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Padres Scouting Report: Paul McAnulty

How much does height play a factor into a person making the Majors? At certain positions it could make all the difference. While some players will buck the trend based on overall talent, it is the player with potential that is hurt by preconceived notions about his eventual ceiling. San Diego Padres prospect Paul McAnulty may be one of those guys, but the story is a little heftier than it seems.

McAnulty was a 12th round pick out of Long Beach State in 2002 and immediately turned heads in the Pioneer League after posting impressive stats. Playing for Idaho Falls he simply hit .379/.488/.604, with 9 HRs and 51 RBIs in 64 games. McAnulty has historically hit for power. He skipped Eugene and went straight to Fort Wayne in '03. He proceeded to lead the team in hits (127), doubles (2... Recommended Stories

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