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Matt Antonelli measured by progress

Matt Antonelli

San Antonio, TX-- One of the brightest prospects in the Padres' system right now is second baseman Matt Antonelli. With the Padres problems at second base and Brian Giles, despite having a high on-base percentage, not being the prototype leadoff hitter – Antonelli seems to be the answer to both questions.

The 2006 first-round draft pick out of Wake Forrest played his first year in Eugene at third base, hitting .286/.426/.360. While everyone loved his on-base skills, there were concerns if Antonelli, 22, had the ability to hit for enough power at third, especially with the Padres having recently acquired third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff from Cleveland and having highly regarded prospects Chase... Recommended Stories

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