Micah Johnson
Micah Johnson
27-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Tampa Bay Rays
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Micah Johnson in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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Sent back to minors camp
2BTampa Bay Rays  AAA
March 25, 2018
The Rays reassigned Johnson to their minor-league camp Sunday.
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Johnson impressed in Grapefruit League play with a .316 average and .381 on-base percentage across 16 games, but his status as non-roster player likely hurt his chances of breaking camp with the big club. He'll presumably settle into a full-time role in the infield at Triple-A Durham to begin the upcoming campaign.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2018
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2017
 
 
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OPS vs RHP
2016
 
 
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OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .000 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Since 2016vs Right .400 16 3 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right .400 11 2 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200
2016vs Left .000 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2016vs Right .400 5 1 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200
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OPS on Road
2016
 
 
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OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .000 5 2 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Since 2016Away .545 12 1 0 0 0 .273 .273 .273
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home .000 3 2 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
2017Away .571 8 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .286
2016Home .000 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2016Away .500 4 1 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250
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Johnson spent most of 2016 in Oklahoma City after coming over in a trade from the White Sox and did little to show he deserves regular playing time in the majors. He hit a middling .261/.321/.356 in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League and, more worryingly, was caught stealing 11 times against 26 successes. Considering his speed is his best tool and he was unable to reliably get steals against upper-level batteries, it is hard to project him as an asset in that category in the big leagues. He got a couple days in the majors in April, then came back up after the Triple-A season had ended in September, but received only six plate appearances due to being buried in the second base depth chart of an organization that prizes infield versatility. Johnson seemed to be in line for a crack at the major league second base job with the Dodgers, but following a trade to the Braves over the offseason, his spot on the major league roster is certainly more questionable. He could give Jace Peterson a run for his money at second base during the spring, but Johnson's ceiling for 2017 is still fairly low regardless of his initial showing with his new club.
The White Sox handed Johnson the team’s starting second base job over Carlos Sanchez to begin the 2015 season. However, Johnson earned a quick hook down to Triple-A Charlotte after his defense was worse than expected while he hit an empty .270. He was fantastic at Charlotte after the demotion, posting 28 steals and an .841 OPS, but that line did not translate to the majors in a late-season recall. His feet are his best tool, but it remains to be seen if he can get on base enough at the major league level to utilize that skill. Traded to the Dodgers as part of a three-team swap in December, Johnson may end up opening 2016 in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League depending on the quality of the competition brought in for the starting job at second base.
Johnson burst onto the scene in 2013 when he stole 84 bases across three minor league levels. He is still plenty fast, but his stolen base number fell to 22 (in 35 attempts) between Double- and Triple-A in 2014. Another cause for concern is that his OBP dropped from .414 to .314 with the promotion, but it should be noted that he suffered a similar drop when he was promoted from High-A to Double-A in 2013. Johnson eventually adjusted to the competition, providing hope he may be able to do so again in 2015 when he starts the year at Triple-A Charlotte. Johnson has made a strong case to serve as the White Sox's primary second baseman to begin the season, and there is a good chance he'll receive the Opening Day nod at the keystone.
Johnson is the reigning king of the minor league basepaths. Johnson stole an MiLB-leading 84 bags (in 110 attempts) in his ascent to Double-A. He posted a .373 OBP over his 601 plate appearances, but it is worth noting that rate decreased as the level of competition grew more difficult (.422 to .309 to .227). He should start 2014 at Double-A with the chance to finish the year at Triple-A if he can get on base more consistently. He had surgery to repair a nerve in his right elbow during the offseason, but he should be ready for spring training.
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Continues torrid spring Wednesday
2BTampa Bay Rays  AAA
March 15, 2018
Johnson went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two runs in Wednesday's 9-3 Grapefruit League win over the Pirates.
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Improving stock with strong spring
2BTampa Bay Rays  AAA
March 13, 2018
Johnson could push for a reserve role on the active roster to start the season if he continues his hot spring, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Vying for second-base job
2BTampa Bay Rays  AAA
March 7, 2018
Johnson is competing for the second-base job alongside Daniel Robertson, Joey Wendle and Willy Adames, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Sent outright to Triple-A
2BTampa Bay Rays  AAA
February 13, 2018
Johnson was outrighted to Triple-A Durham on Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Claimed by Rays
2BTampa Bay Rays  AAA
November 27, 2017
Johnson was claimed off waivers by the Rays on Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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