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Questions for Randy Smith: Northwest League

Barbato was a top pick in the 2010 draft

Randy Smith is the Padres' Director of Player Development and more than anyone else in the organization sees everyone, multiple times. Based out of Scottsdale, Arizona he was kind enough to take the time to speak with us on the prospects at each level of the system.

Today he discuses how many of his top picks in the 2011 draft performed in Eugene. At the beginning of the year I asked about who impressed you the most, one of the guys you said was Spangenberg. You were fairly adamant that he was going to hit – no weasel words or equivocations, but he was going to hit. You have done this for a long time, what made you so confident? Randy Smith: I listened...

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