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Padres release young prospect

Padres release young prospect

The San Diego Padres released a promising young pitching prospect earlier this week. A prospect gets an invite to major league camp. A hitting coach appears to be on the move (again) within the system. Making a buck from tenders.

The Padres released Australian born pitcher Riki Paewai this week. The 20-year old right-hander, an inexpensive International signee, struggled with the command of his 90-93 MPH fastball throughout his tenure in the San Diego system. His heater has a lot of movement and the Padres attempted to clean up his mechanics, hoping it would lead to more strikes. In 40.2 innings over the last two...

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