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Coach Hayes on Padres prospect Orlando Diaz

Orlando Diaz with Eugene

We were lucky enough to catch up with the baseball coach for Orlando Diaz, Chris Hayes, out of Jacksonville University. Diaz, a 27th round pick, was selected with the 792nd pick in the 2004 MLB Amateur Draft. He has since been assigned to the Eugene Emeralds where the 22 year old is playing third base.

Orlando Diaz is batting .241 in 24 games with Eugene and has already had two hitting streaks of six games or more. He has batted everywhere from third and fifth through eighth in the lineup and has hit best in the number eight hole, a .324 average in 34 at bats. He has also added four doubles, one homer and six RBI's while scoring ten runs. MadFriars.com: Can you describe Orlando's game a...

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