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Padres Prospect Interview: Seth Johnston

FORT WAYNE - Part one of five All-Stars in five days - Wizards' second baseman/third baseman Seth Johnston, 23, is not only one of the more versatile players in the Padres' system playing shortstop last year for the Eugene Emeralds and second and third base this year in Fort Wayne, but also a player whose offensive statistics go up an down more than a fat kid on a seesaw.

Seth Johnston at 6-foot-3 is a middle infielder the Padres envision hitting with power while having the range and ability to play in the middle infield. He starred for four years at the University of Texas, choosing to return to Austin for his senior year despite being drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the seventh round of the 2004 draft. His last year as a Longhorn Johnston hit .378/.419/.56...

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