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Scouting Padres Prospect #53: Paul Abraham

Scouting Padres Prospect #53: Paul Abraham

Independent League imports have provided a boon to the San Diego Padres' system. Craig Breslow was just one example and Paul Abraham made his case as another to look out for.

After being drafted by the Texas Rangers in 2001, he ended up in Independent ball – a stretch that ran for just seven games. The Padres signed him in June of 2004 and assigned him to Fort Wayne. He went on to post a 2.79 ERA in 37 appearances and was tabbed for Lake Elsinore to begin 2005. They say the California League is a hitter's paradise – but Abraham didn't buy into the hype. He began...

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