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Johnny Giavotella    \gia-vo-TELL-uh\

Johnny Arthur Giavotella (twitter: @Gio2bKC)

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: July 10, 1987 in Metairie, LA
High School: Jesuit HS (New Orleans, LA)
School: University of New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)
Drafted
by the Kansas City Royals in the 2nd round of the 2008 amateur draft.
Signed June 10, 2008. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 5, 2011 (Age 24.026, 17,636th in MLB history)   vs. DET 3 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 1 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2011 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Royals/Angels 2011-2015
2015 Contract Status: Signed thru 2015, 1 yr/$516k (15) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 1.055, Arb Eligible: 2017, Free Agent: 2020 [*], Agents: Meister Sports Management [*]
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2011 23 KCR AL 46 187 178 20 44 9 4 2 21 5 2 6 32 .247 .273 .376 .649 77 67 4 1 0 2 0 4
2012 24 KCR AL 53 189 181 21 43 7 1 1 15 3 0 8 35 .238 .270 .304 .574 57 55 4 0 0 0 0 4/D
2013 25 KCR AL 14 48 41 4 9 3 0 0 4 0 0 5 4 .220 .333 .293 .626 74 12 0 2 0 0 0 4/D
2014 26 KCR AL 12 41 37 8 8 1 0 1 5 0 1 1 5 .216 .268 .324 .593 65 12 1 2 0 1 0 4
2015 27 LAA AL 76 279 247 27 65 11 1 3 27 1 1 21 40 .263 .319 .352 .671 93 87 6 1 6 4 0 *4
5 Yrs 201 744 684 80 169 31 6 7 72 9 4 41 116 .247 .293 .341 .633 76 233 15 6 6 7 0
162 Game Avg. 162 600 551 64 136 25 5 6 58 7 3 33 93 .247 .293 .341 .633 76 188 12 5 5 6 0
KCR (4 yrs) 125 465 437 53 104 20 5 4 45 8 3 20 76 .238 .277 .334 .612 67 146 9 5 0 3 0
LAA (1 yr) 76 279 247 27 65 11 1 3 27 1 1 21 40 .263 .319 .352 .671 93 87 6 1 6 4 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2011 23 KCR AL 46 187 -6 0 -0 -1 1 -6 -0.6 7 1 0.1 .487 .496 0.2 0.0 2 4
2012 24 KCR AL 53 189 -9 1 0 -4 1 -11 -1.2 7 -4 -0.5 .478 .493 -0.0 -0.3 -0 $483,600 4/D
2013 25 KCR AL 14 48 -1 -1 0 -1 0 -2 -0.2 2 -0 -0.0 .484 .499 0.1 -0.1 1 4/D
2014 26 KCR AL 12 41 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 1 1 0.1 .498 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $508,575 4
2015 27 LAA AL 76 279 -2 1 0 -7 2 -6 -0.6 10 4 0.4 .491 .496 1.1 -0.5 11 *4
5 Seasons 201 744 -19 2 1 -13 4 -25 -2.6 27 2 0.1 .486 .496 1.5 -0.9 15 $992,175
KCR (4 yrs) 125 465 -17 1 1 -6 2 -19 -2.0 17 -2 -0.3 .484 .495 0.3 -0.4 4 $992,175
LAA (1 yr) 76 279 -2 1 0 -7 2 -6 -0.6 10 4 0.4 .491 .496 1.1 -0.5 11

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2011 23 KCR AL 187 142 17 3.2 98 .288 .247 .257 .273 .322 .376 .407 .649 .729 77 .339 -6.2 -0.6 .550 .180 .129 2.9
2012 24 KCR AL 189 142 15 2.8 100 .290 .238 .258 .270 .323 .304 .416 .574 .739 57 .292 -11.4 -1.1 .465 .127 .066 1.5
2013 25 KCR AL 48 32 5 4.2 100 .243 .220 .260 .333 .325 .293 .411 .626 .736 74 .463 -1.2 -0.1 .594 .195 .073
2014 26 KCR AL 41 32 3 2.5 96 .219 .216 .258 .268 .322 .324 .398 .593 .720 65 .272 -1.8 -0.2 .452 .108 .108 .0
2015 27 LAA AL 279 199 28 3.8 91 .298 .263 .247 .319 .309 .352 .394 .671 .703 93 .430 -1.6 -0.2 .577 .174 .089 1.5
5 Yrs 744 547 68 3.3 96 .285 .247 .254 .293 .318 .341 .404 .633 .722 76 .365 -22.2 -2.2 .534 .161 .094 7.9
162 Game Avg. 600 441 55 3.3 96 .285 .247 .254 .293 .318 .341 .404 .633 .722 76 .365 -22.2 -2.2 .534 .161 .094 6
KCR (4 yrs) 465 348 40 3.1 99 .278 .238 .258 .277 .323 .334 .410 .612 .733 67 .327 -20.5 -2.1 .510 .153 .096 5.3
LAA (1 yr) 279 199 28 3.8 91 .298 .263 .247 .319 .309 .352 .394 .671 .703 93 .430 -1.6 -0.2 .577 .174 .089 1.5

