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Johnny Giavotella

Johnny Giavotella 14 2B

Norfolk Tides

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: Johnny Arthur Giavotella
  • Age: 29 (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 Stats Summary

Johnny Giavotella Career Stats

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Team Date Transaction
February 7, 2017 Baltimore Orioles invited non-roster 2B Johnny Giavotella to spring training.
February 2, 2017 Baltimore Orioles signed free agent 2B Johnny Giavotella to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
February 2, 2017 2B Johnny Giavotella assigned to Norfolk Tides.
October 10, 2016 2B Johnny Giavotella elected free agency.
August 28, 2016 Los Angeles Angels sent 2B Johnny Giavotella outright to Salt Lake Bees.
August 20, 2016 Los Angeles Angels designated 2B Johnny Giavotella for assignment.
September 25, 2015 Los Angeles Angels activated 2B Johnny Giavotella from the 15-day disabled list.
August 25, 2015 Los Angeles Angels placed 2B Johnny Giavotella on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 21, 2015. personal medical condition
December 19, 2014 Kansas City Royals traded 2B Johnny Giavotella to Los Angeles Angels for RHP Brian Broderick.
December 18, 2014 Kansas City Royals designated 2B Johnny Giavotella for assignment.
November 21, 2014 2B Johnny Giavotella assigned to Tiburones de La Guaira.
October 30, 2014 Kansas City Royals activated 2B Johnny Giavotella.
September 30, 2014 Kansas City Royals reassigned 2B Johnny Giavotella to the minor leagues.
September 1, 2014 Kansas City Royals recalled 2B Johnny Giavotella from Omaha Storm Chasers.
May 20, 2014 Kansas City Royals optioned 2B Johnny Giavotella to Omaha Storm Chasers.
May 9, 2014 Kansas City Royals recalled Johnny Giavotella from Omaha Storm Chasers.
April 12, 2014 Kansas City Royals optioned 2B Johnny Giavotella to Omaha Storm Chasers.
April 9, 2014 Kansas City Royals recalled Johnny Giavotella from Omaha Storm Chasers.
March 25, 2014 Kansas City Royals optioned 2B Johnny Giavotella to Omaha Storm Chasers.
September 3, 2013 Kansas City Royals recalled Johnny Giavotella from Omaha Storm Chasers.
July 18, 2013 Kansas City Royals optioned Johnny Giavotella to Omaha Storm Chasers.
June 30, 2013 Kansas City Royals recalled Johnny Giavotella from Omaha Storm Chasers.
March 23, 2013 Kansas City Royals optioned Johnny Giavotella to Omaha Storm Chasers.
August 18, 2012 Kansas City Royals recalled Johnny Giavotella from Omaha Storm Chasers.
June 12, 2012 Kansas City Royals optioned Johnny Giavotella to Omaha Storm Chasers.
May 9, 2012 Kansas City Royals recalled Johnny Giavotella from Omaha Storm Chasers.
March 25, 2012 Kansas City Royals optioned Johnny Giavotella to Omaha Storm Chasers.
August 5, 2011 Kansas City Royals selected the contract of Johnny Giavotella from Omaha Storm Chasers.
March 31, 2011 Johnny Giavotella assigned to Omaha Storm Chasers from Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
January 3, 2011 Kansas City Royals invited non-roster 2B Johnny Giavotella to spring training.
August 31, 2010 Johnny Giavotella assigned to Surprise Rafters.
April 1, 2010 Johnny Giavotella assigned to Northwest Arkansas Naturals from Wilmington Blue Rocks.
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Johnny Giavotella Awards and Honors

Johnny Giavotella  14 2B

Johnny Giavotella
  • Full Name: Johnny Arthur Giavotella
  • Born: July 10, 1987
  • Age: 29
  • 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.