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Micah Johnson | Second Baseman

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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White Sox optioned 2B Micah Johnson to Triple-A Charlotte.
Johnson won Chicago's Opening Day second base gig with a big spring, but he went on to bat just .270/.333/.297 over his first 83 regular-season plate appearances while struggling defensively. Carlos Sanchez is expected to join the White Sox on Friday and will presumably split time at second with Emilio Bonifacio. Johnson entered 2015 as a fantasy sleeper because of his speed, but he might not be back up for a while. May 14 - 1:22 PM

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Micah Johnson had an RBI single and a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.

Johnson delivered a run-scoring single in the fifth inning to give the White Sox a lead. He stole his third base of the season as well. Johnson has been up and down in his first year with the club, batting .270/.333/.297 with eight runs scored as the everyday second baseman.
May 12 - 11:24 PM

Micah Johnson went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Friday against the Twins.

Johnson got his first career start out of the leadoff spot Friday with Adam Eaton sidelined due to illness. He'll presumably move back down to his standard ninth spot in the order if Eaton is good to go Saturday. Johnson has been pretty quiet in the early going, batting .250 (13-for-52) with zero RBI, four runs scored, and two stolen bases.
May 1 - 11:26 PM

Micah Johnson is not in the White Sox' lineup Friday.

It's the second time in the last three games that Emilio Bonifacio has gotten the call at second base over Johnson, but it's not a surprise to see him benched against lefty David Price. Conor Gillaspie is also sitting in favor of Gordon Beckham with a southpaw on the mound, and the Sox are going with Geovany Soto over Tyler Flowers at catcher.

Micah Johnson is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Indians.

Johnson is just 3-for-16 (.188) with four strikeouts and no walks thus far, so the young speedster will get a breather. Emilio Bonifacio will make his first start of the season and bat ninth against Carlos Carrasco.
Apr 14 - 2:40 PM

Micah Johnson is starting at second base and batting ninth in Friday's game against the Twins.

It's notable because the Twins are throwing southpaw Tommy Milone and the left-handed Johnson is still in there. Carlos Sanchez started on Wednesday against lefty Danny Duffy and got a pair of hits, but it seems that he and Johnson will not form a strict platoon. It's good news for the speedy Johnson.
Apr 10 - 12:18 PM

White Sox purchased the contract of 2B Micah Johnson from Triple-A Charlotte.

Not only that, but they've named him their Opening Day second baseman. Although Carlos Sanchez made a push with a strong spring, it's been clear for a while that Johnson was the White Sox' guy at the position. He'll bat at the bottom of the order and some scouts question how much he'll hit, but Johnson is intriguing for fantasy purposes due to his speed.
Apr 5 - 1:59 PM

Micah Johnson continued his impressive Cactus League season, going 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored as the White Sox topped the Indians 4-1 on Sunday.

The speedy infielder has all but locked up the team's starting job at second base, hitting .347 (17-for-49) with a homer, six RBI and three stolen bases. While he'll hit near the bottom of the White Sox lineup, his speed alone should provide plenty of mixed league value.
Mar 29 - 8:54 PM

Micah Johnson walked and hit an RBI single in three trips to the plate Monday against the Diamondbacks.

His RBI single in the fifth inning tied the game up at 2-2 at the time. Johnson's batting average is up to .458 (11-for-24) as he continues to run away in the competition for the starting job at second base.
Mar 16 - 7:38 PM

Micah Johnson stayed hot versus the Angels on Saturday, going 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Johnson is now batting .455 (10-for-22). He's battling for the starting second base job for the White Sox and will win it running away if he keeps it up. The 24-year-old won't hit for much power but should steal plenty of bases and he could also hit for a high average if he can handle major league pitching from the start.
Mar 14 - 8:06 PM

Micah Johnson went 4-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Royals.

The big day came after he had a single and a homer on Monday. Johnson was viewed as the slight favorite for the White Sox' second base job when camp opened, and he could be distancing himself a bit from the pack with his early play. His wheels give him ample fantasy upside.
Mar 10 - 8:02 PM

Micah Johnson singled and launched a solo homer in his two plate appearances Monday against the Diamondbacks.

Johnson didn't start the game but certainly made an impact in the later innings. The speedy infielder is competing for the second base job and could have plenty of fantasy value if he wins it. Johnson once stole 84 bases in a season in the minors.
Mar 9 - 7:54 PM

Scott Merkin of MLB.com writes that Micah Johnson "might have a leg up" in the competition for the White Sox' second base job.

It's so early in camp that the proclamation probably doesn't mean a whole lot, but it's worth noting nonetheless. Johnson could potentially have ample fantasy value in a starting role, as he's hit .297/.366/.422 in the minors and had 84 stolen bases in 2013 before falling to 22 thefts in 2014 while battling hamstring issues. He's competing with Carlos Sanchez, Gordon Beckham and Emilio Bonifacio.

White Sox prospect second baseman Micah Johnson is done for the season with a left hamstring injury.

There's only a week and a half remaining in the minor league season, so there's no reason to push it. Johnson, 23, batted .294/.351/.403 with five home runs, 44 RBI, and 22 stolen bases over 102 games this season between Double-A Birmingham and Triple-A Charlotte. He could inherit the starting second base job in 2015.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 06:24:00 PM

White Sox second base prospect Micah Johnson went 2-for-4 with a double for Triple-A Charlotte on Friday.

Johnson has stayed white-hot in July, hitting .370/.418/.507 with three doubles, two triples, one home run, and five stolen bases. He lacks power, but has the speed to steal 30-plus bases and could hit .280 with 20-30 doubles. The White Sox seem reluctant to replace Gordon Beckham and his .224/.272/.355 season line, but Johnson's hot hitting may change their mind.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 10:40:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Geovany Soto
3Rob Brantly
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Carlos Sanchez
2Emilio Bonifacio
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Conor Gillaspie
2Gordon Beckham
LF1Melky Cabrera
2J.B. Shuck
CF1Adam Eaton
RF1Avisail Garcia
DH1Adam LaRoche
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2Jeff Samardzija
3Jose Quintana
4John Danks
5Carlos Rodon
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Zach Putnam
3Jake Petricka
4Zach Duke
5Dan Jennings
6Nate Jones
7Matt Albers
8Scott Carroll
9Hector Noesi