When Marlins first baseman Justin Bour was sidelined by injury for most of the second half, Miami called upon Chris Johnson to be the starter. For the most part, Johnson failed to produce like a starter, which is why Miami had a couple other players create a platoon at first base. Miguel Rojas and Derek Dietrich both spent time at the position, which took some of the load off of Johnson.
If there was one shining moment for the 32-year-old, it came on August 27 against the San Diego Padres. Johnson’s walk off double gave Miami a crucial 8-7 victory, because at the time, Miami was still competing for a wild card spot.