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Russ JohnsonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1992-2007 MLB Years: 1997-2005
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Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick

Positions3B-748, SS-323, 2B-163, 1B-56, OF-25, DH-9, RF-3, P-1Position when DraftedSSPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameWilliam Russell Johnson
Height5-10Weight180BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateFebruary 22,1973 [45.060]PlaceBaton Rouge,Louisiana
High SchoolDenham Springs (Denham Springs,LA)
CollegeLouisiana State University (Baton Rouge,LA)

DraftedSelected by the Houston Astros [Team Picks] in the 1st round (30th overall) of the 1994 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$335,000
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1996-MLB-#9 ... 1997-HOU-#4
MLB DebutApril 8,1997 [24.045]
OrganizationsHOU [6] TBA [3] NYA [2] CHN [1] NYN [1] PIT [1] Awards5
TBC Player ID1014Retrosheet IDjohnr006MLBAM ID116641
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed53Power53Contact73XBH48RBIs55Runs47Hitting71Durability52Team.489Ratings Explained
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Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1992LSUCollegeFr3b-2b19632406181163749163293542100.338.416.517.93312426276.372.179.354.41910.5112.681.212.5434.2932.10
1993LSUCollegeSo3b-2b20712598392183858192672441300.355.489.5411.03014029334.365.186.510.45720.067.190.362.4032.3831.52
1994LSUCollegeJr3b-2b216623472962641774265672540900.410.532.7741.30618147314.393.364.739.53421.347.960.375.4113.7648.96
1995Jackson GeneralsTexAAhou-ss22132475651181629531055060825111.248.327.347.67416527540.265.099.215.3079.2611.111.201.6752.7822.88
1996Jackson GeneralsTexAAhou-ss23132496861542451574945650353116.310.382.470.85223344563.320.160.282.3749.958.880.892.6633.0728.57
1997New Orleans ZephyrsAmerAAAhou-3b2412244572123166449746678122110.276.370.366.73616326516.326.090.245.33612.7915.121.180.78111.2521.14
1997Houston AstrosNLMLBhou383b24216071810291161401002.300.364.417.78125367.364.117.217.3508.9620.902.332.9930.0016.67
1998New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAAhou-3b251224539514028275211119064546210.309.424.426.85019337558.343.117.316.38316.1311.470.711.2564.7126.43
1998Houston AstrosNLMLBhou383b25813231000101510001.231.333.308.6414115.375.077.231.3016.6733.335.000.000.0033.33
1999New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAAhou-2b-ss26227717276011213161310002.351.468.468.93636794.413.117.299.42417.0213.830.811.0677.0025.93
1999Houston AstrosNLMLBhou383b2683156244410052323203104303.282.358.442.8006915183.317.160.282.35110.9316.941.552.7331.2034.09
2000Houston AstrosNLMLBhou38ss-3b2726454800031121001003.178.213.178.3918048.229.000.044.1844.1720.835.000.000.000.00
2000Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba103b277418528478021741253013104.254.344.330.6746110215.292.076.227.31111.6313.951.200.9392.5021.28
2000Totals for MLB-MLB         10023032558022052274014107.239.320.300.6206910263.280.061.191.28810.2715.211.480.76115.0018.18
2001Orlando RaysSouAAtba-2b2813020000001000001.667.750.6671.417204.667.000.333.62025.000.000.000.000.000.00
2001Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba253b-2b2885248327319243322345714102.294.380.435.81510825288.367.141.278.35911.8119.791.681.3962.0034.25
2002Orlando RaysSouAAtba-3b29124310125003108700004.279.392.395.78717551.333.116.326.35615.6913.730.880.000.0041.67
2002Durham BullsILAAAtba-3b291033990125104500000.273.351.515.86617337.269.242.394.37310.8113.511.255.4116.5033.33
2002Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         22761921512820121200004.276.375.447.82234888.306.171.355.36313.6413.641.002.2738.0038.10
2002Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba253b294511115245011252162212012.216.320.288.608326130.261.072.243.28112.3116.921.380.77111.0025.00
2003Norfolk TidesILAAAnyn253b30100349379916033965444530738.284.362.355.71712419403.312.071.201.32110.9211.171.020.74116.3319.19
2004Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn312b-1b3112941571122382147873706321328.294.396.496.89220654491.317.202.381.38614.2612.830.902.8529.6444.26
2005Columbus ClippersILAAAnya313b3273281438226094055395011308.292.377.480.85713535325.324.188.327.37212.0015.381.282.7731.2242.68
2005New York YankeesALMLBnya143b-1b322218542000001410000.222.300.333.6336220.286.111.167.2865.0020.004.000.000.0050.00
2006Columbus ClippersILAAAnya303b33106375581031821440236553225211.275.380.445.82516734449.284.170.341.36114.4811.800.823.1226.7933.01
2007Altoona CurveEastAApit343b341344892035207610112.205.321.455.77620553.167.250.455.32913.2111.320.865.6614.6755.56
2007Indianapolis IndiansILAAApit133b3493313368518264534393112308.272.351.399.75012526358.283.127.249.33410.898.660.791.6852.1730.59
2007Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1063574494202950544637224110.263.347.406.75314531411.270.143.275.33411.199.000.802.1939.6732.98
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter364836117221462149716101051735155117.264.348.374.72231362966.317.110.243.00010.8717.911.651.4559.7128.05
Minor League Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter106738026071085213228749565475555252819381399.285.377.422.79916033224442.309.137.287.00012.4911.820.951.9643.7029.68
AAA Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter7772741438790166156036043384334021612291065.288.385.425.81011662413231.316.137.297.00013.4012.440.931.8645.6830.51
AA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter2901061169295477271352291221231279334.278.356.412.768437811211.291.134.261.00010.0710.161.012.2339.3027.46
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2007332162696010321816110163841231300.367.482.6071.089445102924.376.240.532.00017.649.090.523.4622.9137.92
Tampa Bay Rays Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter204544751443227621157510939218.265.356.369.72520141633.319.104.254.00011.8517.221.451.1177.7128.47
Houston Astros Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter138274377312073555296016309.266.336.387.72310619313.314.121.226.0009.2719.172.072.2439.1426.03
New York Yankees Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter2218542000001410000.222.300.333.6336220.286.111.167.0005.0020.004.000.000.0050.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162372529820164374477727208.264.348.374.72213928430.317.110.243.00010.8717.911.651.4559.7128.05
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625779216532313751078480436215.285.377.422.79924349674.309.137.287.00012.4911.820.951.9643.7029.68

