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Johnny Giavotella

Johnny Giavotella 14 2B

Norfolk Tides

  • Status: Free Agent
  • Full Name: Johnny Arthur Giavotella
  • Age: 30 (July 10, 1987)
  • Birthplace: Metairie, LA
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 5' 8" Wt: 185
  • Draft: Round 2 (2008, KC)
  • MLB Debut: 08/05/2011
  • School: New Orleans
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Johnny Giavotella Career Stats

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Johnny Giavotella  14 2B

Johnny Giavotella
  • Full Name: Johnny Arthur Giavotella
  • Born: July 10, 1987
  • Age: 30
  • Birthplace: Metairie, LA
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 5' 8"
  • Weight: 185
  • Draft: Round 2 (2008, KC)
  • School: New Orleans
  • MLB Debut: 08/05/2011

2016 Highlights
Spent the majority of the season with the Los Angeles Angels, hitting .260 with six home runs and 31 RBI in 99 games...Finished a triple shy of hitting for the cycle, April 26 vs. Kansas City (3-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 3 R)...Set his MLB career-high with a 12-game hitting streak from May 12-23, over which he hit .413 (19-46) with six XBH...Hit .348 (32-92) with nine extra-base hits, 11 RBI and 13 runs scored in 26 games in May...Had a season-high four hits and finished a triple short of hitting for the cycle, June 13 vs. MIN (4-4, 2B, HR, RBI, 2 R)...Batted .688 (11-16) with five extra-base hits, four RBI and eight runs scored in four games against Kansas City...Designated for assignment by the Angels on August 20; outrighted to Salt Lake on August 28...Made final seven appearances of the season with Salt Lake, hitting .296 (8-27) with three doubles and one RBI.
2015: Established career highs in nearly every offensive category during first season with the Angels...Became just the sixth Angels second baseman to hit .270 and have 25 doubles and five triples in the same season...Led the Majors with a .322 average (48-149) when batting 9th and tied Benji Gil's club record for average by a number nine hitter (min. 150 PA)...Club went 25-13 in his starts batting leadoff...Hit .301 (41-136) with 10 doubles and 19 RBI in the seventh inning or later...Missed 31 games from 8/24 (retro to 8/21) to 9/25 with a personal medical condition...After returning, hit .367 (11-30) with four doubles, two triples, a home run and nine RBI (10 games).
2014: Played in 12 games over three different stints with Kansas City...Hit lone home run of season, a three-run shot 5/11 in Seattle, helping KC to a 9-7 win...Appeared in 114 games with Triple-A Omaha, batting .308 with 66 runs, 33 doubles, seven home runs, 61 RBI and 20 stolen bases…T-4th in Pacific Coast League in doubles and T-8th in batting average.
2013: Spent most of season with Omaha, but played 14 games for Royals during two stints in Majors...Recalled 6/29 and spent two weeks with KC...Added to Major League roster 9/3...Recorded sixth-career three-hit game going 3-for-4 with two RBI at Minnesota (6/30)...Reached base four times with two singles and two walks in season finale at White Sox (9/29).
2012: Played a then career-best 53 games with Royals batting .238...Hit first Major League home run in over a year (9/4), a solo shot vs. Texas...Put together career-best hit streak of six games, 9/1-8 (.333; 7-21).
2011: Had contract selected from Omaha 8/5 and made Major League debut that night with Royals vs. Detroit (first big league hit came that evening off Rick Porcello)...Launched first big league home run on 8/7 vs. Detroit's Max Scherzer...Was leading all of minor leaguers with 153 hits at the time of his call up...Hit .247 (44-178) across 46 games with KC ... Underwent arthroscopic surgery following season to repair a labral tear in right hip...Recipient of George Brett Award (Royals organization's top hitter)...Named Omaha's Player of the Year, All-PCL League (2B) and PCL midseason All-Star.
2010: Ranked among Texas League leaders in 11 offensive categories including pacing circuit in hits (168) and runs (92); tying for first in games played (134); second in at bats (522), batting average (.322) and doubles (35); third in total bases (240); fifth in on-base pct. (.395); sixth in walks (61); seventh in OPS (.855) and eighth in RBI (65)...Named a midseason and postseason All-Star.
PERSONAL: Johnny Arthur Giavotella, Jr was signed by Baltimore as a minor league free agent on 2/6/17...Originally selected by Kansas City in the 2nd round of the 2008 draft...Attended the University of New Orleans, where he was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2007 Sun Belt Conference Tournament as UNO won the title...Following his 2007 campaign, he was named as the Top Sophomore Second Baseman in the country by Baseball America...Attended Jesuit High School in New Orleans, LA, where he helped lead his team to the 2005 5A State Championship...Jesuit High School has also produced MLB All-Stars Will Clark and Rusty Staub.