14. Charles Johnson
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: July 20, 1971 in Fort Pierce, FL USA
  • Weight: 215 lbs.
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: May 06, 1994
  • Final Game: June 11, 2005
  • Gold Glove - 1995
  • Gold Glove - 1996
  • Gold Glove - 1997
  • Gold Glove - 1998
  • MVP - 1997
  • Rookie of the Year - 1995
 
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Charles Johnson was an original in the Florida Marlin organization, taken very late in the First Round of the very first Amateur Draft that the Marlins participated in.

Johnson appeared in four Games in 1994, and the defensive genius became a starter for the Marlins soon after.  He quickly became known for what he could do with his glove and how he understood his hurlers. Johnson was named an All-Star in 1997 and was a member of Florida's first World Series Championship Team.  

After the World Series win, Johnson was one of the many Marlins who was traded, with his destination, the Dodgers.  Johnson returned to Florida as a Free Agent in 2001 and was an All-Star again.  He left for Colorado in 2003, ending his playing career with the Marlins for good.

Johnson had 467 Hits for Florida and a Defensive bWAR of 8.6, which is a franchise record.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Catcher
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 28rd Overall in the Amateur Draft 6/1/92.
  • Departed:

    Traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers with Manuel Barrios, Bobby Bonilla, Jim Eisenreich, and Gary Sheffield for Mike Piazza and Todd Zeile 5/14/98.

    Acquired (2):  Signed as a Free Agent 12/18/00.

    Departed (2):  Traded to the Colorado Rockies with Vic Darensbourg, Pablo Ozuna, and Preston Wilson for Mike Hampton, Juan Pierre, and Cash 11/16/02.

  • Games Played: 587
  • Notable Statistics:

    204 Runs Scored
    467 Hits
    111 Doubles
    3 Triples                         
    75 Home Runs
    277 RBI
    1 Stolen Base
    .241/.324/.418 Slash Line
    11.7 bWAR                     

    16 Playoff Games
    10 Runs Scored
    14 Hits
    3 Doubles
    0 Triples                        
    2 Home Runs
    10 RBI
    0 Stolen Bases
    .264/.371/.434 Slash Line

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Champion (1997)
    All-Star (1997 & 2001)
    Gold Glove (1995, 1996, 1997 & 1998*)
    Highest Defensive bWAR (1997)
    Most Assists by a Catcher (1995)
    Most Runners Caught Stealing (1997)
    Most Total Zone Runs (1995, 1996, 1997 & 1998*)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Catcher (1996 & 1997)

    *Johnson was traded to the Dodgers during the 1998 Season.

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