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Padres Get New Look With Latin, Prep Talent

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For years, the Padres loaded up on college draft picks and received minimal contribution from their Latin American signings. After a different approach to the draft last year and making a more serious commitment to Latin America over the last few years, the Padres farm system has a new look.

Minors | #2010#Prospect Pulse

Prospect Injury Report

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The season has just begun, but several of the game's best prospects are already on the disabled list. We'll do our best throughout the season to keep you updated when […]

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Surgery Ends Tazawa’s Season

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Red Sox righthander Junichi Tazawa will have Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, ending his 2010 season before it starts. Tazawa, who will have the surgery on Tuesday, will […]

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Cedar Rapids Looks Stacked

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TEMPE, Ariz.—When most of a team’s top prospects are ticketed for the lowest full-season level in the minors, it might be cause for concern.   Usually it signals a dearth […]

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Walden Flashes Heat In New Role

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TEMPE, Ariz.–When Jordan Walden entered the game yesterday for an inning of relief, nearly 20 fellow Angels crowded behind the plate to see what number would flash on the radar […]

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Kipnis Finding A Second Home

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GOODYEAR, Ariz.–Jason Kipnis hasn't taken an official at-bat since early September, but he's already raised his prospect stock considerably in the last six months. The Indians drafted Kipnis out of […]

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Dodgers’ Webster Shows Plus Stuff

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GLENDALE, Ariz.—The Dodgers have an impressive collection of arms—five of their top six prospects are pitchers—but the one with the chance to make the biggest leap on the prospect scene […]

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