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2004Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn31Rel31006.7520200204.05331210001.7511.252.254.502.250.50--
2007Indianapolis IndiansILAAApit13Rel34006.7510100101.03111000002.2520.256.75----0.00--
Minor League Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter006.7530300305.08442210001.8813.503.383.381.690.50--
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter006.7530300305.08442210001.8813.503.383.381.690.50--
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings006.751240124001240220.03301651658383410001.8813.503.383.381.690.50--

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1995Jackson Generals TexAAhou22SS128--1823831378578565.9784.41------13297.094.8
1996Jackson Generals TexAAhou23SS132--2194113487664630.9494.77------132100.094.3
1997New Orleans Zephyrs AmerAAAhou243B106--602302117311290.9322.74------12286.973.6
1997New Orleans Zephyrs AmerAAAhou24SS18--2639-865651.0003.61------12214.812.5
1997Houston AstrosNLMLBhou243B14--422122726.9631.86------2166.78.6
1997Houston AstrosNLMLBhou242B3--92-111111.0003.67------2114.31.9
1998New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAhou253B110--502041019264254.9622.31------12290.277.5
1998New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAhou252B10--2122174443.9774.30------1228.27.0
1998New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAhou25SS3--59-214141.0004.67------1222.52.1
1998Houston AstrosNLMLBhou253B5--17--881.0001.60------862.53.1
1998Houston AstrosNLMLBhou252B1--22--441.0004.00------812.50.6
1999New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAhou262B13--2332-955551.0004.23------2259.19.3
1999New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAhou26SS9--928384037.9254.11------2240.96.4
1999New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAhou26OF1---------------224.50.7
1999Houston AstrosNLMLBhou263B36--1652487268.9441.89------8343.422.2
1999Houston AstrosNLMLBhou262B15--1632265048.9603.20------8318.19.3
1999Houston AstrosNLMLBhou26SS2--141165.8332.50------832.41.2
2000Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba273B49-2701474369188.9671.800.33-----7466.230.4
2000Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba272B18-1292755298482.9764.560.64-----7424.311.2
2000Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba27SS11-36414-118181.0001.640.50-----7414.96.8
2000Houston AstrosNLMLBhou27SS5-3858-213131.0002.600.34-----2619.23.1
2000Houston AstrosNLMLBhou273B4-1414--551.0001.250.36-----2615.42.5
2000Houston AstrosNLMLBhou272B3-19521-87.8752.330.37-----2611.51.9
2001Orlando Rays SouAAtba282B1--3622119.8189.00------1100.00.7
2001Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba283B36-2542150667771.9221.970.28-----8542.422.2
2001Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba282B33-2656083-211431431.0004.330.54-----8538.820.4
2001Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba28SS6-23331-76.8571.000.26-----857.13.7
2001Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba28DH2---------------852.41.2
2002Orlando Rays SouAAtba293B5--2721119.8181.80------1241.73.6
2002Orlando Rays SouAAtba292B2--72-1991.0004.50------1216.71.5
2002Orlando Rays SouAAtba29OF2--5-1-65.8332.50------1216.71.5
2002Durham Bulls ILAAAtba293B10--721343128.9032.80------10100.06.1
2002Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba293B27-2392338156261.9842.260.26-----4560.016.8
2002Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba29DH5---------------4511.13.1
2002Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba29SS2-2-------------454.41.2
2002Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba292B1-1-------------452.20.6
2003Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn303B86--411581118210199.9482.31------10086.060.1
2003Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn30SS6--1211-223231.0003.83------1006.04.2
2003Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn302B4--58131413.9293.25------1004.02.8
2003Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn301B4--231--24241.0006.00------1004.02.8
2004Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn312B50--96109333208205.9864.10------12938.835.0
2004Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn311B34--26514335282279.9898.21------12926.423.8
2004Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn313B28--1439736053.8831.89------12921.719.6
