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Padres Prospect Interview: Alexis Lara

Alexis Lara logged less than a handful of innings in his debut season in the Dominican Summer League but the Padres thought so highly of him that they brought him to the States. He proved he was ready.

Talk to me about your pitches and their speeds. Alexis Lara: After my operation due to a shoulder lesion, I've been throwing my fast ball at 93 MPH. Before my operation, I was throwing between 94 and 96 MPH. Right now I need to work hard to increase my speed. What about your curveball/slider? Alexis Lara: I've been throwing about 79 MPH. My change up is about 80 to 81 MPH. Do you feel...

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