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Can Nick Johnson Ever Really Slump?

think I’ve probably visited Nick Johnson ’s baseball reference page 100 times already this season. It’s really a thing of beauty. We all knew he would walk a lot, but I’m not sure anyone predicted what he’s done so far.

Going into Thursday’s game, he had a league-leading 18 walks. We’re nearing the end of April and the Houston Astros as a team have the same amount of walks.

As a consequence of all his walks, Johnson’s OBP is still over .400. Yet, you hear every time he comes to the plate what a terrible slump he is in to start the year. And yes, in terms of getting hits, he is in a terrible slump.

Thanks to all those walks, though, Johnson is still a somewhat productive offensive player. ...

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