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2014 Avg.
.256
 
Career Avg.
.288
Name  Chris Johnson
Born  10/1/1984
Height  6-3
Weight  220
Number  23
Position  3B
Bats  R
Throws  R
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.
 
9/18/2013 10:30:00 AM
Description: Atlanta 3B Chris Johnson does not have a successful history against Washington starter Ross Ohlendorf (1-for-12 with four strikeouts).
Insight: Johnson is putting together the best season of his five-year career, batting .327 with an .819 OPS, but this is a matchup to avoid.
 
9/1/2013 3:05:00 PM
Description: Atlanta 3B Chris Johnson is not in the lineup Sunday.
Insight: Johnson is dealing with minor leg soreness and is getting a precautionary day off to rest, according to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He could be available to pinch hit.
 
8/27/2013 10:19:00 AM
Description: Atlanta 3B Chris Johnson is questionable for Tuesday's game against Cleveland due to turf toe.
Insight: Johnson suffered the injury Saturday and missed Sunday's game. He's had an excellent season with the bat, hitting .331 with 10 HR, 57 RBI and an .836 OPS and making himself into a fantasy-worthy asset.
 
8/26/2013 11:22:00 AM
Description: Atlanta 3B Chris Johnson is questionable for Tuesday's game against Cleveland due to turf toe.
Insight: Johnson suffered the injury Saturday and missed Sunday's game. Turf toe is a much more common occurrence in football, so it is unclear how long Johnson will need to sit out, but the injury does have a tendency to linger.
 
8/25/2013 12:34:00 PM
Description: According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, Chris Johnson is out of the Braves starting lineup Sunday due to turf toe.
Insight: Johnson suffered the injury Saturday. Turf toe is a much more common occurrence in football, so it is unclear how long Johnson will need to sit out, but the injury does have a tendency to linger.
 
8/21/2013 7:35:00 PM
Description: Braves third baseman Chris Johnson belted a three-run homer to break a 1-1 tie in the top of the 10th inning Wednesday against the Mets.
Insight: It was Johnson's only hit in five at-bats. The third baseman has had a dream season, hitting .332 with 10 homers and 57 RBI in 109 games.
 
8/13/2013 9:55:00 PM
Description: Braves third baseman Chris Johnson went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer Tuesday against the Phillies.
Insight: Johnson hit .330 in the first half, and he has been even better since the All-Star break. In 25 games since then, he has hit .357 with three homers and 19 RBI.
 
7/13/2013 10:28:00 AM
Description: Braves third baseman Chris Johnson is hitless in nine at-bats versus against Reds starter Homer Bailey.
Insight: Johnson is batting .341 with almost a .900 OPS over the past four weeks, but this matchup is unfavorable.
 
Hot7/11/2013 12:22:00 PM
Description: Braves third baseman Chris Johnson has tortured Reds starter Mat Latos throughout his career.
Insight: Johnson owns a .467 career average against the righthander. Johnson has watched his batting average rise 16 points during his 11-game hitting streak (.319 to .335).
 
Hot7/7/2013 7:22:00 PM
Description: Atlanta third baseman Chris Johnson hit his sixth homer of the season Sunday against the Phillies.
Insight: A mid-June slump had Johnson's average down to .315, but he has gone 18-for-44 (.409) with four doubles and two homers over his last 12 games to get his average back up to .332. Due to his 22.4 percent K rate, Johnson has needed an unsustainable .416 BABIP to reach that .332 batting average, but fantasy owners should keep riding out the good fortune while it lasts.
 
6/23/2013 7:42:00 PM
Description: Braves third baseman Chris Johnson hit a solo homer Sunday as part of a 2-for-3 day.
Insight: Johnson has a solid .320 average, but he only has five homers and 22 RBI. He should only be considered in NL-only leagues.
 
5/13/2013 10:30:00 AM
Description: Braves 3B Chris Johnson left Saturday's game against San Francisco with a bruised right knee and didn't play on Sunday.
Insight: After a quick start (he was batting .438 as of April 18), Johnson has stumbled of late and is batting just .077 over the past 14 days (eight games). At this point fantasy owners should look elsewhere for third base help.