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Diamondbacks Roster Review: Kelly Johnson

By Scott Allen

Into the second half of the season now , it is time to continue to take a look at the current roster as the Arizona Diamondbacks continue to contend for a possible NL West divisional title. Next Up – Kelly Johnson

Johnson: .218, 17 HR, 44 RBI

Review:  Clearly a disappointing batting average.  Strikes out way too often.  Too many unproductive outs.  Has had some dramatic home runs, but they are far out-weighed by the fact Johnson is having an off-year at the plate.  With just 44 RBI off of 17 HR, you know he is hitting a lot of solo shots.  Needs more production from every standpoint.

Outlook:  Still can’t see the Dbacks giving up on Johnson that easily, especially with the season he gave them in 2010 and the power numbers he is capable of producing.  That being said, Mark Reynolds was the same way, however Reynolds was more inconsistent over a longer period of time.