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Inside the Padres War Room

Matt Antonelli

The 2008 MLB Draft is right around the corner for the San Diego Padres and scouting director Bill "Chief" Gayton is on the prowl. MadFriars.com caught up with the 24-year scouting veteran to discuss the draft process, how it all comes together, and many other topics in preparation for the two-day marathon set to begin June 5.

Can you talk about the process of how you start putting together your first list of rankings for the coming year? Chief Gayton: It is kind of ongoing. When you see a player that you have interest in, the bio is created and the information gathering process begins right away. It could be that you see a kid as a sophomore in high school and you gather the information and enter him in the system...

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