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Draft Buzz: Q&A with Leon Johnson

Johnson has the speed

One of the first known signings from the Cubs' 2007 draft class is 10th-round pick Leon Johnson, a left-handed hitting outfielder from BYU that was drafted three times previously by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

Johnson batted .248 in 54 games with the Cougars this past spring upon returning to BYU following a two-year mission in Siberia. A fixture at the top of the order, he stole 29 bases in 37 attempts. A prep standout at Thatcher (Ariz.) High School, he was named the Arizona Class 2A Athlete of the Year, where he doubled as an outfielder/pitcher. The 22-year-old Johnson began his collegiate career...

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