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Micah Johnson 2BWhite Sox

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 23)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .233 3 32 17 17 .225 0.7
Birth Date12-18-1990
Height6' 0"
Weight190 lbs
Age23 years, 10 months, 5 days
BatsL
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2012 GRF Rk 69 318 .277 .272 .346 .409 .269 .363 102 6.4 9.9 -2.6 0.2 3.3 19.2 1.9 19.2 1.9
2013 KAN A 77 351 .357 .248 .317 .363 .262 .422 93 35.2 9.7 -0.7 8.2 5.5 49.1 6.0 49.1 6.0
2013 WNS A+ 49 228 .234 .256 .330 .380 .252 .310 109 -6.5 6.7 -0.5 6.6 -1.0 -2.7 0.4 -2.7 0.4
2013 BIR AA 5 22 .175 .238 .311 .374 .255 .278 99 -1.9 0.6 0 0.1 0.3 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2014 BIR AA 37 170 .318 .245 .318 .370 .258 .385 100 10.2 4.7 -0.7 -1.2 1.1 15.4 1.5 15.4 1.5
2014 CHR AAA 65 302 .242 .262 .327 .394 .251 .315 110 -6.3 9.0 -1 -4.6 1.5 0.9 -0.4 0.9 -0.4

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2012 GRF Rk 318 49 74 10 5 4 25 43 74 19 6 .273 .375 .391 .118 .277 19.2 0.2 1.9
2013 BIR AA 22 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 0 .238 .227 .238 .000 .175 -0.9 0.1 -0.1
2013 WNS A+ 228 28 58 7 4 1 15 10 27 22 7 .275 .309 .360 .085 .234 -2.7 6.6 0.4
2013 KAN A 351 76 104 17 11 6 42 40 67 61 19 .342 .422 .530 .188 .357 49.1 8.2 6.0
2014 CHR AAA 302 30 75 10 5 2 28 16 42 12 6 .275 .314 .370 .095 .242 0.9 -4.6 -0.4
2014 BIR AA 170 18 48 9 1 3 16 21 27 10 7 .329 .414 .466 .137 .318 15.4 -1.2 1.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-17 2014-09-02 Minors 16 0 - Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2014-05-24 2014-06-08 Minors 15 0 - Not Disclosed -

Compensation

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Details

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 521 71 133 19 5 9 47 39 111 45 15 .283 .334 .403 .270 23.9 2B 11 3.8
80o 497 64 120 17 5 8 42 35 109 40 13 .266 .314 .377 .254 15.3 2B 11 2.9
70o 479 60 110 16 4 7 39 32 108 37 12 .253 .300 .359 .243 9.6 2B 11 2.2
60o 464 57 103 15 4 7 37 30 106 34 12 .243 .288 .344 .233 4.9 2B 10 1.6
50o 450 54 96 14 4 6 34 28 105 32 11 .233 .277 .329 .224 0.9 2B 10 1.2
40o 436 51 90 13 4 6 32 26 103 30 10 .223 .266 .315 .215 -2.9 2B 10 0.7
30o 421 47 82 12 3 5 30 24 101 27 9 .212 .254 .300 .205 -6.7 2B 9 0.3
20o 403 44 75 11 3 5 27 22 99 25 8 .200 .240 .282 .194 -10.8 2B 9 -0.2
10o 379 39 64 9 3 4 24 19 95 21 7 .183 .221 .258 .179 -15.9 2B 8 -0.8
Weighted Mean4575599144635291053311.238.283.337.2293.02B 101.4

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201524250255372322165418.231.282.323.2250.3-3.01.91.214.9-21.05.4
201625306306482426206823.233.284.324.2270.6-0.92.31.314.9-19.56.6
201726632631361968554313647.237.290.333.2322.16.14.92.614.9-16.413.6
2018276356614518510603713047.251.297.353.2382.58.94.42.414.9-12.813.7
2019286396514121610594413245.241.292.348.2352.26.03.92.314.9-15.113.8
2020296126413119510584612642.239.297.348.2382.26.93.12.014.9-13.213.2
2021306226713820511604812642.245.302.355.2422.48.42.31.914.9-10.713.4
2022316346814020512624612940.243.297.358.2402.26.91.91.714.9-11.613.7
2023326237014020414654712638.249.304.373.2482.610.31.01.514.9-7.213.4

