Johnson, an outfielder who has primarily played left, began this season with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Yankees Triple-A) where he played in 18 games. He spent the 2011 and 2012 seasons with the Double-A Trenton and A-Advanced Tampa, also in the Yankees organization. He was originally drafted by the Braves in the first round of the 2006 draft, the 24th overall pick. Johnson played in that organization 2006 through 2010 ascending as high as Double-A Mississippi before joining the Yankees.
This is Johnson’s eighth professional season, and he’s accumulated 132 career professional home runs upon signing with York. In 2008 at Class A Rome he launched 26 home runs and a career-high 89 RBI, and followed that with a career-high 32 homers and 84 RBI the following year at A-Advanced Myrtle Beach.