Johnson comes to Gateway after spending two seasons in the Houston Astros organization, spending both 2011 and 2012 at Low-A Tri-City. Johnson, who played his college baseball at the University of Kentucky, combined to hit .227 with 12 extra base hits and 27 RBI in 100 games over the course of the two seasons. The speedster from Conyers, GA stole 36 bases.
“Speed is where Neiko can really help us,” Warren remarked. “He an exciting player and I know fans will enjoy watching him. Neiko has the chance to make an impact right away.”