Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:25:42 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF Nick Markakis is not in the starting lineup against Miami Marlins SP Dan Haren Wednesday, April 15. 2B Kelly Johnson is starting in right field and hitting fifth in the batting order.
Fantasy Tip: Markakis is likely just receiving an off day in a day game following a night contest. Johnson ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) isn't a recommendation at FantasyScore Wednesday. He managed to hit just .220 with six home runs against right-handed pitchers in 2014.
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 14:54:28 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF Cameron Maybin is not in the starting lineup against Miami Marlins SP Tom Koehler Tuesday, April 14. 2B Kelly Johnson is starting in left field and hitting seventh in the batting order.
Fantasy Tip: It looks like a normal off day for Maybin Tuesday night. Johnson ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) has virtually no offensive upside and should be considered a weak play at FantasyScore, even while going up against Koehler.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:03:50 -0700
Atlanta Braves 3B Kelly Johnson was placed on the 25-man roster at the deadline Tuesday, March 31. He is expected to provide depth at first base, second base, third base and the outfield.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson isn't likely to start at any one position, but the utility player should find plenty of at-bats. He is a low-end FantasyScore option at $2,500 (or 5.0% of cap).
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:33:28 -0800
Atlanta Braves 2B Jose Peraza, 2B Alberto Callaspo, 2B Phil Gosselin, SS Jace Peterson and 3B Kelly Johnson are all part of a "wide open" competition for the starting second base job, manager Fredi Gonzalez said Thursday, Feb. 26.
Fantasy Tip: Peraza is the Braves' top-ranked prospect, and whether or not he wins the starting gig out of Spring Training, he is probably worth stashing, especially in NL-only leagues.
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:13:55 -0800
Free-agent 3B Kelly Johnson (Orioles) was signed to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training with the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, Jan. 21.
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 12:14:47 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 3B Kelly Johnson is batting seventh and playing third base Wednesday, Sept. 3, against the Cincinnati Reds.
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:48:18 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles acquired 3B Kelly Johnson and 3B Michael Almanzar from the Boston Red Sox Saturday, Aug. 30, for 2B Jemile Weeks and 2B Ivan De Jesus.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 12:10:40 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Kelly Johnson and RP Craig Breslow were placed on revocable trade waivers Friday, Aug. 8.
Fantasy Tip: This is standard procedure in August. Johnson's fantasy value would improve if he were traded to a team where everyday at-bats were available. He is currently a deep mixed league and AL-only option.
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:09:16 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Kelly Johnson (groin) was activated from the disabled list Thursday, Aug. 7. In a corresponding move, OF Mookie Betts was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson is likely to split time at third base with Will Middlebrooks. Both are only deep mixed league and AL-only options, unless one of them gains a definitive edge in playing time. Continue to hold Betts in deep keeper/dynasty formats, especially if you're playing for next season.
Sun, 03 Aug 2014 10:04:18 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Kelly Johnson (groin) is expected to play in two rehab games this week.