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MadFriars' Interview: Tommy Medica

Medica was drafted as a catcher, but moved to 1B

EL PASO, TX:   Few players on the Padres' current roster better exemplify  how fickle draft analysis and perceived value can be than Tommy Medica, who was recently called up from San Diego's AAA El Paso Chihuahua affiliate.

Medica, 26, was drafted in the fourteenth round of Santa Clara University in the 2010 draft as a catcher.  With the Broncos he was considered a plus receiver but multiple shoulder surgeries sapped his arm strength and durability behind the plate. However, the injuries did not limit his ability to hit where he finished his four year collegiate career with a.370/.448/.573 slash line. After a so... Recommended Stories

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