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Johnny Damon # - OF

  • Age: 40
  • DOB: 1973/11/05
  • POB: Fort Riley, KS
  • Height: 6-2 Weight: 205lbs
  • Bats/Throws: L/L
  • MLB Seasons: 18
  • Drafted by Kansas City in 1992 (1st round).

Scouting Report

AssetsPossesses a quick bat and is tough to strike out in key situations. Excels at setting the table for the big bats in the lineup. Is one of the game's best clutch hitters.
FlawsHas an arm that's well below average. Wear and tear (along with age) has hurt what used to be a great power/speed combination. His gung-ho style leads to injuries.
Career potentialVeteran table-setter.

Honours and Awards

2005Named to the All-Star Game
2002Named to the All-Star Game
1995Texas League (AA) - Most Valuable Player
1995Texas League (AA) - All-Star Team
1995Double-A - All-Star Team (Baseball America)
1995Double-A - Player of the Year (Baseball America)
1994Class A - All-Star Team (Baseball America)
1994Carolina League (A) - All-Star Team
1993Midwest League (A) - All-Star Team
1992Gulf Coast League (R) - All-Star Team
1992Short Season - All-Star Team (Baseball America)

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2012/08/09Released by the Cleveland Indians.
2012/08/03Designated for assignment by the Cleveland Indians.
2012/06/20Missed 1 game (sore lower back).
2012/06/19Sore lower back, day-to-day.
2012/06/06Missed 2 games (paternity leave list).
2012/06/02Paternity leave list, day-to-day.
2012/05/01Recalled from Columbus (AAA).
2012/04/13Signed as a free agent by the Cleveland Indians to a one-year contract.
2011/10/30Filed for free agency.
2011/09/07Missed 2 games (leg injury).
2011/09/05Leg injury, day-to-day.
2011/07/09Missed 1 game (bruised left hand).
2011/07/07Bruised left hand, day-to-day.
2011/04/21Missed 3 games (finger injury).
2011/04/18Finger injury, day-to-day.
2011/04/05Missed 1 game (calf injury).
2011/04/03Calf injury, day-to-day.
2011/02/01Signed as a free agent by the Tampa Bay Rays to a one-year contract.
2010/08/03Missed 2 games (back spasms).
2010/07/31Back spasms, day-to-day.
2010/02/20Signed as a free agent by the Detroit Tigers to a one-year contract.
2009/09/13Missed 1 game (sore back).
2009/09/12Sore back, day-to-day.
2009/08/23Missed 1 game (bruised right knee).
2009/08/22Bruised right knee, day-to-day.
2009/06/28Missed 1 game (flu).
2009/06/27Flu, day-to-day.
2009/05/22Missed 1 game (back injury).
2009/05/21Back injury, day-to-day.
2008/09/19Missed 1 game (personal reasons).
2008/09/18Personal reasons, day-to-day.
2008/07/21Missed 11 games (sprained left shoulder).
2008/07/06Sprained left shoulder, 15-day DL (retroactive to July 5th, 2008).
2008/07/05Sprained left shoulder, day-to-day.
2008/06/27Missed 2 games (foot injury).
2008/06/25Foot injury, day-to-day.
2007/06/16Missed 2 games (abdominal injury).
2007/06/15Abdominal injury, day-to-day.
2007/05/18Missed 2 games (calf injury).
2007/05/17Calf injury, day-to-day.
2007/05/06Missed 1 game (calf injury).
2007/05/05Calf injury, day-to-day.
2007/05/03Missed 1 game (back injury).
2007/05/01Back injury, day-to-day.
2007/04/07Missed 2 games (calf injury).
2007/04/04Calf injury, day-to-day.
2006/09/24Missed 3 games (left hand injury).
2006/09/20Left hand injury, day-to-day.
2006/07/26Missed 1 game (sore back).
2006/07/25Sore back, day-to-day.
2006/07/17Missed 1 game (leg injury).
2006/07/16Leg injury, day-to-day.
2006/07/08Missed 2 games (abdominal injury).
2006/07/06Abdominal injury, day-to-day.
2006/05/26Missed 1 game (foot injury).
2006/05/24Foot injury, day-to-day.
2005/12/23Signed as a free agent by the New York Yankees to a four-year contract.
2005/10/29Filed for free agency.
2005/09/22Shoulder injury, day-to-day.
2005/09/15Missed 3 games (shoulder injury).
2005/09/14Shoulder injury, day-to-day.
2005/09/11Missed 1 game (sore left shoulder).
2005/09/10Sore left shoulder, day-to-day.
2005/08/15Missed 1 game (hamstring).
2005/08/14Hamstring, day-to-day.
2005/06/07Missed 2 games (shoulder injury).
2005/06/05Shoulder injury, day-to-day.
2005/04/10Missed 1 game (elbow injury).
2005/04/09Elbow injury, day-to-day.
2004/09/07Missed 4 games (finger injury).
2004/09/03Finger injury, day-to-day.
2004/04/15Missed 2 games (knee injury).
2004/04/10Knee injury, day-to-day.
2003/10/11Missed 2 games (concussion).
2003/10/07Concussion, day-to-day.
2003/09/21Missed 4 games (abdominal injury).
2003/09/17Abdominal injury, day-to-day.
2003/09/01Missed 1 game (calf injury).
2003/08/31Calf injury, day-to-day.
2003/08/19Missed 2 games (hamstring).
2003/08/17Hamstring, day-to-day.
2003/07/12Missed 1 game (hip injury).
2003/07/11Hip injury, day-to-day.
2002/08/24Missed 1 game (finger injury).
2002/08/23Finger injury, day-to-day.
2002/04/30Missed 2 games (left hamstring injury).
2002/04/27Left hamstring injury, day-to-day.
2001/12/21Signed as a free agent by the Boston Red Sox to a four-year contract.
2001/09/10Missed 2 games (left thumb injury).
2001/09/08Left thumb injury, day-to-day.

