Biographical

Portrait of Kenji Johjima

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
4 1722 .268 .310 .411 .255 5.9
Birth Date6-8-1976
Height6' 0"
Weight205 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2006 SEA 30 144 542 506 61 147 25 1 18 228 20 46 13 3 0 76 3 1 .291 .332 .451 .275 29.2 1.0 2.9
2007 SEA 31 135 513 485 52 139 29 0 14 210 15 41 11 2 0 61 0 2 .287 .322 .433 .267 28.2 -2.2 2.6
2008 SEA 32 112 409 379 29 86 19 0 7 126 19 33 8 2 1 39 2 0 .227 .277 .332 .222 -3.4 -2.3 -0.6
2009 SEA 33 71 258 239 24 59 11 0 9 97 12 28 5 1 1 22 2 2 .247 .296 .406 .241 9.0 1.0 1.0
Career462172216091664318414866166148378219875.268.310.411.25563.0-2.65.9

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2006 SEA MLB 144 542 .275 .271 .333 .427 .256 .290 102 8.9 16.3 9.8 1.0 -5.8 29.2 2.9 29.2 2.9
2007 SEA MLB 135 513 .267 .271 .334 .422 .263 .289 96 4.1 15.2 9.2 -2.2 -5.4 28.2 2.6 28.2 2.6
2008 SEA MLB 112 409 .222 .268 .335 .413 .261 .232 98 -16.7 11.8 5.8 -2.3 -3.8 -3.4 -0.6 -3.4 -0.6
2009 SEA MLB 71 258 .241 .262 .325 .409 .254 .246 99 -5.2 7.4 4.5 1.0 -1.3 9.0 1.0 9.0 1.0
2009 TAC AAA 4 14 .219 .250 .313 .390 .247 .364 96 -0.6 0.4 0.1 -0.0 -0.4 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2006 SEA MLB 542 61 147 25 1 18 76 20 46 3 1 .291 .332 .451 .160 .275 29.2 1.0 2.9
2007 SEA MLB 513 52 139 29 0 14 61 15 41 0 2 .287 .322 .433 .146 .267 28.2 -2.2 2.6
2008 SEA MLB 409 29 86 19 0 7 39 19 33 2 0 .227 .277 .332 .106 .222 -3.4 -2.3 -0.6
2009 SEA MLB 258 24 59 11 0 9 22 12 28 2 2 .247 .296 .406 .159 .241 9.0 1.0 1.0
2009 TAC AAA 14 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .286 .286 .286 .000 .219 -0.6 -0.0 -0.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 1444 0.5194 0.4934 0.8848 0.6800 0.2911 0.9431 0.7376 0.1152
2009 877 0.5336 0.4652 0.8652 0.6346 0.2714 0.9428 0.6577 0.1324
Career23210.52480.48270.87740.66280.28370.9430.70740.1217

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-11-09 2010-11-09 WIN 0 0 Left Knee Surgery Meniscus 2010-11-09
2009-10-01 2009-10-03 DTD 2 2 Left Elbow Contusion HBP -
2009-09-20 2009-09-22 DTD 2 1 Knee Soreness -
2009-08-21 2009-08-22 DTD 1 1 Neck Stiffness -
2009-05-26 2009-06-26 15-DL 31 26 Left Fracture Big Toe -
2009-04-16 2009-05-01 15-DL 15 13 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2007-09-12 2007-09-13 DTD 1 1 Left Wrist Contusion -
2007-07-04 2007-07-05 DTD 1 1 Right Hand Contusion Foul Tip -
2007-04-29 2007-05-02 DTD 3 2 Low Back Spasms -
2007-04-22 2007-04-25 DTD 3 2 Lower Leg Contusion Calf -
2006-09-26 2006-09-27 DTD 1 1 Low Back Spasms -
2006-06-25 2006-06-27 DTD 2 1 Left Thigh Contusion Quadriceps -
2006-04-24 2006-04-25 DTD 1 1 Left Thumb Soreness Thumb -
2006-04-12 2006-04-12 DTD 0 0 Right Fingers Laceration Middle Finger -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2009 SEA $8,000,000
2008 SEA $5,200,000
2007 SEA $5,200,000
2006 SEA $5,100,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$23,500,000
4 yrTotal$23,500,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 yAlan Nero Martin Arburua3 years/$24M (2009-11)

Details
  • 3 years/$24M (2009-11). Signed extension with Seattle 4/25/08. 09:$8M, 10:$8M (est), 11:$8M (est). Johjima exercised out clause in contract 10/09, returning to Japan and forfeiting final two years of salary.
  • 3 years/$16.5M (2006-08). Signed as a free agent from Japan 11/05. $1M signing bonus. 06:$5.1M , 07:$5.2M, 08:$5.2M. $2.5M in bonuses. Perks: Seattle to provide 12 1st-class air tickets for Johjima & family in 2006-07, interpreter for Johjima & wife at home & on road, English lessons for Johjima's wife, post for Johjima's personal trainer (Johjima to pay salary).

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-05-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Paul DePodesta becoming GM in Seattle make too much sense or do you see him simply being Kevin Towers' eventual heir?
(R.J. from BeyondtheBoxscore)
Good question. I'm not sure how that Seattle job plays out, but I think Bavasi bought his way out of the job for good by giving Kenji Johjima a three year, $25 million extension in late April. Johjima's 32, he's down to .217/.259/.304, and now Jamie Burke is going to start catching for both Bedard and Washburn, presumably because of Johjima's struggles and because those pitchers would rather throw to Burke. In other news, Jeff Clement has homered in three straight down in Triple-A. (Caleb Peiffer)
2008-04-25 15:00:00 (link to chat)It is being reported that Seattle is going to extend Kenji Johjima for three more years despite his slow start (.200/.268/.246) and Jeff Clement raking in Tacoma (.375/.500/.688). What are your thoughts? Thanks.
(jon from seattle)
I am baffled in this day and age that we haven't come up with an emoticon that appropriately expresses one rolling his eyes back into his skull. If I had that weapon at my disposal, I'd deploy it here. (Jay Jaffe)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Framing Chances Extra Strikes Framing Runs Framing Runs per 7000 Blocking Chances PB/WP Saved Blocking Runs Blocking Runs per 7000 Total Receiving Runs Total Receiving Runs per 7000
2008 7870 -79 -21.9 -19.5 4678 10.8 3.2 4.8 -18.8 -14.8
2009 5431 -150 -22.7 -29.3 3004 4.4 1.2 2.9 -21.5 -26.4
total 13301 -225 -43.4 -22.9 7682 12.0 3.5 3.2 -39.9 -19.7

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