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Jones on Padres prospects and defense

Beamer Weems

Gary Jones has been a manager, mentor, friend, and now patrols the affiliates as the roving infield instructor. His knowledge is vast and he shares it where the grass meets the dirt. We caught up with Jones to talk about the plethora of infield prospects within the San Diego Padres system.

When you come to see some of the guys in Eugene and Arizona, maybe even for the first time, what are you hoping to get across to them in their fielding and how they go about their business? Gary Jones: Well, for me, one of the first things I look at is work habits, how a guy really works, and you look at the mechanics, but you don't really get into changing guys too early or too quick before you...

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