Killian, an 18 year old third round selection by the San Diego Padres in 2004 began the year in Peoria and got a late season call up to Portland – five rungs up the proverbial ladder. "/>

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Padres Scouting Report: William Killian

"Disregard what happened to him in Triple-A," Padres' Director of Player Development Tye Waller said of William Killian. <br><br> Killian, an 18 year old third round selection by the San Diego Padres in 2004 began the year in Peoria and got a late season call up to Portland – five rungs up the proverbial ladder.

As a first year catcher in the system, William Killian was sent to Portland late in the year. Was he really that good? "He was sent there because we were low on players," Waller revealed. "We had guys in races at all levels at the time. His season was over and by having Killian in Triple-A, we were able to put one of our players on the field and play first base because we were low on players...

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