Michael begins his sixth year in the Cubs organization after he was selected by Chicago in the 36th round of the 2008 draft ...
is an invitee to major league Spring Training for the second-straight season. ...Is a .251 career hitter (360-for-1,436) in 415 career minor league
contests ... has 68 doubles, 17 home runs and 141 RBI.
...Behind the dish, has thrown out 124 of 442 would-be base stealers
...Named a Florida State League mid-season All-Star in both 2010 and
...Attended the University of Nevada-Las Vegas ... graduated from Notre
Dame Preparatory School in Scottsdale, Ariz.
...His father, Bob, played in the majors for nine seasons, managed the
2001 Arizona Diamondbacks (2001-04) to a World Series title and is
currently the television color analyst for the Arizona Diamondbacks after
holding a similar position with the Cubs from 2005-12.2012Batted .227 (61-for-269) with 13 doubles, six home runs and 28 RBI in 84 games for Double-A Tennessee ... hit .275 (19-
for-69) against left-handed pitchers. ...Played 74 games behind the plate, and threw out 21 of 105 baserunners attempting to steal (20 percent).
...Batted .290 (20-for-69) with runners in scoring position, including a .364 mark (4-for-11) with the bases loaded.
...Hit .304 (14-for-46) with four doubles, two homers and seven RBI in 46 June contests.2011Michael appeared in 96 games for Single-A Daytona, his second full season with the club...was named to the Florida State
League mid-season All-Star team for the second-straight year...Had a .997 fielding percentage (2 E/675 TC) in 79 games behind the
plate...threw out 26 of 86 baserunners looking to steal...Batted .206 (69-for-335) with 11 doubles, one homer and 24 RBI...Hit .222 (40-for-180) in the first half of the season compared to a .187
mark (29-for-155) after the All-Star break...Recorded a season-high 10-game hitting streak, May 20-June 6...was
10-for-35 (.286) during the run that was interrupted by a D.L. stint (May
27-June 3) due to a left hamstring strain.2010Michael batted .270 (99-for-367) with 16 doubles, five home runs and 35 RBI in a career-high 102 games for Single-A
Daytona...earned Florida State League mid-season All-Star honors...Recorded a career-best 20-game hitting streak, June 2-July 21...hit .397 (31-for-78) with six doubles, a home run, 14 runs scored and 14 RBI during
the stretch...Posted a .305 batting average (32-for-105) against southpaws compared to a .256 mark (67-for-262) against righties...Had a .995 fielding percentage (3 E/618 TC) in 84 games at catcher.2009Appeared in 94 games for Single-A Peoria, batting .265 (90-for-339) with 18 doubles, four homers and 36 RBI...was
on the minor league D.L., April 9-16, recovering from a concussion.2008Made his professional debut by batting .325 (41-for-126) with 10 doubles, one home run and 18 RBI in 39 games for
Single-A Boise...had a .399 on-base percentage.