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Russ Johnson

William Russell Johnson

Positions: Third Baseman, Pinch Hitter and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: February 22, 1973 in Baton Rouge, LA
High School: Denham Springs HS (Denham Springs, LA)
School: Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)
Drafted
by the Houston Astros in the 1st round (30th pick) of the 1994 amateur draft.
Signed August 30, 1994. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 8, 1997 (Age 24)
Teams (by GP): DevilRays/Astros/Yankees 1997-2005

Final Game: July 15, 2005 (Age 32)
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Standard Batting

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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
1997 24 HOU NL 21 67 60 7 18 1 0 2 9 1 1 6 14 .300 .364 .417 .780 108 25 2 0 1 0 0 5/4
1998 25 HOU NL 8 15 13 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 .231 .333 .308 .641 72 4 1 1 0 0 0 /54
1999 26 HOU NL 83 183 156 24 44 10 0 5 23 2 3 20 31 .282 .358 .442 .800 102 69 3 0 4 3 0 54/6
2000 27 TOT MLB 100 263 230 32 55 8 0 2 20 5 2 27 40 .239 .320 .300 .620 59 69 7 1 4 1 0 546
2000 27 HOU NL 26 48 45 4 8 0 0 0 3 1 1 2 10 .178 .213 .178 .391 -2 8 3 0 1 0 0 /654
2000 27 TBD AL 74 215 185 28 47 8 0 2 17 4 1 25 30 .254 .344 .330 .674 74 61 4 1 3 1 0 546
2001 28 TBD AL 85 288 248 32 73 19 2 4 33 2 2 34 57 .294 .380 .435 .816 118 108 2 1 4 1 0 54/6D
2002 29 TBD AL 45 130 111 15 24 5 0 1 12 5 2 16 22 .216 .320 .288 .609 66 32 2 1 2 0 1 5/D64
2005 32 NYY AL 22 20 18 5 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .222 .300 .333 .633 70 6 0 1 0 0 0 /53D94
7 Yrs 364 966 836 117 221 46 2 14 97 16 10 105 173 .264 .348 .374 .722 89 313 17 5 15 5 1
162 Game Avg. 162 430 372 52 98 20 1 6 43 7 4 47 77 .264 .348 .374 .722 89 139 8 2 7 2 0
HOU (4 yrs) 138 313 274 37 73 12 0 7 35 5 5 29 60 .266 .336 .387 .722 85 106 9 1 6 3 0
TBD (3 yrs) 204 633 544 75 144 32 2 7 62 11 5 75 109 .265 .356 .369 .725 92 201 8 3 9 2 1
NYY (1 yr) 22 20 18 5 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .222 .300 .333 .633 70 6 0 1 0 0 0
AL (4 yrs) 226 653 562 80 148 34 2 7 62 11 5 76 113 .263 .354 .368 .722 92 207 8 4 9 2 1
NL (4 yrs) 138 313 274 37 73 12 0 7 35 5 5 29 60 .266 .336 .387 .722 85 106 9 1 6 3 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
1997 24 HOU NL 21 67 0 -0 -0 -2 0 -2 -0.2 2 0 0.0 .492 .499 0.2 -0.2 2 5/4
1998 25 HOU NL 8 15 -0 0 -0 2 0 1 0.2 0 2 0.2 .519 .501 0.0 0.2 -0 /54
1999 26 HOU NL 83 183 0 -1 1 2 1 3 0.2 6 9 0.8 .503 .502 0.6 0.3 7 $205,000 54/6
2000 27 HOU NL 26 48 -8 -0 -1 -2 0 -10 -1.0 2 -8 -0.8 .463 .494 -0.7 -0.1 -7 $260,000 /654
2000 27 TBD AL 74 215 -5 1 -0 10 2 7 0.7 8 15 1.4 .508 .504 0.5 1.1 5 546
2001 28 TBD AL 85 288 8 -1 0 -3 2 6 0.6 11 16 1.6 .507 .503 1.9 -0.1 20 $270,000 54/6D
2002 29 TBD AL 45 130 -6 0 0 -4 0 -8 -0.8 5 -4 -0.4 .481 .495 -0.0 -0.3 -0 $575,000 5/D64
2005 32 NYY AL 22 20 -1 0 0 -1 -1 -2 -0.2 1 -2 -0.2 .490 .499 -0.1 -0.2 -0 /53D94
7 Seasons 364 966 -12 -1 -0 2 5 -6 -0.6 34 29 2.7 .498 .501 2.5 0.7 26 $1,310,000
HOU (4 yrs) 138 313 -7 -2 -0 0 2 -7 -0.8 10 3 0.2 .495 .500 0.1 0.2 2 $465,000
TBD (3 yrs) 204 633 -3 1 -0 3 4 4 0.4 24 28 2.7 .502 .502 2.4 0.7 25 $845,000
NYY (1 yr) 22 20 -1 0 0 -1 -1 -2 -0.2 1 -2 -0.2 .490 .499 -0.1 -0.2 -0

