Usually when you think of what young professional athlete’s would be doing during their off-season, you think of partying, lounging around or playing video games. Most of them usually get themselves into trouble with the police and end up shining some negative light on not only their name, but their franchise as well.
And then you have some who actually take their job serious. You have those who actually work everyday and find ways to improve every aspect of their game. Guys like this want to become someone who can help their team reach the next level and hopefully win a World Series.
Chicago White Sox prospect Micah Johnson is a 22 year old second baseman who was only worried about improving his overall focus during the off-season. According to Scott Merkin on Twitter, Johnson took up both piano and painting.
To help his overall defense at second, Micah Johnson painted and played the piano this offseason and played less video games
— Scott Merkin (@scottmerkin) January 26, 2014
The fact that a 22 year old was able to take away video games, even a little bit is pretty impressive. We’ll see how it will work out for him once the season begins. He should have a shot at cracking the Opening Day roster, but could start out the year with their Triple-A affiliate.