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Gamboa allowing prospects to dictate success

EUGENE, OR: In his first year as the Padres minor league field coordinator, Tom Gamboa brings a wealth of knowledge, a keen scouting eye, and plenty of suggestions for his troops. One thing he does not do is make snap judgments based on what he sees the first time through.

Is it tough not to make snap judgments on some of your newly signed draft picks that you see for the first and second time? Tom Gamboa: No, I could see how it would be for some people, but I scouted for 10 years. I have always wished every scout could spend one summer – even though he is scouting – if he spent one summer as a coach or manager in rookie ball and vice versa, if everyone of our...

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