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Kelly Johnson (1B,2B,3B,LF)

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Kelly Johnson homers in win

Thu, Aug 27th 11:56pm EDT
By Mike Ryan

Kelly Johnson homered in tonight's 9-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. Besides for the home run, Johnson struggled at the plate finishing 1-for-6 with a walk. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Johnson has not been as productive with the Mets as he had been with the Braves but he continues to serve as a valuable depth option for the team. Johnson will continue to serve in a utility role for the remainder of the season.


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Kelly Johnson went 1-for-4 with a walk in five plate appearances in a 12-1 win against Miami. Johnson scored two runs and had an RBI as well. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Johnson should continue to see a lot of playing time with the Mets due to his versatility to play a lot of positions. Johnson has started all but two games since being acquired by the Mets on July 24th.


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Johnson batted sixth in the lineup, and he went 2-for-4, including a double in the sixth inning.

Fantasy Impact: Johnson had a slow start in his new Mets uniform. He was hitless in his previous four games. As a left-handed hitter, he has a chance to put decent power numbers in Citi Field, a venue conducive to homeruns in right field.


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Recently acquired utility man Kelly Johnson went 2-for-6, while batting cleanup for the Mets. He had a homerun with two runs scored and one RBI.

Fantasy Impact: If Johnson continues to hit cleanup for the Mets, he could be a great value pick on DFS. Although Citi Field is a pitcher's park, it is friendly to left handed power hitters. Johnson's new venue could help him drive in a lot of runs.


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Kelly Johnson traded to Mets

Sat, Jul 25th 3:57pm EDT
By Kyle Borgognoni

Johnson was acquired by the Mets along with Juan Uribe for two minor league pitchers.

Fantasy Impact: Johnson, 33, is hitting .275 with nine homers and 34 RBIs. He has appeared at first, second and third base and both corner outfield positions this season. The Mets are desperately looking for any solution offensively and Johnson provides an adequate upgrade.


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Kelly Johnson went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI to help get the Braves back in the win column Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: With so many other player options at 1B, the DFS player that does play Johnson will not have to worry about high ownership. This will make him an excellent tournament player if he stays hot.


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Johnson is a veteran that the woeful Braves will gladly flip for young talent as the July 31st deadline approaches. Assistant GM John Coppolella stated the organization is "trying to walk two parallel roads: making this team better and building for the future. So, it's one eye on the present and two eyes on the future." (Source:

Fantasy Impact: If Johnson is moved within the next month, he most likely would fill the role as the first bat off the bench and super utility player. His elgibility as a 1B/3B/OF makes him a valuable mid-season pickup.


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Johnson struck out three times and was replaced in LF late in the game by Joey Terdoslavich. The strike outs were especially embarrassing considering starter Charlie Morton has one of the lowest K/9 percentages in MLB.

Fantasy Impact: Johnson is definitely capable of such offensive ineptitude and shouldn't be counted on as anything more than a role of the dice in DFS leagues.


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Johnson had two singles as he started the game at third and moved to right field to replace Nick Markakis later in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Johnson's greatest value comes from his positional eligibility as a 1B/3B/OF. He has some power but also is known for being a streaky hitter. He might have some good DFS value against RHP if you see fit.


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Kelly Johnson went three for four with two RBIs in the Braves 10-8 loss to the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Johnson led the way offensively for the Braves Sunday with three hits, including a two-RBI double. His average climbed up to .281, yet apart from DFS leagues, he should be on your bench or waiver wire. He could be a cheap, interesting play against RHPs as Johnson can occasionally connect with the longball.


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Johnson had an RBI single in the second inning in his return while collecting three hits in the Braves 4-1 win over the Padres Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: After missing 24 games with a strained right oblique, Johnson returned with a vengeance. Johnson is hitting .282 on the season with six HRs and 19 RBIs. He is an intriguing DFS choice against right-handed pitching with his multiple positions of elgibility (OF/1B/3B). His cost is especially low and could be worth a look Thursday against Padres.


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Johnson played LF and batted third, going 0-for-3 at Triple-A Gwinnett Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: Johnson has been on the disabled list with an oblique injury that he suffered in a game against the Cincinnati Reds back on May 13. He has appeared in 28 games with the Braves this season and is hitting .259 with six home runs and 18 RBIs. Jonny Gomes and Todd Cunningham have platooned in left field while Johnson was out.


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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.