Born: Feb 22, 1973
A first-round supplemental draft choice of the Astros in 1994, the Baton Rouge native and former LSU star only wanted a chance to be a regular at the big league level. Despite seven years in the majors, he never got the chance he longed for.
Johnson played on three division champions while with the Astros and hit .266 with seven homers between 1997 and 2000. He was dealt to Tampa Bay during the 2000 campaign for pitcher Marc Valdes. Johnson hit .265 over three seasons with the Devil Rays before he was traded to the Mets.
Johnson battled emotional trouble while in Tampa and kicked around with the Cubs, Yankees, Rockies and Pirates while trying to return to the majors. Only the Yankees gave him a call-up. He hit .222 in 22 games with the 2005 Bombers in his final big league action.
For his full career, Johnson hit .264 with 14 homers. He was also 1-for-2 with a walk in postseason action, all with Houston.