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Johnny Giavotella 2BWhite Sox

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Birth Date7-10-1987
Height5' 8"
Weight185 lbs
Age32 years, 3 months, 10 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.72015
-1.32016
-0.02017
2018
0.22019
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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
2011 KCA 23 46 187 44 9 4 2 6 32 1 5 2 .247 .273 .376 80 -4.1 -0.6 0.8 0.1
2012 KCA 24 53 189 43 7 1 1 8 35 0 3 0 .238 .270 .304 75 -5.4 0.3 -5.3 -0.6
2013 KCA 25 14 48 9 3 0 0 5 4 2 0 0 .220 .333 .293 92 -0.4 -0.6 -0.5 0.0
2014 KCA 26 12 41 8 1 0 1 1 5 2 0 1 .216 .268 .324 95 -0.2 0.8 0.4 0.2
2015 ANA 27 129 502 123 25 5 4 32 59 2 2 1 .272 .318 .375 89 -4.4 1.0 -3.1 0.7
2016 ANA 28 99 367 90 20 1 6 13 39 1 4 3 .260 .287 .376 84 -6.5 0.7 -16.5 -1.3
2017 BAL 29 7 10 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 .100 .100 .100 75 -0.3 0.1 -0.3 0.0
Career3601344318651114651788157.255.294.35985-21.11.7-24.4-0.9

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
2008 BUR A MDW 68 310 .255 .327 .378 .325 96 15.9 9.6 -0.5 132 0 -1.9 1.2 7.3 1.6
2009 WIL A+ CRL 133 561 .258 .330 .387 .274 92 17.2 16.9 -0.8 115 0 -5.0 2.5 10.9 2.5
2010 NWA AA TXS 134 597 .264 .340 .402 .351 109 23.2 18.3 -1.1 146 0 0.8 -1.8 30.0 4.7
2011 KCA MLB AL 46 187 .258 .317 .404 .288 106 -6.2 5.0 -0.2 80 9 0.8 -0.6 -4.1 0.1
2011 OMA AAA PCL 110 503 .286 .357 .446 .367 101 19.8 15.6 -0.8 119 0 -3.3 -1.8 14.2 2.3
2012 KCA MLB AL 53 189 .255 .314 .402 .290 102 -9.1 5.2 -0.5 75 9 -5.3 0.3 -5.4 -0.6
2012 OMA AAA PCL 89 418 .283 .347 .440 .339 100 21.9 12.4 -0.9 129 0 -0.3 0.1 16.0 2.7
2013 KCA MLB AL 14 48 .260 .321 .406 .243 101 -0.4 1.3 -0.1 92 11 -0.5 -0.6 -0.4 0.0
2013 OMA AAA PCL 100 426 .262 .329 .399 .320 93 12.2 12.2 -0.8 120 0 -0.4 0.2 5.6 1.7
2014 KCA MLB AL 12 41 .251 .318 .397 .219 94 0.1 1.1 0 95 12 0.4 0.8 -0.2 0.2
2014 OMA AAA PCL 114 493 .276 .340 .435 .321 96 19.4 14.8 -1.6 129 0 -3.8 0.5 13.0 2.3
2015 ANA MLB AL 129 502 .256 .316 .408 .301 102 -2.8 13.5 -0.6 89 7 -3.1 1.0 -4.4 0.7
2016 ANA MLB AL 99 367 .256 .317 .417 .276 102 -8.6 10.4 -0.5 84 9 -16.5 0.7 -6.5 -1.3
2016 SLC AAA PCL 7 30 .295 .351 .466 .333 105 0.7 0.8 0.1 104 0 1.4 0.3 -0.3 0.2
2017 BAL MLB AL 7 10 .240 .318 .391 .167 112 -1.9 0.3 0 75 8 -0.3 0.1 -0.3 0.0
2017 NOR AAA INT 83 379 .255 .323 .397 .329 91 14.9 11.2 -2.9 139 0 3.8 0.2 15.1 2.7
2018 BIR AA SOU 3 12 .241 .316 .367 .286 101 -0.4 0.3 0 89 0 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2018 CHR AAA INT 11 40 .247 .307 .386 .257 104 -3.8 1.2 -0.4 65 0 0.2 -1.1 -1.4 -0.1
2018 NWO AAA PCL 10 36 .272 .334 .401 .273 83 0.3 1.1 -0.2 111 0 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.3

