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Charles Johnson

Baseball Digest All-Star Rookie Catcher 1995
Golden Glove Winner 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
All-Star Selection 1997, 2001

Full Name: Charles Edward Johnson Jr.
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6-6 Weight: 215 lbs.
Born: Jul 20, 1971 in Fort Pierce, FL
College: University of Miami
Major League Debut: May 6, 1994
Final Game: June 11/ 2005
Died:  

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CAREER BATTING STATISTICS
  BATTING
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K Avg OBP SLG OPS
1994 FLO 4 11 5 5 1 0 1 4 1 4 .455 .462 .818 1.280
1995 FLO 97 315 40 79 15 1 11 39 46 71 .251 .351 .410 .761
1996 FLO 120 386 34 84 13 1 13 37 40 91 .218 .292 .358 .649
1997 FLO 124 416 43 104 26 1 19 63 60 109 .250 .347 .454 .802
1998 FLO 31 113 13 25 5 0 7 23 16 30 .221 .315 .451 .767
1998 LAN 102 346 31 75 13 0 12 35 29 99 .217 .279 .358 .638
1999 BAL 135 426 58 107 19 1 16 54 55 107 .251 .340 .413 .753
2000 BAL 84 286 52 84 16 0 21 55 32 69 .294 .364 .570 .934
2000 CHA 44 135 24 44 8 0 10 36 20 37 .326 .411 .607 1.019
2001 FLO 128 451 51 117 32 0 18 75 38 133 .259 .321 .450 .771
2002 FLO 83 244 18 53 19 0 6 36 31 61 .217 .301 .369 .670
2003 COL 108 356 49 82 20 0 20 61 49 84 .230 .320 .455 .775
2004 COL 109 305 42 72 20 0 13 47 49 91 .236 .350 .430 .780
2005 TBA 19 46 5 9 4 0 0 5 9 11 .196 .327 .283 .610
  G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K Avg OBP SLG OPS
Totals 1188 3836 465 940 211 4 167 570 475 997 0.245 0.330 0.433 0.763
    BATTING BASERUNNING    
Year Team HBP GDP TB IBB SH SF SB CS SB% AB/HR AB/K
1994 FLO 0 1 9 0 0 1 0 0 .000 11.00 2.75
1995 FLO 4 11 129 2 4 2 0 2 .000 28.64 4.44
1996 FLO 2 20 138 6 2 4 1 0 .000 29.69 4.24
1997 FLO 3 13 189 6 3 2 0 2 .000 21.89 3.82
1998 FLO 0 3 51 0 0 1 0 1 .000 16.14 3.77
1998 LAN 1 9 124 1 0 0 0 1 .000 28.83 3.49
1999 BAL 4 13 176 2 4 3 0 0 .000 26.63 3.98
2000 BAL 0 8 163 0 1 1 2 0 .000 13.62 4.14
2000 CHA 1 0 82 0 0 2 0 0 .000 13.50 3.65
2001 FLO 4 8 203 2 0 3 0 0 .000 25.06 3.39
2002 FLO 0 10 90 7 1 4 0 0 .000 40.67 4.00
2003 COL 1 8 162 2 1 7 1 3 .250 17.80 4.24
2004 COL 5 6 131 1 2 1 2 1 .667 23.46 3.35
2005 TBA 0 2 13 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .00 4.18
  HBP GDP TB IBB SH SF SB CS SB% AB/HR AB/K
Totals   25 112 1660 29 18 31 6 10 0.38 22.97 3.85
CAREER FIELDING STATISTICS
Year Team POS G PO A E DP FPCT INN PB SBc CSc CS% PkO
1994 FLO C 4 18 2 0 0 1.000 25.00 0 0 1 1 0
1995 FLO C 97 641 63 6 9 .992 844.67 5 51 38 0.427 1
1996 FLO C 120 751 70 4 12 .995 997.00 5 44 40 0.4762 0
1997 FLO C 123 900 73 0 17 1.000 1076.67 1 62 56 0.4746 2
1998 FLO C 31 193 10 2 2 .990 273.00 1 17 7 0.2917 0
1998 LAN C 100 715 50 6 9 .992 870.67 5 39 30 0.4348 0
1999 BAL C 135 770 66 5 14 .994 1093.00 3 62 38 0.38 3
2000 BAL DH 1         .000         0 0
2000 BAL C 83 498 30 3 4 .994 704.00 3 38 14 0.2692 0
2000 CHA C 43 224 12 3 3 .987 356.00 2 16 10 0.3846 0
2001 FLO C 125 846 62 4 15 .996 1061.00 8 52 37 0.4157 0
2002 FLO C 82 488 50 3 9 .994 638.33 5 37 25 0.4032 1
2003 COL C 107 561 34 4 5 .993 897.67 6 36 26 0.4194 2
2004 COL C 91 523 44 7 8 .988 746.33 7 63 16 0.2025 1
2005 TBA C 19 90 3 4 0 .959 136.00 1 13 5 0.2778 0
  POS G PO A E DP FPCT INN PB SBc CSc CS% PkO
Totals     1161 7218 569 51 107 0.993 9719.3 52 530 343 0.39 10
POST SEASON BATTING
  BATTING
Year Team Playoff G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB K Avg
1997 FLO NLDS1 3 8 5 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 3 2 .250
1997 FLO NLCS 6 17 1 2 2 0 0 5 0 1 3 8 .118
1997 FLO WS 7 28 4 10 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 6 .357
2000 CHA ALDS2 3 9 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .333
  G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB K Avg
Totals 19 62 10 17 3 0 2 10 0 1 8 17 0.274
POST SEASON FIELDING
Year Team Playoff Pos G PO A E FPCT INN PB SBc CSc CS%
1997 FLO WS C 7 49 2 0 1.000 62.00 0 5 3 0.375
1997 FLO NLCS C 6 52 3 2 .965 52.00 0 1 1 0.5
1997 FLO NLDS1 C 3 21 3 0 1.000 27.00 0 2 3 0.6
2000 CHA ALDS2 C 3 13 2 0 1.000 26.33 0 1 1 0.5
  Pos G PO A E FPCT INN PB SBc CSc CS%
Totals   19 135 10 2 0.986 167.33 0 9 8 0.47

