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Pitcher of the Year for Peoria

Pitcher of the Year for Peoria

Tye Waller, the Padres Director of Player Development, said "The Pioneer League is an older league, really a college league now. Sometimes our younger prospects were getting overmatched. If you don't have some success it can cause you to doubt your ability. We wanted them to face people that were more comparable to their age. However, I do wish we could change the weather in Phoenix, it is a little hot."

Peoria is the lowest of San Diego's six minor league teams. The Padres moved their Rookie League team from Idaho Falls in the Pioneer League to Peoria in the Arizona League to make sure their lower level prospects were competing on a more level playing field. Ben Krosschell Right-handed pitcher 6-foot-1, 165 pounds Birthrate: 10/2/85 2004 Season:  Ben had a nice debut season. In 48 innings pitched... Recommended Stories

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