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Q & A with Rob Johnson

APPLETON, Wisc. - One of the most pleasant surprises in the Mariners' farm system this season has been the emergence of Rob Johnson, a catcher drafted in the fourth round out of the University of Houston in 2004. Talented on both sides of the ball, he's shot up the prospect charts and been one of the top backstops in the Midwest League. InsidethePark's Jeff Harrison caught up with Johnson recently for some off-the-wall questions.

InsidethePark.com: How did you choose baseball as your sport? Rob Johnson: It's kind of interesting. There isn't high school baseball where I come from in Montana so you just play in the summers. I played three other sports - track, basketball, and a little golf during my freshman and sophomore years. My dad and my grandpa had big time interests in baseball and it kind of followed through to...

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