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Howard JohnsonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1979-2011 MLB Years: 1982-1995
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Positions3B-1482, SS-304, OF-242, DH-16, 2B-8, 1B-5Position when Drafted3BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameHoward Michael Johnson
Height5-11Weight178BatsBothThrowsRight
Born DateNovember 29,1960 [57.230]PlaceClearwater,Florida
High SchoolClearwater (Clearwater,FL)
CollegeSt. Petersburg College (St. Petersburg,FL)

DraftedSelected by the Detroit Tigers [Team Picks] in the 1st round (12th overall) of the 1979 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the New York Yankees [Team Picks] in the 23rd round (577th overall) of the 1978 Amateur Entry Draft
MLB DebutApril 14,1982 [21.136]
OrganizationsNYN [9] DET [6] CHN [1] COL [1] Awards7Awards Voting3-307
TBC Player ID13367Retrosheet IDjohnh001MLBAM ID116593
RelationshipsFather of Glen Johnson
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed77Power78Contact39XBH73RBIs70Runs62Hitting53Durability67Team.516Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1979Lakeland TigersFSLA+det-3b181324564910796349188698563600.235.339.300.63913718540.278.065.239.30112.7815.741.230.56152.0016.82
1980Lakeland TigersFSLA+det-3b191304748313528110693157375216200.285.381.411.79219539567.320.126.335.36312.8713.231.031.7647.4028.89
1981Birmingham BaronsSouAAdet-3b201384888413028722831910759306760.266.360.488.84823857576.284.222.393.37813.0216.151.243.8222.1843.85
1982Evansville TripletsAmerAAAdet-3b2198366701161642367359466223650.317.390.571.96120943423.324.254.451.41610.8714.661.355.4415.9137.07
1982Detroit TigersALMLBdet53b215415523495041474163011013.316.384.426.810669173.372.110.232.3659.2517.341.882.3138.7518.37
1983Evansville TripletsAmerAAAdet-3b2239121000014200000.222.462.333.7953113.286.111.444.38630.7715.380.500.000.0050.00
1983Detroit TigersALMLBdet5,203b222766111400350071010001.212.297.348.64523374.208.136.242.2979.4613.511.434.0522.0021.43
1984Detroit TigersALMLBdet203b2311635543881411250106406714216.248.324.394.71814027402.273.146.270.3259.9516.671.682.9929.5830.68
1985New York MetsNLMLBnyn203b2412638938941841146643478014106.242.300.393.69315333428.273.151.244.2997.9418.222.292.5735.3635.11
1986New York MetsNLMLBnyn203b-ss25882203054140103981316411082.245.341.445.7869824253.301.200.373.34012.2525.302.063.9522.0044.44
1987New York MetsNLMLBnyn203b26157554931472213699321083113503188.265.364.504.86827959645.272.239.428.36712.8717.521.365.5815.3940.14
1988New York MetsNLMLBnyn203b2714849585114211246823786104328256.230.343.422.76520946594.240.192.398.33014.4817.511.214.0420.6340.35
1989New York MetsNLMLBnyn203b28153571104164413361014187712610684.287.369.559.92831980655.308.272.464.40611.7619.241.645.5015.8648.78
1990New York MetsNLMLBnyn203b-ss2915459089144373239034869100009127.244.319.434.75325663668.254.190.351.32910.3314.971.453.4425.6543.75
1991New York MetsNLMLBnyn20,443b30156564108146344381173016781201015124.259.342.535.87730276658.257.276.440.37611.8518.241.545.7814.8452.05
1992New York MetsNLMLBnyn20of311003504878190743225557920357.223.329.337.66611826410.266.114.320.30713.4119.271.441.7150.0033.33
1993New York MetsNLMLBnyn203b327223532568272664434300233.238.354.379.7338917280.262.141.332.33115.3615.361.002.5033.5730.36
1994Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol20of339322730481021040113397300322.211.323.405.7289222269.259.194.401.32014.5027.141.873.7222.7045.83
1995Chicago CubsNLMLBchn203b348716926334172211344610202.195.330.355.6856012206.220.160.361.31516.5022.331.353.4024.1436.36
2011Rockland BouldersCanAmInd--5024000000001000000.000.200.000.200005.000.000.250.13920.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 14 Season(s)Filter153149407601229247222287602317769210531795710561.249.340.446.78622044975715.269.197.369.00012.1118.431.523.9921.6740.44
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter501179328749082185826810333267317102821110.273.367.436.8037821582119.300.163.351.00012.6014.961.192.7430.9132.24
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1013757111817423673510506423650.315.393.565.95821244436.323.250.451.00011.4714.681.285.2816.3037.29
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1384888413028722831910759306760.266.360.488.84823857576.284.222.393.00013.0216.151.243.8222.1843.85
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter262930132242377131184913142160819800.260.360.357.717332571107.299.097.288.00012.8314.451.131.1771.5423.55
Ind Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter24000000001000000.000.200.000.200005.000.000.250.00020.000.000.000.000.000.00
New York Mets Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter1154396862799721418192629202635568271345010147.251.341.459.80018234244591.268.208.383.00012.1118.011.494.1820.6742.53
Detroit Tigers Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter197576771511911969171063107352210.262.337.398.73522939649.292.136.257.0009.7116.491.702.9330.3225.83