Biography
Known to everyone as C.J., Charles is one of the outstanding all-around catchers in baseball. A four-time Gold Glove winner, he's a big-time leader behind the dish and is excellent at blocking balls in the dirt. Charles has a quick release and an accurate arm which baserunners have come to respect over the years. A South Florida native, he returned to his original team in 2001 when he signed with the Marlins. Charles was outstanding during the first half of the season as he hit .285, with 16 home runs, 21 doubles and 56 RBI, to earn a trip to the All-Star Game. With such a young and talented pitching staff, the Marlins certainly benefit from Charles' wisdom and the way he handles a staff.

Charles began 2000 with the Baltimore Orioles before being traded to the Chicago White Sox on July 29. He established career highs in home runs (31), RBI (91) and batting average (.304) and hit more homers than any catcher in the majors except Mike Piazza (38). In September, when catchers are usually wearing down, Charles hit .366 and he even had seven RBI in a game against Anaheim. A three-year letterman at the University of Miami, Charles played on the Marlins' World Championship team in 1997. He led Florida with 10 hits in the World Series, hitting .357, with one home run and three RBI. Charles didn't make a single error during the '97 season, part of a stretch that saw him go a major-league-record 172 consecutive games without a miscue.


Career Notes

1996
Set season highs with 120 games, 13 home runs, 386 at-bats, and 84 hits ... Led all National League catchers with a .995 fielding percentage and threw out a league-best 48.1 percent of would-be basestealers ... Was a Gold Glover for the second straight season

1995
Spent his first full season at the major league level but saw his playing time shortened when he was twice hit on the right hand by a pitch ... Was placed on the DL from August 8- September 1 with a fractured bone in his right hand ... Tied a club record (later broken by Greg Colbrunn) with six RBI on June 23 at Cincinnati (Orestes Destrade had six on Aug. 27, 1993) ... Tied a club record by banging out three doubles at Houston on June 6 ... Tied yet another club record by receiving four walks on Sept. 2 at Houston.

Transactions

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Salaries
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes
1994 22 Florida Marlins $109,000 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1995 23 Florida Marlins $113,500 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1996 24 Florida Marlins $220,000 1997 Joint Exhibit 1
1997 25 Florida Marlins $290,000 1997 AP survey
1998 26 Florida Marlins $3,300,000 2001 Joint Exhibit 1
1999 27 Baltimore Orioles $3,600,000 2001 Joint Exhibit 1
2000 28 Baltimore Orioles $4,600,000 2001 Joint Exhibit 1
2001 29 Florida Marlins $5,000,000 4/6/01 USA Today
2002 30 Florida Marlins $5,000,000 4/3/02 AP
2003 31 Colorado Rockies $7,000,000 4/3/03 AP
2004 32 Colorado Rockies $9,000,000 4/7/04 AP
 
Career to date (may be incomplete) $38,232,500

Salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.


 


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