Biographical

Portrait of Kenji Johjima

Kenji Johjima CMariners

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
4 1722 .268 .310 .411 94 1.1
Birth Date6-8-1976
Height6' 0"
Weight205 lbs
Age42 years, 11 months, 17 days
BatsR
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
2006 SEA 30 144 542 147 25 1 18 20 46 13 3 1 .291 .332 .451 108 8.4 -5.8 -12.4 1.6
2007 SEA 31 135 513 139 29 0 14 15 41 11 0 2 .287 .322 .433 93 -2.2 -5.4 -3.3 1.3
2008 SEA 32 112 409 86 19 0 7 19 33 8 2 0 .227 .277 .332 75 -11.5 -3.8 -13.5 -1.1
2009 SEA 33 71 258 59 11 0 9 12 28 5 2 2 .247 .296 .406 93 -1.4 -1.3 -16.3 -0.7
Career462172243184148661483775.268.310.41194-6.7-16.3-45.51.1

Statistics for All Levels

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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
2006 SEA MLB AL 144 542 .271 .333 .427 .290 102 8.9 16.3 9.8 108 8 -12.4 -5.8 8.4 1.6
2007 SEA MLB AL 135 513 .271 .334 .422 .289 96 4.1 15.2 9.2 93 10 -3.3 -5.4 -2.2 1.3
2008 SEA MLB AL 112 409 .268 .335 .413 .232 98 -16.7 11.8 5.8 75 12 -13.5 -3.8 -11.5 -1.1
2009 SEA MLB AL 71 258 .262 .325 .409 .246 99 -5.2 7.4 4.5 93 8 -16.3 -1.3 -1.4 -0.7
2009 TAC AAA PCL 4 14 .250 .313 .390 .364 96 -0.6 0.4 0.1 87 0 -0.1 -0.4 -0.4 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
2006 SEA MLB AL 542 506 61 147 25 1 18 228 76 20 46 3 1 .291 .332 .451 .160 3 0
2007 SEA MLB AL 513 485 52 139 29 0 14 210 61 15 41 0 2 .287 .322 .433 .146 2 0
2008 SEA MLB AL 409 379 29 86 19 0 7 126 39 19 33 2 0 .227 .277 .332 .106 2 1
2009 SEA MLB AL 258 239 24 59 11 0 9 97 22 12 28 2 2 .247 .296 .406 .159 1 1
2009 TAC AAA PCL 14 14 2 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 3 0 0 .286 .286 .286 .000 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 1441 0.5031 0.4879 0.8706 0.6745 0.2989 0.9284 0.7383 0.1294 -0.0056
2009 877 0.5097 0.4538 0.8467 0.6286 0.2721 0.9431 0.6154 0.1533 0.0027
Career23180.50560.47500.86160.65710.28880.93400.69180.1384-0.0025

Injury History  —  No longer being updated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
2010-11-09 2010-11-09 WIN 0 0 Left Knee Surgery Meniscus 2010-11-09
2009-10-01 2009-10-03 DTD 2 2 Left Elbow Contusion HBP -
2009-09-20 2009-09-22 DTD 2 1 Knee Soreness -
2009-08-21 2009-08-22 DTD 1 1 Neck Stiffness -
2009-05-26 2009-06-26 15-DL 31 26 Left Fracture Big Toe -
2009-04-16 2009-05-01 15-DL 15 13 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2007-09-12 2007-09-13 DTD 1 1 Left Wrist Contusion -
2007-07-04 2007-07-05 DTD 1 1 Right Hand Contusion Foul Tip -
2007-04-29 2007-05-02 DTD 3 2 Low Back Spasms -
2007-04-22 2007-04-25 DTD 3 2 Lower Leg Contusion Calf -
2006-09-26 2006-09-27 DTD 1 1 Low Back Spasms -
2006-06-25 2006-06-27 DTD 2 1 Left Thigh Contusion Quadriceps -
2006-04-24 2006-04-25 DTD 1 1 Left Thumb Soreness Thumb -
2006-04-12 2006-04-12 DTD 0 0 Right Fingers Laceration Middle Finger -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2009 SEA $8,000,000
2008 SEA $5,200,000
2007 SEA $5,200,000
2006 SEA $5,100,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$23,500,000
4 yrTotal$23,500,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 yAlan Nero Martin Arburua3 years/$24M (2009-11)

Details
  • 3 years/$24M (2009-11). Signed extension with Seattle 4/25/08. 09:$8M, 10:$8M (est), 11:$8M (est). Johjima exercised out clause in contract 10/09, returning to Japan and forfeiting final two years of salary.
  • 3 years/$16.5M (2006-08). Signed as a free agent from Japan 11/05. $1M signing bonus. 06:$5.1M , 07:$5.2M, 08:$5.2M. $2.5M in bonuses. Perks: Seattle to provide 12 1st-class air tickets for Johjima & family in 2006-07, interpreter for Johjima & wife at home & on road, English lessons for Johjima's wife, post for Johjima's personal trainer (Johjima to pay salary).

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-05-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Paul DePodesta becoming GM in Seattle make too much sense or do you see him simply being Kevin Towers' eventual heir?
(R.J. from BeyondtheBoxscore)
Good question. I'm not sure how that Seattle job plays out, but I think Bavasi bought his way out of the job for good by giving Kenji Johjima a three year, $25 million extension in late April. Johjima's 32, he's down to .217/.259/.304, and now Jamie Burke is going to start catching for both Bedard and Washburn, presumably because of Johjima's struggles and because those pitchers would rather throw to Burke. In other news, Jeff Clement has homered in three straight down in Triple-A. (Caleb Peiffer)
2008-04-25 15:00:00 (link to chat)It is being reported that Seattle is going to extend Kenji Johjima for three more years despite his slow start (.200/.268/.246) and Jeff Clement raking in Tacoma (.375/.500/.688). What are your thoughts? Thanks.
(jon from seattle)
I am baffled in this day and age that we haven't come up with an emoticon that appropriately expresses one rolling his eyes back into his skull. If I had that weapon at my disposal, I'd deploy it here. (Jay Jaffe)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year lvl CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2006 mlb -.010 -15.6 6045 .000 0.0 81 -.033 .005 1.7 -14.8 -12.4
2007 mlb -.007 -10.9 6021 -.001 1.2 74 -.189 -.003 8.8 -0.7 -3.3
2008 mlb -.016 -15.1 4414 -.002 3.0 68 -.025 -.002 1.2 -11.3 -13.5
2009 mlb -.027 -18.7 2966 .001 -0.7 33 -.118 -.010 2.6 -17.8 -16.3
2009 aaa -.002 -0.1 96 .000 0.0 1 .008 .000 0.0 -0.1 -0.1

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