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2011 23 KCR AL 187 1.1% 17.1% 3.2% 8.0% 34% 5.33 5.6 89.0 8.5 0.79 0.93 78% 16% 2.8% 13%
2012 24 KCR AL 189 0.5% 18.5% 4.2% 4.8% 21% 4.38 5.2 181.0 12.1 0.87 1.19 77% 22% 1.5% 13%
2013 25 KCR AL 48 0.0% 8.3% 10.4% 6.3% 33% 0.80 10.3 10.3 1.31 1.45 77% 11% 0.0% 0%
2014 26 KCR AL 41 2.4% 12.2% 2.4% 4.9% 25% 5.00 7.4 37.0 7.4 1.20 1.78 78% 18% 7.1% 7%
2015 27 LAA AL 279 1.1% 14.3% 7.5% 5.4% 23% 1.90 6.2 82.3 9.1 1.00 1.28 75% 29% 3.3% 13%
5 Yrs 744 0.9% 15.6% 5.5% 5.9% 26% 2.83 5.9 97.7 9.5 0.94 1.19 76% 22% 2.7% 12%
MLB Averages 2.5% 19.7% 7.9% 7.4% 33% 2.50 4.6 36.1 8.5 0.83 1.11 68% 22% 7.5% 13%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2011 23 KCR AL -6.2 -0.6 198 -1.0 2.5 -3.4 .92 -0.5 -0.6 -9.6 -1.0 0.94 -5.6 0
2012 24 KCR AL -11.4 -1.1 198 -0.8 2.9 -3.7 1.05 -1.0 0.2 -8.5 -0.8 0.92 -9.5 1.38 6
2013 25 KCR AL -1.2 -0.1 48 -0.0 0.8 -0.8 1.08 -0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.0 0.97 -0.7 1
2014 26 KCR AL -1.8 -0.2 45 0.3 1.1 -0.7 1.03 -0.0 0.4 0.9 0.1 1.05 -0.2 0
2015 27 LAA AL -1.6 -0.2 287 0.6 5.4 -4.9 1.07 -0.4 0.9 2.2 0.2 0.95 -0.9 1.30 2
5 Yrs -22.1 -2.2 776 -0.9 12.6 -13.5 1.02 -1.9 1.1 -15.1 -1.5 0.95 -16.9 1.21 9

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2011 23 KCR AL 2 0 37% 55 5 2 71% 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 1 1 1 3 39% 10 7 3 5 3 2 3 1 2
2012 24 KCR AL 3 0 40% 71 3 0 100% 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 5 46% 15 10 5 1 0 1 8 3 5
2013 25 KCR AL 1 0 25% 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 33% 4 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 1
2014 26 KCR AL 1 0 70% 14 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 43% 5 4 1 1 0 1 1 0 1
2015 27 LAA AL 3 0 29% 112 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 2 0 0 7 52% 10 6 4 5 1 4 8 4 4
5 Yrs 10 0 35% 276 9 4 69% 7 4 2 0 0 0 2 1 10 2 4 1 3 18 45% 44 30 14 13 4 8 21 8 13