Colorado Rockies Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter9322730481021040113397300322.211.323.405.7289222269.259.194.401.00014.5027.141.873.7222.7045.83
Chicago Cubs Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter8716926334172211344610202.195.330.355.6856012206.220.160.361.00016.5022.331.353.4024.1436.36
Average MLB - Per 162 games16252380130262248024873111216116.249.340.446.78623353605.269.197.369.00012.1118.431.523.9921.6740.44
Average Minor - Per 162 games16258093158276198733118610339740.273.367.436.80325351685.300.163.351.00012.6014.961.192.7430.9132.24

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1979Lakeland Tigers FSLA+det183B98--86150247260236.9082.41------13274.271.5
1979Lakeland Tigers FSLA+det18SS29--38901214140128.9144.41------13222.021.2
1979Lakeland Tigers FSLA+det18OF2--8---881.0004.00------1321.51.5
1980Lakeland Tigers FSLA+det193B130--1102641321387374.9662.88------130100.097.7
1980Lakeland Tigers FSLA+det19SS2---5--551.0002.50------1301.51.5
1981Birmingham Barons SouAAdet203B138--1032182616347321.9252.33------138100.097.9
1982Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet213B82--481392219209187.8952.28------9883.761.7
1982Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet21OF23--21-1-2221.9550.91------9823.517.3
1982Detroit TigersALMLBdet213B33--2539767164.9011.94------5461.120.4
1982Detroit TigersALMLBdet21DH10---------------5418.56.2
1982Detroit TigersALMLBdet21OF9--111--12121.0001.33------5416.75.6
1983Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet223B3--111221412.8574.00------3100.02.2
1983Detroit TigersALMLBdet223B21--1030724740.8511.90------2777.813.0
1983Detroit TigersALMLBdet22DH2---------------277.41.2
1984Detroit TigersALMLBdet233B108--581431216213201.9441.86------11693.166.7
1984Detroit TigersALMLBdet23SS9--37241210.8331.11------1167.85.6
1984Detroit TigersALMLBdet23DH4---------------1163.42.5
1984Detroit TigersALMLBdet231B1--1--1111.0001.00------1160.90.6
1984Detroit TigersALMLBdet23OF1--1---111.0001.00------1160.90.6
1985New York MetsNLMLBnyn243B113--671711521253238.9412.11------12689.769.8
1985New York MetsNLMLBnyn24SS7--1119363330.9094.29------1265.64.3
1985New York MetsNLMLBnyn24OF1---------------1260.80.6
1986New York MetsNLMLBnyn253B45--2271101010393.9032.07------8851.127.8
1986New York MetsNLMLBnyn25SS34--2865101410393.9032.74------8838.621.0
1986New York MetsNLMLBnyn25OF1--2---221.0002.00------881.10.6
1987New York MetsNLMLBnyn263B140--822352115338317.9382.26------15789.286.4
1987New York MetsNLMLBnyn26SS38--3670512111106.9552.79------15724.223.5
1987New York MetsNLMLBnyn26OF2---------------1571.31.2
1988New York MetsNLMLBnyn273B131--651871316265252.9511.92------14888.581.9
1988New York MetsNLMLBnyn27SS52--4587521137132.9642.54------14835.132.5
1989New York MetsNLMLBnyn283B143--631802415267243.9101.70------15393.588.3
1989New York MetsNLMLBnyn28SS31--3437-771711.0002.29------15320.319.1
1990New York MetsNLMLBnyn293B92--521592011231211.9132.29------15459.756.8
1990New York MetsNLMLBnyn29SS73--98176828282274.9723.75------15447.445.1
1991New York MetsNLMLBnyn303B104--551731811246228.9272.19------15666.764.6
1991New York MetsNLMLBnyn30OF30--6132-6664.9702.13------15619.218.6
1991New York MetsNLMLBnyn30SS28--45881115144133.9244.75------15617.917.4
1992New York MetsNLMLBnyn31OF98--20634-213209.9812.13------10098.060.5
1993New York MetsNLMLBnyn323B67--521351111198187.9442.79------7293.141.4
1994Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol33OF62--9022-9492.9791.48------9366.753.0
1994Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol331B1--81--991.0009.00------931.10.9
1995Chicago CubsNLMLBchn343B34--1053546863.9261.85------8739.123.6
1995Chicago CubsNLMLBchn34OF13--12---12121.0000.92------8714.99.0
1995Chicago CubsNLMLBchn342B8--79221816.8892.00------879.25.6
1995Chicago CubsNLMLBchn341B3--151-316161.0005.33------873.42.1
1995Chicago CubsNLMLBchn34SS1--12-1331.0003.00------871.10.7
MLB Totals for 3B - 12 season(s)-   3B1031--561157616313823002137.9292.07------10310.00.0
MLB Totals for SS - 9 season(s)-   SS273--30155144108896852.9513.12------2730.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 9 season(s)-   OF217--38398-400392.9801.81------2170.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 3 season(s)-   DH16---------------160.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B8--79221816.8892.00------80.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 3 season(s)-   1B5--242-426261.0005.20------50.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B85--491502421223199.8922.34------850.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF23--21-1-2221.9550.91------230.00.0
AA Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B138--1032182616347321.9252.33------1380.00.0
A+ Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B228--1964143728647610.9432.68------2280.00.0
