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2014 Avg.
.274
 
Career Avg.
.286
Name  Chris Johnson
Born  10/1/1984
Height  6-3
Weight  220
Number  23
Position  3B
Bats  R
Throws  R
Hot7/20/2014 7:29:00 PM
Description: Braves third baseman Chris Johnson hit his fourth home run in the past five games Sunday against the Phillies.
Insight: Johnson hit just three home runs in his first 90 games this season after putting 12 on the board in 142 games last year.
 
Hot7/13/2014 5:53:00 PM
Description: Braves third baseman Chris Johnson went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI Sunday against Chicago.
Insight: Johnson has hit three home runs in the past two games after hitting three all of last season before that.
 
7/12/2014 7:30:00 PM
Description: Braves third baseman Chris Johnson has been a disappointment for most of the season, but not Saturday.
Insight: Johnson blasted two home runs and knocked in four. Unfortunately, he's still batting just .272, a far cry from last season when he posted a .321 batting average.
 
6/11/2014 9:40:00 AM
Description: Braves third baseman Chris Johnson has gone 6-for-9 in his last two games.
Insight: Johnson is still hitting just .267 with two homers, 16 RBI, 13 runs and a .622 OPS. He batted .321 last year but that was boosted by a .394 BABIP. He's hit .339 on balls in play this year and his strikeout rate is up from 21.2 percent to 24.6 percent. You can probably do better at third base in your fantasy league.
 
5/23/2014 8:59:00 PM
Description: Braves third baseman Chris Johnson was pulled in the third inning Friday against Colorado.
Insight: According to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, manager Fredi Gonzalez will address his decision to remove Johnson after the game. Johnson (.265, 1 HR, 9 RBI) struck out in his only at bat of the night.
 
Cold5/22/2014 10:18:00 AM
Description: Atlanta 3B Chris Johnson is 5-for-9 with a pair of homers versus Milwaukee starter Matt Garza.
Insight: The .321 batting average and .800 plus OPS is a distant memory as he's batting just .255 with no power. We're not sure he can take advantage of this favorable matchup.
 
Cold5/21/2014 1:08:00 PM
Description: Atlanta 3B Chris Johnson hasn't fared well against Milwaukee starter Kyle Lohse.
Insight: He's 2-for-16 against him with 2 K's. Johnson is just one for his last 17, dropping his average all the way down to .261. With Lohse throwing for the Brew Crew on Wednesday, Johnson's slump is only going to get worse.
 
5/19/2014 10:50:00 PM
Description: Braves third baseman Chris Johnson has gone 0-for-13 with five Ks over his last three games.
Insight: Johnson started off May 20-for-53 (.378) after hitting .230 in April, but his season average is back down to .261. The third baseman hit .321 last year, but it was supported by an insane .394 BABIP.
 
5/2/2014 3:57:00 PM
Description: Chris Johnson's new three-year extension is worth $23.5 million. SOURCE: ESPN
Insight: Johnson joins Freddie Freeman, Andrelton Simmons, Julio Teheran, Jason Heyward and Craig Kimbrel among the players that have signed extensions with Atlanta in the last couple months. Clearly, the Braves are in this thing for the long haul. Johnson has underperformed this season (.255, 1 HR, 4 RBI) but he did have three hits in last night's loss to Miami.
 
5/1/2014 9:21:00 PM
Description: Braves 3B Chris Johnson is close to signing a three-year contract extension. SOURCE: Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports
Insight: Johnson hasn't done much this season (.255, 1 HR, 4 RBI) but he's coming off an excellent 2013 campaign (.321, 12 HR, 68 RBI in 142 games). Obviously, it's only May and Johnson still has plenty of time to turn things around. He turns 30 in October.
 
4/29/2014 3:52:00 PM
Description: Atlanta third baseman Chris Johnson is not in Tuesday night's starting lineup.
Insight: Johnson batted .321 last season with an .816 OPS, but is off to a slow start hitting just .241 through the first 23 games. Lightly-used Ramiro Pena (.235) will get the start at the hot Corner.
 
Cold4/25/2014 11:07:00 AM
Description: Atlanta third baseman Chris Johnson should be avoided on Friday due to an extremely unfavorable matchup.
Insight: Johnson is just 1-for-12 (.083) with seven strikeouts versus Cincinnati starter Homer Bailey. He's off to a slow start batting .256 through te first 20 games after hitting .321 last season with an .816 OPS.
 
4/17/2014 9:25:00 AM
Description: Atlanta third baseman Chris Johnson is 4-for-8 with two doubles and a home run versus Phillies starter A.J. Burnett.
Insight: He's off to a slow start with just 14 hits in his first 50 at bats (.281, .708 OPS). He batted .321 last season with an .816 OPS.
 
4/14/2014 4:26:00 PM
Description: Atlanta third baseman Chris Johnson will sit out a second consecutive game.
Insight: He's off to a slow start with just 11 hits in his first 45 at bats. Manager Fredi Gonzalez says he'll be back in the lineup on Tuesday, Ramiro Pena (.231, 1 HR, 3 RBI) will get the start at third base, according to David O'Brien of AJC.
 
4/13/2014 10:31:00 AM
Description: Atlanta third baseman Chris Johnson will take a seat Sunday against Washington. SOURCE: Mark Bowman, MLB.com
Insight: It's Johnson's first absence of the season. He's off to a slow start with just 11 hits in his first 45 at bats. Ramiro Pena (.222, 1 HR, 3 RBI) will get the start at third base.
 
3/31/2014 12:10:00 PM
Description: Braves third baseman Chris Johnson faces a tough matchup Monday versus Brewers right-hander Yovani Gallardo.
Insight: In 11 at bats, Johnson has just two hits against Gallardo. Four of those at bats have resulted in strikeouts. Johnson (.321, 12 HR, 68 RBI) was great last season but we wouldn't recommend starting him on Opening Day.
 
10/3/2013 11:30:00 AM
Description: Atlanta third baseman Chris Johnson has managed just one hit in 12 at bats against Dodgers southpaw Clayton Kershaw.
Insight: Johnson's not the first player to struggle against Kershaw and he certainly won't be the last. With that said, the Braves might be better off using someone else on Thursday.
 
9/29/2013 1:14:00 PM
Description: Braves third baseman Chris Johnson isn't in the lineup Sunday against the Phillies.
Insight: Johnson (.321, 12 HR, 68 RBI) was leading the NL in hitting for a while in August but now he's dropped to second behind Rockies outfielder Michael Cuddyer. Elliot Johnson is starting in his place on Sunday.
 
9/24/2013 5:32:00 PM
Description: Atlanta 3B Chris Johnson is getting a night off Tuesday against the Brewers.
Insight: Johnson has fallen behind Michael Cuddyer by seven points in the NL batting race. He's hitting .327.
 
9/20/2013 10:06:00 PM
Description: Atlanta 3B Chris Johnson went 3-for-4 with a homer, two RBI, two runs and a walk Friday against the Cubs.
Insight: It's down to Johnson and Michael Cuddyer for the NL batting title. Both players are hitting .331 after Friday.
 

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