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Padres Prospect Interview: Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson

Mobile BayBears power hitter and San Diego Padres prospect Ben Johnson has turned a corner. After some initial struggles in his third stint of Southern League play, the right-hander is beginning to hit the ball and hit it hard. <br><br> "I started off kind of slow and I guess about the halfway point I started picking things up," Johnson said.

With months of hitting .210, .245, and a miserable .193 it may have been an understatement that he started slow. And in June it hit an all-time low as he did not hit a single ball out of the park, knocked in just nine runs and struck out 35 times in 88 at bats. For a two month span, Johnson barely topped .220 and he had a nine game span where he collected no hits. Since then Ben Johnson has...

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