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Johnny Giavotella 2BWhite Sox

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Birth Date7-10-1987
Height5' 8"
Weight185 lbs
Age30 years, 10 months, 16 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.22014
1.02015
-1.52016
-0.22017
0.42018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2011 KCA 23 46 187 178 20 44 9 4 2 67 6 32 1 2 0 21 5 2 .247 .273 .376 .226 -2.0 0.8 -0.1
2012 KCA 24 53 189 181 21 43 7 1 1 55 8 35 0 0 0 15 3 0 .238 .270 .304 .210 -4.3 -5.3 -1.0
2013 KCA 25 14 48 41 4 9 3 0 0 12 5 4 2 0 0 4 0 0 .220 .333 .293 .253 0.2 -0.5 -0.0
2014 KCA 26 12 41 37 8 8 1 0 1 12 1 5 2 1 5 0 1 .216 .268 .324 .259 1.8 0.4 0.2
2015 ANA 27 129 502 453 51 123 25 5 4 170 32 59 2 6 9 49 2 1 .272 .318 .375 .257 12.6 -3.1 1.0
2016 ANA 28 99 367 346 44 90 20 1 6 130 13 39 1 3 4 31 4 3 .260 .287 .376 .237 2.0 -16.5 -1.5
2017 BAL 29 7 10 10 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .100 .100 .100 .082 -1.5 -0.3 -0.2
Career360134412461483186511144476517881213125157.255.294.359.2398.8-24.4-1.6

