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Lance JohnsonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1984-2002 MLB Years: 1987-2000
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PositionsOF-1625, CF-431, DH-9, RF-2, LF-2Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameKenneth Lance Johnson
Height5-11Weight165BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateJuly 6,1963 [55.010]PlaceLincoln Heights,Ohio
High SchoolPrinceton (Cincinnati,OH)
CollegeUniversity of South Alabama (Mobile,AL), Triton College (River Grove,IL)

DraftedSelected by the St. Louis Cardinals [Team Picks] in the 6th round (139th overall) of the 1984 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Seattle Mariners [Team Picks] in the 31st round (760th overall) of the 1982 Amateur Entry Draft ... Selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates [Team Picks] in the 30th round (742nd overall) of the 1981 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing ScoutsMarty Maier
MLB DebutJuly 10,1987 [24.004]
OrganizationsCHA [8] SLN [4] CHN [3] NYN [2] COL [1] NYA [1] Awards0Awards Voting1-7
TBC Player ID13378Retrosheet IDjohnl001MLBAM ID116603
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Player Notes:   Inducted into the University of South Alabama Athletics Hall of Fame
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed87Power31Contact82XBH31RBIs36Runs63Hitting80Durability68Team.523Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1984University of South AlabaSBCNCAA-1cf20692338380632348914511903500.343.453.421.8749811292.359.078.618.40017.476.510.370.68116.5013.75
1984Erie CardinalsNYPLA-sln-of20712836396751282910452001300.339.426.410.83611613332.358.071.297.38313.556.020.440.30283.0013.54
1985St. Petersburg CardinalsFSLA+sln-of211294976813417102553319583902950.270.340.356.69617729566.284.086.231.31210.256.890.670.35248.5021.64
1986Arkansas TravelersTexAAsln-of22127445821282462334915595713220.288.371.382.75317032510.325.094.303.34111.5711.180.970.39222.5025.00
1987Louisville RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-of231164778915921115504216494503270.333.394.455.84921737531.359.122.279.3709.238.470.920.9495.4023.27
1987St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln21of2333594132107614600012.220.270.288.55817363.245.068.220.2446.359.521.500.000.0023.08
1988Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAAcha-of24100411711261262364916425202540.307.367.380.74715620460.343.073.255.3369.1311.301.240.43205.5015.87
1988Chicago White SoxALMLBcha1of2433124112341066261102001.185.223.234.457295132.204.049.129.2104.558.331.830.000.0021.74
1989Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAAcha-of25106408691241170283318463600400.304.371.365.73614918458.330.061.211.33810.047.860.780.000.0014.52
1989Chicago White SoxALMLBcha1of2550180285482016163172402001.300.360.367.7276610199.346.067.233.3348.5412.061.410.000.0018.52
1990Chicago White SoxALMLBcha1of261515417615418915136223345184212.285.325.357.68219328587.307.072.159.3075.627.671.360.17541.0018.18
1991Chicago White SoxALMLBcha1of2715958872161141304926112658163214.274.304.342.64620127624.302.068.138.2904.179.292.230.000.0016.77
1992Chicago White SoxALMLBcha1of2815756767158151234741143433145420.279.318.363.68120630611.289.084.192.3075.565.400.970.49189.0018.99
1993Chicago White SoxALMLBcha1of291475407516818140473573633030110.311.354.396.75021432579.331.085.204.3376.225.700.920.000.0019.05
1994Chicago White SoxALMLBcha1of30106412561141114354266262320358.277.321.393.71416228443.285.116.228.3105.875.190.880.68137.3324.56
1995Chicago White SoxALMLBcha1of311426079818618121057406323112327.306.341.425.76625840645.309.119.227.3374.964.810.971.5560.7021.51
1996New York MetsNLMLBnyn1,51cf3216068211722731219695012334013588.333.362.479.84132761724.342.146.251.3624.565.521.211.2475.7826.87
1997New York MetsNLMLBnyn1cf337226543821061241510332100126.309.385.404.78910717299.332.095.238.35311.047.020.640.33265.0020.73
1997Chicago CubsNLMLBchn1cf33391451744624155291000112.303.342.455.7976612155.303.152.234.3465.816.451.112.5836.2527.27
1997Totals for NL-NL         111410601261685392012423100238.307.370.422.79217329454.322.115.237.3509.256.830.741.1082.0023.02
1998Chicago CubsNLMLBchn1cf3485304518584221106262201115.280.335.352.68710714332.295.072.171.3097.836.630.850.60152.0016.47
1999Chicago CubsNLMLBchn1cf35953354687116121133372004106.260.332.337.66911318377.273.077.218.3069.815.310.540.27335.0020.69
2000New York YankeesALMLBnya31dh-rf361830691002200700001.300.300.333.63310130.391.033.100.2810.0023.330.000.000.0011.11
2001Newark BearsAtlInd-372385172654012839600002.306.372.459.83139994.329.153.318.3609.576.380.670.000.0034.62
