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Padres Prospect Interview: Reilly Embrey

Padres prospect Reilly Embrey

Local product Reilly Embrey went from SDSU to the San Diego Padres, fulfilling a lifelong dream of being picked by the hometown team. Growing up as a Friar fan in the old days of Jack Murphy Stadium, Embrey got to watch the golden son, Tony Gwynn, through it all. He moved on to play for his childhood idol in college and now to be able to follow in the footsteps of greatness is something that few can put into words.

Of course, Reilly Embrey graduated with high honors and received a post grad scholarship from the NCAA, so he is not among those at a loss for verbatim. Forgive us for the nostalgia, but who doesn't remember playing "bottom of the ninth" as a young kid? Perhaps you did it when no one else was around, mouthing the words… It is the bottom of the ninth, bases loaded and two outs. San Diego is...

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