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Padres Interview: Chase Headley

At the beginning of the year, Chase Headley was the consensus pick as the Padres' top prospect. With Kevin Kouzmanoff entrenched at third base, San Diego shifted Headley, who had played his entire career at third, to left field to get him on the field.

Despite a blazing spring training where he hit .371, San Diego thought it would be best for him to gain a little more experience defensively in the outfield instead of learning a position on the fly in the major leagues. In mid-June, after Headley had struggled with a tough April in Portland, the Padres promoted him on the back of a scorching May where he hit .357/.418/.619. Headley improved...

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