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Q&A with Grady Fuson

Chase Headley

What is Grady Fuson's evaluation of the June Draft, now that he has had time to watch his youngsters? How difficult is it to keep two playoff teams intact? Is media and fan perception of the strength of the Padres minor leagues important? We caught up with Fuson, the Padres vice president of scouting and player development, to find the answers to these questions and more.

You have had a chance to evaluate the players in Eugene from the draft. How do you reassess that and has any surprised you? Grady Fuson: I don't think anyone surprised me. That club got ripped apart quicker than normal based on injuries and needs. We had a lot of issues in July and August. The hard thing was trying to keep this club (Lake Elsinore) and San Antonio standing pat. Guys that... Recommended Stories

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