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Whitehurst talks Wizards prospects

Wally Whitehurst got a chance to coach up some of the most talented arms in the San Diego Padres' farm system this season. How did Drew Miller improve? What happened with Aaron Breit? Nathan Culp – as good as advertised? The improvement of R.J. Rodriguez. What does Steve Delabar need to do? How has Andy Underwood performed? All this and more from the Fort Wayne Wizards pitching coach.

One of the tougher jobs within the organization is that off the minor league pitching coach. He is expected to not only help the pitchers get better, but also serve as a psychologist, cheerleader, and, at times, the guy who provides the kick in the butt. But his most important job may be to monitor the workload of some very valuable arms, something that the major league team has quite a bit of...

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