2005Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya323B53--24125313152149.9802.81------7372.636.8
2005Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya32OF11--20---20201.0001.82------7315.17.6
2005Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya321B6--423-645451.0007.50------738.24.2
2005Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya322B3--73-110101.0003.33------734.12.1
2005New York YankeesALMLBnya323B8-1812--331.0000.380.17-----2236.44.9
2005New York YankeesALMLBnya321B722930--530301.0004.291.03-----2231.84.3
2005New York YankeesALMLBnya32RF3-61---111.0000.330.17-----2213.61.9
2005New York YankeesALMLBnya32DH2---------------229.11.2
2005New York YankeesALMLBnya322B1-1-------------224.50.6
2006Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya333B86--54164719225218.9692.53------10681.160.6
2006Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya33OF11--21---21211.0001.91------10610.47.7
2006Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya332B4--812-220201.0005.00------1063.82.8
2006Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya331B2--142-416161.0008.00------1061.91.4
2006Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya33SS1---1--111.0001.00------1060.90.7
2007Altoona Curve EastAApit343B13--828233836.9472.77------13100.09.2
2007Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit343B72--47141610194188.9692.61------9377.450.3
2007Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit341B3--143-317171.0005.67------933.22.1
2007Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit34P1---------------931.10.7
2007Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit342B1--34-2771.0007.00------931.10.7
MLB Totals for 3B - 7 season(s)-   3B179-795812491527345330.9571.840.42-----1790.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 7 season(s)-   2B75-415119176537300295.9833.930.71-----750.00.0
MLB Totals for SS - 4 season(s)-   SS26-991329244442.9551.620.42-----260.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 3 season(s)-   DH9---------------90.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B722930--530301.0004.291.03-----70.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF3-61---111.0000.330.17-----30.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 8 season(s)-   3B551--29710826810314471379.9532.50------5510.00.0
AAA Totals for 2B - 7 season(s)-   2B85--163190557358353.9864.15------850.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 5 season(s)-   1B49--35823348384381.9927.78------490.00.0
AAA Totals for SS - 5 season(s)-   SS37--5288320143140.9793.78------370.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF23--41---41411.0001.78------230.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P1---------------10.00.0
AA Totals for SS - 2 season(s)-   SS260--4017944716512421195.9624.60------2600.00.0
AA Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B18--1035444945.9182.50------180.00.0
AA Totals for 2B - 2 season(s)-   2B3--108232018.9006.00------30.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF2--5-1-65.8332.50------20.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1995Jackson Generals TexAAhou22----128------
1996Jackson Generals TexAAhou23----132------
1997New Orleans Zephyrs AmerAAAhou24----18106-----
1997Houston AstrosNLMLBhou24---3-14-----
1998New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAhou25---103110-----
1998Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25---1-5-----
1999New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAhou26---139----1-
1999Houston AstrosNLMLBhou26---15236-----
2000Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba27---181149-----
2000Houston AstrosNLMLBhou27---354-----
2001Orlando Rays SouAAtba28---1-------
2001Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba28---33636----2
2002Orlando Rays SouAAtba29---2-5---2-
2002Durham Bulls ILAAAtba29-----10-----
2002Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba29---1227----5
2003Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn30--44686-----
2004Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn31--3450-28-----
2005Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya32--63-53---11-
2005New York YankeesALMLBnya32--71-8--3-2
2006Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya33--24186---11-
2007Altoona Curve EastAApit34-----13-----
2007Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit341-31-72-----

