2013 Fantasy Baseball: Add 3B Chris Johnson Off Waivers

By Adam McGill
Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

One of the biggest surprises in fantasy baseball over the last couple months has been Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson.

Johnson has come out of nowhere this season to become an everyday starter, and the new CJ occupying the hot corner at Turner Field has been surprisingly valuable in terms of fantasy production. Most pegged Juan Francisco to be the everyday option in Atlanta, but Johnson has played so well that it allowed the team to trade Francisco to the Milwaukee Brewers earlier in the year.

Johnson has quietly brought his RBI total all the way up to 48. The third baseman is also boasting an amazing .336 batting average, which is first in the entire National League. Johnson may only have eight long balls in 102 games this season, but his RBI total and batting average alone make him a strong option.

Considering the recent injury to New York Mets 3B David Wright, Johnson may not be a bad replacement for the seven-time All-Star. Johnson is hitting everything that crosses the plate and has proven that he can be a reliable starter week after week in any format.

Johnson is still available in around 16% of CBS leagues. If he happens to still be sitting on the waiver wire in your league, it is about time someone picked him up.


Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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