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 G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2008 BUR A 68 310 .305 .255 .327 .378 .265 .325 96 15.9 9.6 -0.5 -1.9 1.2 26.1 2.5 26.1 2.5
2009 WIL A+ 133 561 .288 .258 .330 .387 .259 .274 92 17.2 16.9 -0.8 -5.0 2.5 35.8 3.2 35.8 3.2
2010 NWA AA 134 597 .293 .264 .340 .402 .266 .351 110 22.4 18.4 -1.1 0.8 -1.8 37.9 3.9 37.9 3.9
2011 KCA MLB 46 187 .226 .258 .317 .404 .258 .288 106 -6.2 5.0 -0.2 0.8 -0.6 -2.0 -0.1 -2.0 -0.1
2011 OMA AAA 110 503 .293 .286 .357 .446 .268 .367 102 19.8 15.6 -0.8 -3.3 -1.8 32.7 2.8 32.7 2.8
2012 KCA MLB 53 189 .210 .255 .314 .402 .256 .290 104 -9.3 5.2 -0.5 -5.3 0.3 -4.3 -1.0 -4.3 -1.0
2012 OMA AAA 89 418 .308 .283 .347 .440 .274 .339 100 22.5 12.4 -0.9 -0.3 0.1 34.2 3.4 34.2 3.4
2013 KCA MLB 14 48 .253 .260 .321 .406 .270 .243 100 -0.3 1.3 -0.1 -0.5 -0.6 0.2 -0.0 0.2 -0.0
2013 OMA AAA 100 426 .286 .262 .329 .399 .261 .320 93 12.2 12.2 -0.8 -0.4 0.2 23.9 2.4 23.9 2.4
2014 KCA MLB 12 41 .259 .251 .318 .397 .267 .219 96 0 1.1 0 0.4 0.8 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2014 OMA AAA 114 493 .293 .276 .340 .435 .270 .321 97 18.7 14.8 -1.6 -3.8 0.5 32.4 2.8 32.4 2.8
2015 ANA MLB 129 502 .257 .256 .316 .408 .261 .301 98 -1.4 13.5 -0.6 -3.1 1.0 12.6 1.0 12.6 1.0
2016 ANA MLB 99 367 .237 .256 .317 .417 .258 .276 100 -8.6 10.4 -0.5 -16.5 0.7 2.0 -1.5 2.0 -1.5
2016 SLC AAA 7 30 .275 .295 .351 .466 .270 .333 112 0.5 0.8 0.1 1.4 0.3 1.7 0.3 1.7 0.3
2017 BAL MLB 7 10 .082 .240 .318 .391 .246 .167 114 -1.9 0.3 0 -0.3 0.1 -1.5 -0.2 -1.5 -0.2
2017 NOR AAA 83 379 .296 .255 .323 .397 .255 .329 91 15.2 11.2 -2.9 3.8 0.2 23.6 2.7 23.6 2.7
2018 BIR AA 3 12 .236 .225 .303 .336 .246 .286 89 -0.3 0.3 0 -0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.0 0.0 -0.0
2018 NWO AAA 10 36 .266 .262 .313 .377 .241 .273 83 0.2 1.1 -0.2 0.6 0.4 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2008 BUR A 310 50 83 18 2 4 26 25 34 10 7 .299 .355 .421 .122 .305 26.1 -1.9 2.5
2009 WIL A+ 561 84 123 24 8 6 52 66 54 26 9 .258 .346 .380 .122 .288 35.8 -5.0 3.2
2010 NWA AA 597 92 168 35 5 9 65 61 67 13 7 .322 .392 .460 .138 .293 37.9 0.8 3.9
2011 OMA AAA 503 67 153 34 2 9 72 40 57 9 5 .338 .390 .481 .143 .293 32.7 -3.3 2.8
2011 KCA MLB 187 20 44 9 4 2 21 6 32 5 2 .247 .273 .376 .129 .226 -2.0 0.8 -0.1
2012 OMA AAA 418 67 117 20 2 10 71 46 40 7 1 .323 .404 .472 .149 .308 34.2 -0.3 3.4
2012 KCA MLB 189 21 43 7 1 1 15 8 35 3 0 .238 .270 .304 .066 .210 -4.3 -5.3 -1.0
2013 KCA MLB 48 4 9 3 0 0 4 5 4 0 0 .220 .333 .293 .073 .253 0.2 -0.5 -0.0
2013 OMA AAA 426 48 106 24 0 7 46 51 59 8 4 .286 .369 .408 .122 .286 23.9 -0.4 2.4
2014 OMA AAA 493 66 136 33 2 7 61 47 36 20 4 .308 .373 .440 .132 .293 32.4 -3.8 2.8
2014 KCA MLB 41 8 8 1 0 1 5 1 5 0 1 .216 .268 .324 .108 .259 1.8 0.4 0.2
2015 ANA MLB 502 51 123 25 5 4 49 32 59 2 1 .272 .318 .375 .104 .257 12.6 -3.1 1.0
2016 SLC AAA 30 2 8 3 0 0 1 3 3 1 0 .296 .367 .407 .111 .275 1.7 1.4 0.3
2016 ANA MLB 367 44 90 20 1 6 31 13 39 4 3 .260 .287 .376 .116 .237 2.0 -16.5 -1.5
2017 BAL MLB 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 .100 .100 .100 .000 .082 -1.5 -0.3 -0.2
2017 NOR AAA 379 43 102 22 4 5 45 34 41 4 3 .306 .368 .441 .135 .296 23.6 3.8 2.7
2018 NWO AAA 36 2 6 1 0 0 3 8 6 1 0 .214 .389 .250 .036 .266 1.6 0.6 0.2
2018 BIR AA 12 1 2 0 0 0 3 2 3 0 0 .200 .333 .200 .000 .236 0.0 -0.0 -0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2011 687 0.5066 0.4440 0.8426 0.6092 0.2743 0.9057 0.6989 0.1574 319 0.001905
2012 729 0.4815 0.4527 0.8333 0.6011 0.3148 0.9005 0.7143 0.1667 343 0.002741
2013 184 0.5163 0.4076 0.8667 0.6000 0.2022 0.9298 0.6667 0.1333 85 0.004299
2014 132 0.5152 0.4621 0.8525 0.5882 0.3281 0.9250 0.7143 0.1475 53 0.000443
2015 1743 0.5060 0.4446 0.8516 0.6145 0.2706 0.9299 0.6695 0.1484 779 0.007428
2016 1219 0.4988 0.4742 0.8339 0.6431 0.3061 0.9233 0.6471 0.1661 0 0.000000
2017 39 0.4872 0.4103 0.5625 0.6316 0.2000 0.6667 0.2500 0.4375 0 0.000000
Career47330.5010.45220.84110.61790.28550.91780.67260.1589390.79510.0036

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).
  • 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.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .251 .295 .301 .223
11 vs R (Multi) .267 .300 .399 .253
18 Split (Multi) .016 .005 .098 .029
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 -.017
30 vs L (2016) .258 .280 .278 .206
31 vs R (2016) .261 .289 .414 .249
38 Split (2016) .003 .009 .135 .043
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 -.016

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BP Chats

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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