A+ Totals for SS - 2 season(s)-   SS31--38951214145133.9174.29------310.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF2--8---881.0004.00------20.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1979Lakeland Tigers FSLA+det18----2998---2-
1980Lakeland Tigers FSLA+det19----2130-----
1981Birmingham Barons SouAAdet20-----138-----
1982Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet21-----82---23-
1982Detroit TigersALMLBdet21-----33---910
1983Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet22-----3-----
1983Detroit TigersALMLBdet22-----21----2
1984Detroit TigersALMLBdet23--1-9108---14
1985New York MetsNLMLBnyn24----7113---1-
1986New York MetsNLMLBnyn25----3445---1-
1987New York MetsNLMLBnyn26----38140---2-
1988New York MetsNLMLBnyn27----52131-----
1989New York MetsNLMLBnyn28----31143-----
1990New York MetsNLMLBnyn29----7392-----
1991New York MetsNLMLBnyn30----28104---30-
1992New York MetsNLMLBnyn31---------98-
1993New York MetsNLMLBnyn32-----67-----
1994Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol33--1------62-
1995Chicago CubsNLMLBchn34--38134---13-

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1984Detroit TigersWorld SeriesMLB2311000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1986New York MetsChamp. SeriesMLB2522000000000000000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1986New York MetsWorld SeriesMLB2525000000000200000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.0000.0040.000.000.000.000.00
1988New York MetsChamp. SeriesMLB27618310000101600000.056.105.056.1611019.083.000.1115.2631.586.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs820310000101600000.050.095.050.1451021.071.000.1004.7628.576.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs36000000000200000.000.000.000.000006.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2001Brooklyn CyclonesNYPLA-Minornyn40Hitting Coach765224.684--1Edgar AlfonzoCo-League Champions (Williamsport)
2002Brooklyn CyclonesNYPLA-Minornyn41Manager763838.50011.04 
2003St. Lucie MetsFSLA+Minornyn42Hitting Coach1397762.554--1Ken OberkfellLeague Champions
2004Binghamton MetsEastAAMinornyn43Hitting Coach1427666.5358.52Ken OberkfellLost in Semi-Finals
2005Norfolk TidesILAAAMinornyn44Hitting Coach1447965.549--1Ken OberkfellLost in Semi-Finals
2006Norfolk TidesILAAAMinornyn45Hitting Coach1415784.40422.03Ken Oberkfell,Tony Tijerina-
2007New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn46First Base Coach1628874.5431.02Willie Randolph
2007New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn46Hitting Coach1628874.5431.02Willie Randolph
2008New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn47Hitting Coach1628973.5493.02Willie Randolph,Jerry Manuel
2009New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn48Hitting Coach1627092.43223.04Jerry Manuel
2010New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn49Hitting Coach1627983.48818.04Jerry Manuel
2014Seattle MarinersALMLBMLBsea53Hitting Coach1628775.53711.03Lloyd McClendon
2015Seattle MarinersALMLBMLBsea54Hitting Coach1627686.46912.04Lloyd McClendon
2016High Desert MavericksCalifA+Minortex55Manager1408258.586--1 League Champions
2017Down East Wood DucksCaroA+Minortex56Manager1396277.44612.04 Co-League Champions
2018Round Rock ExpressPCLAAAMinortex57Hitting Coach000.000--0Jason Wood
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [7]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1989National League Player of the Week (July 17-July 23) ... National League Player of the Week (June 19-June 25) ... NL Player of the Month (June) ... NL Silver Slugger Award (3B)4
1991NL Player of the Month (September) ... NL Silver Slugger Award (3B)2
2016California League Manager of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1995-11-03Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1995-04-13ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cubs. 
1994-10-21Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1993-11-19ContractSigned as Free Agent by Rockies. 
1993-10-26Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1984-12-07TradeTraded by Tigers to Mets for Walt Terrell. 
* 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
1985New York MetsTeam Payroll24115,000-4882019370,78060,000115,000
1986New York MetsTeam Payroll25227,500-3881745386,34760,000342,500
1987New York MetsTeam Payroll26297,500-2911559344,90660,000640,000
1988New York MetsTeam Payroll27695,000-162978++392,10762,5001,335,000
1989New York MetsTeam Payroll28772,500-1711279++429,80262,5002,107,500
1990New York MetsTeam Payroll291,666,666-51593++515,727100,0003,774,166
1991New York MetsTeam Payroll302,166,667-951087++742,231100,0005,940,833
1992New York MetsTeam Payroll312,266,667-135984++962,245109,0008,207,500
1993New York MetsTeam Payroll322,100,000-1731081++968,431109,00010,307,500
1994Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll331,700,000-205678++957,101109,00012,007,500
1995Chicago CubsTeam Payroll34400,000-3621360999,520109,00012,407,500
* 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