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Padres Prospect Interview: Chris Perez

Chris Perez

Eugene, OR-- Chris Perez was on the street before the season began. He would be the first to admit he was a bit too fiery and had some growing up to do. His arm, however, has never been in question. The New Yorker just needed some proper instruction. Working with pitching coach Dave Rajsich in Arizona was the antidote and the right-hander has begun to blossom.

How have you grown since you first signed until now? Chris Perez: I have physically matured as a player. I have lost the weight I needed to lose, which helped me in my mechanics. I was able to understand my body and where things were dropping and when I had flawed mechanics. In extended spring training I spent a lot of time with Razor who is absolutely phenomenal. From head to toe he told me...

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