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Dylan Johnston Hoping to Right Ship

Dylan Johnston is willing to concede that his professional career has been a disappointment thus far. After signing with the Chicago Cubs as a fourth-round draft pick from Hamilton (Ariz.) High School in 2005, the shortstop turned outfielder has struggled at the plate and in the field, and has seen his confidence take quite a beating.

Johnston's professional career has to date been nothing resembling a top-round draft pick, and no one knows that better than the 21-year-old left-handed hitter. "My career hasn't quite lived up to expectations," says Johnston, who sported a .206 batting average in 176 career games entering the year and was assigned to Class-A Peoria of the Midwest League for the start of the 2008 season. "This...

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