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.
July 21, 2005

Johnson, Huber Earn Weekly Honors

A few new names poked their heads through the ground this past week, as the system starts to thrust its best foot forward. The gems of the system are still playing well, but there were a couple more impressive performances over the past seven days.
May 9, 2005

The Mariners' Backstop of the Future?

APPLETON, Wisc. - The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, as advertised, have had an outstanding month of April. They're boasting a 10-4 record, batting .294 as a team and have two stud prospects - Matt Tuiasosopo and Yung-Chi Chen - that have certainly not disappointed. But with these expectations, there have certainly been a handful of surprises.
April 23, 2005

Robert Johnson: A Butte of a Backstop

InsidethePark.com's coverage of the 2004 First Year Players Draft continues with Joe Kaiser's conversation with 4th round pick Robert Johnson. Read on to get the low down on the catching prospect who comes to the M's via Butte, Montana and the University of Houston.
July 5, 2004