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Micah Johnson | Second Baseman

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (23) / 12/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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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. Aug 20 - 6:24 PM

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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.
Jul 26 - 10:40 AM

White Sox second base prospect Micah Johnson went 3-for-5 for Triple-A Charlotte on Friday.

Johnson has hit .386/.413/.455 in July, raising his Triple-A line to .297/.328/.377. At some point the White Sox front office is going to decide it is time to move on from Gordon Beckham and his career .247/.311/.380 line, and the logical option is Johnson, who was a ninth round pick in 2012. Johnson lacks star upside, but he could hit .280 with speed and gap power.
Jul 19 - 11:59 AM

White Sox second base prospect Micah Johnson went 3-for-4 with a double for Triple-A Iowa on Saturday.

Johnson has been hot over the past eight games, hitting .351/.368/.432 with hits in seven of the eight. He lacks power and got off to a slow start in Triple-A, but looks like he is starting to figure it out.
Jul 6 - 10:50 AM

White Sox second base prospect Micah Johnson went 4-for-4 with a home run, a walk, and a stolen base for Triple-A Charlotte on Wednesday.

Johnson's big day raised his line with Charlotte to .256/.291/.366 with four doubles, one triple, and one home run in 19 games. He was too good for the Double-A Southern League, but has struggled so far in the International League. If he can get it going in Triple-A, he could see time at the keystone for the White Sox before the end of the season.
Jun 19 - 10:11 AM

White Sox second base prospect Micah Johnson went 2-for-4 with a double on Wednesday, picking up his first hits after his promotion to Triple-A Charlotte.

He hit .329/.414/.466 in 37 games with Double-A Birmingham, and will look to continue his hot start in the International League. With the sub-par performance of the White Sox second basemen in 2014, Johnson could force his way into the lineup in Chicago before the end of the season.
May 15 - 9:06 AM

White Sox second base prospect Micah Johnson continued his strong start on Saturday, picking up three hits for Double-A Birmingham.

Johnson is up to .360/.447/.528 with four doubles, one triple, and three home runs. He is 7-for-11 in stolen base opportunities, and he has 13 walks and 16 strikeouts. Johnson lacks elite skills, but he makes consistent solid contact and could be a solid lead-off hitter for the White Sox.
Apr 27 - 10:19 AM

White Sox second base prospect Micah Johnson is off to a strong start, hitting .343/.432/.500 through the first 18 games of the season.

The left-hand hitting Johnson is a prototypical lead-off hitter with elite speed, and stole 84 bases in 2013 at three levels. He has 10 walks and 12 strikeouts to go with his seven stolen bases (and two caught stealings). If Johnson can keep up his hitting and if Marcus Semien keeps hitting .224/.275/.353 for the White Sox, Johnson could be in the major leagues sooner than anticipated.
Apr 22 - 10:44 AM

Micah Johnson went 1-for-1 and scored both of the White Sox runs as they played the Athletics to a 2-2 draw in Cactus League action on Sunday.

The speedy second baseman entered the game in the sixth inning as a pinch runner. The 23-year-old posted a terrific .312/.373/.451 line with seven home runs, 58 RBI, and 84 stolen bases in 131 games in 2013 between Class A Kannapolis, High-A Winston-Salem, and Double-A Birmingham. He's unlikely to make an impact with the White Sox until 2015.
Mar 9 - 7:25 PM

Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports that highly-touted prospect Micah Johnson painted and played the piano this offseason in an effort to improve his focus defensively.

Rather than spend his time playing video games as he had in the past, the 22-year-old second baseman worked on improving his overall focus and attention skills. Johnson noted, "Baseball is all about focusing pitch to pitch. Sometimes I'll take a pitch off and that's when the hard ground ball is hit to me, and I'll boot it. That's not going to happen anymore." Johnson hit an impressive .312/.373/.451 with seven home runs, 58 RBI, and 84 stolen bases in 131 games this season between Class A Kannapolis, High-A Winston-Salem, and Double-A Birmingham.
Jan 26 - 4:47 PM

The White Sox announced Tuesday that no nerve damage was found in Micah Johnson's elbow during his surgery.

Johnson underwent surgery this week to reposition a nerve in his right elbow, but the expectation is that he'll be fine for spring training. The 22-year-old second base prospect batted .312/.373/.451 with seven home runs, 58 RBI, and 84 stolen bases in 131 games this season between Class A Kannapolis, High-A Winston-Salem, and Double-A Birmingham.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 02:51:00 PM

White Sox prospect second baseman Micah Johnson will undergo surgery next week to reposition a nerve in his right elbow.

Johnson had the same procedure during his time at Indiana University. The 22-year-old is coming off an excellent season in which he batted .312/.373/.451 with seven home runs, 58 RBI, and 84 stolen bases in 131 games between Class A Kannapolis, High-A Winston-Salem, and Double-A Birmingham. While his time in the Arizona Fall League was cut short, he should be fine for spring training.
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 03:10:00 PM

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PosRoleName
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2Adrian Nieto
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Leury Garcia
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Conor Gillaspie
LF1Alejandro De Aza
2Jordan Danks
CF1Adam Eaton
RF1Avisail Garcia
2Dayan Viciedo
3Moises Sierra
DH1Adam Dunn
2Paul Konerko
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PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2John Danks
3Jose Quintana
4Felipe Paulino
5Scott Carroll
6Hector Noesi
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake Petricka
2Zach Putnam
3Matt Lindstrom
4Daniel Webb
5Javy Guerra
6Ronald Belisario
7Maikel Cleto
8Nate Jones