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Interview: Fielding Instructor Tony Franklin

Ciriaco led all prospects in errors

San Diego Padres Roving Fielding Instructor Tony Franklin is charged with making the defense better in the infield. He inherited a tall task as three prospects ended the year in the top ten throughout all the minors in errors.

Would you describe your role as the Roving Fielding Instructor: Tony Franklin: A lot of people say I am around just to mess with everybody. I am the Infield Instructor and Coordinator and my role is to try and help the infielders get better. The way I do that is two basic fundamentals I always focus on that I believe are the basis of any athletic thing you ever do, footwork and balance. For me...

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