--the on-again, off-again friend with benefits you call while waiting for the next big thing. However, he could turn out to be interesting on his own merits; it isn`t uncommon for a player with this profile to continue to add power throughout his mid-20s. While shifting him to DH removes one immediate concern, puts pressure on him to maintain last year`s performance, at the very least.
2005 Johnson is ready to step in and take Hatteberg's job, although there's always the chance that the A's might move Durazo instead. Last season saw Johnson put in a lot of time working on his footwork around the bag, which might at least take one internal argument in Hatteberg's favor off of the table. An inner ear problem kept him from being called up in September, but he'll be in camp, ready to challenge for the job. It's just up to the A's to let him try. He'll beat that projection if he gets the playing time.
2004 He's making his way up. Johnson's been added to the 40-man roster after, and he was great in the Arizona Fall League followinglowing a good year at Midland and a four-AB stint at Triple-A. Defensively, he's relatively agile. He'll start the year in Sacramento,ramento, and if he continues to make adjustments, he's a candidate to turn into a reasonable prospect. It's not out of that he'll have a big 2004, and become the default replacement for Erubiel Durazo if Ruby gets too expensive.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-05-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)How do you feel about Dan Johnson's time spent at the big league level? Is he a career AAAA player, or would you consider yourself a 'Johnson guy'?
(Hatfield from Moms basement)
It's difficult to say. My pet theory on Johnson right now is that his skill set just plays better at Triple-A. Maybe because he can work himself into better counts there against weaker pitchers and then use what power he has to flick a few balls over the fences. Maybe he just didn't get a long enough leash this year--he has had success in the majors before. I don't know. In the end, there is usually a reason a player isn't in the majors despite tearing up the minors. (R.J. Anderson)
2011-04-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Tampa Bay -- DOA?
(Mike from Cleveland)
The difference between the Rays and the Red Sox is that the loss of Longoria could be a crippling blow. Not only is he by far their best hitter, but putting Sean Rodriguez into a platoon at third base deprives Joe Maddon of the flexibility which his multi-position arrangement involving Ben Zobrist produces. Plus I was never sold on the idea that Dan Johnson is a real solution at first base. They're not dead yet, but the Rays are in worse shape than the Sox as far as the big picture goes. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-08-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Joe, what are your thoughts on Gaston letting Morrow throw 137 pitches in his gem of a ballgame yesterday? Personally, I think the Jays have done a great job shielding their young pitchers from overwork and that Cito managed the situation perfectly.
(jerjapan from Toronto)
I didn't like leaving him in to face Dan Johnson after the no-hitter was lost. As I saw it, Morrow had lost his fastball command in the ninth inning, while retaining his sick breaking ball. The loss of command on the FB, rather than the pitch count, is why I would have lifted him after the first hit. I don't see any way Morrow, at that moment, gave the Jays the best chance to win the game, and I see no value in "completing the game" when some of the best starters in baseball throw 0-2 CGs a year. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-07-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)Maybe Barton can join Dan Johnson in Japan.
(Joe from LA)
I don't know if the Japanese would have him. Unless he goes back to wearing the mohawk and that engenders some sort of Brad Lesley-like fascination in Barton over there. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-09-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Am I the only one glad to see Dan Johnson getting some action?
(mattidell from SF, CA)
Not at all. Baseball needs more redheads, although technically I guess he's more reddish-blonde. Seriously, though, his bat can play in the right place in the right role, and like guys like Hinske or even Russell Branyan, it's about finding the right spot. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-06-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)Any chance the A's give Dan Johnson another shot if Daric Barton needs some time in AAA to sort out his swing? Hannahan at first base seems wrong somehow.
(dwiest12 from NoVa)
None, because Johnson's a Durham Bull, and hitting .286/.405/.500 in ~240 PA. Hannahan at first gives me Bruce Bochte flashbacks. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-02-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)What are the odds Dan Johnson sticks with the A's out of ST?
(dwiest12 from Vienna VA)
It would have to seem like a dodgy proposition, wouldn't it? Daric Barton's also a lefty, and also only plays first, and the roster's got a full-time DH in Jack Cust, which bites into any possibility of keeping two like players. Add in the fact that Johnson's out of options, and the stakes get higher still, because if he doesn't win the job, he's going to have to go through waivers. (Christina Kahrl)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneThat's the fun thing with a lot of the postseason rosters. Jason Repko? Dan Johnson? Frenchy? Rocco? Matt Treanor on the bench, when the Rangers were supposed to be the young catching-enabled ballclub? It's a funny old world. The Yankees have Dustin Moseley and Sergio Mitre suited up, for chrissakes. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day Onecarligula (Oakland): Rocco Baldelli? Really? I suppose he's a guy you can root for, but... the Rays don't have anyone else to DH?

I'm about to toss up a post on Unfiltered on the six rosters in play today, but yeah, this is a surprise. I'm glad to see Dan Johnson make the cut, but the Rays certainly did some interesting things. (Christina Kahrl)
 

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