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Hey Abbott! Let's talk Double-A prospects

Many believe Double-A is the stepping stone to the Majors, especially for pitchers. Conquer this level and it could be a ticket straight to the Big Leagues or a short stay in Triple-A and a call up during the year. Pitching coach Glenn Abbott tunes the arms – and quite a few prospects from the San Diego Padres' farm system were in his domain in 2006.

How do you measure success as a coach with an eye on obviously developing as many of these guys into big leaguers? Glenn Abbott: I measure it by how they improve. Most of the guys we are talking about have got the stuff but it is how they get better with their command of those pitches. A lot of times it is not black and white and not about wins and losses. You can't control that as a pitcher...

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