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Kelly Johnson (1B,3B,LF)

Atlanta Braves - 10% owned

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Bats: L, Throws: R

He left the game in the first-inning, unable to complete his at-bat. Johnson currently leads the Braves in home-runs with six and is tied with teammate Freddie Freeman in RBI at 18. He will be re-evaluated Thursday. If he does miss time, it will be a blow because Johnson can play at multiple positions and has been an integral part of the offensive strategy so far. (Source: David O'Brien)

Fantasy Impact: Johnson's fantasy value is pretty soft, despite his success this year. His multi-position eligibility is appealing but most question the sustainability his present numbers.

 

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He also scored a run. Johnson now leads the Braves in home runs (6) and RBI (17). He now carries a .266/.319/.578 slash line on the season.

Fantasy Impact: It;s a little disturbing that a utility guy like Johnson is leading the Braves in those two categories. Nonetheless, Johnson does have multi-position eligibility and carries a hot hand.

 

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Johnson was playing 3B today. Lately, he has been carrying the load in LF. He will continue to get playing time as long as he is productive at the plate. He carries a .250/.297/.533 slash line with five homers and 13 RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Johnson could be useful since he has multi-position eligibility (1B. 3B, LF) and he continues to get regular playing time. It might be prudent to place him on your watch list.

 

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Johnson is fitting in nicely with his old club. His batting average is only .250 but the flexibility he provides manager Fredi Gonzalez is priceless. He's appeared in 17 of 23 games thus far, at four different positions.

Fantasy Impact: While not fantasy relevant now, Johnson is an injury away from getting regular playing time at the same position.

 

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Johnson is serving as a utilityman and made the most of his start today. He is a good resource for the Braves in sort of a super-utility role with the team. He's hitting at a .263 clip so far and is proving to be a reliable player to depend on in spot starts.

Fantasy Impact: While Johnson has little or no fantasy value he seems prepared to step up should the need arise.

 

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The Atlanta Braves got just five hits in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. Kelly Johnson got one of those hits against his former team, going 1-for-2 with two walks and an RBI. He's hitting .308 this spring with an impressive .429 on-base-percentage.

Fantasy Impact: Johnson, a non-roster invitee, hit only .215 with seven home runs and 27 RBI in 265 at-bats last season with the Orioles. The 33-year old third baseman is a career .250 hitter with 131 home runs and 469 RBI. Should Johnson make the Braves roster, he's likely to see limited playing time and have little fantasy value.

 

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He made the roster. After a slow start this spring Johnson started connecting at the plate and it has paid off for him. Thus far, he has a spring slash line of .277/.404/.511 with an OPS of .914. He will serve as a soft platoon option in LF with Jonny Gomes. Johnson will also serve as a super-utility player capable of playing 1B, 2B, 3B, and in the outfield. (Source: Jeff Passan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Johnson should get plenty of playing time but not being a regular hurts his fantasy value somewhat. Still, he would not be a bad addition to those in deeper leagues.

 

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In 47 at-bats, Johnson is hitting a smooth .404, while getting three doubles and two home-runs. While he has had 10 strikeouts, he has walked nine times, and has seven RBIs. It seems likely he will be in a soft-platoon with Jonny Gomes and also serve as a super-utility player off the bench.

Fantasy Impact: Johnson is one of those you have to watch and perhaps pick up should you have injuries to your starting roster. He stands to have multi-position eligibility, providing owners with some flexibility.

 

Johnson is capable of playing multiple positions and his signing is a cheap way for the Braves to fill the utility role on the team. He batted .215/.296/.362 in 106 games last season between the Yankees, Red Sox, and Orioles. The signing includes an invite to spring training. (Source: Mark Bowman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Braves will be lucky to win 60 games in the 2015 campaign as GM John Hart continues to dismantle the team. Johnson offers very little in fantasy value this year.