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23 Daniel Johnson RF

Cleveland Indians

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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Player Updates

July 25, 2021 01:20 PM
Indians' Daniel Johnson: Sitting against lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rays.

Johnson appears to have settled into the strong side of a platoon with Oscar Mercado in right field while Cleveland awaits Eddie Rosario's (abdomen) return from the injured list. The lefty-hitting Johnson will take a seat in the series finale with southpaw Ryan Yarbrough on the bump for Tampa Bay.

July 24, 2021 11:40 AM
Indians' Daniel Johnson: Homers as pinch hitter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson hit a solo home run in his only at-bat during Friday's 10-5 loss to Tampa Bay.

Johnson went deep in the bottom of the ninth inning when he pinch hit for catcher Austin Hedges. It's the second homer of the year for Johnson. The outfielder has added a .222/.243/.389 slash line with two RBI and four runs scored through 37 plate appearances. He's likely to remain in a bench role, with Harold Ramirez, Oscar Mercado and Bradley Zimmer (illness) seeing most of the playing time in the outfield with Eddie Rosario (abdomen) out.

July 21, 2021 05:16 PM
Indians' Daniel Johnson: Sits after four straight starts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Astros.

Johnson will take a seat after he started in right field in each of the past four games, going 5-for-14 with a solo home run and a walk over that span. He'll likely be competing for one spot in the Cleveland outfield with Oscar Mercado in most games while Eddie Rosario (abdomen) is on the shelf.

July 20, 2021 12:44 AM
Indians' Daniel Johnson: Slams first career homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional run scored in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Athletics.

Johnson's first MLB home run was a go-ahead blast in the seventh inning off Chris Bassitt. He was recently called up to replace Eddie Rosario (abdomen). This came after Johnson scored his first run in MLB on Friday. The 25-year-old is 4-for-22 in limited playing time this season.

July 8, 2021 08:44 PM
Indians' Daniel Johnson: Recalled Wednesday, starting Game 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson was recalled from Triple-A Columbus prior to Wednesday's doubleheader against the Rays.

Johnson went 0-for-9 during a brief two-game sting with the big club in early May before he was sent to Triple-A. With Eddie Rosario (abdomen) landing on the IL, the outfielder is getting the call back to the big leagues despite slashing an underwhelming .218/.298/.420 across 215 plate appearances with Columbus. He's starting Game 1 of the twin bill in right field, but he's likely to serve primarily as an extra outfielder going forward.

May 3, 2021 05:36 PM
Indians' Daniel Johnson: Sent down Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson was optioned to Cleveland's taxi squad Monday.

Johnson had started in each of the last two games, but he struck out in each of his five at-bats Sunday. He'll travel with the team on the taxi squad during the Royals' current road trip, but outfielder Harold Ramirez was recalled to take Johnson's place on the active roster.

May 1, 2021 12:56 PM
Indians' Daniel Johnson: Called up, starting
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson has been recalled by Cleveland and is starting Saturday's game against the White Sox.

Johnson will serve as an option in the outfield in the coming days after Franmil Reyes was placed on the paternity list in a corresponding move. He'll start in right field and lead off Saturday.

March 19, 2021 03:56 PM
Indians' Daniel Johnson: Won't break camp in big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Friday.

Cleveland just doesn't seem to like Johnson as much as his numbers suggest he deserves. Despite the team's lack of established talent in the outfield and his own .290/.361/.507 slash line in the upper minors in 2019, he got into just five major-league games last season. There are still plenty of at-bats seemingly available in the outfield this season, but Johnson's .368/.380/.580 slash line through nine spring games evidently didn't get him particularly close to breaking camp with the team.

March 11, 2021 09:48 PM
Indians' Daniel Johnson: On roster bubble
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson may not make the Opening Day roster, despite a very impressive start to Cactus League play, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.

The toolsy outfielder is hitting .364 with two home runs and one strikeout in 11 at-bats this spring. However, due to his lack of reps last season, it sounds like he might need to wait a month or two before getting another look in the majors. Bell reports that Eddie Rosario will be the everyday left fielder while Oscar Mercado and Bradley Zimmer compete in center field and Josh Naylor leads the way in right field. Johnson's plus power and speed give him a more exciting fantasy ceiling than Naylor, and he has the arm for right field, so even if he doesn't win a spot on the Opening Day roster, he's a prime candidate for a midseason promotion.

August 6, 2020 12:28 PM
Indians' Daniel Johnson: Optioned to alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson was optioned to Cleveland's alternate training site Thursday.

The Indians have given Johnson some starts early in the season (amid one prior demotion to the alternate site), but he has struggled in his first taste of the majors, going 1-for-12 with a walk and five strikeouts. He has fantasy-relevant tools (plus speed, some pop) and would be an appealing flier if it ever appeared that he was set for consistent playing time.

July 29, 2020 03:16 PM
Indians' Daniel Johnson: Back in majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson was recalled from Cleveland's satellite camp prior to Wednesday's game against the White Sox, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

One of Cleveland's top big-league ready prospects, Johnson saw a couple starts in the first week of the season before being optioned down Tuesday. He gets to come up just one day later with Roberto Perez (shoulder) landing on the injured list. Johnson has an intriguing blend of power and speed, but he will need to start getting steady playing time to become relevant in mixed leagues.

