Saturday, December 04, 2004

Michael Johnson Report

Michael Johnson, 1B, San Diego Padres
Drafted 54th Overall (2nd Rd), 2002 Draft, Clemson
Bats L/Throws R
24 YO, 6'3", 215 lbs

His pro career has been pretty anticlimactic when compared to his stellar college years, where he beat the hell out of pitchers far and wide and was a teammate of current Padre shortstop, Khalil Greene. He signed as a rare 5th year senior draft and follow, which explains how this was only his second season as a pro and first full season.

He hit .254/.353/.471 with 23 doubles, 15 home runs, 52 walks, and 106 K's in 331 California League at bats. That was enough for his prospect status to maintain a pulse, but he needs to pick up the pace if he's likely to ever be a regular on the major league level.

ETA: Late 2006
2 Stars

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