Johnson Tabbed as Preseason All-American by Baseball America
Feb. 8, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Junior second baseman Micah Johnson has been selected as a Baseball America Preseason All-American, earning third team honors. Johnson is the only Big Ten player to make the list, which is voted on by Major League Baseball scouting directors.
California's Tony Renda (first team) and L.J. Mazzilli of Connecticut (second team) were the other two second basemen picked for the All-America squad.
In addition to the All-America recognition, Johnson was also slotted as the Big Ten's fifth-best prospect in the latest edition of Baseball America.
As a sophomore last season, Johnson made the transition from third to second base. He also made a smooth transition with the newly-implemented BBCOR bat standards. After cranking 10 homeruns as a freshman in 2010, he hit more for average in '11; posting a .335 batting average, .402 on-base percentage and stealing 19 bases.
Indiana begins the 2012 season on Feb. 17, heading to St. Petersburg, Fla., to compete in the Big East/Big Ten Challenge. The Hoosiers face Connecticut, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh during their weekend in the Sunshine State.
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