White Sox prospect Micah Johnson plays in Futures Game


Mar 28, 2014; Birmingham, Al, USA; Chicago White Sox second baseman Micah Johnson (83) turns a double play as Birmingham Barons short stop Jaime Pedroza (3) slides at Regions Field. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago White Sox infield prospect Micah Johnson played in the 2014 Futures Game on Sunday for for the USA.

In the USA vs. the the World rosters, Johnson (who currently plays for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights) went 0-for-2, as he was the reserve second baseman in the game.

The USA defeated the World 3-2 in a game played at Minnesota’s Target Field, the same field where the 2014 MLB All-Star Game will be played on Tuesday, July 15. This is the fifth straight year the USA roster has won the Future’s Game.

Johnson had a ground out in the fifth with Julio Urias (Los Angeles Dodgers) pitching. In his second at-bat, in the bottom of the seventh, Johnson also grounded out, with Enny Romero (Tampa Bay Rays) pitching.

The USA runs were scored with Kevin Plawecki (New York Mets) batting in Jesse Winker (Cincinnati Reds) with a ground out. Joey Gallo (Texas Rangers) hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth with J.P. Crawford (Philadelphia Phillies) also crossing home plate.

Gallo was the Future’s Game MVP.

The World scored both of their runs in the top of the sixth off a two-run home run by Javier Baez (Chicago Cubs) with Dalton Pompey (Toronto Blue Jays) on the bases.

As for Johnson, he has played in 38 games for the Triple-A Knights this season. In his time in Charlotte, Johnson is batting .297 with a .329 on-base percentage and .711 slugging percentage.

He also has five doubles, three triples and one home run in his 20 total hits since joining the Knights. Johnson began the year in Double-A with the Birmingham Barons.

Johnson is the No.2 rated White Sox prospect by MLB.com.