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From the AFL: Ben Johnson Interview

Ben Johnson

We hear it all the time, especially from guys like <I>Fox's</I> Tim McCarver. The game has changed. It's okay for a guy to strikeout 150 times, as long as he hits 40 home runs. The Padres know this, believe this, and have informed outfield prospect Ben Johnson that while yes, we'd like to see you cut down on the strikeouts, no, we don't want you giving up your power to do it.

"My power numbers are starting to get to where I want them to be." Ben Johnson said at Scottsdale Stadium as he warmed up for a game in the Arizona Fall League. If they are starting to get to where he wants them to be the message to opposing pitchers is, be afraid, be very afraid. Johnson started slowly last year at Mobile, and though his average finished at just .251, he hit 23 homers and...

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