2001Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAAcol-of37351352646822169441401202.341.355.474.8296412142.364.133.200.3552.829.863.501.4167.5026.09
2002Nashua PrideAtlInd-38532053965227333113191100003.317.375.537.91211032224.325.220.351.3918.484.910.581.3468.3349.23
MLB Totals - 14 Season(s)Filter144753797671565175117344863271053523847352729103.291.334.386.72020763265800.307.095.202.0006.076.621.090.59158.2120.83
Minor League Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter684265646881310047142462449830326311227182.306.374.395.76910491612999.332.089.258.00010.108.770.870.47189.7119.80
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter357143125545552269130133541411470613112.318.376.410.786586871591.346.092.245.0008.869.241.040.57159.0019.12
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter127445821282462334915595713220.288.371.382.75317032510.325.094.303.00011.5711.180.970.39222.5025.00
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1294976813417102553319583902950.270.340.356.69617729566.284.086.231.00010.256.890.670.35248.5021.64
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter712836396751282910452001300.339.426.410.83611613332.358.071.297.00013.556.020.440.30283.0013.54
Ind Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter7629056912711345196281700005.314.374.514.88814941318.326.200.341.0008.815.350.610.9496.6745.05
NCAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter692338380632348914511903500.343.453.421.8749811292.359.078.618.00017.476.510.370.68116.5013.75
Chicago White Sox Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter94535594831018106771732722671210258627181673.286.325.373.69813292003820.303.087.190.0005.506.751.230.45209.3519.65
New York Mets Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter23294716030941271093652266611361014.326.369.458.827434781023.339.132.247.0006.455.960.920.9894.7025.24
Chicago Cubs Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter219784114216251275728117252053213.276.335.365.70028644864.287.089.203.0008.336.020.720.81112.0020.37
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter33594132107614600012.220.270.288.55817363.245.068.220.0006.359.521.500.000.0023.08
New York Yankees Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1830691002200700001.300.300.333.63310130.391.033.100.0000.0023.330.000.000.0011.11
Average MLB - Per 162 games16260286175201345437123943143312.291.334.386.72023236649.307.095.202.0006.076.621.090.59158.2120.83
Average Minor - Per 162 games16262911119324113585823726203640.306.374.395.76924838710.332.089.258.00010.108.770.870.47189.7119.80

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1984Erie Cardinals NYPLA-sln20OF71--188581201193.9602.72------71100.095.9
1985St. Petersburg Cardinals FSLA+sln21OF128--3381654359354.9862.77------12999.291.4
1986Arkansas Travelers TexAAsln22OF123--2621171280273.9752.22------12796.991.8
1987Louisville Redbirds AmerAAAsln23OF115--319682333325.9762.83------11699.182.1
1987St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln23OF25--27-2-2927.9311.08------3375.815.4
1988Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAcha24OF100--262955276271.9822.71------100100.070.4
1988Chicago White SoxALMLBcha24OF31--6312-6664.9702.06------3393.919.3
1988Chicago White SoxALMLBcha24DH1---------------333.00.6
1989Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAcha25OF106--261752273268.9822.53------106100.074.6
1989Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25OF45--113-2-115113.9832.51------5090.028.0
1989Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25DH1---------------502.00.6
1990Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26OF148--3535103368358.9732.42------15198.091.4
1990Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26DH1---------------1510.70.6
1991Chicago White SoxALMLBcha27OF157--4251123438436.9952.78------15998.796.9
1992Chicago White SoxALMLBcha28OF157--4331163450444.9872.83------157100.096.9
1993Chicago White SoxALMLBcha29OF146--427791443434.9802.97------14799.390.1
1994Chicago White SoxALMLBcha30OF103--3171-13183181.0003.09------10697.291.2
1994Chicago White SoxALMLBcha30DH1---------------1060.90.9
1995Chicago White SoxALMLBcha31OF140--338832349346.9912.47------14298.697.2
1995Chicago White SoxALMLBcha31DH1---------------1420.70.7
1996New York MetsNLMLBnyn32CF157--3909123411399.9712.54------16098.196.9
1997New York MetsNLMLBnyn33CF66--152442160156.9752.36------7291.740.7
1997Chicago CubsNLMLBchn33CF39--79-3-8279.9632.03------39100.024.1
1997Chicago CubsNLMLBchn33DH1---------------392.60.6
1998Chicago CubsNLMLBchn34CF78--154542163159.9752.04------8591.847.9
1999Chicago CubsNLMLBchn35CF91--235631244241.9882.65------9595.856.2
2000New York YankeesALMLBnya36DH3---------------1816.71.9
