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Scouting Padres Prospect: Neil Jamison

Neil Jamison with Long Beach State

It is not often that a first-year setup man gets clumped into top prospect status. But Neil Jamison showed the poise of a major league veteran in his professional debut and is headed for San Diego as quick as a fish taco.

A year after going in the eighth round to the Mets, the Padres snatched Neil Jamison in round six from Long Beach State. His selection was preceded by an impressive run with the 49ers during his senior season – posting an ERA of 0.00 in 29.1 innings. His success, therefore, wasn't a surprise in the Padres' system. In his first 16 relief appearances for the Eugene Emeralds, the right-hander...

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