Determination Fuels Daniel Johnson’s Rise

Nationals Organization Report

High Class A Potomac outfielder Daniel Johnson's determination has helped him overcome rejection and injury. Now his focus is on improving his discipline at the plate, and he has been up for the task.

Johnson has been swinging at more hitter's pitches, which has allowed him to hit .314/.359/.488 with three home runs in his first 20 games in the Carolina League. At low Class A Hagerstown, he hit .300/.361/.529 with 17 homers. His 20 home runs tied him with Triple-A Syracuse's Neftali Soto for the most in the Nationals system this season.

“It’s just all about letting the game come to me and having a feel for what to do," said the 22-year-old Johnson.

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