Johnny Slater 25
Johnny  Slater


Southfield, Mich.

High School:
Southfield Lathrup

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 170


Sophomore (2015) ...Was named the 17th-best prospect in the Big Ten for the 2016 draft by … Played in 56 games with 36 starts for the Maize and Blue in the outfield … Had nine doubles, two triples, three home runs and 25 RBI for the Wolverines … Had nine multi-hit games … Homered twice and drove in six runs while going 3-for-3 at the plate in Michigan's win over Eastern Michigan (April 7) … Belted a three-run home run in Michigan's Big Ten Tournament win over Indiana (May 20) … Was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI in a win over Bradley (May 29) in the NCAA Louisville Regional … Went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored in a win over Oakland (April 21) … Was 2-for-4 with a double and a triple in the win over Purdue (April 18) … Had a pair of two-hit performances in the Northwestern series (May 8-10) … Had two hits in the Big Ten Tournament championship game win over Maryland (May 24) …

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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