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Padres Prospect Interview: Simon Castro

True story. Simon Castro, a Dominican pitcher making his first appearance in the United States was deemed a Double-A prospect by scouts in attendance. Things haven't moved quite as fast – except perhaps his fastball.

Already tossing the heat at 95 MPH, the Padres believe he has more upside than any other 2006 Dominican import. And his first impression of the states was a positive one. "I have had a good impression of the United State since I came here," Simon Castro said through an interpreter. "Everyone I have talked to has liked it and I have to." It helped that he retired the side in order his first... Recommended Stories

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