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Padres Prospect Interview: Josh Geer

San Antonio, TX-- Although Josh Geer didn't exactly come out of nowhere, he wasn't supposed to be this good. Madfriars.com had him as the #31 prospect going into the year, while we liked his changeup and his ability to pitch, we weren't sure if he had enough of a fastball to succeed at higher levels.

He had a good first half, but has been even better since the All-Star break, going 8-2 with a 2.63 ERA, allowing 59 hits in 78.2 innings with a K/BB ratio of 38/10. Texas League batters are hitting a measly .207 off of him in the second half. With the exception of one bad stretch in June, where he was 1-3 with a 4.78 ERA, Geer, 24, has been arguably the best pitcher in the Padres system at 16-...

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