#25 - Elliot Johnson, 2B, 23 years old, spent 2007 at AAA Durham
#26 - Nevin Ashley, C
#27 - Rhyne Hughes, 1B
#28 - Jon Barratt, LHP
#29 - Chris Nowak, 1B
#30 - Wade Townsend, RHP
Elliot Johnson's 2007 campaign was, at best, a huge disappointment. After putting up solid numbers in 2006, some felt Johnson was primed for a big 2007 since he had handled the transition from high-A to AA. But he came nowhere close to matching 2006's .790 OPS or 46 extra-base hits.
Instead, he hit a paltry .207 and struck out 139 times in 463 at-bats. His walk rate stayed relatively low(43), leading to an OBP of just .285. He hit 17 doubles, 6 triples, and 11 home runs, and also swiped 16(the 2006 numbers, respectively: 21, 10, 15, 20). His slugging percentage plummeted from .455 to .341.
He'll be back at Durham in 2008, and he'll really need to better his '07 season. He is one of a few players that could be called up if there's a need due to injury, even if his numbers might not dictate a promotion(sort of like Joel Guzman this year).