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
2008 BUR A MDW 310 278 50 83 18 2 4 117 26 25 34 10 7 .299 .355 .421 .122 3 3
2009 WIL A+ CRL 561 476 84 123 24 8 6 181 52 66 54 26 9 .258 .346 .380 .122 11 11
2010 NWA AA TXS 597 522 92 168 35 5 9 240 65 61 67 13 7 .322 .392 .460 .138 7 7
2011 KCA MLB AL 187 178 20 44 9 4 2 67 21 6 32 5 2 .247 .273 .376 .129 2 0
2011 OMA AAA PCL 503 453 67 153 34 2 9 218 72 40 57 9 5 .338 .390 .481 .143 5 3
2012 OMA AAA PCL 418 362 67 117 20 2 10 171 71 46 40 7 1 .323 .404 .472 .149 4 0
2012 KCA MLB AL 189 181 21 43 7 1 1 55 15 8 35 3 0 .238 .270 .304 .066 0 0
2013 KCA MLB AL 48 41 4 9 3 0 0 12 4 5 4 0 0 .220 .333 .293 .073 0 0
2013 OMA AAA PCL 426 370 48 106 24 0 7 151 46 51 59 8 4 .286 .369 .408 .122 5 0
2014 KCA MLB AL 41 37 8 8 1 0 1 12 5 1 5 0 1 .216 .268 .324 .108 1
2014 OMA AAA PCL 493 441 66 136 33 2 7 194 61 47 36 20 4 .308 .373 .440 .132 4
2015 ANA MLB AL 502 453 51 123 25 5 4 170 49 32 59 2 1 .272 .318 .375 .104 6 9
2016 SLC AAA PCL 30 27 2 8 3 0 0 11 1 3 3 1 0 .296 .367 .407 .111 0 0
2016 ANA MLB AL 367 346 44 90 20 1 6 130 31 13 39 4 3 .260 .287 .376 .116 3 4
2017 BAL MLB AL 10 10 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 1 0 .100 .100 .100 .000 0 0
2017 NOR AAA INT 379 333 43 102 22 4 5 147 45 34 41 4 3 .306 .368 .441 .135 8 1
2018 CHR AAA INT 40 40 4 9 1 0 0 10 0 0 5 0 0 .225 .225 .250 .025 0 0
2018 BIR AA SOU 12 10 1 2 0 0 0 2 3 2 3 0 0 .200 .333 .200 .000 0 0
2018 NWO AAA PCL 36 28 2 6 1 0 0 7 3 8 6 1 0 .214 .389 .250 .036 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2011 687 0.5488 0.4440 0.8426 0.6048 0.2484 0.9211 0.6104 0.1574 0.0019
2012 729 0.5075 0.4527 0.8333 0.6270 0.2730 0.8966 0.6837 0.1667 0.0027
2013 184 0.5054 0.4076 0.8667 0.6129 0.1978 0.9474 0.6111 0.1333 0.0043
2014 132 0.5303 0.4621 0.8525 0.5857 0.3226 0.9268 0.7000 0.1475 0.0004
2015 1743 0.5066 0.4446 0.8516 0.6104 0.2744 0.9239 0.6864 0.1484 0.0074
2016 1219 0.5037 0.4742 0.8339 0.6270 0.3190 0.9325 0.6373 0.1661 0.0000
2017 39 0.3846 0.4103 0.5625 0.5333 0.3333 0.6250 0.5000 0.4375 0.0000
Career47330.51170.45220.84110.61520.28070.92000.65820.15890.0036

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
2011-10-20 2011-10-20 Off 0 0 Right Hip Surgery Labrum 2011-10-20 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 MIA $
2017 BAL $
2016 ANA $532,500
2015 ANA $516,250
2014 KCA $
2013 KCA $
2012 KCA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,048,750
2 yrTotal$1,048,750

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 60 dMeister Sports1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Miami as a free agent 11/28/17 (minor-league contract). Released by Miami 5/2/18. Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 5/13/18 (minor-league contract). Retired 8/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 2/1/17 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.1M in majors. May opt out of contract 3/27/17 if not on Major League roster. Contract selected by Baltimore 7/6/17. DFA by Baltimore 8/1/17. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/3/17.
  • 1 year/$0.5325M (2016). Re-signed by LA Angels 3/16. DFA by LA Angels 8/20/16. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/28/16.
  • 1 year/$516,250 (2015). Re-signed by LA Angels 3/9/15.
  • 1 year/$508,575 (2014). Re-signed by Kansas City 3/1/14. DFA by Kansas City 12/18/14.
  • 1 year/$0.494M (2013). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/13.
  • 1 year/$483,600 (2012). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/24/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Kansas City 8/5/11.
  • Drafted by Kansas City 2008 (2-47) (New Orleans). Signed 6/08 $0.787M signing bonus.

