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Interview: Wizards hitting coach Max Venable

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Some of the Padres' brightest prospects spent the year with the Fort Wayne Wizards. Kyle Blanks, Daryl Jones and Seth Johnston are just a few names on the list. We recently got a chance to catch up with Wizards hitting coach Max Venable (he will be the hitting coach in Lake Elsinore in 2007) to discuss these prospects and more...

How do you measure success over the course of a full season as the hitting coach? Max Venable: I think success as a coach during the year, as long as you look at where you initially started from and how guys come out of spring training and their progress throughout the year. I think if there is a steady incline where guys are getting the good information, the knowledge of the game, how to make...

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