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Padres Prospect Pulse: On the rise

A few days ago we chastised ourselves for having to come down hard on a few Padres' prospects but this week we get to hail the players who have earned our respect with strong showings in 2005.

Injuries aside, Michael Johnson had a monster year with the Lake Elsinore Storm. With his power and commitment to cutting down on strikeouts, Johnson figures to be in the mix for a move to Portland next year, skipping Mobile entirely. For the third year in a row, he toiled in Lake Elsinore but there were some obvious differences. In fewer games played than a year ago, Johnson had more homers... Recommended Stories

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