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Padres Prospect Interview: Jackson Quezada

Jackson Quezada

FORT WAYNE, IN: Wizards closer Jackson Quezada is one of a small core of Dominican players the Padres have in Fort Wayne that they hope will eventually develop into a pipeline from the island to the major leagues.

Quezada, 21, emerged as Fort Wayne's closer early this year and so far has saved 24 out of 26 save opportunities to go along with a 2-3 record and a 2.01 ERA. He's struck out 62 batters in 53.2 innings against only 37 hits and 17 base-on-balls. The big right-hander is 6-foot-4 and substantially over his listed weight of 170-pounds, probably much closer to 210, but is well put together. Quezada... Recommended Stories

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