Could Sherman Johnson Make The Angels Roster?

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Updated: February 20, 2017

The Angels could have a sleeper slugger in Spring Training. Infielder Sherman Johnson has an invited to camp with the Halos, and could potentially grab a bench role on the team.

The 26-year-old infielder Sherman Johnson is ready to take the next step in 2017. After a strong campaign in 2016, it’s time to see what he can offer the Major League organization. The Angels invited Johnson to camp as a non-roster player, but he could earn a spot on the 25-man roster.

Last season Johnson played 19 games in Double-A, and spent the rest of the year in Triple-A. He hit .246/.354/.392 with 12 home runs and 54 RBI in 127 games in the minors. Johnson stole 18 bases, and walked 78 times with only 98 strikeouts.

He’s a player that can just about everything on a baseball field. Johnson is a valuable player to have on your organization even if he’s limited to a utility or bench role. The only area the needs improvement in 2017 is his defense.

Committing 11 errors last season, and has failed to find a permanent position. Johnson has played mostly second base, and third, but has seen time in the outfield as well. If he’s able to limit the mistakes on defense, he could find himself in an important utility role on the Angels roster.

The Angels have multiple players battling for a similar role on the organization. It won’t be easy for Johnson, but he’s nearing his MLB debut even if it’s not in April. Halo fans should expect to see Johnson in an Angels uniform at some point during the 2017 season.

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