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1997Houston AstrosDiv SeriesMLB2411000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
1999Houston AstrosDiv SeriesMLB26210110000010000001.0001.0002.0003.0002121.0001.0002.00050.000.000.000.000.00100.00
2006New York YankeesMLB Spring TrainingMLB332232753015009502100.156.333.344.67711444.148.188.46920.4511.360.562.2732.0080.00
2007Colorado RockiesMLB Spring TrainingMLB3432000001001200000.000.333.000.333003.000.000.50033.3366.672.000.000.000.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 2 yrs25347530160010702100.147.333.324.65711447.148.177.47121.2814.890.702.1334.0080.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 2 yrs32011000001100000.500.6671.0001.6672131.000.5001.00033.3333.331.000.000.00100.00

Awards [5]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
19942nd Team College All-American (SS) ... Southeastern Conference All-Conference Team (SS) ... Southeastern Conference Player of the Year3
1996Double-A All-Star (SS) ... Texas League All-Star (SS)2

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2007-02-10ContractSigned by Rockies to minor league contract 
2006-01-06ContractSigned by Yankees (minor) 
2005-01-28ContractSigned by Yankees (minor) 
2004-11-17ContractSigned as Free Agent by Yankees. 
2004-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2004-02-19ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cubs. 
2003-11-13Released by Mets. 
2002-12-16TradeTraded by Devil Rays with Josh Pressley to Mets for Rey Ordonez. 
2002-09-05InjuredActivated from DL 
2002-08-01InjuredDisabled -- - 
2002-04-15InjuredActivated from DL 
2002-03-30InjuredDisabled -- strained plantar fascia tendon of the right foot 
2001-05-31InjuredActivated from DL 
2001-05-16InjuredDisabled -- strained right quadriceps muscle 
2000-05-27TradeTraded by Astros to Devil Rays for Marc Valdes. 
1994-08-30Contractsigned 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1994Houston Astros-21335,000-------335,000Signing Bonus out of 1994 Draft (1st round - 30th overall)
1997Houston AstrosTeam Payroll24150,000-76629-1,182,177150,000485,000
1998Houston AstrosTeam Payroll25170,000-81234-1,276,192170,000655,000
1999Houston AstrosTeam Payroll26205,000-75929161,454,491200,000860,000
2000Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll27260,000-60225331,394,248200,0001,120,000
2000Houston AstrosTeam Payroll27260,000-60222331,394,248200,0001,120,000
2001Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll28270,000-61218321,897,758200,0001,390,000
2002Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll29575,000-47412482,011,045200,0001,965,000
2005New York YankeesTeam Payroll32300,000-79435-2,189,055300,0002,265,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red