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AZL Padres prospects have impact potential

Lance Zawadzki

Former Arizona Rookie League Padres hitting coach Manny Crespo saw some burgeoning young talent in the desert. He shared his thoughts on Angel Mercado, Keoni Ruth, Lance Zawadzki, Edinson Rincon, Ali Solis, Edgar Garzon, Clint Naylor and Jeudy Valdez.

Angel Mercado quietly had a good year for you, showing some pop and playing well. What did you see out of him? Manny Crespo: Angel started off really hot with us and he ended up getting hurt and that slowed him down. I have no doubt that had he not gotten hurt he might have been able to come out of rookie ball and move up. In this game, if you lose a couple of weeks to injury, things happen...

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