Latest Update Reed Johnson enjoys three-hit night Sun Jun, 29, 07:37 AM
Hustle is his strongest suit. Can murder first-pitch fastballs and makes good contact. Can also hit well with runners in scoring position--especially against lefties. Is a good and versatile outfielder. Also runs pretty well.
Flaws: : Has struggled with offensive consistency over the years, which is the main reason why he isn't an everyday ball player. A lot of his struggles occur against finesse pitchers and right-handers.
Despite the solid effort by Johnson on Saturday, the fact remains that he has little to no fantasy value outside of deep NL-only leagues. Unless he was to earn everyday playing time in the Marlins outfield, he should remain on the wavier wire. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Johnson has been hitting the ball very well of late, having now gone 7-for-18 (.389 BA) with two doubles, two home runs and five RBI over his last four starts. He is now sitting on a .340 average through 50 at-bats, but will need to show more consistency before becoming a solid fantasy addition. Analyst: Matthew Beck
The Marlins have no problems giving veterans starting jobs, and Johnson is coming on strong to not only make the team but man an open outfield slot. Johnson is batting .438 through 34 spring plate appearances, but there is little chance his recent success carries over to the regular season. If he wins a starting role it should not change your fantasy outlook on him unless you are in a deep NL-only league. Analyst: Matthew Beck