Upside By Year

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Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 96 Eric Young 2008 .000 DNP
2 92 Michael Bell 2008 .000 DNP
3 91 Albert Cartwright 2011 .000 DNP
4 91 Hector Pellot 2010 .000 DNP
5 90 Luke Hughes 2008 .000 DNP
6 90 Reggie Williams 2012 .000 DNP
7 90 Jose Pirela 2013 .000 DNP
8 90 Phil Gosselin 2012 .000 DNP
9 89 Starlin Rodriguez 2013 .000 DNP
10 89 Jose Vallejo 2010 .000 DNP
11 89 Charlie Culberson 2012 .100
12 89 Ryan Wright 2013 .000 DNP
13 89 Logan Watkins 2013 .195
14 88 Tony Thomas 2010 .000 DNP
15 88 Cesar Hernandez 2013 .237
16 88 Darwin Perez 2013 .000 DNP
17 88 Nate Spears 2008 .000 DNP
18 88 Shelby Ford 2008 .000 DNP
19 88 Kurt Mertins 2009 .000 DNP
20 87 Harold Garcia 2010 .000 DNP
21 87 Bridger Hunt 2009 .000 DNP
22 87 Corey Wimberly 2007 .000 DNP
23 87 Steve Tolleson 2007 .000 DNP
24 87 Michael Wing 2012 .000 DNP
25 87 Jonathon Berti 2013 .000 DNP
26 86 Justin Turner 2008 .000 DNP
27 86 Albaro Campusano 2010 .000 DNP
28 86 Tyler Bortnick 2011 .000 DNP
29 86 Ryan Mount 2010 .000 DNP
30 86 Taylor Featherston 2013 .000 DNP
31 86 Ismael Castro 2007 .000 DNP
32 85 David Nick 2013 .000 DNP
33 85 David Adams 2010 .000 DNP
34 85 Stefen Romero 2012 .000 DNP
35 85 Walter Ibarra 2011 .000 DNP
36 85 Ronald Garth 2008 .000 DNP
37 85 Ross Wilson 2012 .000 DNP
38 85 Sean Kazmar 2008 .207
39 85 Brock Bond 2009 .000 DNP
40 85 Corey Jones 2011 .000 DNP
41 85 Robinson Chirinos 2007 .000 DNP
42 85 Luis Mateo 2013 .000 DNP
43 84 Matt Lawson 2009 .000 DNP
44 84 Jose Garcia 2011 .000 DNP
45 84 Riccio Torrez 2013 .000 DNP
46 84 Elevys Gonzalez 2013 .000 DNP
47 84 Emilio Bonifacio 2008 .231
48 84 Justin Henry 2008 .000 DNP
49 84 Damon Sublett 2009 .000 DNP
50 84 Jordany Valdespin 2011 .000 DNP
51 84 Ryan Curry 2008 .000 DNP
52 84 Kolbrin Vitek 2012 .000 DNP
53 84 Trevor Plouffe 2009 .000 DNP
54 84 Austin Barnes 2013 .000 DNP
55 84 Michael Freeman 2011 .000 DNP
56 84 Jonathan Tucker 2007 .000 DNP
57 84 Jorge Agudelo 2012 .000 DNP
58 84 Emmanuel Garcia 2009 .000 DNP
59 83 Emerson Landoni 2012 .000 DNP
60 83 Scooter Gennett 2013 .308
61 83 Gerson Montilla 2013 .000 DNP
62 83 Rafael Ynoa 2011 .000 DNP
63 83 Ryan Adams 2010 .000 DNP
64 83 Larry Cobb 2009 .000 DNP
65 83 Jose De Los Santos 2008 .000 DNP
66 83 Kyle Seager 2011 .263
67 83 Matt Bouchard 2010 .000 DNP
68 83 Kris Negron 2009 .000 DNP
69 83 Bobby Stevens 2010 .000 DNP
70 83 Adrian Cardenas 2011 .000 DNP
71 83 Jemile Weeks 2010 .000 DNP
72 83 Danny Worth 2009 .000 DNP
73 83 Brandon Douglas 2009 .000 DNP
74 82 Tim Beckham 2013 .349
75 82 Rob Segedin 2012 .000 DNP
76 82 Jordy Mercer 2010 .000 DNP
77 82 Nick Ahmed 2013 .000 DNP
78 82 Chase Fontaine 2009 .000 DNP
79 82 Anderson Hidalgo 2012 .000 DNP
80 82 Alfredo Lopez 2013 .000 DNP
81 82 Joe Leonard 2012 .000 DNP
82 82 Casey Frawley 2011 .000 DNP
83 82 Hendry Jimenez 2013 .000 DNP
84 82 Wade Gaynor 2011 .000 DNP
85 82 Luis Valbuena 2009 .248
86 82 Ty Wright 2008 .000 DNP
87 82 Josh Rutledge 2012 .252
88 82 Luis Nieves 2012 .000 DNP
89 82 Keoni Ruth 2008 .000 DNP
90 82 Jake Lemmerman 2012 .000 DNP
91 82 Brent Morel 2010 .222
92 82 Juan Diaz 2012 .164
93 82 Freddy Galvis 2013 .238
94 82 Eduardo Escobar 2012 .201
95 82 Jesus Guzman 2007 .000 DNP
96 81 Chris Getz 2007 .000 DNP
97 81 Lorenzo Cain 2009 .000 DNP
98 81 Kyle Bellows 2012 .000 DNP
99 81 Nate Tenbrink 2010 .000 DNP
100 81 Eric Fryer 2009 .000 DNP

