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Masse on Padres Double-A pitching prospects

Steve Garrison

Double-A may have held the most promising pitching staff of all the San Diego Padres affiliates. Bill Masse led the squad in 2008 and talks about pitchers Manny Ayala, Greg Burke, Matt Buschmann, Gabe DeHoyos, Mike Ekstrom, Jon Ellis, Stephen Faris, Steve Garrison, and Will Inman.

Manny Ayala struggled down the stretch for you – what happened? Bill Masse: Manny's a guy who relies on his changeup, he relies a lot on his changeup. He relies a lot on locating that fastball, and I think he lost a little bit of his command in his fastball, started pitching up in the zone a little bit more, started losing a little bit of confidence in his fastball and he struggled. There's not...

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