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
90o 380 44 103 20 2 8 43 27 50 4 2 .298 .352 .436 108 20.3 2B -4, 3B 0 1.7
80o 361 40 95 19 2 8 39 24 48 3 2 .289 .341 .432 101 14.9 2B -4, 3B 0 1.2
70o 348 37 88 17 2 7 37 23 47 3 2 .277 .329 .409 95 11.2 2B -4, 3B 0 0.8
60o 336 35 83 16 2 7 35 21 46 3 1 .269 .320 .403 91 8.3 2B -4, 3B 0 0.5
50o 325 33 78 15 2 6 33 20 46 3 1 .262 .313 .386 86 5.7 2B -4, 3B 0 0.2
40o 314 31 73 14 2 6 31 19 45 3 1 .253 .301 .377 82 3.3 2B -3, 3B 0 0.0
30o 302 29 67 13 1 5 29 17 43 3 1 .241 .288 .349 77 0.9 2B -3, 3B 0 -0.3
20o 289 27 62 12 1 5 27 16 42 2 1 .233 .280 .342 72 -1.7 2B -3, 3B 0 -0.5
10o 270 24 55 11 1 4 24 14 40 2 1 .220 .265 .320 64 -4.9 2B -3, 3B 0 -0.8
Weighted Mean3283480162633204631.266.316.392886.52B -4, 3B 00.3

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DateQuestionAnswer
2016-04-21 19:00:00 (link to chat)How is it possible for the Angels to be putting this horrible of a roster out there despite having a $140 million payroll and emptying out the last of their farm system for Simmons?
(Kristen from Canada)
$140 million isn't really a lot in this day and age, and they have such big chunks invested in players like Albert Pujols, who is still solid but not the superstar he was, and C.J. Wilson on the DL. They simply couldn't spend anything this winter on even marginal upgrades like Howie Kendrick over Johnny Giavotella and it shows on the active roster. They overpaid for Andrelton Simmons but even before that trade their farm system was just so bad. They are at the end of a success cycle that didn't offer a lot of success and likely have to consider rebuilding if they can't spend more money. (Mike Gianella)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Johnny Giavotella, whatsa matta you?
(RotoLando from Cloud City)
Poor Johnny, I just don't think it's ever going to work in KC. (Zach Mortimer)
2013-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Here's a scenario I've seen before: Chris Getz has a .250 OBP, Elliot Johnson .240. Johnny Giavotella is slashing .326/.396/.489. What gives? And if the Royals don't want him, can my team have him?
(Dan from NYC)
I somewhat share your frustration, but I've cooled on Giavotella over the last year. He's had a legit shot to grab the Royals' 2B job in spring training each of the last two years, and he hasn't been able to do it with very iffy performances in the spring. He's now in his third year of raking at Triple-A, but he didn't really perform in 50-plus games in MLB last season. I do think he deserves more of a shot given how weak KC is at the position, but I'm less confident on him being a passable everyday 2B now. With that said, it is a weird situation. You'd think he would've gotten more of a chance by now. (Jason Cole)
2012-07-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Derek- which rookies currently in the minors do you see having the biggest impact this season? Any do you see any of them as upgrades from say Cameron Maybin or Ted Lilly (bottom of my roster)? Thanks
(DanDaMan from SeaCliff)
At this point, it's pretty much all about opportunity. The Trouts and Harpers of the world are already here, and now it becomes a waiting game for a lot of guys. With Tabata getting demoted, that time could be now for a guy like Starling Marte. Some other names to consider: Wil Myers, Ryan Lavarnway (if traded out of Boston), Danny Hultzen, Jake Odorizzi, Jedd Gyorko, Johnny Giavotella, Mike Olt, Travis Snider. It's a gamble dropping an established big leaguer for one of those guys, but in a shallower league where they're just bench players anyway, gambling on some upside isn't a bad idea. (Derek Carty)
2012-05-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Name a handful of current bench players you see carving out a role and producing fantasy worthy numbers?
(Ridin'thepine from Splintersville)
Obviously things would have to break right for each of these guys, but here goes: Jeff Keppinger, Kosuke Fukudome, Brent Lillibridge, Tyler Flowers, Johnny Giavotella, Dave Ross, Juan Francisco, Tyler Moore, Adrian Cardenas, Chris Snyder, Allen Craig, Wilin Rosario, Nate Schierholtz (Derek Carty)
2011-12-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)What would you estimate for the number of times out of 100 the threesome of Dee Gordon, Jemile Weeks, and Jose Altuve has more productive careers than the threesome of Ruben Tejada, Johnny Giavotella, and Kyle Seager?
(goiter6 from MN)
98. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-06-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Derek. Callups such as Moustakas and Ackley have recently deposed primary starters for teams. Which other current players do you see as short-timers in their starting line-up? One specific Q: Johnny Gia for Getz anytime soon? Thanks...
(LoyalRoyal from LV, KS)
I think we'll see Johnny Giavotella this season, but the Royals may look to extract some value via trade out of a guy like Getz beforehand. Other guys to look for in the near-term include Trayvon Robinson, Jason Kipnis, and Dayan Viciedo. There's talk Wily Mo Pena will get the call this week to DH and could force himself into the OF picture in Arizona if he hits. (Derek Carty)


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