Posted at 10:16 AM on August 24, 2005
by David Zingler
Remember Adam Johnson? Back in 2000, the Twins made the right-handed starter the second overall pick in the amateur draft. Regarded as the teamís top prospect, Johnson made his debut in 2001 and looked promising. At spring training in 2002 however, he threw a tantrum after he learned he wouldnít be heading north with the team and things snowballed from there. By 2004, he had fallen so far that he cleared waivers when the Twins removed him from the 40 man roster. Last winter, he was released.
While itís always easy, and even a little a fun, to laugh at cocky athletes who seemingly waste their potential, hereís to hoping that Johnson is able to get back to the big leagues and carve out a solid career.