July 28, 2020 08:08 PM
Indians' Daniel Johnson: Optioned after matinee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson was optioned to the alternate training site after Game 1 of Tuesday's twin bill against the White Sox, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.

The 25-year-old received the start in right field and went 1-for-2 -- recording his first big-league hit -- before being pinch hit for by Oscar Mercado. Johnson could rejoin the big-league club later in the season, but for now he'll try to stay fresh at the alternate site.

July 25, 2020 12:48 PM
Indians' Daniel Johnson: Enters lineup Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson is starting in right field and batting sixth in Saturday's game against the Royals, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

Johnson was recalled by Cleveland on Friday, and he'll make his MLB debut Saturday. Over 123 games in the minors last year, the 25-year-old slashed .290/.361/.507 with 19 home runs and 77 RBI.

July 24, 2020 11:36 AM
Indians' Daniel Johnson: Late roster addition
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson was recalled from the Indians' alternate training site Friday.

The 25-year-old wasn't initially set to be included on the Opening Day roster, but he'll provide some extra outfield depth with Tyler Naquin dealing with a toe injury. Johnson is one of the organizations top prospects and had a .306/.371/.496 slash line at Triple-A Columbus last season, but he may not see significant opportunities in his first taste of the majors.

June 28, 2020 07:20 PM
Indians' Daniel Johnson: Joins 60-man player pool
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson will be a part of the Indians' 60-man player pool this season.

While he would have opened the year at Triple-A under normal circumstances, Johnson will now get to train with the best players on the roster at Progressive Field before the regular season begins. He lacks the experience of players like Tyler Naquin and Jake Bauers, but Johnson's combination of power and speed give him a higher fantasy ceiling. He hit .306/.371/.496 with nine home runs and six steals in 380 plate appearances at Triple-A in 2019.

March 19, 2020 02:36 PM
Indians' Daniel Johnson: Won't open in big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Thursday.

Johnson was always a long shot to break camp on the major-league roster, as Cleveland has more than enough outfielders. If Johnson can build on his .306/.371/.496 line in 84 games for Columbus last season, however, he could be making his debut before too long.

March 3, 2020 12:16 PM
Indians' Daniel Johnson: Moves past sprained ankle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (ankle) is listed as an available reserve on the lineup card for Tuesday's Cactus League game against the Angels, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.

Slowed by a sprained ankle early in camp, Johnson made his spring debut Feb. 28 and has proceeded to appear in two more games since that. He looks to be back to full health now and should be ready to handle an everyday role when Triple-A Columbus opens its season April 9.

February 24, 2020 11:48 AM
Indians' Daniel Johnson: Dealing with sprained ankle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson is recovering from a sprained ankle, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

No timeline was provided for Johnson's return. The 24-year-old was added to the 40-man roster over the winter after hitting .306/.371/.496 with nine homers and six steals in 84 games for Triple-A Columbus last season.

November 20, 2019 08:16 PM
Indians' Daniel Johnson: Protected from Rule 5 draft
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson was added to the Indians' 40-man roster Wednesday.

This was a foregone conclusion on the final day to protect prospects from the Rule 5 draft. Johnson is close to big-league ready, and while the Indians may send him down to Triple-A at the start of the season, he should spend the bulk of the year in the majors. He is capable of handling all three outfield spots, thanks to plus speed and a plus arm.

May 25, 2019 11:04 AM
Indians' Daniel Johnson: One step away from majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson was promoted to Triple-A Columbus on Saturday.

He hit .253/.337/.534 with 10 home runs and six steals in 39 games at Double-A. Johnson's bat had really heated up of late, as he popped seven homers over his last 14 games. He was the primary piece the Indians received from the Nationals for Yan Gomes this past offseason, and is now one step away from the majors. Johnson is a plus runner with above-average power, and should be rostered in most dynasty leagues.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultABRHHRRBIBBSB
07/25vs TBW 3-21000000
07/24vs TBL 2-82000000
07/23vs TBL 5-101111100
07/22vs TBL 4-54010000
07/21@ HOUW 5-41000000
07/20@ HOUL 3-94020000
07/19@ HOUL 3-44000000
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2021CLE1539482211200.205.225.3590.584
2020CLE51201001500.083.154.0830.237
Total2051492221700.176.207.2940.502
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2021CLE15001400000
2020CLE500100010
Total20001500010
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2016ASX-Auburn62245256594114742133.265.312.347
2017AFA-Potomac Nationals4217022501305201330102.294.346.459
2017AFX-Hagerstown Suns88327619816417522270129.300.361.529
2018ROK-GCL Nationals7203600142210.300.417.450
2018AAX-Harrisburg Senators8935648951976312390214.267.321.410
2019AAA-Columbus Clippers8433751103275944347967.306.371.495
2019AAX-Akron RubberDucks391462537721033163963.253.337.534
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/185
Birthdate:
07/11/1995
Age:
26
Hometown:
Vallejo, CA
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Cleveland Indians
College:

MLB Experience:
0