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BP Annual Player Comments

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2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).

BP Articles

Micah Johnson is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
BP Unfiltered: From the Road: Up Close, Batting Practice at 2014 MLB Futures GameNick J. Faleris2014-08-01
This article requires BP Premium access2014 Futures Game Preview: Scouting the U.S. TeamRon Shah2014-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: International League NotesAl Skorupa2014-06-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Futures Team Meet and Greet: USACraig Goldstein2014-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 18Jeff Moore2014-06-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Scoresheet Player Trend Watch: May Supplemental DraftIan Lefkowitz2014-05-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Scoresheet Player Trend Watch: May Supplemental DraftJared Weiss2014-05-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Scoresheet Player Trend Watch: May Supplemental DraftBen Murphy2014-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 24Jeff Moore2014-04-25
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 17Jeff Moore2014-04-18
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 3Jeff Moore2014-04-04
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 6Jeff Moore2014-03-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Second BasemenIan Lefkowitz2014-01-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Second BasemenJared Weiss2014-01-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Second BasemenBen Murphy2014-01-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Second Base ProspectsCraig Goldstein2014-01-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Chicago White Sox Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-11-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Team Preview: Chicago White SoxCraig Goldstein2013-11-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Team Preview: Chicago White SoxMike Gianella2013-11-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Fool's Gold: Second Base ProspectsBen Carsley2013-09-11
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 28-30Zach Mortimer2013-07-01
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, June 24Zach Mortimer2013-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: June 24, 2013BP Prospect Staff2013-06-24
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 14-16Zach Mortimer2013-06-17
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 28Zach Mortimer2013-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 24-27Zach Mortimer2013-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 9Zach Mortimer2013-05-10
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 5-April 7Zach Mortimer2013-04-08


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-08-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)CJ, would appreciate your thoughts on two White Sox prospects, Tim Anderson and Micah Johnson. What do you see for their ultimate roles / ceilings, etc. Thanks!
(ChiSoxFan from Chi Town)
I didn't see Micah Johnson personally but I know he can really run and hit a little bit. Tim Anderson was electric for me. He hits out in front and has premium bat speed. The K numbers were a result of him struggling during an adjustment period and being extremely raw. I think he will end up in CF where his speed will be utilized and his bat will be more than enough for the position. Anderson has plus raw power and the hit tool for it to play. I think he's the total package. (CJ Wittmann)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who has the better career, Marcus Semien or Micah Johnson?
(hamsterjockey from DC)
Blech. Real baseball? I guess, Semien. Fantasy baseball? Johnson. The steals will help him carry some value. Just wish he could hit. (J.P. Breen)
2014-04-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)RJ, the Southsiders have Micah Johnson and Northsiders have Arismendy Alcantara. Any thoughts on ETA and expected production/ceiling?
(Chi-Town Keystones from Sweet Home Chicago)
Both could be up this year. Alcantara is the better prospect, as he's got the chance to be a legit first-division starter. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-04-03 19:30:00 (link to chat)When do you foresee Micah Johnson's MLB debut?
(Phil Packer from Pizza Parlor)
2015 guy for me. Not a big fan of the profile. Utility guy (Craig Goldstein)
2014-03-14 09:00:00 (link to chat)What's the chance that Micah Johnson hits and defends well enough to become a regular so that he can become fantasy relevant with his speed?
(Gary from New Jersey)
30-40%. He'll be relevant in mono formats if he makes the Majors, but I'm thinking more Elliot Johnson/Chris Getz here than a guy who sticks long term as a starter. Those batting averages as he has moved up the chain don't inspire confidence. (Mike Gianella)
2013-08-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Micah Johnson seems to get no love, despite his 80+ SB and .300+BA since promotion to high-A. Can he be an impact player in the show?
(tsweber from Reno, NV)
Long way from that. A lot of the good work came at A-ball as 22. (Paul Sporer)


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