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AZL Padres Player of the Year

Drew Cumberland

San Diego Padres' general manager Kevin Towers refers to the Arizona Rookie League squad as the "t-ball team" - where you will generally see three types of players: young guys from Latin America, high school draft picks, and second-tier college players who have to prove they can hit at the professional level to be given future opportunities.

Despite being at the very bottom rung of the minor league level, top Padres' prospects Kyle Blanks and Cedric Hunter began their careers at this level. AZL Padres Summary: The Arizona League is one of two complex leagues in the minors. With all of the games at spring training complexes in the middle of the day in the heat of the Arizona summer for half the year and at night the other half, the... Recommended Stories

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