Johnny Slater 25
Johnny  Slater

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Southfield, Mich.

High School:
Southfield Lathrup

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 170

Position:
OF


Sophomore (2015) ...Was named the 17th-best prospect in the Big Ten for the 2016 draft by D1Baseball.com ... Doubled and drove in a run in his first plate appearance of the season at Long Beach State (Feb. 14) ... Scored twice at Stetson (March 3) ... Hit an RBI double vs. Toledo (March 7) ... Went 2-for-4 with a double at Kansas (March 15) ... Picked up a hit at Nebraska (March 21) ... Recorded an RBI and a pinch hit at Indiana (April 4) ... Drove in a run and stole a base at Indiana (April 5) ... Reached base five times as he went 3-for-3 with two home runs, six RBIs and three runs scored and added two walks vs. Eastern Michigan (April 7) ... Picked up a hit and stole a base at Penn State (April 10) ... Hit 2-for-5 at Penn State (April 11) ... Hit a double and scored a run vs. Eastern Michigan (April 15).

Freshman (2014) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award (2013) ... Played in 48 games with 21 starts in the outfield for the Wolverines ... Had five doubles, six RBI and six stolen bases ... Was 4-for-6 with two doubles, two runs scored and two RBI in the win over Illinois (April 12) ... Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in a win over Purdue (April 20) ... Opened his collegiate career with a hit and an RBI against Texas State (Feb. 14) ... Doubled in a run in the tie against Washington (Feb. 16) ... Also doubled and scored a run in the Nebraska game (April 25) ... Had a pinch-hit single in the Big Ten Tournament win over Iowa (May 23) ... Stole a pair of bases in the win over Western Michigan (March 26).

Prep ... Graduated from Southfield Lathrup High School (2013) ... Was a four-year letterwinner in baseball at Southfield Lathrup High School in Southfield, Mich. ... Named to the all-state first team and the all-state Dream Team his senior season ... Drafted in the 31st round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Atlanta Braves ... Hit .464 with five home runs in 2013 ... Was a three-time all-district and all-conference selection ... Broke the school record for batting average in a season (.573) his junior campaign ... Played in the 2013 MHSBCA East/West All-Star Game at Comerica Park ... Also named to the All-Oakland County team in 2013 ... Honored by the Detroit Tigers at the Negro League ceremony for being the highest recruited African-American in the Metro-Detroit area ... Also played basketball at Southfield Lathrup, starting for the Chargers his sophomore season ... Was an Honor Roll student at Southfield Lathrup.

Personal ... Enrolled in the School of Kinesiology ... Undecided major ... Son of Johnny and Cynthia Slater ... Born Aug. 9, 1995.

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