Trades

2012/04/13Signed as a free agent by the Cleveland Indians.
2011/02/01Signed as a free agent by the Tampa Bay Rays.
2010/02/20Signed as a free agent by Detroit Tigers.
2005/12/23Signed as a free agent by the New York Yankees.
2001/12/21Signed as a free agent by the Boston Red Sox.
2001/01/08In a three-way deal; Oakland Athletics traded Ben Grieve, a player to be named later or cash to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and A.J. Hinch, Angel Berroa and cash to the Kansas City Royals. Kansas City traded Johnny Damon, Mark Ellis and a player to be named later to Oakland. Tampa Bay traded Cory Lidle to Oakland and Roberto Hernandez to Kansas City.
1992/06/01Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the supplemental draft (35th pick overall) in the 1992 Major League Draft.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
2012ClevelandAL642072546624191727402.222.281.329.610
2011Tampa BayAL15058279152297167351921960.261.326.418.744
2010DetroitAL145539811463658516990111-.271.355.401.756
2009NY YankeesAL143550107155363248271981205.282.365.489.854
2008NY YankeesAL1435559516827517716482298-.303.375.461.836
2007NY YankeesAL14153393144272126366792733.270.351.396.747
2006NY YankeesAL1495931151693552480678525103.285.359.482.841
2005BostonAL148624117197356107553691816.316.366.439.805
2004BostonAL150621123189356209476711985.304.380.477.857
2003BostonAL145608103166326126768743061.273.345.405.750
2002BostonAL1546231181783411146365703161.286.356.443.799
2001OaklandAL155644108165344949617027123.256.324.363.687
2000Kansas CityAL1596551362144210168865604695.327.382.495.877
1999Kansas CityAL145583101179399147767503664.307.379.477.856
1998Kansas CityAL16164210417830101866588426124.277.339.439.778
1997Kansas CityAL14647270130128848427016104.275.338.386.724
1996Kansas CityAL1455176114022565031642556.271.313.368.681
1995Kansas CityAL4718832531153231222701.282.324.441.765
1995WichitaAA111423831451591654673526155.343.434.534.968
1994WilmingtonA11947296149251367562554493.316.399.462.861
1993RockfordA127511821482513550518359186.290.359.419.778
1992Baseball CityA1100000000000.000.000.000.000
1992GCL RoyalsR50192586712942431212361.349.449.5681.017
TotalAL249097361668276952210923511391003125740810353.284.352.433.785
TotalAA111423831451591654673526155.343.434.534.968
TotalA247984178297502611125113138103279.302.378.439.817
TotalR50192586712942431212361.349.449.5681.017

Legend:

GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage


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