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Padres Prospect Interview: Simon Castro

Simon Castro came to Arizona last year not knowing a lot of English. In Eugene, Castro flashed his smile and grasp of the English language in impressive fashion. There is a feeling that Latin prospects who make strides in learning the baseball culture and vocabulary make quicker strides on the baseball field. Castro has taken that to heart.

Let's talk aboutlast year to this year. How have you matured and gotten better as a pitcher? Simon Castro: I think I'm working a lot the last year and this year. I try to be better and that's why I think I'm better now. Now, you got the opening day start. That had to feel pretty good, opening day, opening day home opener too? Simon Castro: That was very exciting for me. I feel like I can...

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