2000New York YankeesALMLBnya36RF2-81---111.0000.500.13-----1811.11.2
2000New York YankeesALMLBnya36LF2-81---111.0000.500.13-----1811.11.2
2001Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol37OF30--4911-5150.9801.67------3585.721.3
MLB Totals for OF - 9 season(s)-   OF952--249644361325762540.9862.67------9520.00.0
MLB Totals for CF - 4 season(s)-   CF431--10102426810601034.9752.40------4310.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 7 season(s)-   DH9---------------90.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF2-81---111.0000.500.13-----20.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF2-81---111.0000.500.13-----20.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 4 season(s)-   OF351--89123199933914.9802.60------3510.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF123--2621171280273.9752.22------1230.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF128--3381654359354.9862.77------1280.00.0
A- Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF71--188581201193.9602.72------710.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1984Erie Cardinals NYPLA-sln20---------71-
1985St. Petersburg Cardinals FSLA+sln21---------128-
1986Arkansas Travelers TexAAsln22---------123-
1987Louisville Redbirds AmerAAAsln23---------115-
1987St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln23---------25-
1988Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAcha24---------100-
1988Chicago White SoxALMLBcha24---------311
1989Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAcha25---------106-
1989Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25---------451
1990Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26---------1481
1991Chicago White SoxALMLBcha27---------157-
1992Chicago White SoxALMLBcha28---------157-
1993Chicago White SoxALMLBcha29---------146-
1994Chicago White SoxALMLBcha30---------1031
1995Chicago White SoxALMLBcha31---------1401
1996New York MetsNLMLBnyn32-------157---
1997New York MetsNLMLBnyn33-------66---
1997Chicago CubsNLMLBchn33-------39--1
1998Chicago CubsNLMLBchn34-------78---
1999Chicago CubsNLMLBchn35-------91---
2000New York YankeesALMLBnya36------2-2-3
2001Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol37---------30-

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1993Chicago White SoxChamp. SeriesMLB29623251116102100000.217.280.478.75811325.190.261.3918.004.000.504.0023.0060.00
1998Chicago CubsDiv SeriesMLB34312020001000100000.167.167.167.3342012.182.000.0000.008.330.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs312020001000100000.167.167.167.3342012.182.000.0000.008.330.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs723351116202100000.217.280.478.75811325.190.261.4358.004.000.504.0023.0060.00

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2000-06-06Released by Yankees. 
2000-04-02ContractSigned as Free Agent by Yankees. 
2000-03-30Released by Indians. 
2000-01-13ContractSigned as Free Agent by Indians. 
1999-10-05Released by Cubs. 
1997-08-08TradeTraded by Mets with Manny Alexander and Mark Clark to Cubs for Turk Wendell, Mel Rojas and Brian McRae. 
1995-12-14ContractSigned as Free Agent by Mets. 
1995-11-08Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1988-02-09TradeTraded by Cardinals with Ricky Horton and Cash to White Sox for Jose DeLeon. 
* 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
1987St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll2362,500-5132621344,90660,00062,500
1988Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll2462,500-60427-392,10762,500125,000
1989Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll2576,600-5702029429,80262,500201,600
1990Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll26100,000-64927-515,727100,000301,600
1991Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll27385,000-3661148742,231100,000686,600
1992Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll28530,000-3461457962,245109,0001,216,600
1993Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll292,266,666-1601083++968,431109,0003,483,266
1994Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll302,666,667-141585++957,101109,0006,149,933
1995Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll312,666,667-133786++999,520109,0008,816,600
1996New York MetsTeam Payroll322,715,000-115488++957,870109,00011,531,600
1997New York MetsTeam Payroll333,050,000-124887++1,182,177150,00014,581,600
1997Chicago CubsTeam Payroll333,050,000-124787++1,182,177150,00014,581,600
1998Chicago CubsTeam Payroll344,900,000-66393++1,276,192170,00019,481,600
1999Chicago CubsTeam Payroll355,100,000-79492++1,454,491200,00024,581,600
2000New York YankeesTeam Payroll36350,000-52228421,394,248200,00024,931,600
* 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