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Mobile Position Prospect of the Year

In 2005 Paul McAnulty, 24, continued to defy the expectations of a 12th round draft pick, proving that last year's breakout season in Lake Elsinore wasn't a fluke and that he may not only be the best left-handed hitter in the Padres system, but maybe the best hitter period.

In Mobile this year, Paul McAnulty hit .282/.453/.364, with ten home runs and 42 RBIs in 79 games, before moving on to Portland to punish the Pacific Coast League with a .344 batting average and a .563 slugging percentage. McAnulty's numbers are misrepresentative of an even better performance, for most of the year he had little protection around him at Mobile on what was easily the Padres' worst...

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