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MadFriars' Interview: Adys Portillo

Portillo has a 1.72 ERA this season

FORT WAYNE, IN: Adys Portillo was signed by the Padres out of Venezuela in 2009 for $2 million dollars, the highest amount San Diego had ever paid for a teenager out of Latin America.

Portillo was just seventeen when he made his debut in the Arizona League and showed a plus fastball that could sit in the mid-90s but was also very raw. The next two seasons in both Eugene and Fort Wayne he showed flashes of his potential but was unable to put together the consistent innings necessary for success. This year has been different. Since he's been signed he has metamorphosed into a...

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