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Charles Johnson, mini-Javy?

Postby nsulham » Tue Mar 02, 2004 11:29 am

From Rotoworld:

Charles Johnson made a major adjustment to his swing over the winter, shortening his stroke to enable him to hit the ball to all fields.
So far the results have been impressive. Johnson has been the story at Rockies' batting practice, driving the ball all over the park. Bump him up a buck or two on your depth chart.


Obviously CJ isn't going to bash 40 like Javy did but there's no way he can be as bad as he was last year right? At worst he's a nice little late round flier, if in fact he has changed for the better.

Heck, just mention the words Catcher and Coors Field and a lot of eyes in the fantasy world will widen like saucers.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Mar 02, 2004 12:03 pm

He was fine at Coors last year. Just awful when he was on the road. I'd take him for a platoon but not for my one and only catcher.
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Postby mcqfesijiba » Tue Mar 02, 2004 7:05 pm

When it comes to Charles Johnson, I would have to see it to believe it. Maybe worthy as a flier for your backup catcher, but I definitely would not want him as my #1.
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Postby kentx12 » Tue Mar 02, 2004 9:16 pm

I have been burned by him to many times. If he starts out the year good you should probably still be able to pick him up off waivers.
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Postby The Jury » Tue Mar 02, 2004 10:17 pm

I've given him a go times and I've realized one thing - Charles Johnson flat out sucks and he's probably overrated because of that one World Series playoff he was in :-t
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Postby wrveres » Tue Mar 02, 2004 10:26 pm

The Jury wrote:I've given him a go times and I've realized one thing - Charles Johnson flat out sucks and he's probably overrated because of that one World Series playoff he was in :-t


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Postby Madison » Wed Mar 03, 2004 12:58 am

Just a personal hunch from watching Todd Greene when he was here in Texas, but I think there's a pretty good shot that he takes the full time catching job away from Johnson. Might not happen, but still something to consider.
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Postby jebatzel » Wed Mar 03, 2004 2:01 am

Charles Johnson Latest News Mar. 2, 2004 - 7:06 am et


Charles Johnson made a major adjustment to his swing over the winter, shortening his stroke to enable him to hit the ball to all fields.
So far the results have been impressive. Johnson has been the story at Rockies' batting practice, driving the ball all over the park. Bump him up a buck or two on your depth chart.
Source: Denver Post


From http://www.rotoworld.com

read the article:
http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~96~1990201,00.html

Never know, someone to watch though.

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Postby Rama-lama-ham-dam » Wed Mar 03, 2004 2:51 am

Stay away from him or you'll be headed to the "Burned by Charles Johnson" bandwagon forum.

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Postby LBJackal » Wed Mar 03, 2004 3:16 am

I've personally never had the pleasure of being burned by him, but I've seen it happen to others. I'd like to see Greene get a shot. I had him last year, but it didn't pan out then. Maybe it will in a new hitters park, who knows.
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