Micah Johnson

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Micah Johnson (born December 18, 1990 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is a left-handed infielder for the Chicago White Sox and former Birmingham Barons player. He was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2013 Southern League Championship Series.

Johnson graduated from Park Tudor High School in Indianapolis and attended the University of Indiana. He was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 9th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. He began his professional career with the Great Falls (Montana) Voyagers of the Pioneer League. He began the 2013 season with the Class A Kannapolis Intimidators of the South Atlantic League and was promoted to the Class A+ Winston-Salem Dash in July and then to Birmingham on August 29. He began the 2014 season in Birmingham and was promoted to the AAA Charlotte Knights on May 13, after averaging .329 in 37 games.

Johnson is currently the starting second baseman and ninth batter on the 2015 White Sox roster.

While rehabilitating a hamstring injury in 2014, Johnson returned to Indiana to continue work toward his bachelor's degree in general studies with a major in Spanish and a minor in labor studies. After finishing his playing career, he plans to attend law school with the goal of becoming a general manager in the Major Leagues.

References

  • Merkin, Scott (January 3, 2015) "Johnson has high potential on and off the field." MLB.com

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