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1997 24 HOU NL NLDS ATL L 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 26 HOU NL NLDS ATL L 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000 2 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 3 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .500 .667 1.000 1.667 2 0 0 0 0 0
2 NLDS 3 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .500 .667 1.000 1.667 2 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1997 HOU NL 24 3B 14 11 9 107.2 27 4 22 1 2 .963 -1 -13 2.17 1.86 .946 2.66 2.64
1997 HOU NL 24 2B 3 2 0 19.0 11 9 2 0 1 1.000 -1 -44 5.21 3.67 .980 5.07 5.03
1998 HOU NL 25 3B 5 1 1 17.0 8 1 7 0 0 1.000 1 99 4.24 1.60 .958 2.75 2.72
1998 HOU NL 25 2B 1 1 1 8.0 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 0 75 4.50 4.00 .982 5.06 5.10
1999 HOU NL 26 3B 36 23 17 220.2 72 16 52 4 8 .944 2 11 2.77 1.89 .953 2.69 2.66
1999 HOU NL 26 2B 15 7 5 67.1 50 16 32 2 6 .960 0 9 6.42 3.20 .981 5.05 5.01
1999 HOU NL 26 SS 2 1 1 10.0 6 1 4 1 1 .833 -0 -60 4.50 2.50 .967 4.41 4.40
2000 TOT MLB 27 3B 53 27 21 284.1 96 15 78 3 6 .969 8 32 2.94 1.75 .947 2.67 2.64
2000 TOT MLB 27 2B 21 17 11 149.1 92 32 57 3 9 .967 -0 -2 5.36 4.24 .980 5.02 4.96
2000 TOT MLB 27 SS 16 7 5 74.1 31 9 22 0 3 1.000 1 11 3.75 1.94 .970 4.60 4.60
2000 HOU NL 27 SS 5 4 2 38.1 13 5 8 0 2 1.000 0 0 3.05 2.60 .967 4.51 4.46
2000 HOU NL 27 3B 4 2 0 14.2 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 -0 -8 3.07 1.25 .950 2.64 2.60
2000 HOU NL 27 2B 3 2 2 19.0 8 5 2 1 0 .875 -2 -101 3.32 2.33 .982 4.97 4.90
2000 TBD AL 27 3B 49 25 21 269.2 91 14 74 3 6 .967 8 34 2.94 1.80 .947 2.67 2.64
2000 TBD AL 27 2B 18 15 9 130.1 84 27 55 2 9 .976 1 12 5.66 4.56 .980 5.03 4.97
2000 TBD AL 27 SS 11 3 3 36.0 18 4 14 0 1 1.000 1 23 4.50 1.64 .973 4.70 4.66
2001 TBD AL 28 3B 36 28 27 254.2 77 21 50 6 6 .922 0 0 2.51 1.97 .947 2.73 2.71
2001 TBD AL 28 2B 33 31 28 265.0 143 60 83 0 21 1.000 -2 -10 4.86 4.33 .981 4.86 4.82
2001 TBD AL 28 SS 6 2 2 23.0 7 3 3 1 0 .857 -1 -47 2.35 1.00 .973 4.50 4.45
2001 TBD AL 28 DH 2 2
2002 TBD AL 29 3B 27 27 26 239.0 62 23 38 1 5 .984 -4 -18 2.30 2.26 .951 2.68 2.65
2002 TBD AL 29 DH 5 3
2002 TBD AL 29 SS 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 4.50 4.50
2002 TBD AL 29 2B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 4.50 4.80
2005 NYY AL 32 3B 8 0 0 18.0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 -1 -2 -60 -127 1.50 0.38 .957 2.75 2.72
2005 NYY AL 32 1B 7 2 2 29.0 30 30 0 0 5 1.000 0 1 17 37 9.31 4.29 .994 9.59 9.49
2005 NYY AL 32 DH 3 0
2005 NYY AL 32 OF 3 0 0 6.1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 0 -19 0 1.42 0.33 .990 2.27 2.27
2005 NYY AL 32 RF 3 0 0 6.1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 0 -19 0 1.42 0.33 .980 2.13 2.10
2005 NYY AL 32 2B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 4.90
7 Seasons 3B 179 117 101 1141.1 345 81 249 15 27 .957 5 -2 5 -133 2.60 1.84 .949 2.69 2.67
7 Seasons 2B 75 58 45 510.2 300 119 176 5 37 .983 -2 0 -5 0 5.20 3.93 .981 4.94 4.91
4 Seasons SS 26 10 8 109.1 44 13 29 2 4 .955 -1 -8 3.46 1.62 .970 4.56 4.54
1 Season 1B 7 2 2 29.0 30 30 0 0 5 1.000 0 1 17 41 9.31 4.29 .994 9.59 9.49
1 Season OF 3 0 0 6.1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 0 -19 0 1.42 0.33 .990 2.27 2.27
1 Season RF 3 0 0 6.1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 0 -19 0 1.42 0.33 .980 2.13 2.10
7 Seasons TOT 290 187 156 1796.2 720 244 454 22 73 .969 3 -1 2 -22 3.50 2.41 .966 3.56 3.58
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
2000 AL  8 (3rd)

                                         

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
199926Houston Astros$205,00011/19/99 USA Today
200027Houston Astros$260,0004/5/00 AP
200128Tampa Bay Devil Rays$270,0004/6/01 USA Today
200229Tampa Bay Devil Rays$575,0004/3/02 AP
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,310,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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