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2011 23 KCR AL 187 24% 44 7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 31 4 13% 12 4 33% 118 20 17% 12 9 75% 4 3 75% 0
2012 24 KCR AL 189 39% 43 5 0 6 1 0 1 1.38 1 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 31 4 13% 21 5 24% 105 16 15% 10 5 50% 10 6 60% 0
2013 25 KCR AL 48 40% 9 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0% 4 2 50% 34 4 12% 4 2 50% 4 3 75% 0
2014 26 KCR AL 41 22% 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 1 10% 7 4 57% 31 5 16% 3 2 67% 3 1 33% 0
2015 27 LAA AL 279 22% 65 13 0 2 2 0 0 1.30 3 0 5 2 1 2 1 0 7 6 86% 56 6 11% 26 15 58% 161 24 15% 17 10 59% 10 6 60% 0
5 Yrs 744 28% 169 29 0 9 3 0 1 1.21 7 0 15 5 2 5 2 0 7 6 86% 136 15 11% 70 30 43% 449 69 15% 46 28 61% 31 19 61% 0
MLB Averages 55% 68% 11% 31% 14% 51% 55%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2011 23 KCR AL 189 689 3.65 451 65.5% 31.5% 10.9% 24.8% 32.8% 68.5% 0.0% 44.8% 84.1% 23.3% 3.2% 6 0 11.1% 21 12 8.5% 16 9 12 20 37.5% 0 0 0
2012 24 KCR AL 189 729 3.86 476 65.3% 30.7% 11.6% 27.1% 30.7% 69.3% 0.0% 45.3% 83.3% 21.7% 3.2% 6 0 12.2% 23 13 9.0% 17 12 8 27 22.9% 0 0 0
2013 25 KCR AL 48 184 3.83 113 61.4% 31.9% 8.8% 26.5% 32.7% 68.1% 0.0% 41.8% 87.0% 22.9% 6.3% 3 0 12.5% 6 1 10.4% 5 2 1 3 25.0% 0 0 0
2014 26 KCR AL 42 139 3.31 93 66.9% 31.2% 11.8% 21.5% 35.5% 68.8% 0.0% 46.0% 82.8% 16.7% 2.4% 1 0 9.5% 4 2 4.8% 2 1 1 4 20.0% 0 0 0
2015 27 LAA AL 281 986 3.51 633 64.2% 30.8% 11.7% 23.2% 34.3% 69.2% 0.0% 44.4% 83.1% 24.6% 2.1% 6 1 12.5% 35 14 6.4% 18 3 9 31 22.5% 0 0 0
5 Yrs 749 2727 3.64 1766 64.8% 31.0% 11.3% 24.8% 32.9% 69.0% 0.0% 44.7% 83.7% 23.0% 2.9% 22 1 11.9% 89 42 7.7% 58 27 31 85 26.7% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.9% 27.6% 15.9% 27.1% 29.4% 72.4% 1.4% 46.3% 78.0% 27.1% 4.6% 13.8% 8.3% 24.1%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2011 23 46 187 178 20 44 9 4 2 21 5 2 6 32 .247 .273 .376 .649 77 67 4 1 0 2 0
2012 24 99 376 359 41 87 16 5 3 36 8 2 14 67 .242 .271 .340 .611 67 122 8 1 0 2 0
2013 25 113 424 400 45 96 19 5 3 40 8 2 19 71 .240 .278 .335 .613 68 134 8 3 0 2 0
2014 26 125 465 437 53 104 20 5 4 45 8 3 20 76 .238 .277 .334 .612 67 146 9 5 0 3 0
2015 27 201 744 684 80 169 31 6 7 72 9 4 41 116 .247 .293 .341 .633 76 233 15 6 6 7 0

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2011 23 46 188 179 21 45 9 4 2 22 5 6 32 .251 .277 .380 .656 19 46
2012 24 53 189 181 21 43 7 1 1 15 3 8 35 .238 .270 .304 .574 15 53
2013 25 14 48 41 4 9 3 0 0 4 0 5 4 .220 .333 .293 .626 4 14
2014 26 12 41 37 8 8 1 0 1 5 0 1 5 .216 .268 .324 .593 3 12
2015 27 76 288 254 32 72 12 1 3 32 1 23 40 .283 .340 .374 .714 33 76
5 Yrs 201 754 692 86 177 32 6 7 78 9 43 116 .256 .302 .350 .652 74 201
162 Game Avg. 162 608 558 69 143 26 5 6 63 7 35 93 .256 .302 .350 .652 60 201



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Played s c a p y
2015 AL  76 (9th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
2015 AL  6 (1st)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2015 AL  4 (9th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 1 (2466), Average HOFer ≈ 144
JAWS Second Base (580th), 0.1 career WAR/0.1 7yr-peak WAR/0.1 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 20) = 69.3 career WAR/44.4 7yr-peak WAR/56.9 JAWS

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